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PALATKA DAILY NEWS JJalatka Haily Sfoims Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday, at Palatka, Florida, by Vickers& Guerry. M. M. Vickers Business Manager. Goode M. Guerry Editor. Miss Nell Lucas - Society Editor. The management reserves the right to reject all ob jectionable advertising. Rates for advertising space made known on application. Subscription prices in advance One year - $5.00 One month 60c Six months $--50 One week 15c Application made for Entr- Into the Post Office at Palat ka, Florida, as Second Class Mail Matter. Delivered Anywhere in the City By Carrier for 15 Cents Per Week. Telephone 193 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1919 LAWYERS AND COURTS ARRAIGNED. Phrases like "there is no justice for the poor" and "one law lor the poor and another for the rich" we would iill like to think nothing more than the wild sayings of ir responsive asuatuis una t.e pieaciiers ul discontent. Lawyers ami juiifctss are vont to deny with vehemence and indignation the truth of such phrases, and they are able to support tne i.LM.ais wr.n aiuaieuw ana statements naiu ior the layman to; refute. Yet it is unquestionable that everywhere a"nd in all times there has been widespread I complaint about the delays of the law that amount to re fusals ox justice, auouc tile complexities of procedure that make necessary the employment of lawyers in matters aeenungly simple, and about the redundancies and tech- h. taiit.es of legal language that make it .incomprehensible and therefore irritating to people not trained in its use. The result is a general fear of litigation as something in which success is only a little less disastrous than fail ure, anu lawyers as a class are always more or less on the defensive. That much of this feeling of antagonism to' lawyers and the law comes from ignorance is demonstra ble easily enough by the experts, but the mere fact that the feeling exists and always has existed proves that there is some basis for it, and that it has more than ex cuse is to be gathered from the remarkable report on "Justice and the Poor," prepared under the auspices of the Carnegie Foundation by Reginald Heber Smith of the Boston bar and now published with an acquiescent and commendatory foreword by Elihu Root. According to this document, prepared after a long investigation covering tne whole country, the administra tion of justice in the United States is not impartial, rich and poor do not stand on an equality before the law, and legal methods are such as to make it impossible for a large fraction of the population to get redress in court for vrongs suffered. No "agitator" ever said much more than this, and if the situation is described correctly it de mands the reforms for which there have been so many clamorings. Serious as are the charges against our administration of justice made in this report, they do not include that of corruption in the courts, nor is it asserted that in the courts there is anything like a deliberate and .intentional discrimination between the rich and the poor is favor of the former. That is the effect, but it is not the purpose. it is lar fiom being a deiense of the law, however, to say, as the report does, that the real discrimination is be tween the honest and the dishonest, with the latter having i in their power by delays and the imposition of intolera- i. io ovnunp t.n keen their victims in many cases without ltdress. If that is so, then the root of the evil is in the dishonesty of lawyers, for it is nothing else to attain dis honest ends for dishonest clients. That puts the case too Harshly, perhaps, but while lawyers interpret as so many of them do the rule that any lawyer can take and cause ...,,,1 mL-.. ,,f it. the best the law Dermits. scandals will abound and the laity's distrust of their class and of the courts will continue. Legislatures as well as lawyers and courts deserve rriticism. If laws were better drawn and if there were fewer of them litigation would not be the fearsome thin; it is now to most people. their part to tell the public, what they are going to do about it'.