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PAGE NO. 4. PALATKA DAILY NEWS 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 $2.50 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 135 SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1, 1919. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. 4. Subscribers who do not get their paper are re- quested to call 195. The News wants every person in Palatka to get a paper every day and we will use every effort to see that it is delivered. -' RANSOMING AMERICANS. Another American citizen has been bought on the hoof! Price, $150,000 in gold or $300,000 "Mex." This seems to be a decidedly high quotation on the Mexican market, where two perfectly good American avi ators were ollered last August for 13,000 the brace. Here we nave a jump m me nign cosi or ransoms ui . yci cent in two months'. Nor was this to be anticipated by the shrewdest speculators, as the Mexican market for Am ericans seemed to sag in September, when an American citizen named Dr. J. V. Smith was ia.isoiiHi for $tiuur, ,nu a casual Swede, who was caught on the same train with Smith, was thrown in for good measure by the mer chants in American ticsh-ami-blood. It may be that the present purchase went to an in flated price because he was the United States Consular Agent at i'uebi... This may be a Mex. can way of compli menting her neighboring Republic. When an official of the United States Government is offered in the ope" mar ket, the considerate and ever-polite Mexicans put on him a price to some degree representative of the dignity of his office and the great nation for which he stands. Ransoming Americans is getting to be one of the best things that the Democratic Administration does. It may be objected that the Administration does not do very mud of the ransoming itself that the friends of the marketa ble American usually have to come forward with the coin to prevent the whole noble enterprise from falling through the premature murder of the star actor but our forego ing -encomium stands. Tardily and timidly and tamely as the Administration performs this act, which makes us a'il fiel so proud to be Americans, it still remains one of the best things it noes. Hence, if we may be allowed to offer a friendly sug gestion, it would be that this Administration might add Mother to the list of Ministries which has notoriously Ic:: found all too small to contain the many truly great r.ien whom it so surely summons to the service of their country. When it has so much tall cabinet timber at its disposal anil has so conquered the admiration of the nation by the selections for cabinet honors that it has made, it seems a pity not to give it another opportunity. We might thus get another Burleson, another Daniels, anoth er Baker, another Lansing, every one of whom might eas i'y have remained wholly unknown to us had there not EAST COAST INSPECTOR OF CROSS TIES KILLED business here. This has been systematically t.urned down ' for the reason that we believe The News is a home paper for home people and that we should first open our columns to merchants at home. People generally may not appreciate the menace of centralization of trade, or appreciate thoroughly just what it moans. It does not effect the families of means, but it is the masses who suffer. For instance, if all of the better class of trade from x aiativa goes to jacKsonvme local mercnants wu not De ; G A Cain Meetg Tragic Death while aae to ao tne volume ol business that will permit them to distribute their overhead cost of doing business sufficient ly to make low prices. This will add to the incentive to buy elsewhere, with the result that it will not be long be :'( re Taatka will be unable to do business, that is, local re tail business, in competition with Jacksonville. National Railroad Accident Preven tion Drive, just a few hours before the time set for the termination of the drive, when the Florida East Coast Railroad would have been pro- j claimed winner of the trophy that is IS FIRST FATALITY DURING THE to be awarded. However, the sor- SAFETY DRIVE. Trying to Move Motor Car From Tracks. row felt over the loss of the F. E. C.'s spotless record in the drive is insignificant beside the very deep re gret felt by railroad officials and men alike over the death of inspector Cain. Every employe in the service can have the satisfaction of feeling that lie has done his very best to hold up G. A. Cain, tie inspector, and one of the oldest employes of the Florida This condition is brought about by the automobile. 