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SUICIDE LEAVES LONG LETTER OF - EXPLANATION Document Found Among Effects of L. F. Hursthouse Shows Worried, Unbalanced Mind The pathos in the suicide of L. F. Hursthouse was increased Friday af ternoon by the finding among , his ef lects of a document in which his dis tressed mind attempted to set forth the reasons for the deed, which he had evidently been contemplating for some time. Checks representing his entire salary from H. T. Smith, at whose filling station he was employ ed, were also found uncashcd in his room at . 26 West Main street. The coroner's jury which adjourn ed after a short session Friday morn ing, reconvened this morning. The manuscript left by the deceased was introduced as evidence and a verdict cf suicide was returned. It is estimated that between two and three thousand people viewed the ] body at the Gentry-Futch morgue up to 2 o’clock Friday. Many of those j who came were well acquainted with . the dead man, but failed to recognize ; his slim, ruddy features in the pale,, swollen face, with its discolored eye lids. The body is now lying in the Gen- ; try-Futcli chapel in a gray casket, covered with flowers, a wreath having i been sent by the local post of the ! American Legion, a tribute to Cap tain Hursthouse as a soldier of the j allies in the world war. Funeral serv- . ices will be held this afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Galloway cemetery, Dr. J. M. Gross, pastor of the First Meth odist church, officiating. Mr. Hursthouse was born in New Zealand over thirty-six years ago, and has been in this country three years. Nothing is known here as to what relatives he may leave in New Zealand, his only surviving relative i here being his wife. Mr. Hursthmise's Statement Following is the written statement j left by Mr. Hursthouse and fob nil in his room after his death. It bears no salutation and is dated January 23: “X have for weeks (in fact ever since the storm last October, I think it was) known that I had made an awful mess of things. Up until then I thought everything was all right, and I had no idea that I was no: living an honorable, straight ifel I j found out, or realized that, through stupidity, carelessness, or some such I fault, I had gotten things into a thor- j oughly bad state, which meant seri ous loss to others. Being thoroughly j disgusted with myself and finding j myself unable to see any way cf get- : ting things right and fearing that I ; would go quite insane, I endeavored to sell what I could as soon as possi ble in order to forward any money realized to A. C. Dent, Bank of Queensland, Queensland, Australia, to whom X owed over $8,400 as a minimum. I sold the farm and sent $4500 through the State Bank of Lakeland. I wrote to Mr. Dent tell ing him what the situation was here and explained how it had come about. I warned him that I felt quite unable to cope with the situa tion. and that there was little hope of his receiving any further money. The only remaining assets are money in the State Bank, money due from J. Wilson of Wilson Bros., dealers in mules, Lakeland. Mr. Wilson took my mules to sell and agreed to give me S3OO net for them but I was to give him time to negotiate his deals. Mr. Price (Ford expert) took my Ford and agreed to sell it as best he could. He is to deduct from price realized his charges for repairing and selling, etc. I have left some odd 1 EAT AND DRINK “Southland” Grapefruit Products For their Vitamines, Sweetness, Palatableness, and High Food Values “SOUTHLAND” Sweet Grapefruit Jam Made from tree ripened, fan cy yellow grapefruit, care fully selected and washed, All bitterness is removed by our own process, after which the fruit is cooked with pure cane sugar, making it de lightfully palatable. Large 8-or. pkg. IOC 20c value “SOUTHLAND” Grapefruit Punch Makes the most delightful punch by simply adding water. One quart will serve fifty guests. *?***• SI.OO botlle ' $3.50 For sale at all grocery an 4 I drug stores or at factory. The Lakeland Evening Telegram Hidden Hearing I .