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THE EVENING telegramlakeland liiFnmo rATTft WRITES rrt r Tl i appreciate it as they should as tnn wYmiwn . . - , The Evening TelegramiX go by. It takea a paper longer ANOTHER LETTER , , ' ' - build up a circulation along the; - Published every afternoon from The nes the Advertiser Is following than--, (Orlando Reporter Star) ... . - - it nrtiara flrAwnrks tactics are , finvp.mor Catta again comes wiu fn.1.ut Tii lllnrv T n Ira A Mrt MM1 H TI- , WVV-w .t w - teied in the postofflco at Lakeland, Fla. as mall matter of tho second class. . 1 !ucw , .ben C..U -e , maku tM " " "'"".7 .a. i otrtirk tne went into a gen M. F. IlETJIEEINGTON, EDITOR used but once built it stays built and the lime light by his ridiculous letter gets more solid every year. Such a1, voting as shown by the following paper will be doing good for its town j which Comes from the food adminls when the pop-gun variety lies unde tration removing any doubt as to Its the daisies." One Year ; $5.00! Six Months ..: 2.50 ( authenticity. Governor Catts has notified the tTnttaH States Food Administration chat he can not help that organiza Same Here . , i nr lucre uavo ucca ouuio i , , -n-i Three Months 1.2oi ... Jh- niflfl9 nnlinies of Federal Food of the City of Lakeland for 10 "w , M . . , , Wneed to suit the governor. are Cents a Week THE LAKELAND NEWS A weekly newspaper giving a resume of local matters, crop conditions, coun ty affairs, etc. Sent anywhere for $1.50 per year. cram one The only good Bolshevist is a dead Ch4 Man named Cole in Tampa was ar rested six times In- one day.. Appar ently aspiring to be a "Cole Eight." . - o " Assurances of a great and lasting era of prosperity come from the big gest and most reliable authorities all over the country. -o If Billy Sunday is going to "save" Tampa for $1,000,-he is sure under taking a big job for a mighty small price. . . o We had never thought of Pianist Padorewekl as a politician' but per haps he can qualify, as he has at least one essential a fine touch, o The war Is over but there is a gu bernatorial battle ahead, and soma other political fights in which the proportion of casualties is going to run high. - o- 'i Pinellas county will hold a Fair at Largo from January 22nd to 25th, this being the third exhibition of the kind held in the county. There is no be shown wrapped in an old bed quilt, ; changed to suit tne gouu.. while the favorite rose bush is wear-1 The overn0r didn't bite his words ing a pink kimona. One yard an or cnoose any exceptional grammati South Fort Harrison avenue is gay cai or rhetorical style in telling the with a scarlet gown, a Turkish rug Food Administration where its gets and a smoking jacket. As the weather 0jf, His letter was plain and to the warmsi up, these attractions wlJLdis- pojnt' when he answered C. W. Chew eppear. Clearwater Sun. Ining, director of transportation in Ad- - I ministrator Beacham's office, Mr. Chewning having asked the governor AFTER WIRE TAPPERS 'to help in having some of the Ever glade work pushed along. Unfortunately Mr. Chewning did SHERIFF LEE MORRIS Sheriff Lee Morris is making a val iant effort to rid Volusia County of j not know tnat the governor's request wire tappers for the present tourist, to nave a cnarge of assault against season. The statement has gone outlw L coats, representative of Okee the sheriff informs The News, that j ch0bee county dismissed, had been re the wire tappers have "fixed" the fuaed Neither did Mr. Chewning sheriff of Volusia county, his deputies ; have any idea that the Governor of on the East Coast', the proprietor ot;pi0rida would make a price for hisj the leading hotel on the beach, and effort in behalf of the people who the governor, and that none of those reed tne canais of the Everglades, men are feared. The sheriff says he Therefore Mr. Chewning wrote the intends to prove to the wire tappers governor. And the governor an and to the people of the country that Kwered. there is not truth In this statement. . ntv food ad- ing Davis strucK tne " milli8trator and they wen i Into a ral fight. Mr. Davis w " jra. g" riven Coats a good flea wiia - u.,t demanded iuriuoi w icrap uui . .... u-hifih was carried to ine rurt afier Coats had repeatedly re fimed to make an apology. 'Federal Food Administrator Beach--m urged Coats to make amends ou -:,de of the courts, but until the hear ing at Miami, failed to impress Coats sufficiently to bring about s. PceW settlement. The penalty fixed by law assault on an official of the food . . . i ti nnn fine or one administration .,o,r m iail. when conviction is fe cund. The end of this case brings to a close the only occurrence of the n .tate of Florida, and also ,ioses a chapter in which records of ,i,..itrfttAr Beacham's office show that the governor of Florida, one of the Supreme Court judges, state send tors, representatives, and other poll AnkxmreA to eet the ase against Coats dropped, but Adminis trator Beacham steadfastly refused tc allow politics to interfere. He spent the past five or six days in Daytona Beach section, found ten wire tappers in one house, and es corted a bunch of them to the passen ger station and saw them leave. He has notified the proprietors of several Daytona Beach and Seabreeze hotels, and private