Published every afternoon (except
Bandar) from the Telegram Building.
Lakeland, Fla. Entered in the post
office at Lakeland, Fla., as mall mat
ter of the second class.
Harry L. Brown, Editor and Publisher
One Year W OO
Three. Months 1-60
THE LAKELAND NEWS
A weekly newspaper giving a resume
of local matters, crop conditions,
toonty affairs, etc., Is published from
jve Telegram office and sent any
where In the United States for $1.60
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all news dUpatcbea credited to It or not
otherwlM credit In this MHr and
also ttM local nem publtihad th.raln.
All Minu ef republication of imcU1
dlipatcbei benln art 1m marram.
ing which would justify turning him
oose on the public.
Fortunately the state is not entirely
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nelpiess in ine premises, ne wiieu
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two women, mother and daughter, fie
was indicted for both, but tried and
convicted on the charge of killing the
mother. If he should be set free he
would be rearrested and tried on the
other charge, and as it carries the
eath penalty it is very probable that
Pinellas county jury would "make a
final disposition of his case.
The principle of a referendum on
war has long been popular with pacifist
reformers, and it is theoretically sound.
If Mr. Harding chooses to accept the
advice of Col. George Harvey and in
corporate it in his scheme for an asso
ciation of nations, he will have a great
deal of support here and abroad, and
might easily succeed in getting it in
Pessimism has no place in Florida,
After the rain comes sunshine. After
Catts comes Hardee.
Those wiretappers whom the peo
ple were warned against early in the
season seem to have abandoned the
Do not let any grottch with a wail
about hard times a-coming prevent you
from having a joyful Christmas and
helping all your friends to have one.
If orange shipments could have been
held back till now the world would
never know that green fruit exists
South Florida is full of the finest cit
rus fruits that ever ripened under cool
dews and warm sunshine.
The Tampa Tribune notes that the
Republican party advertised for
, platform and now Mr. Harding
advertising for advice on how to run
the government. Truly the want ad
vindicated. but its limits are
reached. No advertisements for appli
cants for federal jobs will be needed.
To the girl or boy under the age of
16 who writes the best ad. telling tho
public of our Holiday Dolls and Toys.
The ad- will used in half page of all
the local papers. You can get as
many words as two thousand in this
space, but as you have no doubt no
ticed that, an ad. looks better if not
too crowded. These ads are to be
delivered to the Murrell-Grafton Co-,
not later than the 20th day of De
cember, 1920. Any information you
might wish regarding the kind and
price Dolls and Toys we have will
be gladly furnished you if you will
call at the Murrell-Qrafton Co. Store;
also furnish you with writing paper
to use for your ad. We have many
articles also that will make nice pres
ents for your family and friends, such
as Toilet Sets, Sweaters, Handker
chiefs, Silk Shirts, Sox, Neckwear,
Hand Bags, Table Linen, Camisoles,
CI1TV nHlntm QI1V TTnoa VlmnnnB
corporated in the league covenant. Jrhln.wa Fanc Bowl Bedroom
It would do good, no doubt, but it sllpDer8 Knlf e and Fork Sets, Kid
would be very unwise to accept it as, Gloves, small Rugs, Dress Suit Cases,
1891 AT7TO LICENSES
The comptroller advises us that the
new 1920 license tags for automobile
are ready for distribution on and af
ter December 15th. Please remember
tut we are prepared to furnish and
fill out your application blanks, send
your money to the Comptroller, and
secure your license Our service in
this respect is absolutely without cost
to you, as we make it a feature of our
business to serve our customers,
friends and general public in any way
KING INSURANCE AGENCY,
Roomc 5 and 6, Deen-Bryant Bldg.
a final panacea for war. The com
mon notion that kings and rulers make
wars, while the masses are always for
peace, is not supported either by his
tory or political psychology.
Most wars have popular approval
behind them. In many cases the gov
ernments have been actually driven in
to war by popular clamor. In some
instances there have been virtual ref-
erendums. The war between the
states, for example, was literally voted
upon the country. The ordinances of
secession in the south were true war
referendums, because everybody un
derstood perfectly that secession meant
war. Yet these ordinances were ap
proved by large popular majorities.
Referendums in the various bellig
erent countries might have kept some
of them out of the world war, but it
is very doubtful if it would have pre
vented it. Austrians would certainly
have stood behind their government in
the demands upon Serbia. The Ser
bians, with equal certainty, would
have voted to resist Austria's demands.
The German people would hardly
have voted against "der tag" for
which they had been waiting, and with
those countries involved the entrance of
'other nations would have been inevitable.
A war referendum would
Fancpr Box Stationery, Cotton and
Wool Blankets, Ladies' Shirts, Coats
and Dresses. So do not forget that
(10-00 is waiting for you at the Murrell-Grafton
Co.'s Store. As regards
who has the best ad. will be decided
by three of Lakeland's best citizens.
Last year Miss Kennedy won the
prize,' so get busy and see if you can
not win the $10-00 as you know noth
ing beats a trial but a failure. You
may be the lucky one. But sure and
write your name and address plainly
so we will know where to locate the
one that gets the $10.00. 3859
School of Pririte Tuition
W. T. JEFFCOTT, B. A.
r For Prospectui and Terma
Box 732, Lakeland. Fla.
