THB EVENING TELEGRAM. LAKELAND, FLA TUESDAY, FEB. 25, 1919
ifra. Henry Leopold of Atlanta ia
siting her parents, Mr, and Mrs.
C, A. Cook.
Mrs. E. J. Bowyer returned this
morning from, a two-months' visit to
Huntington. W. Va. where she was
0fl pest of her daughter, Mrs. G.
I, Handley, formerly Miss Eloise
Bowyer. Mrs. Bowyer left Mrs.
Handley and her sweet little daugh
ter enjoying the" very best of health
jlr. Thomas R. Simpson of Min-
who winters at Daytona
i, is a visitor to Lakeland, the
nest of his friends. Col. and Mrs.
John B. Minnis, at their lovely home
orer-looking Lake Morton. Mr
Simpson is much impressed with the
beauties of Lakeland and is thinking
seriously of buying a winter home
The good effects of the MulUolland
ww "tjioicui, waay at me
meeting of the Rotary Club being
manifest in a larger attendance than
usual and m a very harmonimiR nrt
.pleasant spirit. The meeting was
held at Rutherford's, where a very
satisfactory luncheon had Tjeen pro
Mr. Will -P. Wider, in speaking of
the South Florida Fair, declares he
vas much impressed with the poultry,
logs and cattle, and wants to see
Polk county have a big fair next
winter. Mr. Wider, his wife and son.
Stuart, and Mr. and Mr,s. Chas. Par
son and son, Charles, spent several
days in Tampa and enjoyed the trip
Mr. W. D. Putnam, of Chicago, is
in the city, Ihe guest of his father-in-law,
Col. Thomas Bryant. Mr
Putnam is a manufacturer of ladies'
ready-to-wear, specializing on after
noon and evening gowns. His family
come to Lakeland each winter, but
It has been throo years since Mr.
Putnam has been down. He will vis
it the Crooked Lake section, where
to has property holdings, before re
turning to Chicago.
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The chief matter discussed was the
community buildinir Droiect. wMrh
was made the subject of an excellent
talk by Dr. R. R. Klme, who asked
that if the Rotarians were really in
earnest in this matter that they in
dicate it. Responding to this invi
tation, all members of the Club Dres
ent by standing vote, indicated that
they stood squarely and enthusiastic
ally behind the project. A strong
representation from the membership
will appear before the City Commis
sioners tomorrow night and request
that an election be held on the prop
osition as to whether or not the peo
ple desire a community buildin?
erected in the Park. After an ex
pression is heard on this point, it is
proposed to push the project to a suc
On application of Rotarlan J3. E.
Lusk, Major General Blandlng was
recommended to the Board of Gov
ernors for election as honorary mem
ber of the Club. "
Rotarians were urged to see the
"Fit to Fight" picture being shown a'
the Casino this afternoon and again
tonight at ten o'clock. At the con
clusion of the luncheon President
Chase invited all present to repair
to the theater to see this instructive
film as his guests.
DUD IN ORLANDO
The Musical Festival to hn IipM at
Orlando Feb. 28. March 1, 2 and 3, is
an event of great interest to all mu
sic lovers of the State, and Jt will
undoubtedly bring visitors to Orlando
from every section of Florida.
Artists of great renown will be
heard, headed by the famous violinist.
Mlscha Elraan. There will be a
chorus of 200 voices and orchestra,
and many celebrities, both vocal and
instrumental performers will add to
the attractions of the event.
On Sunday a distinguished party ot
Orlando people visited Lakeland in
the interest of the Festival. They
were Mrs. John T. Fuller, Mrs. P.
Phillips, Dr. P. Phillips, and Mr. E.
G. Hausselt. They expressed them
selves as much gratified at the inter
est they found in the project in this
city and at other points in this sec
tion, and appeared very confident
that the Festival would be a great
It is probable that a number of
Lakeland people will attend the Fes
tival. some details of which will be
found in an advertisement in today's
issue of the Evening Telegram.
