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PALATKA DAILY NEWS
Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday, at Palatka,
M. M. Vitkers Business Manager.
Goode M. Guerry Editor.
Miss Nell Lucas Society Editor.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1919.
NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.
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.
THE TRAVELING TENT SHOW.
In this issue of The News appears a communication
from Ed. M. Earnest pointing out the evil effect of trav
eling tent shows in small communities. Mr. Earnest's
position and sentiment is no doubt voiced by all of the re
tail merchants and busitiess men generally of the city.
Tent shows have been practically barred from every
vide awake city in the country by the fixing of prohibi
tory licenses. Tin's was done because such shows have a
small army of stragglers and followers who, under the
guise of being canvassmen and employes in other ca
pacities prey upon the communities in which they happen
to be. The first one which came to Palatka this year was
followed by al '.easi three robberies.
But in addition to the class of ur.cesirable citizens
such shows bring into a community is the class of the at
tractions themselves. If they were educational or ten
ding to uplift morals or even innocent amusement they
would not be so objectionable. But they appeal to the
baser sensibilities, especially the street carnival shows.
It is rumored that the local Lodge of Moose is plan
ning to bring a carnival here for a week's stay. It is
presumable that the operators of the carnival have paint
ed in glowing colors the amount of money they will be able
to turn over to the lodge as its part of the proceeds. If
the officials of the lodge will investigate the matter as a
business proposiion they will find that when theyGhave
paid all of their share of the expenses that there will he
very little left, the carnival management will have the
money and the retail merchants of the city will whistle
for their usual Christmas trade.
At least this has been the experience wherevr one
of these cheap, tawdey, catchpenny affairs have been held.
Travelling carnivals fini? few places where they can light,
and Palatka should not be one of them.
The license ordinance provides that every "carnival
or street fair shall pay to the City of Palatka a license
tax of $5.00 per day for each place, tent or structure
where any show, perforr,a:ice, or exhibition is given, or
where any game is played or thing sold or given away,
End for every concession shown or operated upon the
ground, or travelling or connected therewith, whether ad
mission is charged or not."
This ordinance, it is understood from members of
council is to be enforced strictly, but there is a very
strong sentiment that council raise these figures, making
such a show license prohibitive.
We take the position that a county fair, a chatauqun
tr other attractions ov real benefit and merit should be
encouraged, and we will lend our every effort to encour
age them, but we believe that the Moose can put on their
own bazaar, fair or even carnival and get all the pro
ceeds and have a much more attractive and less grasping
THE TREATY IS DEAD.
America was not as great in victory as in prepara
tion for it. Through the stubborn and arbitrary tactics
of a group of men in the United States Senate the sacri- 1
fices of nearly two years of warfare and of thousands of
young lives have practically been made in vain. As to
I he ultimate fate of the Peace Treaty no man can sur
mise. But yestordaj's action in the Senate indicates thai
whatever effort is made by the President will be oppose:l ;
and made political capital. It is a condition fraught
v.ith peril to the country, and is even more men;: - in.' th;"
the 1 .v'.-lu". i:- :- upmim.' whi n we have recently wit
nessed. As to the precise effect of the fight which has been
va'.'c! c: t:v;1y i;i'n: ' 'v ! "th at lr i'e
in Europe, but press and public in enemy countries, no '
cur attitude abroad is no more wretched than it is at
home. By the performances of the treaty-wreckers we
go far beyond proclaiming distrust of former friends an 1
an unwillingness to share with them the burdens which
partly by our leadership have been forced upon them. We
confess lack of faith in ourselves. We who never fal
tered in battle shrink meanly from the consequences of
victory. We who staked our. all upon a cause notify tho
v-orld to-day that we have neither men nor money nor
time nor countenance for that cause except as in a par
ticular case we may be moved to act.
In reactionary Germany there is hope and in Eng
land, Fiance and Italy and many small nations not yet
sure of deliverance there is fear that the United States
Senate had killed the League of Nations. Has that been
i.hc purpose of Senator Lodge and his followers all along .'
When the Republican leader of the Senate was asked on
Saturday if he thought the treaty as interpreted and am
ended would be rejected, he answered in the affirmative.
"Then the treaty is dead?" was the rejoinder, to which
his reply was, "Undoubtedly."
If that be true, something besides the treaty has per
ished in the United States, something more important
even than the treaty. We have lost courage, confidence'
and resource; we have made the Declaration of Independ
ence parochial instead of universal, and we have with
drawn selfishly and afraid from complications that never
can be settled without our help. To have fought a cost
iy war to a victorious end only to run away in panic from
i he problems of peace is not like the United States, but,
thanks to partyism and cowardice in the Senate, that is
the record as it stands.
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TWO H0PS5HE CLAWS
WILL CARRY EXTRA FUEL TANK
Expects to Start Early Next Week to
Establish New Record For
Old John Barleycorn is on trial for his life before the
United States Supreme Court today.
Gilbert Leach is getting out twenty pages of his
crack paper, "The Leesburg Commercial, every week.