-w ' I i Not an ordinary cane. The head contain* an ear phone that’s hidder. in the stick as slick as these net’ fangled hootch containers. Mayht that’s what gave Maximilian We:) .the inventor, the idea. clothes and things at Mr. McPher son's, Hiawatha grove, Maitland. “I want to say that everybody has been most amazingly kind and gener ous to me and that I have failed to pull myself together under the cir cumstances seems more than proof I that my whole mind is gone. “The awful mess into which I have j got my wife and my friends is terri- I ble, and as these people have been j wonderfully good I very fully realize J my own terrible actions and the j worst is that I cannot see any way | of putting things at all right, and I find that every day I live I but make j the situation worse. It seems that j mind, body and soul are all gone to j ruin and so far. gone that there is j no hope of recovery. “When I think of the wonderful ! way my wife has stood by me and ' the same way my friends have done j everything, I am so overawed by my ! terrible messing that I can see noth- j ng but a horrible hell on earth for ! those who have ebfriended me. and they are all so splendid. No more awful state of affairs could possibly exist and the situation is absolutely without any possible solution so far as I can see. It is worse than imag ination could conceive, and I cannot see anything but terrible disaster. “My mind fails absolutely to grasp the situation in so far as putting ev erything to right is concerned, neith er can I see how anyone else can hope to straighten out any of the fearful mess. It seems that a world of terror will be let loose and de stroy hope and life for many who have trusted me. ‘‘Why Almighty God has permitted me to remain on earth and cause all the terror, I cannot imagine, nor can I explain how I have done what I have done except by assuming in sanity, for I have never intended anything but to give to the world more than I received. I see, howev er, that I have given nothing but agony, sorrow and trouble all around and received kindness, love, gener osity. and every kind of help. “Whatever happens. I know it is awful and no one could possibly for give one little bit of my doings for I see very clearly how awful they are. “If there is a God I can but hope that He will in some way spare all concerned from some of the terrors I have created for all concrned. “L. F. HURSTHOUSE. “March 9. “J. Wilson owes *206 on account of one pair of mules.’’ “SOUTHLAND” Grapefruit Juice A popular five and ten-cent PURE FRUIT drink. A thirst quencher unequalled. Sold at all drink stands or 24 5c bottles delivered to your home for sl. Also put up in quart and pint bottles for sale in grocery and drug stores. Pint bottle, OCC each Quart bottle, ACC each 4 J FOR SALE AT ALL STORES If you find a store that can’s supply you, ask them why? • Manufactured by SOUTHLAND CITRUS PRODUCTS CO., Lakeland, Fla. WEEKLY SUPPLEMENT LAKELAND, FLORIDA, THURSDAY. APRIL 20. 1922 NOTED SPEAKERS AT CONFERENCE OF ENDEAVORERS State President Norman A. Rea*- loner of the Florida Christian Endea- j ! vor Union announces the completion ! of the program for the state conven tion which is to be held in Lakeland May 12-14. A number of prominent | speakers from outside the state win I be heard among whom are Rev. Pal ! mer C. Dulirse. recently returned j from the mission field in China; Dr. | Kerr Boyce Topper, of Philadelphia. ! | who has been heard during the past , \ winter in his incomparable lectures |on the Bible and S. Wilkes Dend.v Christian Endeavor field secretary fo | j South Carolina, Georgia. Alabama and ! Florida, a prime favorite with Flori- j lda Endeavorers. A glance at the names of the home ; j speakers o lithe program reveals Flor- ' , ida's remarkably good fortune to pro-; I vide a group of speakers who inrti -1 virtually have furnished the center | attraction on many a strong program, in other states than Florida and on other platforms than those of a Chris Ilian Endeavor convention, i Among these home speakers are: Marcus A. Fagg. Florida's best known j ' and most loved man. William Jen- \ j rings Bryan, newer to Florida Chris , i Dan Endeavor than lo International- Christian Endeavor conventions and international statecraft: Karl Lehman! I who has through Christian Endeavor developed more young men for real! live Christian service than any other | person in the organization, and Dim-1 can B. Curry, the efficient chairman j end conscientious leader of Dixie En- Irteavor for the past seven years, j The Christian Endeavor pastors j i who have endeared themselves to | Christian