Phone 292 Green
School Room South Iowa Ave.
Residence 216 S. Massachusetts
New and Second-hand Furniture
Bought, Sold and Exchanged
Lewis Furniture Co.
216 North Kentucky Ave.
value, however, to the extent to which
it would postpone hostilities and give
time for sober thoughts. Beyond that,
There will be a general rejoicing
throughout Polk county over the suc
cess of the special road district elec
tion on Tuesday, the result of which is
an "s overwhelming approval of the
building of another through trunk high
way that will bring Polk and Lake it would be a stumbling block to the
counties in closer touch than ever. It final pacification of the world if it
also assures to Lakeland, Bartow and were permitted to stand in the way of
the other communities south of us, a! the only real remedy, namely, a better
direct route northward, thus stimulat- understanding among the peoples of
ing travel and opening to development the world and the substitution of good
a worth-while section of our country, will for envy and hate.
Dr. Mitchell Says:
We X-Ray your teeth and
cleanse your mouth of all
defective parts. We give
you nitrous oxide gas and
local anasthetic to extract
We make gold, cast metal, rubber, and other plates. Bridges of
all kinds, such" as sanitary, removable and others as case indi
cates. Fillings gold, silver, porcelain. All work reasonable
and fully guaranteed.
PYORRHEA SUCCESSFULLY TREATED
Dr. JV. H. Mitchell, Dentist
Plionej: Office; 94; Residence 18 Wz East Main Street
Boy's Suits and O'coats
for Christmas Presents
more popular than ever, .
"The prices are down that's why."
Last year it took a stouf heart and a strong purse
to even think of giving a boy a suit or overcoat for
This year all you need is the stout heart
The cost of Boy's clothing is down where it belongs
and $15 spent here buys a garment that even a
9 year old boy would leave his toys to try on.
We are planning the biggest boy's Christmas business
since 1914 when every boy was scheduled for a
new outfit on Christmas morning.
The Suits are $6.55 to $14.65
The O'Coats are $9.75 to $15.65
And now is the time to pick them out.
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LAKELAND'S BEST CLOTHES SHOP
feature is that the
Tlia onrnn 4a vnrn tnrinv hv thf
of Florida, through its road de- ,Cmnn whn ia T,ol. nshnmed to work.
partment, will bear one half the ex- but in earlier centuries it was an ar
pense of building this new road and tide of clothing assumed by aristoc
afterwards undertake its maintenence. j racy and royalty.
Thus does Polk again demonstrate its
progressiveness along lines that
added prosperity to her people.
NO GROUNDS FOR PARDON
' We are unable to discover any prin
ciple upon which J. J. Mendenhall,
the Clearwater murderer, could be
pardoned. It would be impossible to
imagine a blacker crime than that for
which he was convicted and sentenced
to life imprisonment. The very atro
city of his offense might be an indica
tion of an unbalanced mind. It was
more like the fiendish act of a maniac
than of an abandoned wretch in his
full senses. But even in that view, the
most that could be asked for him
would be detention for life in a suit
able and secure place. There is noth-
For Quick Relief
Grapolo does not contain calomel, or
other mercury salts. It is purely vege
table, mild but positive in action, and
absolutely harmless. The small, chocolate-coated
tablets are easy to take,
and give a natural movement, with
out purging or griping. Price 25 cents.
JEWETT'S DRUG STORE
Formerly Red Cross Pharmacy
and all Leading Druggists
Lakeland Phone 89 Florida
5 . ti
Just unloaded a car of field fence and
can make good prices. All fence 6 inch
Stay. Have in stock:
46 inch High 6 inch Stay.
34 inch High 6 inch Stay.
26 inch High 6 inch Stay.
48 inch Garden Fence.
Get our prices.
C. E. Todd Hardware
Gifts Are the
Ones that Please
Give her a start for a good set of dishes. Then you will
know next Xmas what to give also.
How about a shaving set for Father or Brother?
Kiddies like a velocipede, a wagon or an automobile
many others, these just remind you.
Warner Hardware Company
"Most Everything In Hardware"
Make Warner's Corner Your Corner
Special PIANO TUNING Announcement
Piano Owners can save 30 to 50 per cent by Joining our Perfect Tuning
Club; Only a limited time now to get this membership; We have over
two hundred members In Lakeland.
LET US RREBUILD the Machinery of your Piano and make It Perfect
as new; We positively stop piano actions from sticking. Our Work
strickly Expert In every detail. Post card will get us word
ALBERT SCHAWBER, Piano Expert
Box 495 Lakeland, Florida Phone 624
. We live here twelve months of the year
W. FISKE JOHNSON
PHONE 150 AND 521
Orange Grove, Farmi and Gty and Suburban Property
Strictly modern 7 room dwelbng, close in; corner lot, 60
etnXnrchJ feet beirinS fruit 8arage Pr'Ce
So.UUO.OO. Terms. Possession January 15.
EDWARDS' POOL AND BILLIARD HALL
OVER MAGNOLIA PHARMACY
Meet Your Friends Here
WHERE COURTESY IS PARAMOUNT
Whether it 's cold or whether it's hot;
You must have money weather or not.
The surest way to have money is to save it
THE STATE BANK OF LAKELAND
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