The people in that hustling community have long since
discovered the value of ink and white paper.
Naming of the local post of the American Legion
after Pert Hodge is to our mind, a very appropos action
cn the part of the young men who wish to perpetuate the
memory of one of their number who made the supreme
About the most appropriate thing we've seen an
nounced by the state fair officials is a free feed to the
editors. Now if they'll make a drive for something to
wear for the slaves of the press the thing will probably
be a success. ; i
WITH OTHER EDITORS.
PROTECT THE QUAIL.
It is not with the idea of begrudging the hunter a
moments pleasure, but in the interest of our crops and be
cause of the experience of many farmers in other sections
v ho protect their quail, we feel it timely to point out to
the farmers the great value of the quail as an insect and
worm destroyer. Only today a farmer remarked that
"roll worms" had been entirely freed from his bean crop
Dy a large covey of quail that would nightly roost in his
Other fields of beans nearby who harbored no quail
were literally eaten up by these roll worms who feed on
the tender leaves of the plant. The same protection is
afforded cotton from the boll wevil by quail. A case of
note originated in Taylor county during an unusual run
cf the boll-weevil. One large planter protected three or
'our coveys of quail in his ciotton land and while other
farms lost their entire cotton crop to the boll-weevil, this
farmer was kept immune by the quail he cared for. On
one occasion he killed one of the quail and and its crop
disclosed numbers of boll-weevil testifying to its activi
ties as a destroyer of the '.'.estructive insect.
Quail and the black-birds are truly the farmers most
faithful friends and without doubt worth more in their
natural pursuits of protection them they are as joy produ
cers for the huntsman. Eventually laws are going lu
be enforced protecting these friends of ours to the limit
and until that time, the farmers and those who love birds
ynd appreciate their value should combine to prevent their
wanton destruction. Keep the hunters out of your fields
mhI off your lands. Protect your little friends, the quail,
and you will be better off in pocket and in conscience.
WITH OUR READERS.
an 1 l .a'.y arc sn agreeiuoi :
i' spirit which has urged t';i
ii: .;.!. '. K.c.
in their .ii t c pretat inns of t
n.utilaiion of the covenant.
When Senator I.oil.'c iinimunred his plan to rip th"
treaty or to send it back to the Peace Conference, Junker
Germany lu.iled the project with sincere enthusiasm.
Various newspapers in that country spoke of the Sen;',"
programme as reflecting a mighty change of opinion on
the parr of America, as a great educational effort, as in
dicating the ."possibility of a si parate peace, as promising
a revision of jho treaty and as forecasting the dawn of a
Now thn thirteen reservations, the one relating to
Shantung be'.- m arly an amendment, have been adopte 1
by the Senate, the countries with which we recently were
associated in war are naturally shocked. From tem we
hve expressions of amazement and despair; charges of
faithlessness and abandonment; intimations that we have
turned upon our own ideals, and gloomy predictions as
to the fate of Europe and of the world if the United S'at- ?
is to hold jtscIT aloof, assuming no responsibilities an-l
reckless alike of humanity and civilization in conditions
that are desperate if not appalling.
Applause from Berlin and reproaches from London.
Tars and Rome are what might have been expecte nv.t
Editor News: I note in your headline "BURGLARS
LOOT .'! BUSINESS PLACES" you state that "Tent
rhow followers believed responsible" You have hit the
i. ail on the head. I have lived here Pi years and have
noted at least for the past many years that we have had
more or less robberies as such shows come to town. Ev-
ry town has more or less the same experience. I have
fi r several years advocated barring such shows from our
"wn entirely which can easily be done by our City Offi
c a!s making the license $200 a performance and if noth-i,.-'
else will get the proper action, I hope the next few
'.. ining here will get so bad that the people will be so
awakened that they will rise up in a body as it were an.l
eimand that they be barred.
Seveial towns in the State have done this, some long
. go. One town I will mention in particular is Bartow.
At first they made the license $100, but a few come at this
; -nd thcni;cy made it .$250, which shut them out effec
tually. They did not do this however until they had ma
i y robberies and other depredations with possibly a mur
ucr which I am not sure of now. This awakened the
i ei.ple, and the City officials took action. Everybody
knows that this class of people follow tent shows, Cir
uises and Carnivals which always cost the town and peo
1 ie far more than they get out of them, yet we allow
them to come for a paltry few dollars license.
I noticed recently one of our big dailies commenting
en a C n us being in town, stated that it took 50 extra
l oiiee and private Detectives V watch for Pick-pockets
;.n 1 to keep gambling dow , seeming to speak of it as
: ..-net' ing to be proud df. Why do we want them to
iime knowing these to ht facts? Let everybody make
a piotist and ree.ucst the City officials to make the h
c(iso hi;. h thry will not want to stop here. We do
;h t. r.ee'l tl.em. we have been stung.
ED. M. EARNEST.
NEW YORK, Nov. 20. Lieut. B.
W. Maynard, the "flying parson," in
whom the attention of the wholj
county was focused during the recent
transcontinental air race, announced
to an audience at the West Side Y.