Endeavorers through otn | the state and the faithful, earnest band of state union officers and de- j j partment superintendents all add to itlie program of unusual variety and I helpfulness. j Karl Lehmann, vice president of | the State Union and register for the | j convention announces a pre-conven- \ jtion registration of over 500. That j I means, the registrar states, that as, j many more are yet to register if the |attendance measures up to the pro i parations Lakeland is making for entertaining the guests. Endeavorers of Jacksonville, Orlan do and Tampa districts had a rare treat recently in the visit of Edward P. Gates of Boston, General Secre tary for the United Society of Chris tian Endeavor, and Southern States , Secretary Chas. F. Evans, of Chattan-1 ooga. and in the greatly instructive institutes held by them in these ci ties. Mr. Evans has property at \ Montverde and is welcomed as home folks by Florida Endeavorers. but this was Mr. Gates' first visit to the state. It is rumored that lie “got sand in his shoes," and as this zealous young worker, as refreshing jes a breeze from liis native state. | Kansas, gave up a promising law prac Itire in Washington, and through the j inspiring influence of Mr. Lehmann's ! personal consecration to Christian ser ! vice, entered upon the largpr service I that is his today, it is a pretty safe | conjecture that the said sand in Mr. .Gates' shoes is of the Lake county ! quality. Christian Endeavorers who are for j tunate enough to be near Jackson ville and able to attend sessions of i the world wide Baraca-Philathea con vention will have an opportunity to hear some well known Christian En deavor friends from the platform of this larget convention. Karl Leh mann has been giving assistance to this organization in some of the cen tral counties of the state where grat ifying results have been obtained and will be heard during the world wide convention in some of his cliaracteris eallv appealing addresses. Marshall Hudson, founder of the Baraca-Phila thea organization was for many years “SOUTHLAND” Sweet Grapefruit Candy Anew and delightful citrus fruit confection used as an after dinner candy or for parties or receptions. It has a super-taste all its own, also acts as a tonic and ap petizer. Put up in sanitary CC packages to retail at u Also in %, 1 and 2-lb pkgs. I ROUT STREAMS OF CANADA ARE CALLING AMERICAN ANGLERS A LITTLE &EAUTY FROM A LAURFNUAN MT STREAM The song of the reel will soon be sounding beside the trout streams. Ardent fishermen are overhauling their outfits and stocking their tackle boxes in anticipation of annual expeditions to favorite fish ing waters. Each succeeding year sees greater numbers of American sportsmen heading for the woods and streams of Canada, for one who has discovered a likely stream in an out-of-the-way comer of Quebec or Ontario, tells his pal about it with the result that his pal accompanies him the next season. | In addition to the great supply j of game fish in Canadian waters, is j the easy accessibility of many of these streams to the American border. A night’s ride from New \ York. Boston, Pittsburg and many j other cities, lands, one in Montreal ■ or Toronto. Within two hours’ j travel from Montreal the trout streams begin. One may drop off; and whip the falls of the Riviere I general secretary of the New York I state Christian Endeavor Union and while the condition of his health now I forbids active work even in his own I organization, the convention commit j tee are highly elated over his appear i nitre and assistance at this conven j t loir. Bernard f. Ulaussen, pastor |of the First Baptist Church at Syra I ruse. New York, where the Baracte | movement originated, claims Christian I Endeavor as a large part of his reli ! ous nourishment. While this young | man was still a school boy. his fath ier. Dr. Bernard Ulaussen gave up his medical practice in Binghampton. N. Y., and served with unceasing con secration as field-secretary o f the New York State Christian Endeavor Union, remaining in active Christian Endeavor work until the time of his death. The son showed an equally zealous devotion to Christian service and it was during his seminary years that he served as intermediate super intendent for the Christian Endeav or Union of his state in addition to an assistant pastorate in the First Baptis church of