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PALATKA DAILY NEWS
PAGE NO. 2 Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday, et Palatka, Florida, by,. Vickersfc Guerry. M. M. Vickers Goode M. Guerry . Miss Nell Lucas .Business Manager. Editor. Society Editor. The management reserves the right to reject all ob jectionable advertising. Rates for advertising space made known on application. Subscription prices in advanca One year - $5.00 One month 60e Six months - $2.50 One week 15e Entered in the Post Office at Palatka, Florida, as Second Class Mail Matter. Delivered Anywhere in the City By Carrier for 15 Cents Per Week. Telephone 195 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1919 NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. I Subscribers who do not get their paper are re- quested to call 195. The News wants every person Palatka to get a paper every day anu we win use T in every effort to see that it is delivered. Lieutenant Maynard, who was 'heralded as a hero for his transcontinental flight, haa been knocked from his pedestal. He was flying a little too high when he made Kcneial charges of inebruicy against the army air service as ;eason for so many accidents. He charged that his statement had been altered, but the Anti-Saloon league has pulled 'his original copy on him, typewritten and ac companied by a signed letter. The Sky-pilot will now subside. Science is turning its attention from war to farnv in .producing more from the ground. Great progress in'tood production from the same acreage next year is looked forward to by the Department of Agriculture, despite the shortage of labor, much of which is now loaf ing around in the centers of population. If science can also devise some method of making the idle work it will njt benecessary to devise so many new plans for making the earth yield more abundantly. We are in receipt of a very interesting volume pub lished by Miss Carita Doggett, from the Drew Press, Jacksonville, on Dir. Andrew Turnbull and the New Smyr na CoJony of Florida. Miss Doggett has, with evident lains and much industry, gathered together one of the most interesting bits of Florida history it has ever been our pleasure to review. The compromise between the government and the Rig Five was a victory for the retail and wholesale gro wers, but we don't imagine that a combination as power ful as the packers are willing to give up their strangle hold on the public so easily. They will probably seek other channels. SOUTH FOR THE NEGIU). I Lyman D. Hall, principal of the Southern Industrial Institute at Camp Kill, Ala., an institution of learning fur coloied people, draws a very clear picture of the rea sons why the nesrices wr.o Hocked to the north in recent j ears are now turning back to the south. Writing :n the Philadelphia Ledger he said that he recently encounter! an old acquaintance on a Pullman car, who was anxicms to talk about his experiences after he left Alabama. He had earned more but it cost him more to live, and his savings accumulated in Alabama had been gradulally dissipated. He wrote: "Of course he complained about excessive prices of ail commodities, but what he complained most about was the great difficulty in finding work. Only relatively few positions are open to the colored man in Chicago, while in the South nearly every sort of opportunity, industrial ly, awaits him. He complained also of the attitude of trany white men in the North toward the colored man rothing that was really tangible and yet an influence so subtle and all-pervasive that every colored man feels it. "This young, porter has traveled extensively, and he told me that wherever the negro is found in large num bers there is the same question of segregation, etc., as we find in the South, with this difference, that it seems more bitter North than South, because he has been led to expect different treatment in the North. It is al most impossible to find a single town where any colored man is received on perfect equality with white men, and this porter told me that he and many others are coming South again as soon as they can. "Some years un'o, in the city of Boston, I met one .-lay a bright young colored man, I believe a Harvard graduate, who was ei.gaged in a worthy enterprise and had desk room in one of the poorer office buildings near fcco:iey Square. Tills youn'j man, highly educated, was full of halted against the South and had no words to ex 1 ;oss his disapproval of Booker Washington. I tried to tell him that he did not know the South. But the curious and really memorable thing about this meeting was that the young man told me that he was about to be com pelled to move his desk to some other building, and the reason was that he was a negro. I then suggested two or three great office buildings where I had seen "To rent" signs displayed. He replied promptly: "Not on -our lift.not to a negro!" The young man assured me that there was not one single office building among the modern structures that would rent him even desk room, much less an office." These observations, coming from one of the colored race are particularly pertinent at this time when there sire so many idle negroes in the t.orth and so much need for their services in the south. There has been ? heavy exodus of colored residents from Illinois, Ohio r,r,d Indiana in the last few months, wording to statistics from the government labor bu reau, the trend being southward where the negro has lived so long and welire all of his natural environments seems to be. The announcement that there is little probability of any railroad legislation by January 1, or that the roads u iil be turned back to the owners by that time brings one bit of satisfaction just so long as the government has Jiem they will at least continue to operate trains. New York is looking forward to a lively New Year, despite the fact that there will be no hard stuff served at any of the Lobster Palaces. We imagine that the prices of the food lerved on that occasion will be suf ficient to knock the revellers dizzy. Bunnell should have a lively Christmas this year. According to a statement of an official from that com munity recently as much as eight car loads of whiskey has been seized passing through there in the last thirty days. They're all wondering in Washington now, Democrats as well as Republicans. Both are afraid Mr. Wilson may agree to became the peoples' candidate again, whether the politicians want him or not. The French say that they are sure Germany will Mart another war in a few years. Not if the Kaiser and all of his brood are put