- They cannot afford to let the "borers" win. ' ' ' k - MOLLIE STEIJYIER. . As. he floings of the' "Reds" fill the newspapers, every once in a while some one of the group who is thrown tJ the top presents all the characteristics of the type. And such is Mollie Stelmer. Mollie is again in jail, a willful, hysterical, irresponsible young East Side New York Rus sian woman, scarcely out of her teens. She was tinder S?10,(K)0 bail for interfering with the draft and, having ap pealed from a sentence of fifteen years, kept up her "Red" activities. Of course, Mollie is not the first young per son to be willful and headstrong, and many faniilies have to deal with sons and daughters of this type, whose will fulness concerns itself usually only about social or family matters. But Mollie represents the up-to-date Soviet woman. So her willfulness and caprice is aimed at socie ty and at government. She is dangerous not because she knows anything about public matters or governments, but because, wholly irresponsible and ignorant, she is like. a blind baby playing with dynamite. The type is common enough among the young men and women of the Radi cals over here, and the most unfortunate part about it is the stpid logic of Americans who ought to know better w ho, having encouraged the Mollie Steimers to "express j themselves," without restraint or reticence, then, when the Mollies, parade and threaten revolution, cry out that they i exist because "the United States has done nothing for j them." As a matter of fact, this is a glittering untruth j that might be called by a shorter and uglier word. Is i the boon of asylum which -was given them freely worth nothing? 1 Li FROM TAMPA 10 JAX IS PLANNEO INTER-CITY COMPANY HAS AL READY BROUGHT MACHINES DOWN. WANTED SOBER THINKERS. Five hundred years before the coming of the Christ, Polvbius. the Greek political economist, wrote that demo cracies were beautiful in theory and temporary practice, ut never permanent. They eventually suffered dissolu on from the center, liberties tending to create anarchy. Has this hour struck in America ? Flaming across the pages of every newspaper in this fair land today is the scarlet shadow cast before. Classes and masses are sharply drawn into groups. Employee n demployer are at cross purposes. Strikes impend. The industrial and commercial fabric is threatened. With factories idle, business at a standstill the gaunt spectre of the wolf can be seen in the shadows. Then what? It is the hour for sober thinking. It is the hour for curbing passions, for weighing words, if they must be spoken. Anarchy springs like a serpent from its coil, striking blindly. In the far east the natives have learned the in nocuous effect of soothing music upon the cobra. Ve might well chant pacifying hymns now in this hour. REFUGE FOR LEPERS. rHonotVioo fmm Washington indicate that the visit tf Governor Catts and his entourage will have no particu lar weight in determining tne government to iocme a iw uge for lepers in this state. Surgeon Blue made it plain in the first instance that unless some good reason were advanced why a leprosarium should not be established in Florida the government would not change its plans. , rrotestants in riorjua imvc (iiwccucu umul uic -surrtption that the location of such an institution here would deter visitors from the state. Such an idea is the veriest rot. Scientists have long ago determined that the iisease is not nearly as communicative as tuberculosis o: the lungs. Tho nlH RihliVal storv of reouirine leners to cry "Un clean" as they proceeded through the streets has magni fied the danger of the disease in tne minus oi many, rny tell us the disease described in the Bible has no being now, so far as they have ever been able to discover. that if no excitement had been cre ated about this institution no one would have suffered cr been the wiser by its location in Florida. THE TRUTH ABOUT THE BORERS. There was nothing novel about the testimony of the radical attorney Margolis before the Senate committee as to his social and industrial ideas as an out-and-out I. W. W. extremist. It was the same old sing-song that the I. V. VV. cxiiortors tell their deluded followers as they pro jdiesy how Utopia will arrive with the overthrow of all ex-ii-tini? forms of industrial relationship, and that, once the industrial factor is changed, the need of government pass cs away like facts. A boy of twelve could answer this argument since there is nothing mysterious or menacing in government and, except to twisted mentalities, it is ob vious to every one that the status of labor is only one fac tor in any civilization. ,o far as government goes, if the lawlessness in industrial matters which the I. W. W. pro pose to set up were a fact, the I. W. W. would have to u vent an elaborate social governmental organization to control their own Utopina. As a matter of fact, Bolshe vik Russia has developed government to an extreme of centralization unknown anywhere else. But the crude and puerile