houses that they will be arrested if they rent houses or har bor wire tappers this year. It is a difficult matter to "get, the goods" on these scamps, who unless the beach This is what he wrote: Tallahassee, Jan. 7, 1919. Hon. C. W. Crowning, Director Fed- . GETS NEW LEG FOR. 20 CE.MS Made It Himself from Pickings Here and There Petatonica, 111.. Jan. 9. After leav ing the hospital at Freeport where W. E. King had ;a leg amputated, he didn't sit down and mourn, but set about making himself a new one. Collecting together a heavy paste board box, a couple of empty tobacco cans and a part of a dry cedar fence post from the railroad, he has made a This evening there will f the monthly meetings of all toach- Tnch will be served so that the come direct from their work to the churcn wivuuu home. . , .OA .rt, meetings begin at o.ou. Classes and departmental workers their business meetings sep arately from 6:30 to 7:10, followed by iunch from 7:10 to 7:. w - b eral meeting altogether, led oy the superintendent and pastor. Every of ficer and teacher is expected to at tend this meeting as matters of great importance to every one of them wiL be under consideration. I!,, triends of MI. Nellie Stevens regret that she was unable to attend the State Teachers' Association in Gainesville. Having gone to Jack sonville, she was taken sudenly ill and was obliged to enter a hospital. &ne is improving at this time and is now at a hotel in Jacksonville and hopes to be able to return home some time , this week. Ocala Star .Miss Stevens is a sister of Mr. I. V. Stevens ot this city. We Sell Good run. -u"ies u .- Prlcee Than Other tSorttT Cash. . 11 8 eral Food Administration, Orlando, eg tnat he can walk all about town with, without the use of crutches and without it hurting him. He says it cost him 20 cents for upholstering j tacks and shoo laces. I Mr. King Is a penman by profes- i sion. CARD OF THANKS Misses Nuna and Allie Patton, in behalf of their entire family- wish to express to their many friends their sincerest appreciation for each and every token of love and sympathy ex tended them during their recent bereavement. Florida: Dear Sir: I have your letter of the 30th of December in which you furth er make suggestions as to the digging of the canal through the soft muck into Lake Okeechobee. As I told you in my former letter j that is a matter to present to Captain j Ever-1 than the good old county Fair, , and it is an encouragement to agricultural and industrial Interests that is well worth while fostering. o The' Miami Metropolis argues against civilizing the Seminoles. and we are right with that excellent Jour nal in its position. The Seminole asks nothing so much as to be let alone; and that's just what kindly- intentioned busy-bodies find hard to do.- In their native Everglades the Seminoles are happy and content; why Introduce them to the complica tions, cares and responsibilities of civilized life, and at the same time wipe out the one little bit of native color that is left la the country? We know that If ' we were a Seminole, roaming happy and free over the hunt ing grounds and fishing In the streams of the Everglades, and people should force upon us pants, politics, paved streets, profanity, poll taxes., and prevarication, we would hate them evermore. Let the Seminole alone. He Is much better oft as he Is than In any artificial life we might force upon him. Per contra- if we would get a little eloper to the natural life the Seminole leads, we would be im measurable better off. o . KIND WORDS FOR A GOOD PAPER The Winter Haven Chief has the fol lowing in reference to the fiftfh birth day of the Lakeland Advertiser: "The Lakeland Advertiser is five years old and we hope It lives to a hundred thousand. Somehow we al ways like to read the Advertiser Seems to be solid and honest in every thing it says and does. It is never fo very rabid on matters but you never have to get a search-warrant to find out where it stands or a dictionary to study out what It means. It is just a substantial, straight-forward weekly paper and the people of Lakeland will OH. TES, TOU CAN! resorts can be rid of them, will ruin ( Elliott, chief engineer of the the entire county as a tourist resort. j glaje8i ttn(j j am referring -your sec-! The famous explorer was describ The sheriff arrested one man, ( put ; ond letter to him. 1 do not know ling a harrowing adventure that had handcuffs on him, but finally let him what he will do about same. I can ', befallen him . "I peered into the jungle," he said "and there befofre me lay a trunkless body." i "Here- what are you talking about?" snarled a rival explorer. "Who evr heard of a trunkless body?" better advertisement for any section ;off provl(jing he would leave at once, not see what your department, when He left DeLand News. I asked them to help m get rid of ' i a law Buit, in which Mr. Coats, a rep- CULLED ORANGES USED FOR FUEL 1 resentative from Okeechobee county i was interested before the federal Lindsay (Cal.) orchard owners are courts. Whats' sauce for the goose RETAIL MERCHANTS MEET TONIGHT There will be held the regular monthly meeting of the Retail Mer chants' Association tonight at 7:30. This Is the first meeting since the end of the war and starting of peace ac tivitie and several important matters