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' HMIIIIIHlU llU llIIIHILiinilUllUHUUHiLNM TTTTTTTTn I PAG TWO America s . To Lead The World Opportunity (Manufacturers Record, Baltimore.) Fields ot human endeavor, fertilized by the sorrow and the sufferings ct millions of people, will blossom forth a richer harvest to the better ment of humanity, than the world has ever known, If the people oi America are awake to their oppor tunity. . Thls time of peace Is a tine of danger unless we wisely utilize It. If we make the most of the oppor tunity this time of peace will mark one of the greatest eras m Mstory, and from the boundless pro , perity which will be created here prosperity will spread to all the world and the fearful losses of the war will tc some extent be forgotten In the benefits of new activities. It we have faith in ourselves and In our country sufficient to go ahead with construction activities, we will start a movement which will help the whole world. Faith besets faith- work stimulates work, confidence breeds confidence, optimism radiates optimism, and if the American people , will display these characteristics now they win tart the wheels of trade and com merce and industry throughout the entire world. It is ours to lead, ours to stay th social unrest of the world bybringlng prosperity back to the world. We can do It. Are we ready and willing to sacrifice something In or der to bring about this great achieve ment? Every labor organization can now do the biggest work that It ever did In human history for laboring men In ether countries., If labor leaders will be broad-minded and urge laboring man everywhere to enter entbusias' tlcally and wholesouledly Into co operative work, into the avoidance of strikes and ,unwise agitation, it will ' be possible for them to help gtt the wheels In motion which will pcur out a stream of prosperity to enrich all the earth and to , create employment for laboring men everywhere. Business men havev a tremendous - responsibility to lead out In thb work "to start world prosperity. In every community, from the email village to the big city, public meet In Rs should be held of business men and laboring men, of men and women of all classes, to discuss how best to stimulate local activities and to make construction work voice the patriot- 1 ism and the faith in our country Everything which tlmulatfs this spirit of optimism and construction activity, whether it may be white washing a fence," the building of a chicken coop, or a cheap dwelling or a costly one, the improvement o side jraflts. or the building of highway, the .-painting of a "house, the cleaning ap of streets, or the construction of treat hotels and factories, every thine indeed which shows that the people are alive and energetic and enthuslas tic should be pressed ahead., Into this work men and women can enter with the same degree of pa triotism which they threw into war work. This work would be more than war work, in one sense- for it would h work-to helo to prevent other wars, a work to develop a community unlrlt. to create employment to . ad vance and beautify veery town and cltv. and to lay a decpere and broad er foundation for all the patriotism of the land and the progress of all mankind. Any man who opposes needed bulla Ing operations at present on in ground that by waiting a year or two lower waees and lower price for building materials may be obtainable is endaneerlng civilization, and to the extent of his influence is unpatriotic all ftldlne to create social nnrest and is putting the dollar above hu manlty. This policy is unwise from the standpoint of the' nation's morale the nation's prosperity and the na tlon's influence upon the world. A MILLION IN LOOT Florida swarmed with confidence men and crooks of all kinds, accord ing to a well known detective whe was in this state during the seasoa just closed and he knows what he is talking about. The State was looted; that is, more than a million dcllan were taken away from winter visitors by the crooks. Several visitors In Pt. ' Petersburg contributed liberally to the fund that the 'confidence met. took from Florida. They did not do this voluntarily; they were defrauded out of their money by smooth: men who know how to work an old game. It is an outrage that these con fidence men are allowed to Continue to operate in this State season after season. They come to St. Petersbtirs and other places in the Stato and live in line hotels or houses, have ar. abundance of money to spend and seem to be Immune from arrest They are well organized and play their victims will skill. It is said tha they always Investigate every man who is approached 1 before,, finally closing a deal, agents In the North getting full Information regarding nrosnective victims to enable the ac tual operators in this State to work with confidence. 