1 past Coast Railroad, while trying to j the standard of the F. E. C. during Tt permits a Palatka shopper to leave here in the morning, remove a motor car from the. track j the drive, and the interest manifest spend most of the day in Jacksonville shopping and e-! when he observed Passenger Train No. ed by the thousands of railroad em- turn m the afternoon These shoppers carry thousands w aM and . ployes is greatly appreciated by the cf dollars of money that they have earned here to Jack- J management. In spite of the fa- sonville, make it difficult for local merchants to carry a j " e-qui i stock that will meet their needs in emergencies and oner- of a mile south of Titusville Station ate generally to the detriment of the town. But some of the blame rests with the merchants. The Jacksonville papers which come into Palatka carry allur ing advertisements of bargains, paying a tremendous rate, as compared with Palatka, for this advertising space, while local merchants in many instances, decline to pay a rate ibcut eight times less in their local papers. The News believes that a "buy at home" campaign should be innaugurated, that it should be a cause for cefl sure for anyone to wear clothing or eat food or use fur rituie or other equipment that is not purchased in the markets. The menace of the mail order house can also be offset, to a very large degree by this movement. , teen abir.et stats of the mighty on which to place them. MARS' FIGURING. Wv hae received notice of the annual meeting of the National Drainage congress at St. Louis, Nov. 11 to 13 i- .',;-;ve. The rt..t:ce states the congress "advocates util izing the mi.I).:ii.0O(I aires of wet and overflowed lands as a means of reducing the h. c. 1.." which provokes a smile. ih'se .,;' j- , h,, have lived in Florida for long, know s methins .if the way in which most drainage operations are bound up with red tape in the necessary bonding, val idating :cs lief N advertising, soiling the bonds and other necessary lie ;!.! actual liramage can oe commenced. cci thnt i'm.-: i.f us would Me lor- before any ;!.! conn- I'n m the product "f these ill-nine I lands, that wo w "ah! discourage drainage, far from it. Thc.-c lands of Florida which n-ijaire drainage to be nuc:e i oduc ate the richest and n.'.- t vakiabl; when drain ed iaii'is :n the s'.atc I'.y all r-Kvins lot the giod worh gi. on unril the worst oiiagmires shall De turned into smil ing, productive hoir.es for prosperous farmers. It wiil rod to the healthfulness of the state, and immensely to is wall!',. It will make Kii-lda what nature designed it to be when she endowed it with its incomparable climate and tlese fertile lands. It wiil become the greatest stock slate, the greatest agricultural and gardening state in th'1 acreage value of products, and the sugar bowl of the na tion. These are some of the possibilities which drainage will bring to us, and we want them. But we may be permitted to criticise some of the fig ures that are given to make up the 80,000,000 acres of "swamp and overflowed lands" in the nation. Florida is credited in that summary with 18.300,000 acres. If we are correctly informed the state as a whole has about 375, Ot'0,000 acres, and it needs no argument to convince any one at all familiar with the situation that more than one half of it cannot be fairly classed as "wet and overflowed land." Those figures were evidently taken from a repo-'t p.ade by the department of the interior many years ago vhen the belief was rife that Florida was a land of .swamps and jungle. They are manifestly incorrect, but they are allowed to stand to the great detriment of the reputation of the state. They tend to keep alive the old time impression that Florida was a land of swamps, mala r a, mosquitoes and alligators. They should be corrected by some competent authority, for they are ridiculously vntrue, and damaging to the state. rt'ING COTTON DETHRONED. King Cotton has been dethroned in Florida and King Corn will hereafter have his title disputed by King Cane, .ays the Bradford County Telegraph. Sugar cane is to be the money crop of the farmer in the future. The state plant board has placed eleven counties of Florida under quarantine on account of the cane mosaic appearing there and cane cannot be export ed, from them, and ur.til the disease is stamped out, little a:;e will be grown in those counties. Now is Bradford's opportunity to establish herself i:? a cane growing territory. If the mosaic does not in- vu,;tf us spontaneously, and we hope it will not, it will not leach us in years from any of the infected counties, as they are all far away, and the disease will probably be .tamped out before,it can reach our borders. Let eveiy farmer prepare to plant as large a crop of cane as possible next year. The price of cane products will continue to be high. Haw sugar and syrup may be aiade at home, but the sugar factories springing up over the state will create an active market for the cane itself, and the buyers will probably, as is now done with or anges, buy the cane in the field and do their own cutting .'ml hauling. 