PALATKA DAILY NEW.S
PAGE NO. 3
MYTH SAYS MITCHELL
FORD MAN WAS AFRAID
'O THINGS GOING BAD.
's Prediction All Imagination,
' ; Says Weather Sharp For
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
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
Known causea any lOTpmeno.ou3 aegree
of excitement among t astronomers,
and I thilnk you may compose your-
u : nzzzz:
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.
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.
VIXCANI2ISB DONE KIOUT
NTRAL VULCAN1ZER P. C O'HAVER
IS VERY DIFFICULT
AGAINST REVENUE OFFICERS.
Enforcement Officer Says It Means a
Battle to the Finish Between
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
"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
"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
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
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 ?
Phone 338 for Quality
' Electrical WorJi.
Spencer Electric Co.
NEXT TO STATE BANK
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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
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
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 :
Tho Laugh Shew
of the Age
POSITIVELY EVERYTHING NEW
Catchy Music- Good Comedy - Pretty Costumes
A Real Beauty Singing and Dancing Chorus
PRICES 50c to $1.50
SEATS ON SALE AT
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.
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.
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.
"I must tell you, Edgar, that I can
"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"
Father Was in Training.
Klhel The bride nearly fainted
during the ceremony and had to be
supiorted by her father until It was
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.
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