sociological views of this Pittsburgh lawyer are of small importance, except that they are exposed to the whole United States by reason of his appearance before the Senate committee, by which inquisitorial method, indeed on the principle of the mi crophone by which the footsteps of a fly sound like the tread of elephants many obscure if dangerous nonetitie3 ririradp for tho. moment as historical characters. While i much of what Attorney Margolis said was inconsequent the one cat that he did let out of the bag justified the com mittee in putting him on a pedestal, if not a pillory. That was his statement as to what radicals like Foster pro pose doing in the trade unions through which they are now exploiting their extreme and revolutionary ideas. The picture of Foster and other radicals "boring" into trade unionism in order to inoculate it with the virus of radicalism is not a pleasant picture. But, though long known and though Mr. Gompers has been struggling with the issue, the brutal frankness of the attorney for the I W. W., unwittingly doubtless, has done the public a real service. The evil conspiracy is exposed, and it is now the province of the leaders of trade unions in America on Will Be Able to Go From Tampa to Jacksonville in About Two Hours. PLANT CITY, Oct. 25 An air line between Tampa and Jacksonville, taking in Lakeland, Plant City and other towns, is now assured. "Six minutes to Lakeland." "Tampa to Jacksonville in one hour and a half." We're living in a "going some" age, but that is what representatives of the Inter-City Air Line told memBers of the Plant City Board of Trade Tuesday night, when the question of securing a site for a landing field snd endorsement of the aviator's proj ect was under discussion. Lieut. Roger Q. Williams and Ser geant John Duffer, who, until recent ly, were connected with the Govern ment aviation field at Arcadia, visited Plant City Tuesday afternoon in the "Imp," the machine of the Inter-City Air Line, and did some loop-the-loop acts while looking over the communi ty. They were here again in the evening, with George Haldeman, an officer of the company, and talked in terestingly of what that corporation expects to do the coming months. Mr. Haldeman sought the co-operation of the Board of Trade iry securing a landing field in Plant City, witn the promise that if a field can be had here, the machines of the Inter-City Air Line will make regular visits, an 1 bring and carry passengers, the trips at first, to be at intervals of a week or be used by other aviators, and would, in time, be of great value to the commjunity, inasmuch as flying machines will, within a few years, be almost as common as automobiles are now. Mr. Haldeman also asked en dorsement of the corporation's pur pose, which was accorded. He stated that the stock in the company is own ed by South Florida men, mostly in Lakeland, but he expects to offer a small amount of the stock here. Bar tow business men, and business men in Dade City and Zephyrhills, also are interested in the project, said Mr. haldeman, who declared that it is the purpose of the company to inaugurate .egular passenger service between Tampa and Jacksonville. The jour ney between these cities to consume about one and a half hours, and the fly between Plant City and Lakeland to consume about six minutes. TAMPA KICKING ON MILK Milkmen Propose a Price Advance of Twenty-five Per Cent. ' TAMPA, Oct, 25. Milk consum ers in Tampa are up in arms over the proposal of the dairymen to increasei their price on milk 20 per cent, or to 25 cents per quart, as against the present price of twenty cents. The matter is in tentative form as yet, the dairymen not having announced their fixed intention, but sort 'o feeling out public sentiment, with the C . . dprpurpose general understanding that twenty five cents is to be the price this win ter. . The dairymen admit that the price of foodstuffs is lower now than it was a month ago, but sho wthat most of the basic feeds are costing 10 to 20 per cent, more now than a year ago. They also claim that labor is higher, and that twenty-cent milk has not yielded a fair profit Transfer? T FT TTS DO IT FOR YOU All kinds of hauling. Prompt service. PHILLIPS Transfer Co. TELEPHONES Office 358 Night 134 Look Neat For Clothes oft proclaimeth the man We Press Them Neat With Two Steam Presses GEM CITY PRESSING CLUB 308 Lemon Street Phone 268 SandsBros. Dealers, Con tine tors and ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS mm supplies Electrical Repair Work Ione Anywhere in 8tnte. GASOMNK ENGINES, LAUNCH AND At'TO