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Lois Dame Is able o be out
aftfer a week's illness of flu
local hospital. Her friends ure
:o learn she has entirely recov
V Grace Murrell returned to Tal-
ee today, where she goes to re-
her studies at the State Cot
tar Women. She was detained
toing earlier owing to an attack
flu, from which' however, she
bw entirely recovered.
C. White, Mr. R. B. Chllda
Mr, M. r. tieinenngton went
o Winter Haven today to attend
beting of the South Florida
Association, which' Is In session
Minnie Mitchell, who has been
at Fort Valley, but more recent-
Atlanta- Ga., has arrived in
ind to spend the winter with
es, and for the present 1b the
of her sister. Mrs. John Mitch-
;rs. Mitchell's many friends will
H to welcome her back to Lake-
friends of Louis Pelham, son of
P. Price Bennett, will regret to
that he Is ill at a hospital in
fcnville, and may have to under-
operation1. Louis wag in the
stationed at Key West, when
all. His many Lakeland friends
he will - soon be much im-
Major Will Sammon's many
will be glad to learn that he
released from the service in
Iry, and will resume his former
as assistant cashier of the First
bl Bank. Will is stationed at
Shelby Mlsa and will be hap
feed to once more be stationed
leland, and his friends will be-
THE EVENING TELEGRAM, LAiLAND. FLA.. FRIDAY, JAN. 10, 191919
many friends of Fred Benford
lhat is everybody in Lakeland
f pleased to learn that he will
Lakeland from Key West to-
W afternoon, to spend a two
furlough In Lakeland' his first
jm since he left last August.
in the Personnel office, Head-
jcs Department, and doss not
when he will be released from
irvice, but probably within the
LA MODE SOLD BY
MRS. MIIIE LOGAN 10
An important change in the busi
es circles of the city was consu-
mated this morning when LaMode, one
of Lakeland's most up-to-date 4adie'
ready-to-wear and linery empor
iums. was sold by the owner. Mrs.
Hattie Logan, to Messrs. G. B Mor.
Jan. W. H. Ott and Miss Gertrude
This change will not take Mrs Lo
gan from Lakeland, but she will be,
retained by the management to have
active charge of the business during
the present season; and will leave for
7 "r -tonight on a buying trip,
going up to purchase a magnificent
line of ladies' ready-to-wear and mil
linery for the spring and summer
The new firm will continue tbe same
high standard of service and style as
has marked LaMode in the past, the
only difference being that a larger
line of goods will be carried. Mr. Ott
who owns the adjoining gents' fur
nishing store, will, in the near future.
remove a portion of the separating
walls, and connect these two stores,
making one magnificent store.
The personnel of the new firm is
strong financially and popular with
the buying public. Mr. Morgan, who
will be president of the incorporation
Is a member of the Hook-Morgan Co.,
well-known' phosphate magnates; Mr.
Ott, vice president, is a firm member
of the Melton-Ott Clothing Co., and
Miss Gertrude Overstreet, who will be
secretary and treasurer, is too well
known to Lakeland peo,ple to need any
introduction, being one of the bright
est young business women of the city,
roming the position of secretary of
the Florida-Georgia'Land Co., and as
sistant secretary of the Hook-Morgan
Co., and private secretary of Mr. C.
Mrs. Logan has been in business in
Lakeland for the past six years, and
her beautiful store, filled with tho
very latest and most up-to-date styles
In women's wear, stands as a monu
ment to her business acumen. Mrs.
Logan's friends will be pleased to
learn that her plans do not contem
plate her early removal from Lake
MORTON DRIVE ::
TO BE MADE
A meeting of the Lake Morton Im
provement Association was held ' in
the city hall last evening and much
enthusiasm evidenced over the beau
tifying and improving the shores of
Officers elected were:
G. U. Conant, President.
C. A. Cole, Vice President.
H. L. Collins, Secretary.
Mrs. N. A. Riggins, Treasurer.
Plans were made for immediately
starting the work of setting out palms
and oaks and it Is also hoped that
sufficient funds will be provided for
installing at once a white way around
the lake. j
The soliciting committee composed j
of Messrs. Talley, French and Col
lins were continued and will make a
careful canvass of tho city, with tha
endeavor of interesting every one,
who is anxious to see this great im
provement in our city "put overthfr
top". The government has taught
us how to raise money, can't we put
some of this same spirit Into this
TAMPA FAIL TO
many friends in this city of
illie Patton are sincerely grieved
n of the death of her younger
Miss Hattie Patton. which oc
in Lakeland Monday night.
Hatton Patton was a talented
arten teacher of Lakeland ana
ved and honored by everyone
ew her. For several years she
fully conducted a klndergar-
d she will be greatly misseo.
mmer ehe suffered a nervou
own and two or three weeks
r sister. Miss Allie, orougnt
k to Lakeland in hopes that
jould regain her health and
h, but all that loving hands
fio was donei but without avail.
