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PALATKA 'DAILY NEWS
Jalatlsa Uatljj Ifruia
Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday, at Palatka,
M. M. Vickers Business Manager.
Goode M. Guerry . Editor.
Miss. Nell Lucas Society Editor.
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WEDNESDAY, jOCTOBTR 29, 1919.
MR. GOMPERS AND HIS ENEMIES.
For a long time Mr. Samuel Gompers has been a bul
wark of moderation and conservatism, as well as a con
structive force," in the American labor movement. Tae
American reaeration of Labor had become a great influ
ence and power under his prudent and wise direction,
enemies wiuuu u ana outsiue ot it he nas hau to'stiuggie
against: Socialists, extreme radical, revolution.-,
cicalists, advocates of political action by a distinct Labor
Party, enthusiasts oi "Uirect action," I. W. W.'s with tneir
"one big union' and their miscellaneous program of mis-
1 Of late the enemies within seem to have won an in
sidious victoiy. Younger and rasher leaders prevail
appears that Mr. Gompers has lost his old, deserved au
thority. It is but a shadowy pre-eminence that he main
ian- L,y words, orders, actions inconsonant with the sag
acious and fru.tful policies that have made his name so
great, so respected, here and abroad. The Federation is
fallen on evil days. The I. W. V, is "boring from with
in.' Unauthorized strikes, 62 out of 70 recent ones, ac
cording to the I. W. W. counsel, Margolis, testify to the
mutinous spirit and contempt of authority growing in its
ranks, Mr. Gompers seems able to assume an authority
tn:;'u has passed, or is passing away from him, only by
. yielding to the extremists. On the day of the regreta-
ble withdrawal of Mr. Gampers and the labor group from
the Industrial Conference the Illinois Federation of La
nor urged him to call a special convention of the Ameri
can Federation at Washington. The railroad brotherhood
representatives were to be invited.. The object of the
convention was "an offensive and defensive alliance of the
Jnterna-tional . unions of the United States and CariUda
and the railroad brotherhoods, more effeatively to fight out
..the life and death struggles Of the workers now in pro
gress and impending." The Illinois' federation attael
td "the Illinois Federation attacked "the Steel Trust" for
its methods for control in the steel strike. "Too long has
labor permitted these tyrants to keep the workers on
The country knows who caused the steel strike. It-
knows that it is essentially a strike of foreigners against
Americans, that it is largely conducted by alien agita
tors, by Bolshevist piopugandists. At Gary I. W. W.
cards are numerous among the foreign strikers Reds
and Red literature abound. The overthrow of the Gov
ernment and the ' bourgeoisie," the establishment of a So
viet State, are advocated in many languages. An I. W.
W. with a Federation card, a "borer from within," is
found. Mr. Gampers complies with the request of the
Illinois sympathizers, with a strike ordered and managed
by his enemies, by many enemies of the United States,
fie calls a conference of 112 heads of unions affiliated
with the Federation. They are to discuss "present and
impending disputes." The railroad brotherhoods, the
farmers, the laboi.- organizations of Canada will be asked
to co-operate. Labor is at the peak of prosperity.
Wages .c-ie never so high. Hours are short. The con
tempora.y strike is for power, not on account of griev
ances, if there is a death-and-life struggle of the work
ers now in progress, it is in the unions themselves, in the
Federaiion of Labor. Will the labor unions, having
fcained and grown enormously, following American poli
cies and sustained by public opinion, throw away all then
advantages, make public opinion their enemy, adopt for
eign iueas and methods? Flushed with long triumph, pen
etrated by alien and sinister influences, substituting a
class interest for a broad, general American obligation
and patriotism, will they seek to impose their autocrati'i
will upon the country? If they do, they are doomed.
They will be crushed against the majority of Americans.
More than that, they will fall to pieces because the ma
jority of their members are Americans, used to modera
tion, common sense, ordery methods, disgusted with im
ported syndicalism, "direct action," Bolshevism, anarch
ism. Only the labor unions can injure labor unionise.