'Don't be afraid of planting cane; if the crops should not turn out well there will, at least, be plen ty of seed cane, whifh will sell like hot cakes. cn ihursoay. Mr. Cam was not seen by the engineer on No. 29, as he rounded the curve until too late to permit of there being any chance to stop the train. Engineer Joe Knowles was in charge of the locomo tive and the engine was No. 116. Officials and all employes of the Florida East Coast Railroad extend deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family. The accident occurred at 3:22 p. m. Thursday, the thirteenth day of tha ORDER FOR PUBLICATION Tell touring autoists that we have a nice place for them to camp and then direct them to Mulholland Paifc. It is a delightful place on the St. Johns with plenty of water and shade. We understand Bob Holly is issuing a daily down at Sanford, but can't believe it for we haven't seen a copy. Atlanta has decided not to set her clocks back an hour. The new time is too slow for the Georgia capital. Have you an advertisement in The Daily News, Mr. Merchant? It is the best way to identify yourself with our town as well as let people know what you have to sell. Oniy a dollar to be a member of the Red Cross, a little that'll help so much. Such tality reported Thursday, the Florida East Coast Railroad will undoubtedly secure a good rating in the contest, on account of having sustained only ore reportable case. Fresh chile con-corne daily at John Mallem's place. First street 126.96.36.199.4..-1.4. WITH OTHER EDITORS. SEEKING PALATKA BUSINESS. Hardly a day passes that The News does not receive orders for advertising from Jacksonville firms seeking :(; i LORIDA'S GREATEST NEED A million new dwellers in Florida during the next ten ; cars are standing just outside the gate looking and wait- .:.g for arrangements to be made for their entering. A hundred thousand new farms must be opentd, twen .y thousand new business foundations must be laid, fifty : jusand acres in new orange and grapefruit groves must oe started, a mill. on more improved beef and dairy cat Lie : - j.-t be brought in, and two million more hogs and sheep ; u.-t be ready for them, and two hundred thousand more iii Uses must be built all this before that million can en ter. It is a great task confronting us. If it can be ac complished, how can it be done? It can be accomplished, and by one means c !u and every Floridian and by that term we mean every man and woman who comes here expecting to live even the reater part of any year must start now, putting behind and out of mind all things that make for hindrance to growth along healthy lines, and throw herself wholly and i.itensey into the labor of producing. The man who watches the clock contributes nothing to either the general or his own permanent upbuilding It was the old pioneer fathers who labored until the task was finished, who "got out of the wilderness" and all it typifies in the life of a country. It is not how many dollars can I get for my day's work? but how many dollars can I help add to the wealth 0." us all? that counts. There is no daylight saving law that can give us time for all the work that confronts Am erica and our own state today. Too sad it is that even when we have done our honest best, and have devoted a man-long life to the building up of country and mankind, we must leave for others the pleasure of completing what v.e begun. The best that we can do is start something constructive and have faith in our fellows who will suS eed us, that it will be carried on and handed to those who succeed them, true to pattern, and worked out along the Hue-print design of the Master Draughtsman who put us here not to destroy but to build up. The greatest need in Florida today is for men who will see the greatness of the task laid on them, and who v ill forget self in the determination that "while I have strength o labor, that strength shall be spent in adding to the permanency of good, and not to the destruction of what my forefathers gave their lives to begin.' ' In the Circuit Court, Eighth Judicial Circuit, Putnam County, Florida In Chancery. Anson P. DeWolf, et al vs. Frederick H. Chauncey, et al to Correct Mistake and Reform Deeo It, appearing by affidavit appended t) the bill filed in the above stated cause that Frederick H. Chauncey, Minnie F. Chauncey, Amelia B. Lawrence, Nellie P. Chauncey, I George Chauncey and Harry Chaun cey, a minor, the defendants therein named are non-residents of the State of Florida, and that the residence of each is as follows: Frederick H. Chauncey and Minnie F. Chauncey, 17 Wilton Avenue, Rochester, New York: Amelia B. Lawrence, Me cedon, Waytie County, New York; Nellie P. Chauncey, George Chauncey, and Harry Chauncey, a minor, 61 Sid ney street, Rochester, New York; that dj of said defendants, except Har ry Chauncey, a minor, are over the r.ge of twenty-one years, and that there is no person in the State of Florida, upon whom the service of Subpoena would bind such Defend ants; it is therefore ordered that said non-resident defendants be and they are hereby required to appear to the B.l! of Complaint filed in said cause