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PAGE NO. 3 IS MYTH SAYS MITCHELL FORD MAN WAS AFRAID 'O THINGS GOING BAD. 's Prediction All Imagination, ' ; Says Weather Sharp For I Florida. hie time ago Albert F. Porta pre id that the world would come to rid between December 17 and 20. 'frightened B. W. Herndon of ord, and he wrote for Weather caster Mitchell, of the Jack Ule weather bureau, for more in- formatioa He got it. Mr. Mitch ell's letter will probably set at rest any fears that others may have, aris ing from Porta's predictions. .. It says: Replying to your letter of the 17th inst., regarding a plantetary catas trophe between "Dec. 17 and 20, 1919, and afterwards," as announced by Al bert F. Porta, I beg to advise that all terrestrial weather is the result of solar influence. The matter of the existence of suspots s weill known, and they are objects of constant at tention by the scientific world, being more numerous, possibly every 11 years. However, the "conjunction" of planets has not as yet, so far as i j Known causea any lOTpmeno.ou3 aegree of excitement among t astronomers, and I thilnk you may compose your- RGADE THEATRE u : nzzzz: rhanksgiving P E C I A L j rPCEKIE CASTLE ,'The Firing Line rpHE glass of fashion and mould of form" j lovely Irene Castle will dance into mr heart in thisj big, brilliant, colorful v ama of life at gay Palm Beach. Charm g gowns, stirring adventure, laughter and ve and tears amid the flowers and foun tns of Florida. Robert W. Chambers' mous novel come to life ! Keen with tire, rich with romance, warm with the d blood of youth. Also R. and MRS. SIDNEY DREW ONE OF THEIR 44 RTJNK E Rj E D " MIT ABLE COMEDIES 1 U 11 IV Yj IV Yj YJ pedal Matinee will not begin until OOo 'clock. Come Early. ee Puncture-Proof Tires PALATKA niSTItllWTOK VIXCANI2ISB DONE KIOUT NTRAL VULCAN1ZER P. C O'HAVER I ENFORCEMENT IS VERY DIFFICULT MOONSHINERS ORGANIZING AGAINST REVENUE OFFICERS. Enforcement Officer Says It Means a Battle to the Finish Between Forces. ATLANTA, Nov. 25 D. J. Gamatt, recently Appointed by the federal government to supervise prohibition enforcement to supervise prohibition enforcement in the southeast, in a statement to the Prohibition Enforce ment campaign Committee, declares that enforcement means a battle to the finish with a well organized Hand of the most desperate of criminals and yeggmen. The statement says: "The whiskey interests are well organized. On account of the enor mous profits in the manufacture and sale of the whiskey it has drawn in to this traffic the most desperate of criminals and yeggmen, and it is no child's play to bring these men to justice. "It looks like unfortunate circum stances move in circles and six of my mtn now are under arrest for murder because of having to shoot men who tried to kill them. "We have been operating entirely heretofore under the revenue laws, and it would not be surprising to me at all if we continue to operate un der them instead of the new prohi bition law, because the internal rev enue laws provide for a minimum penalty and the prohibition laws can be whittled down to a penalty of even one cent. "The force in our territorial division will consist of a numby of officers who will be available for this line of work. They will not be restricted to any special territorial arrangement, but they can be used where their ser vices aire most needed. When these officers are not employed on one of those cleanups they will be placed at strategic points ready for instant action. "With an appropriation of only $2,- 000,000 for this work for the fiscal year 1920 you can readily see that it is going to be impossible for the Fed eral government to take over all the responsibility of enforcing these va rious laws, and it is going to be nec essary, if you want enforcement of the law, to secure the functions of sheriff, police officers and all other officers of the law." POOR RUSHING TO GET , DIVORCESJN LONDON LONDON, Nov. 25 A great in crease in the number of divorce cases is one of the results in the law cpurts of the first year of peace. "I think it will be safe to prophesy." said one of the leading authorities on divorces court procedure recently, "that when the sitting commences the list of divorce suits will stand