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THB EVENING TELEGRAM, LAKELAND, FLA., FRIDAY, DEC. 6. 191S
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M. r. HETHEMNBTON, EDITOR
MItctwI anywliar within tfa Uatfts at tin
Ctty of Ukelknd for II oU Wtk
THE LAKELAND NEWS
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not otherwise credited lu this paper and
alao the local newt published herein.
All right (or republication of apeclal
dispatches herein are alao reamed.
Florida weather just now requires
no apologies or explanations.
Meanwhile, have the inmates of the
Reform School ever been given a bath
and a square meal ret?
Dr. Lincoln Hulley is a command
ing figure in the Florida State Sen
ate. "' o
Lakeland churches are using the
columns of this paper to fight sin and
Satan, and we're mighty glad to be
The House was emphatic in putting
the kibosh on that proposition to es
tablish a blind tiger in every drug
store. For one thing the members
"heard something" from their consti
tuents out in the State.
We have always been told that
"whatever goes up is bound to come
down," but this does not seem to ap
ply to prices of any of the things we
have to buy.
The Clifton matter was one of
those things that couldn't be settled
to the satisfaction of everybody; but
it is settled, at any rate.
' ' o
Mr. Bryan showed at thn Jrknn
ville Fair that he hasn't forgotten how
to talk, and he continues to say some
thing Oiticlnal and inrnrRstlnir
ever he talks. He remains one of the he doing?
Wonder If Woodrow Wilson is hold
ing his own on the ocean or losing it?
They say the battle of aeroplanes at
the State Fair Wednesday broke up
the auction sale of steers. Goes to
show you even aeroplanes throw the
Many a man, whose wife has brok
en a glass pitcher over his head, holds
a piece conference.
There was a young girl from Medizer,
Who thought she was awfully wizer
To her home she would bring
All tiny things;
They call her the "atom-izer."
Jax girls are spending the'r time
this week swinging on the dele-gates
Ethel: "What is that big bump on
Mr. Wrltem's head?"
Arthur: "Oh, that's where an idea
hit him." '
Who's in favor of the quart a month
A mule is naturally a very ass
uming critter; a goat, agreatkldder:
a horse of the stalling variety and a
A LETTER FROM
Mrs. Lula Underhlll has received
the following letter from her son,
Leonard, who is in France:
I know that you will be worrvinir
about me because you do not hear
from me more often but try not to
for I am doing nicely. .You know it Is
different here and we don't have much
time for writing, but will do my best.
France sure is some pretty countrv.
that is what we bave seen of it, and
I hope to see more.
Think I will stay when the war is
over, for a while anyway. I sent B a
letter yesterday. Let me know about
the allotment, if you are receiving: the
full amount. You should have by this
time. If not. I will see about it
Where is T. I. now. and what
real big men of the country, despite
misunderstanding, censure and criti
W. M. Holloway and Cade Shackla
ford doubtless haven't any higher
opinion of the Governor than they
did have. They were elected as
members of the Tax Commission, and
the Governor ups and has it abolished
before they could assume office. But
the Guv. Just had to get even with
Did you receive the last box I Bent
you from Camp Eustls?, Things are
awful high' in France especially the
things that you buy from the French
people. They naturally stick a sol
dier anyway. We go crazy over a
piece of candy from the States, espec
We are seeing some real soldiei
life here, but it seems to agree with
everyone, and we all realize that we
can't have it here like we did in the
good old U. S. A.
(By R. A. Ward.)
From the verge of the Valley of
I discover pictures along the way;
Before me they are dim undeveloped,
And changing from day unto day;
Sometimes they appear in bright
Reflecting the sunset of gold.
Sometimes the clouds overshadow .
And the vision seems lifeless and
Behind me is Memory's gallery
Extending back to childhood and
Its tablets are engraved with pictures,
Faithfully portraying the truth.
With varied emotions we view them
As they reveal our actions through
Some afford a lasting pleasure,
aome portray scenes of sorrow or
Every act of our lives forms a picture
Inscribed on Memory's walls
Some things we thought were for
Some incident often recalls.
Our failure may be lack of judgment,
Or an error of mind or of will
The wounds may be healed completely
But the scars remain there still.