Will Ask County
To Employ Expert
For Citrus Culture
75 Children To Put On
Evangelist W. T. Brooks and Miss
nail wilhitB. who have just closed a
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Savage andjvcry successful revival campaign in
two children of Montgomery. Ala . . ! Lakeland are going to put on a play
and Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Rue of Bes- at th Auditorium In Lakeland- on
spmer. Ala., returned to their homes nino,r nirht March 3rd. which
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today after a, very pleasant virit to promjses to be an entertainment of
. J If Tl ... - 1 A.1 n J- .trill
useiana, guests oi mr. ami mis. n. jjie highest order ana one umt "
L. Chrisenberry. Both gentlemen are attract a big crowd.
officials of the Atlantic Coast Line Th nlav ls canea- a Wedding In
railway, and the ladies are relatives Dwar Land". It will be presented
of Mrs. Chrisenberry, Mrs. Savage by home talent, seventy-five children
being the latter's aunt and Mrs. Rue n(1 voung people being used.
her sister. The' play will be in two scenes, the
flrot hnini? an old-fashioned church
f ' nrst nemg uu um-ioomuvU
George Moore, of Lakeland, yester- service tne little preacher in frock
aay tooK cnarge oi me ijreB;iiii.iuu coat tne janitor in overans, me wu-
rtpnnrtmonf nf Stewart's Drug Store. i t,i0 tut. thfi widow in
i .. - t;tjl! aniccj ti i-
Mr. Moore for some years was pro- weefls fljrting through her veil with
prietor of the Red Cross drug store of a strange man, the little mothers
Lakeland and sold out when he was wjth crying Dabics, the gum-chewing
drafted : into ' the U. S. Army. He 1a8sje8i etc. The preacher will de
served the country for a year and a Q, . arnrchine sermon, interrupted
, . Iivlta j
half. Mr. -Moore comes to Clearwater tne crying hahleB.
i . . ... ,i .lAln ni4 . t v-iVt
witn nignest Tecommenuauuua -pne second scene win an cumwu
also finds here quite a few of his old 1 wedding The bride, groom- and
friends and neighbors As a pharma- we(ding party will be in full evening
cist he has few eauals. Clearwater . oa
ho costumes furnished by
Sun.. ' iwnhttfi. Flowers, rice and old shoes
will le in evidence.
Between the acts there will be 9
drill put on by thirty girls in Red
Cross costumes and boys in uniform.
Those who are to take part in-the
play are asked to meet at the Chris
tian Church at three o'clock each af
,.rnnn for a thirty minutes practice.
Th. teacher will be Walton Wil
son, the bride Benita Van Moon. The
other parts were assigned this after
noon, but the personnel ls no yet an
John Walter Rast, who was then tax
rnllnrtnr nf Duval countv and had
been for several successive terms,
was removed from office, an order of
suspension having been issued by
Gov. Sidney J. Catts. At the time,
Rast was seriously ill at his home on
West Fourth street, Springfield, and
subsequently underwent an opera
tion. The day of his suspension,
when his home was telephoned as
to a statement reggarding his sus
pension, which followed the report
made by Marvin C. Mcintosh, assist
ant state auditor, showing a shortage
in his accounts, the reply came,
through his family, "I have no state
ment to make tonight."
Contended His Innocence
He contended his innocence and
after his suspension resigned from of
fice and had his name placed on the
ballot In the November election and
defeated his opponents in the race
for tax collector of Duval county.
On October 30, the grand Jury of
the circuit court returned with an in
dlctment charging Rast with the em
bezzlement of $139,187 of the funds
of his office, the indictment being
certified to the criminal court of rec
On January 28, the case went to
Bartow, Fla.. Feb. 25, 1919.
Editor Telegram: Polk county as
you know is of great importance, or
possibly ot greater importance than
any other county in the State, in
the matter of the citrus fruit industry
and Us future.
I nave for a long while been xrylng
to work out a plan to have in this
county a citrus fruit expert, to work
among the growers and give them as
sistance towards raising of better
fruit, and the situation now is that
the extension division ot the agricul
tural department both State and fed
eral, are willing to increase their ap
proprlatlon in this county, it the
county commissioners will Increase
their appropriation in proportion,
which would give us two men in Polk
As I understand it, the extension
board will want county to pay 51,800
per year, and they will pay $600 per
year to make up a salary of$l,800 per
vear. and $50 per month for automo
bile Incidental expenses, and. besides
the extension board will put in an
emergency assistant agent whose sal
ary will be paid entirely by the fed
As the situation stands today there
is no county agent in this county, al
though there is provision made for
the employment of one, and the place
la vacant because the agent that was
working in this county has resigned
and in filling the place again we are
anxious to have two men, one for
the citrus fruit industry and the oth
er for the farming and live stock in
The matter will come before the
county commissioners at their meet
ing in March, and we would like for
the people to let the county commis
sioners know what they want. done.
imd we trust that you will speak to
your commissioners and also be pres
ent at their meeting next week, so
that thev will know how to act In ac
cordance with the wishes of the peo
Yours very truly,
CHAS. H. WALKER
o , Detroit Vapor
StOVeS Oil Stove
THE STOVE WITHOUT A WICK
BURNS LIKE GAS
January 1st we advertised: "Just recejved twenty-five Detroit
Vapor Oil Cook Stoves." .