Mntunt Vernon, N. Y. | During the war he was commission- 1 |rd as chaplain in the United States j navy and assigned to duty on the battleship North Carolina in which duty he made twenty-six overseas voyages with troop-shop convoys. The | large church of which lie is now tor has a membership of nearly twen tv-fivel hundred while the Sunday eon- : gregat ions average three thousand. I I He still gives of his inspiring energy i to Christian Endeavor as well as to I the brilliant organization that was cradled in his church—a marvelous preacher and brilliant head with a | future of remarkable service. BERRY SEASON AT PLANT CITY IS ALMOST ENDED With the strawberry season prac tically over, the Plant City shippers are now paying attention to vegeta ble crops. The Courier of that city says: The carload fruit and vegetable movement from Plant City since Thursday of last week totals thirty four cars, Including the first two solid cars of cucumbers. One car of citrus, a car of oranges Friday, was shipped. There have been nineteen cars of mixed vegetables, six cars of Irish potatoes, four of beans and two of cabbage. The thirty-three cars of vegetables went out as follows: One bean, three I potatoes and ten mixed vegetables i Friday: two three beans, three potatces and six mixed Satur day; one mixed Sunday; two cucum bers and two mixed Monday- Express shipments are increasing nt the rate of nearly 2,000 packages a week. In the last three shipping days, 5,942 packages of vegetables have been shipped by- express. Bean I shipments constituted over half of this number.' Potatoes, squash and | cucumbers ran around 000 packages each. All other vegetables amounted to eiglity-flve packs. | The strawberry season is nearly COUNTLESS TROUT STREAMS LIKE THIS RUN THROUGH CAhIAD/AN WOODS du Nord that foams and dashes 1 alongside the railway, or detrain at' one of the many stations and hit i the trail for the wilderness back from the line. Should he continue on to Mont Laurier at the end of the branch, a whole wilderness of trout streams is his to fish and j explore. The maze of waterways in and about Nominingue is dotted with fishing clubs, but the area is so vast that one is never Pothered by neighboring fishermen. North from Toronto , the cele brated French River district and a ou r here. Only lift refrigerator j boxes have been handled from here! in the last three shipping days. Prices run between twenty-live and thirty cents a quart, remarkably good prices for this time of the year. Strawberry movement, return and 1 average prices for hist three ship ping days: Xo.Qts. Av.Pr- Return Friday 4.24n $ .1!7 $1,144.Ml ' Saturday ... 3,t14d -lit! 1.39K.20 ! Monday 4.640 ,2S 1,299.20 j : Three days' ! total .......11.020 $3,842.10 j Prior to Friday . ,2,tOS,2ir, 7t11.126.931 To date. .2.120.135 $704,969.33 CABBAGE GROWERS !N THE BARTOW DISTRICT MAKE U? MINDS TO QUIT THE GAME According to the Bartow Record, j the cabbage growers throughout the; Bartow section are plowing their fields and planting corn, in an effort to catch up on some of the loss that . has been occasioned through the 1 freight rates’ crippling of the truck in-, dustry of this part of the state. Although corn should have been in a month ago. they are expecting to he able to get good results on the crops [ they will be able to raise now. There! is some danger in late planting, but For the next ten days we will offer a great selection of BABY CARRIAGES, NATIONAL BED SPRINGS, TRUNKS AND REFRIGERATORS ON EASY PAYMENTS Baby Carriages, $5.00 down and $5,00 a month. Refrigerators, $5.00 down and $5.00 a month. Trunks, $5.00 down and $5.00 a month. National Bed Springs, SI.OO down and SI.OO a week. ALL SUMMER TO PAY LUNSFORD The Home of Good Furniture 203 N. Kentucky Ave. network of other streams and lakes, among which is Trout Lake rich in small mouth lass and huge lake trout in their seasons. A fishermen’s lodge here provides ! comfoitable accommodations and good food, also boats and gu.des. | This stretch of country east of ! Georgian Bay is a veritable fisher men’s paradise which absorbs on i army of sportsmen and their fam ilies every summer. Here, too, are to be found fishing clubs where the lone fisherman meets his fellows j and swaps fishing stories over the I evening camp fire. i prospects are fairly nocd rnmparn ! lively, parti ularly since there