on or before Monday, the 1st day of De cember, A. D. 1919, otherwise the al legations of said bill will be taken as confessed by said Defendants. It is further ordered that this Or der be published once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Palatka Daily News, a newspaper published in said County and State. Witness my hand and official Seal this, the 1st day of November, 1919. (SEAL) R.J.HANCOCK, Clerk Circuit Court. A H. Odom Solicitor for Complainant. WE DON'T BELIEVE IN ASKING FANCY PRICES Just because we have the reputation of selling the BEST MEATS IN THE CITY. We could ask more for our meats just as others do, but we wouldn't have so many satisfied customers, One small profit on each sale, but a volume of sales is our motto. WE CALL THAT GOOD BUSI NESS. We have all the Best Grade of MEATS carried in an ordinary market, and many good eats that the ordinary market nevtr has a call for Dependable Goods. PAINTING IS AN ART We Do It Artistically Also Papering, Kalsomining, Stenciling, Frescoing, Interior Decorating. "The'Painters" PHONE 373 Transfer? LET US DO IT FOR YOU ' All kinds of hauling. Prompt service. PHILLIPS Transfer Co. TELEPHONES Office 358 Night 134 LOWEST PRICES MODERN SERVICE PALATKA'S GREATEST FOOD STORE ORDER FOR PUBLICATION In the Circuit Court, Eighth Judicial Circuit, Putnam County, Florida In Chancery. Carl Bernstorf, Complainant vs. Samuel Trexel and his wife, Mary C. Trexel, Defendants. Bill to Foreclose Mortgage. It appearing by affidavit appended to the bill filed in the above stated cause that Samuel Trexel and Mary C. Trexel, his wife, the defendants therein named are non-residents of the State of Florida, and are resident of 925 LaSalle street, Columbus, Ohio, and are over the age of twenty-one years, and that there is no person in the State of Florida, upon whom the service of Subpoena would bind such defendants; it is therefore ordered that said non-resident Defendants be and they are hereby required to ap pear to the Bill of Complaint filed in said cause on or before Monday, the 1st day of December, A. D. 1919, oth erwise the allegations of said bill will be taken as confessed by said Defendants. It is further ordered that this Or der be published once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Palatka Dai ly News a newspaper published in said County and State. Witness my hand and official Seal this the 1st day of November, 1919. R. J. HANCOCK. Clerk Circuit Court ( SEAL A. H. Odom, riionc Tiro-Seven Special Today Swift's Sugar Cured Skinned Hams (whole or half), lb 35c Best Creamery Butter, one pound prints, lb 7-lc Swift's and Kingan's Sliced Box Bacon, lb 65c Long Horn Cream Cheese, lb. . 45c Fresh Country Eggs, doz 65c Pork Roasts and Chops, lb. 30c & 35c Victory Steak, all meat, lb. ... 25c Pot Roasts, lb 20c and 25c Choice Steak, lb 25c and 30c 'HASTINGS" PUKE PORK SAUSAGE' Milk Feed Veal, Genuine Spring Lamb, Florida Pig Pork, CHOICE WESTERN BEEF, Boiled Ham, Chopped Beef, Liver Pudding, Head Cheese, DILL or SWEET MIXED PICKLES, MACKEREL CODFISH. Largest Variety of Fresh Vegetable in the City The Brightest, Cleanest, Most Popular Market in the City TH0S. CANNON Phone Two-Seven Ppoviped You Want; Quality and Service iMachine 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 j Howell Building Lemon Street For Sale or Rent' ALLEN PLACE ' Twenty acre farm within mile and one half of Court House at Palatka; 12 acres under fence and in cultivation; good new 4-room house, screened; good neighbor hood, PRICE $2000. YEARLY RENTAL $150, FRED T. MERRILL GET SOME 0! our New Florida Cane Syrup IT WILL HELP YOU TO DO WITHOUT SUGAR "The Quality and Quantity Store. " L. C. STEPHENS Cer. Kir by and Morris Phone 84 1, Seeds That Satisfy ,0 OUR SPECtALTY Fresh Field and Garden Seed, Fertilizer. Onion Sets, Oyster Shell, Scratch Feed, Brit Scrap. Try some of our FILL the BASKET C J EGG MASH v The SEEDSMEN u PHONE 210 S V" COM -PLKTK LINK OF POULTRY SUPPLIES 1 1 7 Lemon St. PALATKA THE NEW SEED STCRE DR. E. W. JVARREN. Res. 'Phone 37 Office 'Phone 71 Classified Ads WANTED To buy crop on th trees from small orange grove. See Florida Grocery Co. 10-11-tf. FOR SALE Ford car, 1916 Model, inperfegt order, and as good as" the 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, Florida. v FOR SALE Oakland 40, Truck in good condition. Very cheap. H. C. Gates, Lake Como, Fla. dw. tf. WANTED TO rent house of six or eight rooms. A. H. Selle, telephone 383. 10.27.7t WANTED Lady book-keeper at Hart Furniture Co. Settled woman preferred without children. Must ba accurate in figures and a fast writer. Promotion to right party. Ask for Mr. Price, Manager." 10-28-3t. BEST battery charging equipment m town. Bring your battery in to night, get it in the morning fully re charged. Use our service batteries, meantime. All Work guaranteed. Putnam Electric Garage. Bosca Magnetos repaired. Solicitor for Complainant. Tues.-Thurs-SaUf.