Mr. Gompers can expect no mercy from the radicals who
distrust or hate him. Better for his fame, better for the
Federation, that he should put his back to the wall, fight,
not Surrender; try to keep the Federation American.
had been received. The publishers felt .that this was the
test way to let people know what to expect.' Since the
first issue not a day has passed that ten or more sub
scriptions have been received, all of them voluntary.
Our list now is much larger than we expected this early
si) our new venture and is growing daiy. We expect
to make the circulation in Palatka one hundred per eent.
if such a thing is possible.'
The volume pf advertising carried in The News speak
for itself. The average daily space carried in'the paper
is about 300 inches, which is a decided compliment to
the publication. Advertising rates have been fixed with
a view to furnishing the greatest publicity for the small
est possible cost. We have the facilities, for handlipj
this advertising in an artistic manner, as the display ad
vertising will indicate, and it is sure to bring results.
The News is not yet all that it is hoped by the pub
1'shers to make it. It has been handicapped by lack of
labor and the various problems which attend the launching
of a-new daily paper. But the experimental stage has
been passed and we are looking to future in which to
make improvements, enlargements and additions.
SAVING THE BOYS.
The national organization of the Young Men's Chris
nan Association is conducting all over the country a cam
paign for community betterment, especially as it effects
ooys. The campaign is on in Putnam county now and
.t should receive the support of every citizen whether he
r-as any. boys or not.
Ihere are 145.C0O boys in the State of Florida in the
ivost critical, fiercely-tempted, character-forming period
life. Investigation brings out the fact that only 70
fer cent, of these are enrolled in the public schools, and
niy 10 per cent, of those in the schools are attending any
Sunday School. Is this not of grave concern to you?
atistics indicate that the majority of accessions to the
ranks of the incompetent and criminal or industry, decen
cy and righteousness come from boys in their teens.
Every boy who comes to maturity has cost the-state
that is you and I the sum of One Thousand Dollars,
to reliable statisticians state. If the boy goes wrong
mere is a loss to the State of One Thousand Dollars and
the necessity of spending another thousand to protect so
ciety. The U. S. Government places a valuation of Two
PLEA FOR EXPOSITION
COMMISSION RESERVES ITS DE
' CISION UNTIL LATER
Strong Delegations From Several
Florida Cities Join in Urging
Site at Jax
JAJ.SUNV1LLE. October 29
(Special.) Jacksonville is anxious
ly awaiting the decision of the Flori
da Purchase Exposition commission
which was in session here yesterday
afternoon fort he purpose of hear-
ing Jacksonville's claim for the lo
cation of the big exposition which is
to be held in 1921.
Atter hearing the arguments of
the Jacksonville citizens, as well as
those from Pensacola, who were
given a second chance to make argu
ments, the commission retired at 4
m. to room 518 in the Seminole
Hotel, and was busy until 10 o'clock.
when an adjournment was taken and
announcement was made that no de
cision had been reached, but that the
commision would meet again, Wed
nesday, November 5, at 11 a. m.. in
he Seminole Hotel.
as a result of the session, the
commission has a mass of data tn
over which will require further
BAPTIST MUM TO
REV. H. B. KENNEDY OF JACK.
SONVILLE TO SPEAK.
Specil Service Will Be Held at Bap
tist Church All Invited to
lhousand Dollars on every boy of military age (18). JusJ
figure it out for yourself. Florida's biggest asset "her
aoys' might be a liability.
One city in the- State reports an increase of 25 pes.
cent, in Juevnile crime in 1918 over the same period of
17,. Thousands are being spent to reforf the boy
Would it not be a wiser plan to spend something to
form" them during their plastic state? Looked at from
every point, the real issue today is how to hold boys in-
their tens to their highest ideals.
' Why should you be concerned? Because they are the
i'uture leaders of our State and Nation and it should be
the aim of every patriotic American to aid in the develop
rent of the highest type of citizenship.. The saving cf
the boy is fundamental to the redemptign of human sc
ciety. . . " .
CLUB IS FOR ENTIRE COUNTY. "
George R. Hilty, chairmah'of the finance committee
f the Putnam County Country Club, has addressed an
pen letter to the citizens of Putnam county. It is ad
dressed more particularly to those who have been under
the impression that the club is entirely a Palatka institu-
ion, that it is designed to advertise Palatka and that only
esidents of Palatka will secure the benefits.