If our acts were always pure ones,,
We would never have cause to regret
And as we gazed upon life's pictures
Would not crave the power to forget.
When we come to the end of life's
And recount our acts, one by one,
May the kind Father who knows our
Remember only the good we have
Another thing to be. thankful for is
that there is plenty of sugar this sea
son for use with the Florida grape
, fruit. Sugar scarcity seriously hurt
the errannfrnlt irmrtm, i..t
r " . t, mat suuhuu. i
Really, no sugar is needed with a ma- that
ture Florida grapefruit; but people
who have been using the Imitation
fruit produced elsewhere do not real
The local labor office is advertising
that there will be a superfluity of labor
in this section In a short time, and large
employers of labor should get in touch
with the office, in order that places
may be provided for the returning men
without any periods of enforced Idle
ness. There are lots of Jobs, and
there are going to be lots of neonla
wanting jobs. It is hoped that the
period of readjustment may be got
ten over without anybody being idle
who wants to work.
It's a grave question what shall be
done with Mr. Wllhelm Hohenzollern
now become the whole world's moat
hated tyrant and a fugitive from jus
tice. Some one has said that the
crimes of even a monster and an exile
always create sympathy in certain
circles. In the case of Napoleon's
exile the opinion of some is that it
paved the way for the second empire.
This may perhaps be true. On the
other hand beheading has often re
sulted in trouble. This was the easo
of the Stuarts of England. William
has the credit of being a close student
of history and now in his waiting mo
ments, domiciled at the Count Von
Bentlck'a Chateau In Holland, all the
action of the Allies and the finally of
royalty must rise up In his mind.
Doubtless the last years of that great
est of all monarchsv Napoleon, makes
a strong appeal to William Hohenzol
lern after his flight to England. Then
iater transferred to a- lonelv life at
Saint Helena and flnniiv
Give everyone my address that cares years at Lonjrwood dictating hi. w.
to yrriti- tie memoirs-and even In a quarrel
Your loving son, LEONAnn 1 with Sir Hudson Tvw i.
r. ' ' w IHU 6UY-
Corporal Leonard Underhlll, Head- or while compiling monographs on
tllfttnf AHA In C AAV t . I auttlA ....
.a yjv. ouui negimem, t. A. 1 u"ury ana political subjects One
C, American Expeditionary Force. J thing has always been claimed since
r-. " Beginning or the ages that any
used and operated! Jointly by ! one has the right to seize a monster
government and the government! and a tyrant or a wicked king and
the countries to which they go. after a fair, impartial trial and dire
"Long distance telephone, the ec conviction, to depose and behead him.
8lent of the telegraph lines shout Can, in all good juBtice. this FTohen
likewise operated by the goveroi rollern who has destroyed millions or
under the postofflce department, lives and caused the squandering of
"All local telephone excha: billions of dollars, escape? In his
should be owned and operated by i case, at this present time, it's an in-
suyoi luueiiiuii uuua na in sww us leresung Case Of Watchful waiting
Ownership of Railways
"Federal government should
und operate a system of trunk
and where the loophole of escape for
this arch fiend is to be seen must be
a wonder to any heart and sou! that
has kept in touch of his murdering
career and where so momr
railways reaching into every s are crying for revenge on him And
with sufficient completeness to gi' go we Americans mostly hope to see
every state a govemment-contr. right soqp the hemp being prepared
cutlet for Its products and inlet at least, I do.
its importations. , Sincerely vmirs nr
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Count Cost by Satisfaction
rather than by a dollar test. You can't compare prices. It'
hard, even, to compare goods.
But you can still compare Style, and quality of workmanship.
And unless you insist on those features you're not going to get
your money's worth.
Fwform Clothes for Young Men
have held true to befor-the-war standards. As smart in style,
as faithfully tailored as ever. You still get the best, when you
There's Individuality in these clothes; a character that
you recognize and admire. You like them on your
friends; your friends like them on you.
We can fit you; we can save you money,
by assured character and quality.
Yet to be sold:
1 Jersey bull.
2 fine milch cows.
1 work horse, wagon, harness.
2 S-h. p. Morris-Fairbanks engine.
1 ensilage cutter and conveyor.
1 steam boiler.
1 two-unit milking machine.