are to be .disposed of. Let the first meeting of the year be a good one and all attend and start promptly at 7:30 so we can adjourn at 9:30. LAKELAND RETAIL MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, C. O. Pinch, Chairman. doing their part in conservation of! is sauce for the gander, and if you "My friend," the first speaker an-yANTEDLarge clean cotton rag9 fuel, culled oranges having been want Florida to aid you, you should fouad valuable for heating purposes, laid us. The same is true of the sltu- The oranges are allowed to dry out ;.ntion'last spring, and it is about time' thoroughly between the rows of trees : for ua to speak plainly, so if , you , dp- in the orchards and then are collected ( sire me to help you, you will have to in picking boxes. They made nn ex-; have other policies in , your depart ceptionally hot fire, due to the large ment, for the state of Florida is amply amount of oil in the rinds. abl eto take care of Itself, and we can Culled oranges are worthless tor , leave your department to do the same any purpose, and even plowing thea. ! unless you co-operate with us better, under in the orchard has been found Yours very truly, - swered. calmly- of an elephant!' "this body wa that at Teiegram office. a bad practice. Their use for fuel, therefore, not only disposes of the culls, but results in a saving of wood or coal. HABIT OF APPRECIATION , The habit of appreciation oor more to make the possessor popular than almost any quality that can be named. You do not need to envy tho pretty girl who cannot even peel po tatoes without making a charming pic ture of herself, or the witty girl who can talk on almost any"eubject, and make herself entertaining, provided you have learned both to feel appre ciation and to show it. Girl's Com panion. v 4 (Signed) SIDNEY J. CATTS, Governor. "ALL ABOARD" FOR CAPE SABLE Two or three large autos will leave hero Saturday morning January 11, for he "Wonderland" of Florida. If you want to visit that beautiful coun ry where there has never been a kill ing frost, join the members of the The Coats Affair. Following Is the story of the Coats affair, as told by the Food Adminis tration: ' By placing his signature to an apol ogy to be given to the public and es pecially the people of Okeechobee county, W. L. Coats, a member of the legislature W Florida from Okeecho bee county; saved Tiimself from fur ther prosecution by the United States Food Administration on a charge of having committed an assault on an official of the food administration. Mr. Coats signed the apology at Miami where a hearing had been called be fore United States Commissioner Gra ham, on January 4 L. E. Davis, County Food Adminis trator of Okeechobee was the chief j witness against Coats. The evidence' in the hands of the food administra- j tion, showed that when Coats raada! a false statement relative to corn I meal and grits, in order to get wheat ! Capo Sable Improvement Company on their nnnual automobile trip to flour without buying substitutes, Mr. Cape Sable. Davis started an investigation. Fail- For particulars, call at the office of ing to find the corn meal or substi the Company, rooms 1 and 2, Deen tutes in Coats' possession, Mr. Davis and Bryant building, or ring J. R. asked that $25 be contributed to the Bayley, 11 Green. s 8293 , Red Cross fund. Considerable pub- TODD Says: In 1919, when you are in need of Hardware, he will be pleased to have you call you call at his Store The Formerly Model Hardware New Stock Right Prices TODD The Hardware Man Main Street PHONE 340 See W.K. JACKSON For a Home, Grove, Farm, or Land Office Over First National Bank "We live one day at a Don't allow a regret for J teraay or fear of tomon, to cast shadow on the pij ure of today." Every day Is a special mJ tore. Every day will find ipJ things that you want to J and special courteous atu tion Trom our assistant! Every day some new gtJ come In. Today overcoats are a J cial offering. It's the nf coat month and our awf ment .la complete from IM to heavy, short to lonj,w - us to you at the lowest m possible. A special business coat, J for every day and Sunday $30.00. Lakeland's Best Clothe! i( " LAKELAND, FLA, WANTED Party to take W gage on 15-acre farm near Its . Address Mortgage, ca gram. The dasheen, having a M in excess ef that of the and making larger yields, lifiic Florida crop. We Wish All Our Friends And the Public A Bright and Prosperous New Year The Stevens Jewelry Store i Condensed Statement of the condition of the First National Bank of Lakeland, Fla., as rendered the Comptroller at the close of business, December 31st, 1918. RESOURCES LIABILITIES lscounts $ 748,227.43 capital Stock . $ 100,000.00 O S. Bonds and Securities 229.352.62 Loans and Dis Heal Estate ..... .... ... Banking House . ... . Furniture and Fixtures ........ Stock in Federal Reserve Bank ... Cash and due from U. S. Treasury 12,938.44 62,000.00 22.025.00 4,500.00 Surplus 50,000.00 Undivided Profits 2,988.40 Circulation 100.000.00 Due Federal Reserve Bank 73,556.00 198,390.34 Deposits . 950,939.43 nal BanI first-Natio Of Lakeland, Florida Capital Stock, $100,000.00 $1,277,483.81 $1,277,483.83 J. W. BRYANT. . H. aXAYTWI MORRIS O. IWNM. 4, L PUT8 - M .fr" vice president President a&, t 1 i m i .o rriB aunt i , j ft Q " O,,co j