When the club was first conceived the idea was to
make it a county institution. One which would be acces
sible to winter visitors, as well as regular residents, from
every small town and country place in the county. In
order to emphasize this idea it was named "Putnam Coun
ty Country Club."
With modern means of transportation by auto the
lub will easily be accessible to residents from the remo
est sections of the county. It will be closer to several
towns in the county than it is to Palatka, and every ef
fort will be made to induce the residents of smaller towns
o take an active interest, serve as officers and directors
and feel that the club is as much theirs as it is anyone
Just a little more of the tang of autumn in the air
The News is becoming known abroad.
criptions were received today from Canada.
It behooves the merchant to let the strangers in our
ates know that he is in business and what he has for
ale. Palatka has never entertained so many newcomers
HOW THE NEWS IS GROWING.
Expressed appreciation of The Daily News by those
who have been regular readers since its first issue, is
no less appreciated by the publishers than the constantly
increasing subscription list and advertising patronage. It
indicates that the afternoon paper is distinctly the home
paper, that 'its local circulation is sure to be more general
than morning editions and that advertisers quickly recog
nize the advantage in circulation.
It is not our purpose to make odorous comparisons.
But we must contend that any individual who will consid
er his own case must agree that the afternoon paper is
more eagerly sought because it brings to him the news
on the day it happens. None the less poetent in Us
sttractiveness is the hour at which it arrives the hour
of relaxation after the day's work is done.
Big advertisers in the cities have tested out the pull
ing powers of advertising in afternoon editions on more
than one occasion. In New York the big morning dai
lies soon recognized this fact and all put in afternoon
editions, reserving the morning editions for the out-of-town
The Daily News has been delivered into the homes of
Palatka free, for a perii where no regular subscription
With bank desposits showing an increase of $700,000
during the last year and post office receipts steadily
climbing we need no surer barometer of business for the
Palatka the Hub. Keeping boosting it.
Hollister is making great preparations for its com
munity fair to be held on November 15.: Some splendid
exhibits are assured from this prosperous and enterpris
ing section of the county.
All union labor is not of an anarchistic or radical
temperament and this conservative element is sure to pro-
ail in the long run. "
Trotsky lost his staff,
in New York.
He easily recruit another one
It was stated that the greatest
problem is that- of finances. The
magnitude of the proposition is so
great, it was considered, that in or
der to get government appropria
tion, the commission must first get
adequate appropriation from the
The marble dining room in the
Seminole Hotel was filled with repre
sentative citizens all of whom were
anrious to have the fair located in
this city . Delegations from St, Au
gustine, Tampa, Bushnell and Fort
Myers were present. The speakers
set forth the reasons why Jackson
sonville should be selected for the
great exposition and made eloquent:
appeals to the commissioner of five!
men to name this city for the World's '
A delegation from Pensacola was
also present The members of the!
delegation were asked" to express'
their views. Two of them, - Pope
Keese and John S. Beard, spoke in
behalf of that city. They stated
that Pensacola was entitled to the
fair because she was the capital of
West Florida, because. she was one
of the oldest cities in the State, be
cause she had pledged $1,200,000,
because she had been designated as
the centennial city on three different
occasions by the State legislature.
They declared that Jacksonville was
the largest and richest city in the
State, but that that was no reason
why she ehould be selected by the
commission. They appealed to the
commission not to take the centen
nial away from them.
Formally starting the Baptist Sev- j
enty-five Million Dollar Campaign in
this county, Dr. H. B. Kennedy, the
well known Baptist divine of Jackson
ville, will speak at the Baptist church
tonight, beginning at 7:30 o'clock.
Dr. Kennedy is1 a speaker of splen
did ability, and is sure to interest
those who hear him. Talks by other
members of the congregation will be
in order, all tending to give impetus
to the campaign in this county.
Organization of the entire county
progressing satisfactorily, accord
ing to Llano Cantrell, county chair
man. Mr. Cantrell says complete or
ganization has been perfected in the
Satsuma Heights church, Satsuma;
Macedonia church, Carraway; Parian
church, Grandin; Bostwick church,
Bostwick; Palatka Heights church,
Fclatka; Rodman church, Rodman;
Peniel church, Palatka; Edgar church,
Edgar; Providence church, Palatka;
Hebron church, Hollistef ; Crescent
City church, Crescent City.