SUPPLIES. MARINE Palatka HARDWARE - Florida The cow has not yet descended from her tour over the moon. Weeding out is a process which we not only need in ur social and business life, but also along our streets and vacant lots. A- Putnam County Fair is hardly feasible this year, out it is not too early to begin planning one for next year. Brother Adrian Jordan has given up the newspaper business to begin counting noses for Uncle Sam. He will have regular meal hours now. ALBERT IN QUAKER TOWN. PHILADTLPHIA, Oct. 25 King Albert and Queen Elizabeth of Bel gium will arrive in this city Monday and will remain here five hours. Mayor Smith, who has been in At lantic City, came to Philadelphia yes terday and telephoned to the State Department in Washington. LADIES ! Look Young ! I FRESHEN UP YOUR SKIN. TOUCH UP YOUR HAIR. LET ME HELP YOU. COFBINGS MADE UP TERMS REASONABLE Susie Durham 409 Lemon St. Phone 130 The crisis in British governmental affairs is not alto gether unexpected. The disgruntled element in the Em pire is similar to the pne we have over here. ' Ebulition in governments wdj follow for some time to come, and we may just as well face it. As it seems to us the capitalist group wants collec tive bargaining where the collection is its side. It is not willing that labor shall also bargain collectively. They might as well face it as it seems to be the only way labor has to deal, since all other methods have failed. Armistice Day in Palatka s.hould be made not only a credit to the town and county, but expressive of the ap preciation our people feel of the service rendered by our coldiers. The race is not always to the swift, as is shown in the possibility that the Sky Pilot may not be acclaimed winner of the trans-continental derby. Evidently the administration considers the industrial crisis grave. If half a million miners walk out on No vember 1, it is not difficult to foresee what a disaster it will be to every enterprise. It is to be hped that some solution wB be evolved at today's session of the cabinet. . Florida is fortunate in being one of the few states that will need a minimum amount of coal this winter. In case of a strike wood can be used for fuel in an emergency. Tampa has an anti-spitting ordinance but The Tri bune calls attention to the fact that no one has been fined recently for violating it. A man in Tampa cannot raise a good spit these days. Sugar! Sugar! Sugar! IS SCARCE But the Economy Grocery gets a fresh shipment of POUND MARBLE RAISIN and LAYER CAKES each week, and four shipments of STONE CAKES each week which are fresh and sweet They also carry a full line of all High Class JELLIES, JAMS, PRESERVES and MARMA LADES. So if it is something sweet that you want Phone 35 or 36 and you can get it Service Their Motto The Economy Grocery J The Putnam National Bank ofPalatka,Florida ' CapitalSurplus and Profit Account $140,000.00 TotalJLiability to Depositors $800,000.00 "OurtStrencthTU Our Gaurantee" Pr We Solicit Your Account Safe deposit bosos for rent 93.00 per yeer.j Machine Shop THE MOST COMPLETE AND BEST EQUIPPED IN THIS SECTION. We make all. kinds of Brass Cast ings and Bearings. Perfect workmanship, reasonable prices. AUTO ACCESSORIES LAMPS BATTERIES Insyde Tires C. A. AMES Howell Building Lemon Street Have You Got BATTERY TROUBLES? We carry a full line of PREST-O-LITE BATTERIES In sizes', for every car. . FREE INSPECTION 'AND DISTILLED WATER SUPPLIED. All kinds of repairing on batteries, generators and magnetos. PUTNAM ELECTRIC GARAGE In Howell Hotel Building. " SEEDS THAT SATISFY." OUR SEEDS everywhere EmbraceE deserved Success i THE SEEDSMEN Phone 2 1 0. 117 Lemon SI. PALATKA, FLA. THE NEW SEED STORE WE WISH TO ANNOUNCE that our new Fall Goods are arriving now. We have just received some NEW CROP CEREALS, including Prepared Buckwheat, Pan cake, Graham Flours, Oat meal, Farina and other breakfast foods. To go with the above we. have a great variety of Syrup in Cans " and a splendid line of Jams and Jellies ALSO NEW DRIED FRUITS "The duality and Quantity Store. " L. C. STEPHENS Cer. Kirby and Morris Pbone 84 WANTED To buy crop on tha trees from small orange grove. See Florida Grocery Co. 10-11-tf. DR. E. W. WARREN. Res. Thone 37 Office 'Phone 71 FOR SALE Ford car, 1916 Model, inperfect order, and as good as fhqr" day it was bought. It has new tiree,1 one extra front tire, and - extra " equipment. It is a sity inch tread. Price, $500. For particulars writN Capt H. E. Anderson, Interlachen, Florida. , FOR SALE Oakland 40, Truck in good condition. Very cheap. H. C Gates, Lake Como, Fl. dw. tf.