This morning's Tampa Tribune
Right on the heels of persistent ru
mors that Tampa waB headquarters
for wiretappers and confidence game
men, and that the pity had more than
its just share of this class of unde
sirables to prey on the unsuspectigu,
is the sory of one man who w,as al
most duped, and yea who almost led
the way to one of these gangs being
caught on the Job. Only his utmost
confidence In the men who were on
the trail of his bank account spoiled
what might have been a coup and a
foundation on which the police might
have built a net to scoop up such op-
So impressed was this man with
the idea thr.t he was going to get
some "easy money" on a "sure thing"
that he told one of the gang that a
friend of his had como from his homo
to Investigate this proposition, not
believing it was true. '
Look Out for trangera
When the gang learned this, they
were up .and gone, and with them the
At the meeting last evening those paraphernalia coasistir-g of black-
present subscribed about $125.00. If boards, teleeranh instruments an
the few who were present last even- other material that had set up In a
ing were willing to do that much, it house in the vicinity of Palma Ceta
certainly is a indication that we will Park.
soon have one of the beauty spots of ; The plan which was to have fleeced
South Florida. this visitor started on a small scale
Subscribers to tho fund will be an- as all of them start. Picking up the
nounccd later in the Telegram and we acquaintance of an accomplished
are sure that every person in Lake- stranger and enjoying his company
land will want to have a hand in the for several days, the pair were in the
good work. Send or hand your dona- Tampa Bay grounds one morning
tion to any of tho, officers of the ns-! when a man came by counting a large
sedation or members of the com- roll of money, stopping carolessly
mittee. J where tho two men were sitting. Con-
jversation developed, the man Intro-
All officers and active workers of duced himself and went through the
ihe Christian Endeavor Society are'o'ld form of telling how he got tho
asked to attend an important business money betting on the horse races and
meeting this evening at 7 o'clock at
the home of Miss Florrie Sloan. The
previous meeting was not held owing
to inclement weather.
AS I N
A DEPTH BOMB!
A Federal Shipyard Plot
story of a daring German con-
ir who attempts to destroy one
fie Sam's new fleet, but meets
William Fox Presents
URRIAGES ARE MADE
erican Girl's Victory In Love
; WOLVES OF KULTUR
I Don't Mist This On
The room recently vacated by the
Todd, Hardware Co.. In the Van Huss
building, has been leased by the city
for tho next three months for a tour
ist room a nd same will be Dpened
probably tomorrow or Monday or at
soon as furnishings can be placed
therein. City Commissioner Frank H.
Thompson has been appointed by tho
Commissioners to have the room com
fortably furnished, and by the first
of the week, the room will be ready
for occupancy. Rugs, taDies. cuajrs
THREE .MEM BE HS OF
FAMILY DIE IN FEW HOURS
OF EACH OTHER
This morning's early train, north
bound- carried the remains of little
Dorothy Rose Tanner, the year-old
infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Walter
S. Tanner, who also died Wednesday
night within an hour or two oi' each
other thus was an almost entire fam'L
lly wiped1 out by death. Mr. and Mrs.
Tanner and little girl were ill of
pneumonia, and all that medical skill
could do was to no avail. The family
lived on East Oak street, near the
cemetery. Their bodies were Bhipped
to their former home at Pine Castle,
ior interment. "
FOR RENT ,.
Two furnished cottages, each wit))
two bed rooms, large living room, din
ing room, kitchen complete. Garage
f for two cars. New well. 6 miles; in
Lakeland Highlands. For full parti
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CARD OF THANKS
We desire to express our most
heartfelt thanks to all the dear
friends- who in every way poesibk,
etc., will be provided, and a subscrip- have tried to lighten our heavy load
tion has already been raised among of sorrow. Their many Kinaiy acts ot
thn visitors to purchase games- news- sympatny win never De rorgouen
papers, magazines, etc.
MRS. J. R. GEORGE AND FAMILY.
Coming All Next Week
Ring's Musical Comedy Company
Nov Flaying Alcazar Theater, Tampa
"The Bell Boy
The stove without a wickmore like gas.
If you have none, ask your neighbor about
We cheerfully give demonstrations of this
stove oa request.
Warner Hardware Go.
"MAKE WARNER'S CORNER YOUR CORNER"
The Three Dancing Duncans
The Cloverleaf Quartette
Kino & Yaran
Picture, 2:30 P. M.
Vaudeville, 4:15 P. M.
Picture, 6:C0 P. M.
Vaudeville. 7:15 P. M.
Vaudeville, 9:00 P. M.
making a play that seemed perfectly
straight. The first stranger who had
developed the acquaintance with the
wealthy touriat asked the man with
the money if he could place a small
bet for him and presently the victim-to-be
had a little money down on a
race, won and bet again, and won.