'v1- ' All kinds of ? stories have been afloat here regarding the confidence men; It has been stated that thay were given protection in many place. if not in 8tr Petersburg. ' Certainly the men seemed to get tips of what was being done' to trap them and they have always been able to elude the net spread for their feet. In St. Petersburg no arrests were made flur ing the season Just closing . though there were many of the crooks here during the winter. ; Several men : ,.' T ; Z J Dentistry LADY ATTENDANT In order to give every e ne tn opportunity to have High Class Dental Work at Living Prices I will offer the fellow Ing Inducements for FOURTH YEAR IN LAKELAND TWELVE YEARS EXPERIENCE For Thirty Days Only - Beginning March 5th to April 5'h SOLID Z2K, GOLD CROWNS, 110.00, FOR $0.00 BRIDGE WORK. PER TOOTH. I10.U0.FOR $6.00 FULL SET OF TEETH, 15.00, FOR........... 812.50 FULL SET OF TEETH, 112.60, FOR............. ....... $10.00 fillings from v.'..; ........ i.oo p PAINLESS EXTRACTION OF TEETH " Will Take Liberty Bond for Dental Work' Dr. Mitchell's Painless Dental Office PHONES: OFFICE, 94; RESIDENCE, 387 BLUE: 118', E. MAIN ST. suspected of being members of the gang of wire-tappers were ordered to leave the city and went, thereby showing that they were guilty ot something for no respectable, inno cent citizen would obey police orders to leavo town. - Police of the elites frequented by the confidence men should i got to gether and co-oprate to . stamp ou the evil that has existed every tea son tor eeverar years. By co opera tlon and bard work the police of thi State could make Florida so hot for the gang that it would have to leave. The newspapers of the state did much to thwart the crooks this wlntr, but the papers must have the help of the police. St. Petersburg Independent The Drink of Sheer Delight AT THE FOUNTAIN SAY: "GIVE ME A SOUTHLAND" ' X Bzi&xk . SALE AT ALL DRUG NO GROCERY STORES from 10 to 25 per cent., , Estimates of the crop movement for the rest of the season indicate that It will run somewhat undar 200 cars weekly, although there is a large uncertain element . yet to be con tended with. as. tomato, plants have not shown JUBt how, far they will re cuperate from, the, storm. Bloom was generally knocked off. and this may cut the remainder of the crop short, or again the tomatoes may recover under proper conditions and ' yield well. ' ' WEATHER CONDITIONS GOOD Up to the present time the weather Conditions since the storm have been cxcpetlonally good, lljust as good as If they had been ordered." say the growers, fith the exceptton the southeast wind. This has kept the water backed up In the prairies, whereas a north or west wind would have facilitated the drainage of the fields. More than 300 bIIos have been built in Florida In' recent years, this work Florida water can be made to supply as much food as an acre of land. Florida annually ' produce! 000 -gallons of milk, r This better adapted to dairying thu other state In the onion. See JAMES FOR FLORIDA TOMATO MOVEMENT CONTI.JUES New York Packer.) Miami, Fla,- April 2. One hundred and seventy-five carloads ot tomatoes moved from the East Coast during last week, and nearlv this number o! cars will move this week. It ! con- worW- wal of them flow at the sidered that this Is a remarkable :m ' 200.000 to 300.000 gallons per showing in the face of the trcmen jmmute large eiionrt to float steem dous damage done by the flood 0f j Silver Springs, near Oral March 14 to the tomato crop of this nowi s80" rations a minute. It l believed to be the largest spring or. Florida has some ot ' the and most beautiful springs largest ta the Veedol (Medium) Veedol (Grtjase 1-pound . tics) Storage Batterlee Battery Testers ' Ammeters , (Battery Guages) Auto Lamp Spar Pluga ' Brazings 8older1ng Light Welding All Met section; ' Prices continue to hold up well, in spite of the fact that a great leal of water soaked tomatoes were thrown spon the market last week. Price stock. Most of the tomatoes were sold after inspection in northern mar ranged during the week around 13.7"! for choice with around $4 to fancy Vets, as buyers refused to take a chance on the water-soaked stick ir accepting them at this end.V Revised estimates of the storm lose by various concerns Interested m tV tomsto deal ranee from 0 to TO. xkr cent, the most of tVs loss be'nt It corrd In the srt'on f-on I-sln Kvth, tist r-x't of t ffi ' Larktns esca-ing with loss runninr earth. Florida reported 10.011 farms 1)10. 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