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PALATKA DAILY NEWS
JJalatka Haily Sfoims
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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
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
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 -
. 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
1 Li FROM TAMPA
10 JAX IS PLANNEO
INTER-CITY COMPANY HAS AL
READY BROUGHT MACHINES
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.
It is the hour for sober thinking. It is the hour for
curbing passions, for weighing words, if they must be
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:
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
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
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
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
T FT TTS DO IT
All kinds of hauling. Prompt
Office 358 Night 134
For Clothes oft proclaimeth the man
We Press Them Neat
With Two Steam Presses
GEM CITY PRESSING CLUB
308 Lemon Street Phone 268
Dealers, Con tine tors and
Electrical Repair Work Ione
Anywhere in 8tnte.
GASOMNK ENGINES, LAUNCH
AND At'TO SUPPLIES.
The cow has not yet descended from her tour over
Weeding out is a process which we not only need in
ur social and business life, but also along our streets and
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.
Look Young ! I
FRESHEN UP YOUR SKIN.
TOUCH UP YOUR HAIR.
LET ME HELP YOU.
COFBINGS MADE UP
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
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!
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
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
The Putnam National Bank
' CapitalSurplus and Profit Account
TotalJLiability to Depositors
"OurtStrencthTU Our Gaurantee" Pr We Solicit Your Account
Safe deposit bosos for rent 93.00 per yeer.j
THE MOST COMPLETE AND
BEST EQUIPPED IN THIS
We make all. kinds of Brass Cast
ings and Bearings. Perfect
AUTO ACCESSORIES LAMPS
C. A. AMES
Howell Building Lemon Street
Have You Got
We carry a full line of
In sizes', for every car. .
FREE INSPECTION 'AND DISTILLED
All kinds of repairing on batteries,
generators and magnetos.
In Howell Hotel Building.
" SEEDS THAT SATISFY."
Phone 2 1 0. 117 Lemon SI.
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
To go with the above we. have a great
Syrup in Cans
" and a splendid line of
Jams and Jellies
ALSO NEW DRIED FRUITS
"The duality and Quantity
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,
FOR SALE Oakland 40, Truck in
good condition. Very cheap. H. C
Gates, Lake Como, Fl. dw. tf.
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