We are Just In receipt of another shipment of these popular
stoves, Including the Number 215 and Number 218 Ranges, which have,
been hard to get on account of war restrictions.
We are showing in our window display a Three-Burner Detroit
Oil Stove which has been in constant use for 15 years without repairs
of any kind.
Warner Hardware Company
"Make Warner's Corner Your Corner1'
Superior Pressing Club f
GIVE US A TRIAL AND BE THOROUGHLY CONVINCED THAT
WE DO HIGH CLASS CLEANING, PRESSING, DYEING AND AU- e
TERATION WORK. ?
WORK CALLED FOR ?
Roy Mclntyre, Prop. I
"Make the Superior Pressing Clug Your Pressing Club" X
WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN FIRST
trial in this court, Judge James M.
Peeler presiding. The case went to
the Jury on February 6, the Jury re
turning shortly after 5 o'clock the af
ternoon of that day, after being out
an hour an ten minutes, with -a, ver
dict of guilty.
The Centenary Committees are
called to meet in the First Methodist
Church Wednesday night at 7:30. It
is earnestly hoped that a complete
canvass of tho membership for the
League of Intercession will be made
by that time. Each Committee will
be asked for a report of work dona
since the last meeting.
There will bo a meeting of the of
ficers and teachers of the Sunday
i School to make plans for the Centen
ary movement in the Sunday School.
Following these meetings ,the
Board of Stewards will hold a called
session. Every member of these or
ganizations is urged to be present.
Revival To Begin
At Methodist Church
I J THEATRE
oo TONIGHT a00
Th 'drama of a girl who climbed
the social ladder and then went back
A revival meeting will begin in the
First Methodist Church next Sunday
morning. Rev. C. M. Dunaway, of
Atlanta. Ga., one of the General
Evangelists will do the preaching
and Mr. P. M. Boyd of Tampa, Fla.
cerned in bringing men into a know!
edee of God than in creating a sen
Mr. Boyd was associated with
Evangelist Kline for several years
and has a wide circle of friends here
"Fit to Fight"
for Men Only
rhu mnvine picture drama- illus
iraHn th awful stourge caused by
social diseases, will bo shown at this
theater to men only at 10 p. m- to
night (Tuesday) . No extra charge
Monday, March 3rd
"THE TRIUMPH OF VENUS"
Wm. S. HART
FORMER TAX COLLEC
TOR RAST BEGINS 10-YEAR
SENTENCE AT THE STATE
Jacksonville. Feb. 25.-At 10
o'clock Monday morning, an auto-
.Kii- loft Duval county Jail naving
in it .In in waller nasi, "
as the destination, where the state
prison farm is located, and where
Rast is to serve a sentence oi
..o,a h havine been found guilty
of the charge of embezzling $138,000.
funds of the state and county, wniu.
tax collector of Duval county.
J. S. Blitch, superintendent of tne
late prison farm, arrived in the city
Satnrdav. left yesterday mornnm
with his prisoner. In the car waa
also Emory Elijah Stevens, a negro,
who was. tried for the murder of his
wifo and was convicted of man
slaughter, the court imposing a sen
tence of three years in the state pen
Itentiary. the prison farm.
Counsel Still Busy
Counsel for Rast is still busy with
pffnrta to sret the -Rast case before
th aunrerae court As the matter
now stands, this would mean a cost
of between $5,000 and $6,000 for Rast
,i fM amount, it is said, he ia un
a u v'"" .
able to produce, having, through Ms
filed petition for insolven
cy. This plea was denied by the
court, on the ground that Rasi, wnu
h witness stand, made tne aa
mission that he bad realty to the
n,,nt nf I1S.O00.
On Saturday, . September . 7, 1918.
i ires firsts
At 10 Below Standard List
Made Here on 3,500 Mile Basis
New Fiction Books
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REV. C. M. DUNAWAY
. .t, sinHnr Rev. Mr. who will welcome him again in our
Will CHUUUtl o.u0 o- - . . .
Dunaway is one of the ablest preach- city. The members are urged to at-
ers in the Church. He preaches me tend tne nrsi service oudu mum
fundamental doctrines of the Chris- ing and visitors and friends will find
tian religion with rare power and a cordial welcome to all the services,
persuasiveness. He is f more con-
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