LET tJS DO IT
All kinds of hauling. Prompt
Office 358 Night 134
Fresh chile con-corne daily at John
Mallem's place. First street.
MIAMI WOMAN KILLED.
Claiming Automatic Gun, Acci
dentally Discharges It.
MIAMI, Oct. 29. (Special) Mrs.
Mary Kludo was accidentally killed
this morning by her son, Hans Kludo.
Hans was examining, an automatic
gun for the purpose of killing a beef,
when it went off, the ball striking
bis mother killing her almost instant
ly. Hans did not know of the awful
accident until he heard his mother ex
claim. "Oh, God, Oh, God," as she
was in the second room attending to
iier work. Hans hurried to his moth
er, throwing his arms around her
eck, pleading with her to speak to
hTn, but she had passed into the great
beyond. Dr. J. G. Dupuis of Lemon
City was called, but the mother had
' There's something really
fascinating about the styles
this season. Prospective
purchasers will find stun
ning examples of the modish
millinery, in all of the vari
ous types in my display.
or the genteel tailor made
models are to be found here.
Come and look at them.
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
v WATER SUPPLIED.
All kinds of repairing on batteriex,-
generators and magnetos.
In Howell Hotel Building.
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 v
and a splendid line of
Jams and Jellies
ALSO NEW DRIED FRUITS
"The Quality and Quantity
L. C. STEPHENS
Cor. Kirby and Morris Phone 84
The Mexican government has been ordered to return
William O. Jenkins, American consular agent at Pueblo,
to the American government. Pronto, Caranza, pronto.
The Johnson amendment will be defeated, it is ad
mitted. Then why does Lodge and his associates still
continue tossing monkey wrenches in the machhitry
More homes are being built in Palatka t'.n ever be
fore in its history, but there is still more need.
Oysters are selling in London two for a quarter.
silent reminder. , '
All labor is not radical and anarchistic, so why con
demn the whole for the few?
Have plenty of Gas
We keep it. And we sell it 25 cents per gallon. It's what
makes things move these days.
Mobiloils, 25 cents per quart.
Polarine, 20 cents per quart.
Goodyear Tires. Most miles for the money. Best by test
LEMON STREET ONE BLOCK WEST OF COURT HOUSE
Seeds That Satisfy
Fresh Field and Gardea
Seed. Fertllbpr rininn
j - WHIWII
Sets, Oysler Shell,
POULTRY , SCIar'f,
SUPPLIES V 6r,,SP'
Jry tome ot our
FILL the BASKET cr c A L L
THE NEW SEED STCRE
DR. E. W. WARREN.
Res. 'Phone 37 Office 'Phone 71
WANTED To buy crop on th
trees from small orange grove. ' See
Florida Grocery Co. ' 10-11-tf.
FOR SALE Ford car, 1916 Model,
inperfect order, and as good as th
day it was bought. It has new tires,
one extra front tire, and extra
equipment. It is a sity inch tread.
Price, 500. For particulars write
Capt. H. E. Anderson, Interlachen.
FOR SALE Oakland 40, Truck in
good condition. Very cheap. H. C.
Gates, Lake'Como, Fla. dw. tf.
The Putnam National Bank
Capital Surplus and Profit Account
$140,000.00 . . . "
Total Liability to Depositors
'Our Strngthi Our GauvntM W Solicit Your Account
Sf deposit box for rant $3.00 par year.
WANTED TO rent house of six or
eight rooms. A. H. Selle, telephone
WANTED Lady book-keeper at
Hart Furniture Co. Settled woman
preferred without children. Must bs
accurate in figures and a fast writer.
Promotion to right party. Ask for
Mr. Price, Manager. 10-28-3t
. n tart absolutely necessary to say
omtthlnu alUy to the girl at the ci
gar eonuter. The proprietor doesnt
require It of customers and the girt
lsnt paid for listening to senseless
charter. Toledo Blads,
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