Each time the stakes increased and
where the game had started with 2
it developed into tho thousand dollar
class. It was then that ready cash
was scarce and the confidence men,
protesting against checks, the tourist
left the state to get real money. In
the meantime, he had been taken to
a house In the vicinity of Palm Ceia
Park, by a roundabout routo, where
the racing layout was located.
. Decided to Investigate
When he reached his home, he
spoke of tho easy money down here
to a lawyer, a close friend, and the
latter, seeing something crooked, of
fered to accompany him to Tampa,
on the return trip. They came to
gether, the attorney crmed with sev
eral letters of Introduction to promi
nent attorneys here, but before any
action could be taken, this tourist
who had beon-tak.en.Jta by the gang
told one of thp" nVeinbers that a friend
of his hadnJ believed' this story of
easy money and had. come to Tampa
And then while the attornoy and
the easy money visitor were on their
way fo Palma Ceia Park to hunt for
tthe house where he had been taken
by the roundabout route, a big auto
mobile passed them, two of the gang
in the front seat, and the blackboard
end paraphernalia in the back. It
was the last seen of theso men.
This was only one of several gangs
said to be operating here and a prom
inent New York detective close to.
the ways of these crooks was In Tam
pa a few days ago and said he had
recognized a number of them on the
streets here. Tho, confidence men are
said to put up at the best and high
eppriced places and a number of
them are said to have been recog
nized at prominent downston hotels.
Thse crooks, as a class, are not
dangerous unless allowed to work
themselves into the confidence of un
suspecting, perosns and the most ef
fective way to guard against them,
officers say, Is to warn strangers to
be weary of smoothsper.king men who
gradually work up an acquaintance
and later spring tales of easy money.
Such persons should be reported fo
An important part of this game Is
a "fixer", as he is called a-man living
cn the ground who knows the ropes
and is able to smooth out the way and
make it easier for the confidence men
The Arcadia News " of yesterday
Arcadia will have the pleasure of
entertaining the physicians of South
Florida on Tutsday. the 14th. This is
the annual meeting of the Tri-County
Medical Society, composed of the
counties of DeSoto, Lee and Polk.
The meeting will be held In the
court, house, and Dr. J. A. Simmons,
of this city, president of the society,
This is a very Important meeting as
a number of things of unusual Inter
est will come up for consideration.
Officers for another year will be elect
ed' and the question of enlarging the
territory of the association will be in
troduced. The purpose is to change the name
to the Florida Midland Medical So
ciety, so as to include more of the
South Florida counties. A resolution
will be Introduced providing for two
meetings each year, and new rules
and by-laws will be adopted.
Thi program will include a num
ber of Interesting addresses, among
them: ., . V , ,.,
"Infraction," Dr. W. A. Stanley, of
Lakeland. , ,
'Diagnosis and Treatment of Hy
perthyroidlsnv" Dr. R. R. Sullivan
"Some Physical Findings and the
Treatment of Pneumonia," Capt. W,
R. Groover, M. D., Lakeland.
Dr. J. A. Simmons, president, will
make his annual address at 2 p. m..
subject." "The Consultant."
Dr. A. A. Poucher of Wauchula,
will make an address, and Dr. J. H.
Coffee, of this city, will treat an im
portant subject, neither of these being
announced at the present time.
Dr. B. V. Caffce. of Winter Haven,
will speak on "Complications and Se
quelae of Influenza."
The physicians will enoy an open
parliament, at which they will dis
cuss "How to Maks a Successful So
ciety. Arcadia bids these celebrated medi
cos a hearty welcome, and our people
will try to keep woll and happy on
Tuesday. , .
The officers of tha society are as
follows: Dr. J. A. Simmons, Presi
dent, Arcadia; Dr. J. JS. Rrecht, vice'
president, Lea county. Dr. J. H.
Coffee, vice president- Arcadia, Dr.
B. H. Honeywell, vlca president, Polk
county; Dr. R.' R. Kime, secretary
treasurer, Lakeland .
Board Censors : Dr. J. B. Henry fo
Fort Myersj Dr. E. L. Aurim of Tort
Ogden; Dr. Ralph Duffy, of Lake
land. Executive Commlth'e: Dr. B II.
Winkler, of Fort Myers; Dr. D. I..
McSwan, Arcadia; Dr. R. It! Sulli
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The four biggest photoplay produc
tions now exlstant "Tho Birth of a
Nation." "Hearts of the World,"
"Crashing Through to Berlin" and
The Kaiser's Finish" are all four
booked for immediate showing at the
Casino Theater within the next thirty
. days. Charlie Chaplin In his two new
million dollar comedies, "A Dog's
Life"and "Shoulder Arms" are"
I also slated for close up play dates to
gether with the startling and sensa
tional sociological photoplay that had
a phenomlnal Broadway showing at
the Rivoli and which counted In its
three weeks' audience every woman in
Now York City Anita Stewart in,
"Virtuous Wives." Productions of the
show are counted the greatest and
most costly of the industry
Superior Pressing Club
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