at about 2000 cases." More than 1000 cases already have been set down, and the list is far from complete. Quite a third, and proba bly half, of the total will be "poor persons" cases, the majority of which will be undefended. At last sitting of the court the un defended list comprised 662 cases; about 400 of these were left over and will probably be included in this term's list. Mr. Adrian H. Hassard-Short, sec retary of the London prescribed offi cers (poor persons), said that appli cations were reaching him at .the rate of twenty a day. "More than 18,000 applicants have been dealt with," he said, "since the rules came into force, of whom 90 per cent have been divorced. LONDON SIPS YANKEE RYE. English Cousins Dislike It, However and Yearn for Home-Made Brands. ; QUALITY ; ; Electrical Work NO MATTERMWHETHER IT BE THE GOGDS WE SELL OR OUR IN STALLATION SERVICE. QOi.ry IS THE PREDOMINATING FEVT- ' URE. HAVE YOU GIVEN OUR SER VICE A TRIAL ? I Phone 338 for Quality ' Electrical WorJi. Spencer Electric Co. NEXT TO STATE BANK tKa; W U W w J 1 b y lf ; ! iifi 1 L . in !ri ?riT! r m s ! : , 1 jj MS J U 7R rl AN 71 RATS GOING DOWN. Tampa Will Pay Only Five Cents Per Head for Them. TAMPA,' Nov. 25 nFive cents in stead of ten, as at first announced, is the price the city will pay to any per son delivering a dead rat at the city incinerating plant. Mayor McKay, whose offer of ten cents per rat, for the city, aroused a lot of enthusiasm among the boys and some of the grown-ups of the city a1 few days ago, says he was a bit over-enthusiastic in making the offer "no but what I believe it is worth ten cents a head to the town to be rid of its rats," says his honor. So the price is fixed at five cents. City Impoun ding Officer Arthur Schlemann, who has been at the game for several weeks along the waterfront, has a loc of traps set and he is fattening his monthly collections considerably at the expense of the rodent family. Fresh chile con-come daily at John Mallem's place. First street. The Miracle Man is coming. self the direful forecast of Mr. Tor ta. Remember that there is usually a slorm of some nature passing over the country every three days, and it requires no violent stretch of the im agination to accept the supposition that a disturbance may occur "from December 17 to Dec. 20, 1919, and sometime afterwards.' Of course tlia "sometime afterwards is rather elastic Should the event happen one thousand years after date the "forecaster of evil" will be able to claim a verification, but, he will hard ly be present to hear the plaudits( ?) of the world. He will be deader than the basis of his prophecy. When wo know that the sun is losing heat) that the solar constant is variable yes, but even that need nottaus us any alarm. The boll weevil, citrus canker, itch, and other maladies, to which the animal and vegetable worlds are heir are far more impor tant to you. and me. Phone me if you survive after, the 20 of Decem ber. , Truly yours, J. A. MITCHEL. Meteoroligist, weather-bureau. . LONDON, Nov. 25 Owing to the goverment's ruling that all whisky should be released from bond forth with there are queues for whisky at London shops and orders by post and telegram are more numerous. In coming months a good deal of whisk v on sale in bars will be of the kind imported from America. Since ) prohibition came into operation in the United States and Canada large ship ments of spirits have reached this country, and some of the liquor has already found its way into market ai'd has been offered to the public I either under its own name or blended ; with Scotch whisky. FRESH GROUND MEAL Put up in ten pound sacks for consumer's use, fresh at the mill. We are turning out the best grade 01 meal we have ever been able to make. Get It When It Is Fresh Fresh ground meal leaves that pleasant, fruity taste in the mouth. Insist on getting it at your local grocery, and if you cannot get it there, see us. ST. JOHN'S RIVER MILLING CO. PUTNAM EXHIBIT IS GOOD. Those Who Have Seen the Fair Say It Is Equal to Any. j Palabkans who have already attend ed the state fair at Jacksonville re port, that the Putnam County exhibit is about as good as any seen at the fair, and Agent Oantrell has display ed it to splendid advantages. One of the chief