War Stamps and Liberty Bonds ac
cepted same as cash.
LAKELAND DAIRY, Phone Wi Red.
2 miles north of City Hall, No. Fla. Av.
FOR SALE 21 acros of fine hammock
land, 5-room house nearly new:
good water, 7 acres in young grove;
ideal chicken ranch, 1 miles north
of Youmans. Address P Opperman.
Box 32, Route B, Lakeland, Fla.
FOR RENT-Two 6 and 7 room cot-
tages. Central location. Bath. In
quire 401 Iowa Ave., 8 a. m.; 12
noon; 5 p. m. g16g
WANTED Any amount of second-
nana rurniture. Am paying good
prices. F. e." Archer, 205 North
Kentucky, Bowyer Building". 8166
LOST-Government pay check, en
dorsed by J. p. Ellis. Notify 61C
East Orange. 8167
THE GLORY OF THE POINSETTIA
One ot Augustine's great tron
leal beauties is found in the wonder
ful poinsettia which, in sheltered
places, grows to a great height and
naunts its vivid scarlet blossoms in
the sunshine. The plant is beautiful
in any setting, but especially is It
It to be admired against a back
ground of warm, grey stone, soft,
creamy-tinted coquina, or perchance
against some ancient moss-grown
wall in the older part of the city.
Upon close examination the plart
offers a curious study. It is known
as the Poinsettia Pulcherrima. and i
a native of Mexico, but blossoms pro-
mseiy in many tropical countries. It
grows very rapidly in the spring and
summer, preparing for Its Autumn
ana iorr its winter display off gor
geousness, and by late October pre
sents a picturesque sight indeed. The
crown of brilliant scarlet leaves sur
rounds a number of small blossoms
with little lip-like openings at the
"de. that drink in the moisture from
the atmosphere. It is one curious
feature of the poinsettia that each of
these blossoms is furnished with -
reservoir of water for its own use.
.Miiure nas been generous in her gifts
to the beautiful poinsettia tnr
few plants, if any. are so well pro
vided for. A plant six feet or more
i height may be decora
fight or ten heads of some twenty
blossoms each, each head beinit
rounded by from fifteen to twenty!
of the flame-colored bracts, wh!
dance and flicker in the FinrMi
shine with every passing breath
in the North the poinsettia
grown In greenhouses and at
mas time the brilliant heads are b;
at 50 cents ench, while small
m flower-pots with tiny fo
blooms, are greatly in demand.
During mild winters In St Aur.
tine the poinsettia ia a Jov that hi
through the greater part of the m
son. It is sensitive to cold and
heavy frost strips it of its glory,
that following a genuinely cold be
only those in the sheltered spots v
to be found intact.
The poinsettia now shares with
holly the honor of being an
priate holiday symbol. It is esp
ally appropriate rofuSthehto et&o;
ally appropriate for the Southlat
but everywhere one sees the poins?
tia used in various decorative mi
pnrrvfnf 4t.A - . .u ,
w auu. uayyiuoao lUttl il eccu.
to embody as it reaches up, K
through the Florida sunshine.-?
Ninety per cent, of the original fc
ests of Florida still are woode
though many acres are being thinn
r! ..t!n. I , " j sorely yours, W. S. B
. ., ' I
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We advise customer to make
prompt deposits with us all moneys
they receive. It frequently happens
that counterfeit!) are passed on
unsuspecting' business man. If
keeps them for awhile U become
possible to hold the person who gave
them to him. If he deposits the-n
with us we are able to detect them at
nee and he can compel the person
from whom he received them to make
By earryla all yoor
money with yon
nay Tld tats
h irst National Bank
of Lakeland, Florida
Capital Stock SI 00,000.00
This headline ia wrong;. He is now
successful merchant He was not
Ave year8 ayo. He kept his money in
lits Caslr. Hester. Thieve, broke in
and stole all he had. This happened
t him three times. He then deter
ned to open a Bank Account Sine
'"n he has not lost a enny and has
built up iarfe and ,atUractorT ac.
Waea . kM.. ftme
l" Cask neKUtep mmy Me
Kt it. Wh y. ke,. ,t
a Ra.h. Aec..t here . M
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C. M. CLAYTON J, w BRV4jt
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