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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)
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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
One Year ; $5.00!
Six Months ..: 2.50 (
Governor Catts has notified the
tTnttaH States Food Administration
chat he can not help
. , 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.
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.
The only good Bolshevist is a dead
Man named Cole in Tampa was ar
rested six times In- one day.. Appar
ently aspiring to be a "Cole Eight."
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" Assurances of a great and lasting
era of prosperity come from the big
gest and most reliable authorities all
over the country.
If Billy Sunday is going to "save"
Tampa for $1,000,-he is sure under
taking a big job for a mighty small
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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,
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
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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
. .... 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
.,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
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
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-
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.
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
than the good old county Fair, , and it
is an encouragement to agricultural
and industrial Interests that is well
worth while fostering.
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.
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
"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
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
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, -
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
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
"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
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-
In 1919, when
you are in need
of Hardware, he
will be pleased
to have you call
you call at his
The Hardware Man
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
Every day will find ipJ
things that you want to J
and special courteous atu
tion Trom our assistant!
Every day some new gtJ
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
A special business coat, J
for every day and Sunday
Lakeland's Best Clothe! i(
" LAKELAND, FLA,
WANTED Party to take W
gage on 15-acre farm near
Its . Address Mortgage, ca
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
The Stevens Jewelry Store
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.
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
Undivided Profits 2,988.40
Due Federal Reserve Bank 73,556.00
198,390.34 Deposits . 950,939.43
Of Lakeland, Florida
Capital Stock, $100,000.00
J. W. BRYANT. . H. aXAYTWI
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