inadequacies of the exhibit, it ds stated, is the entire ab sence of a creditable citrus fn.t ex hibit. (The location of the Putnam booth is the best in the agricultural hall and it is expected that the coun ty will receive a great deal of adver tising from it. I ARCADE THEATRE November 29 I MAY GET REDPATHS. The Biggest Scream Ever Offered Chautauqua Agent Here to Plan Spring Program. J. C. Cooper, representing the Red path Chatauqua, has been a guest here for several days in an effort to form a chatauqua association for the purpose of putting on a five day pro gram here next spring. A proposition was made to the lo csl post of the American Legion, but the executive committee decided that it had no authority to enter into an agreement to take charge of the affair. It is understood that a proposition will be submitted to the local lodge of : Elks. Tho Laugh Shew of the Age COOLER WEATHER. POSITIVELY EVERYTHING NEW Catchy Music- Good Comedy - Pretty Costumes 1 ANT' A Real Beauty Singing and Dancing Chorus PRICES 50c to $1.50 SEATS ON SALE AT PALATKA PHARMACY The thermometer was considera bly lower this morning and early morning fires and wraps were com fortable. Predictions for today ara clear today and Wednesday with prac tically no change in temperature. I B I A Sheeplike Vegetable. A curious plant provtin in Peru Is known to the native as "yareta" or "vegetable sheep." It prows abundant ly among rocks ut hlch altitudes along the Andes of Bolivia and Peru, where it constitutes a conspicuous feature In the landscape oeeause of its pecu liar manner of developing the so called "polster," or cushion formation. The "yarota" forms hillocks or small mounds often three feet hit.h and sometimes several feet in diameter. Moreover, the entire mound is made up of a single plant, not of a colony of individuals, and it attains this enormous size and extreme compact ness by a process of repeated branch ing, so that the ultimate branches are closely crowded and the outer surface Is continuous. The flowers of the "yareta" are very thin, only about one-eight of an Inch long, and are borne In small clusters near the tips of the branches. The fruit resembles a miniature caraway seed. The na tives use the plant as fuel. Powertul Stone-Crusher. What Is reported to be the largest syratory stone-crusher ever built has Hist been completed at Allentown, Pa. Hie machine is to he used for crush ing limestone for chemical purposes, llux. etc. It has two jaw openings, each 00x190 inches, nnd an estimated capacity of 2,500 tons per hour, reduc ing to eight inches. The crusher com plete weighs about 800,000 pounds, Is 17 feet 8 inches high from foundation to top of hopper, and has a shaft x Teet long nnd 40 inches in diameter. Schemer. "I must tell you, Edgar, that I can not cooR." "But those excellent meals I have had at your house?" "Were all prepared by our cook." "Po you think we can get her away from your folks when we are wedj" Louisville Courier-Journal. Father Was in Training. Klhel The bride nearly fainted during the ceremony and had to be supiorted by her father until It was over. Egbert Tes; and now I hear her father Is supporting both of them. London Answers. . Farmers May Obtain Large Supply of Winter Fuel by Utilizing Fallen Timber Many farms have available large quantities of timber, fallen and other wise, which the farmer can profitably Convert into fuel for winter, says the United States department of agricul ture, if he will provide himself with: the necessary power-operated equip-, tnent. A large amount of labor re quired In preparing firewood has kept; many farmers from using wood fori fuel! but with the high prices for coaV it behooves the thrifty farmer to con-i eider the advantage of investing in a' wood-sawing machine which will makei if .possible to utilize much timber on! bis-laiid at a relatively small expendi ture of labor. A great many farmers! already have gasoline engines suitable for driving such a machine. The lat ter Is comparatively Inexpensive. One outfit can do the work for several farmers each year nnd the purchase of. a complete outfit, including an engine to furnish power may be profitable for1 a group of fanners or for one who ls In a position to do a certain amount ot work for bis neighbors.