M. C. A. yesterday afternoon that
within the next eight days he expects
to try a one-stop flight from coast to
to coast. He hopes to cover 1,500
miles or better in a single hop with a
remodelled De Haviland plane which
has been named the Greyhound.
Lieut. Maynard's statement wasi
interpreted to mean that trials have
convinced him that this flight, about
the feasibility of which he was in
doubt on his return home in the trans
continental race, can be made. The
doubt he expressed at that time was
as to the fuel-carrying capacity of
the machine, his flight having shown
him a Liberty motor consumption of
about 30 gallons cf gasoline an hour.
Hopes for 140 Miles an Hour Speed
The normal still air speed of a
DH-4 is 124 miles. With its extra
tanks the Greyhound can start with
306 gallons of fuel, or a little more
than ten hours' supply. But with the
changes which the ship has under
gone, and a little help from the wind,
it is hoped to speed up to 140 miles or
better, which brings the one-stop
flight within the realm of the pos
sible, although with the scantiest
followed last night by County Agent
Cantrell and State Agent McQuarrie,
c f Gainesville, who will assist in its
Mr. Cantrell has gathered togeth
er a particularly fine exhibit this year
and at the last moment secured a
small exhibit of citrus fruit. He
hopes to have this increased by tomorrow.
Fresh chile con-corne daily at John
Mallem's place. First street.
DenlerR, ContrHftors and
Electriral Krpntr Work lvune
Anywhere lu Ktnte.
(IASOI.1.NK KMilNKS. LAUNCH
AND AITO SIHTI.1KS.
Palatka - - Florida
! Machine Shop
. THE MOST COMPLETE AND
BEST EQUIPPED IN THIS
I We make all kinds of Brass Cast
j ings and Bearings. Perfect
AUTO ACCESSORIES LAMPS
C. A. AMES
EXHIBIT OFF TO FAIR.
County Agent Cantrell Has Gone to
Put It In Place.
There will be no delay in getting
Putnam county's exhibit in place at
the fair this year. The exhibit went
forward yesterday morning and was
Hasty Hot Lunch
IT WILL HELP YOU TO DO
' The. Ouality and Quantity
L. C. STEPHENS
Cor. Kirby and Morrii Phone 84
Eventually, why not now
1 f AAV V V M II
A Shop with all Comforts and Con
gruences and Employing Only
" Th Fountain
THE OLDEST (BAKHER ESTABLISH
MENT IN THE CITY.
Has'proirrebsed with the Times in New
and Modern Equipment and Efficient
Next to WhiteiiaH Market.
ARTHUR BROWNING, Prop.
124 I eu.o.i St. PALATKA
IS AN ART
We Do It Artistically
" The Painters "
t Look Young !t
FRESHEN UP YOUR SKIN;
TOUCH UP YOUR HAIR.
LET ME HELP YOU.
COMBINGS MADE UP
409 Lemon St. Phone 130
The Putnam National Bank
of Palatka, Florida
Capital Surplusjand Profit Account
TotalfLiability to Depositors
"OurS v,er gth it Our Guarantee" We Solicit Your Account
Safe deposit boxes for rent $3.00 per year.
Don't Miss a
If you do, you miss the most delightful
experience, a mild clear Havana filled,
shade grown wrapper, generous size,
satisfactory and pleasing smoke.
You'll like VIRGINIA LEE Cigars.
All of the tt,XVTrTCteCa.
ra era sen . &vitoezsztr3r-
For Clothes oft proclaimed! the man
We 1'ress Them Xeat
Wuh Tiro Steam Iresses
GEM CITY PRESSING CLUB
308 Lemon Street Phone 268
For Sale or Rent
Twenty acre farm within mile and one
half of Court;Huuse at Palatka; 12 acre
under fence and in cultivation; good new
4-rooni house, screened; good neighbor
hood, PRICE $.2 0 00. YEARLY
FRED T. MERRILL
C. WADE PAGE, M. D.
Diseases of the Eye, Ear,
Nose and Throat
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DR. E. V. WARREN,
lies. 'Phone 37 Of6ce 'Phone 71
FOR SALE Oakland 40, Truck in
Ceod condition. Very cheap. H. C.
Ctites, Lake Como, Fla. dw. tf.
LOST Evenintr Nov. 17th. hptwopn
Kalbficld's theater and Kirby St.,
small gold crescent. Reward if
fjund. Mrs. W. H. BEASLEY. Bia
Kirby St. 11-18-3U
BEST battery charging equipment
in town. Bring your battery in to
night, get it in the morning fully re- I
charged. Use our service batteries,'
meantime. All Work euarantped.
Tiitnam .Electric Garage. Bosch
WANTED Furnished house, bv
neat American, financially responsible
in or near town. Monthly rental in
a lvance. Address with complete des
cription, C. NEIL, Paaltka. Fla.
FOR SALE Good red sweet Po
tatoes, $1.50 per bushel delivered.
Phone 50. Thur-Fri-Sat
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