has been so little of the needed rain, dur ing the past month, to speed the l growth of the fields planted at the proper time. ‘ Many of the cabbage growers de clare that they will not consider tric king next year, and much of their j acreage is already being plant'd in citrus dork of various kinds. Losses have been heavy for two years, be-' ; c ause the growers could not market ; their excellent produce profitably. ADDED SUPPLY WATER PLANNED BY COMMISSION Extension ami improvement of ' ; Lakeland's water supply was the < b- ; jeet sought by railing a special meet-i ing of the city commission Saturday! | afternoon at the city hall. Three sep- 1 ; a rate propositions were submitted until acted upon favorably. The first was I ,the drilling of a deep well of sixteen! 'inches diameter at the municipal; Plant on East Rose street. This will require the installation of a special j pump for the lifting of the water; ! from this well, the lifting depth to • he anywhere from fid to 100 feet. 1 County News STATE FLORISTS’ FIRST ANNUAL MEETING HERE Tim fir ' annual convention of the Florida Suit,' Florists' Association will li“ li-hl on Friday. May sth, at tho Hdtol Elk. in Lakeland. The fol lowing; is the program just an nouneeil: ~ it m —fall to order —President Whipp. Invocation —K*'v A. t ■ Pinkston# Christian church, Lakeland. Address ol Welcome —Id. R. Gid dinas of ilie Westmoreland Floral Gardens of Lakeland. Response—F. W- Fletcher ot Rosa lind Gardens, Orlando. President’s Address —C. Leslie Whipp. of Mills, the Florist. Jackson ville. Report of Secretary-Treasurer —By X. A. Reasoner. Royal Taint Nurser ies of Oneco. Business Hour —Induction of mem bers: election of honorary members: adoption of hv-laws: appointment r/ committees nominating, resolution and special. Announcements. 2 10:1.1 a. m —Basic Principles Gov erning tit,. Successful Florist—S. S. Pennock. president of the Society of American Florists and Ornamental Horticitlturalists. Philadelphia. Pa. 10: tr. a. m.—Commercial Rose Grow ing in Florida. Cut Flower Purposes— Moors. Wheatley and Losev of the Evergreen Gardens of Miami. Discus ion led by 1. James Donn. Exotic Gardens. Miami: If TI. H. Hume. Glen St Mary Nurseries: W D. Griding, In. >rstate Nurseries. Jacksonville. ti ll a. nt. —Florist Planting Cal endar for Cut Flowers —F. A. Knull, Floral Cos.. Tampa. Dismission led by E. R. Holdings, Westmoreland Floral Gardens. Lake land: .1. M. Carruthers. Violet Dell Florist. Orlando: W. R. Curry, Curry Florist. DeLand. 12 noon—Adjournment. 12:20 p. tit - Luncheon for members, ! their families and invited guests, af the Elks Hotel dining room. Tickets ' at $1 a plate. See Mr. Holdings of the local committee. 2 p. in.—Report of committees: elec tion of officers: .selection of meeting place. 2:20 p. in.—Novelties 1022 Model— J. M. Carruthers. Violet Dell Florist, Reasoner. Royal Palm Nurseries, Oneco; W. R. Knull. Knull Floral Cos., Tampa: L. F. Darnell. Daytona Cut Flower Shop. 2 p. m.—The Asparagus Growers’ Problem—W. 11. Schulz. Jr.. Auburn dale. Discussion led by F. W. Fletch er. Orlando; W. P. Newell. Apopka: Mr. R. .1. James. Yalahn. 2:20 p in.—Bulb Opportunities—C. S. Tait. Tait Bros.. Brunswick, Ga. Discussion led hv G. Gerliing. Fernan ilina: T. L. Mead. Oviedo: T. K. God bov. Waldo: Goo. J Backus. Stuart. t p. m Floral Accessories—Mr. Bold. Shock of M. Rice *Co„ Phil adelphia. i 1:20 p. tn.—Question box. i ip. m. -Adjournment. There will he an exhibit of floral accessories by Roht. Shock of M. I Rice Cos.. Philadelphia, in the sam ple rooms of Hip Elks Hotel, imme diately following adjournment. At S o'clock on Friday evening Mr. I Whipp of Mills, tile Florist. Inc., will ! give a practical demonstration of the | different classes of floral designing at i the show rooms of the Westmoreland Floral Gardens. This will include ex amples of funeral sprays, wedding linn,Hints, corsages and basket ar | rnngemonts. Owing to tho limited •pace tin's will he open only tn mem hers of tlte association. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Williams and Mr. and Mrs. I. Dale Williams spent j Sunday in Tampa tho guests of Mr. j and Mrs. Leon Howe. Mr and Mrs. T. Green and familv Mr. Robert Scarborough, and Mr. and Mrs. I.eon Fisher and little daughter motored to St. Petersburg Sunday i where they visited Mr. and Mrs. W. HI. Hill.