in a cool, dry place. e We see that Ellis Island gates are ajar, from the outside coming in. We hope Its THE THREE FACTORS. The report of General Pershing to Secretary Baker on how the American army in France helped to win the war is a thrice told tale, that, however, cannot be told too often. While most are familiar in a general way with what he has set out, the retelling cannot but lead to a deep sense of natural pride m that he makes it clear that it was America and Americans that did save the Allies when things were darkest. Even those who like to enjoy the patriotic satisfaction of holding that we "won the war" can find many features of General Pershing's strat egic and tactical discussion that will justify their opinior.1 hat, above all, the broad conclusions of General Pershing, whn Tie comes to lay down the reasons for our success, are of tihe most inspiring character. For in his general ..appreciation" of those who fought with him he is very decided, alter mentioning the "splendidi ability, loyalty and efficiency that characterized the service of both com batant and noncombatant individuals and organizations," in pointing out that the most striking qualiy of both off i--nPTs and men was the resourcefulness, energy and com mon sense employed under all circumstances in handling their problems." Approbation from Sir Hubert is praise indeed. Most Americans had hoped that tiong with our idealism resourcefulness, energy and common sense would be viewed as cardinal Americn virtues by an unbiased ob MTWr That General Pershing found those virtues were the determining factora so far as our troops went ia no email thing, and the lesson of bis conclusions must De oovi- ous to all. J W511ard has been indicted on a charge of profit in rord wood. We believed that Jess should hava teen arrested long before for obtaining money under false pretense. ' ' WITH OTHER EDITORS. t US DEMOCRATS." ' The Jacksonville Evening Metropolis says: "President Wilson says lie will hold the Republican party responsible for delay in peace treaty proposition. Ain't that just like a Democrat?" And why should not "us democrats" stand behind the r resident in this position ? During the war democrats find republicans stood together for our country. What ever war power was given to the President was given by consent of both the great political parties. Whatever expenses we incurred came from the votes, ia congress, of both democrats and republicans. Whn the war ceas ed, we rejoiced alike. Woodrow Wilson was on every tongue. Then the republican leaders began to realize the dan ger of going further in praise of Mr. Wilson. A prs- idential campaign was approaching and, insted of praise 'hey began to criticise. That criticism became bitter. It is useless to say the Peace Treaty and the League of Nations is not now a party issue. The republican lead ers have designed and made it so. There was nothing else for them to do. The clash of steel and roar of can non have ceased and politics now holds away. The re publicans control both the Senate and the House of Rep- esentatives. Future legislation is in their hands. If we are wise we will stand by the President and leave it to the republican party to settle things. They will bite off more than they can chew. Let "us democrats" play critics awhile. The glory of American achievement is Woodrow Wil son. Gainesville Sun. AMUSEMENTS. Vivian Martin Monday That she is "the sweetest little girl in the movies," is a phrase that is gradulally becoming linked with the name of Vivian Martin, who stars in Paramount pictures. Miss Martin's portrayals are always so unaffected that those who see her pictures might almost be said to be in love with her. In her latest production "Tha Home Girl," which will be shown at the Arcade Theater Monday next, Miss Martin plays the role of a quaint little New England girl, whose fideli ty to the man she loved is as immo vable as the mountain. It is the Bort of role which has gained for her the great army of admirers of which she can, but does not, boast. It is " predicted that ''The Home Town Girl'' will rank among the best pictures of its class and it will be anxiously awaited by many screen pa trons who delight in Mass Martin's splendid work. IN THE CHURCHES. - ' ' f ? ' ! FOR I g00d Ji-'.fw; First Baptist Church. ; ct,tes, f X Services at the First Baptist ?lltlrlnv RS follows: O.QO . .v, Cnlnv School. H. M Fpamsirie. SudL. E. H. Collier As-1 ture John? 1 Lemon?! Gnat Bill at Arcade One of the strongest bills presented at the Arcade in a lonf while will be that of today when William S. Hart rn "Branding Broadway" is present ed. No less attractive to the pro gram is a de luxe production by Mack Sennett of "East Lynne, With Va riations." This is a screamingly fun y picture with all the Sennett stars, Chester Conklin, Ford Sterling, Ben Turpin, Aleck Lynn and others, in cluding the beauty bathing girls. sistent. ' 10:45 a m. and 7:15 p. m. Preach ing. Theme for the morning hour will be, "The Birth of Christ." Theme for evening service"Heroi; Measures in Desperate Cases. 6:15 p. m. Meeting of the B. Y. P. U., Mrs. E. H. Collier, presiding. Wednesday Prayer meeting at 7:30 p. mi. Bible study and devotional. A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend these services. s ' J. F. Savell, Pastor. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Donald MacQueen, Minister. Services it 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Subjects morning "'The Faith of the Shepherds"; Evening, "Poor that others might be Rich." Sabbath school at 9:30 a. m., Mr. Fred Merrill, Supt. Prayer meeting Wednesday 7:30 p, m. All not otherwise engaged are cor dially invited to worship with us. and TWO WEEKS HOLIDAY. Schools Will Not Resume Until Janu ary 5 in Palatka. School children will enjoy a two weeks holiday this Christmas, yes terday being the last session until January 5, when the schools of the city and county will resume. Principal W. H. Cassels, accompa nied by Mrs. Cassels, left yesterday morning frr Plant City where they will spend the holidays with relatievs. FOR; tor. ty short t care If WA in go;-Addrff Wi desii'l Addi' FT grai' 25 O j doz.f Lea T , pis' cu) vh de to I:. B St. James Methodist Church. Sabbath school at 9:45 a. m. Preaeh.ng services at 11 a. m 7:30 p. m. Everybody invited to attend all of these sendees. H. DUTILL, Pastor. Sunday Services St. Marks Church. 7:30 Holy Communion. 9:30 a. in. Sundy School. 11 a. m. Morning Prayer and ser mon. A most cordial invitation to every; one to worship with us. The music by a boy s and men's choir. J. H. WEBBER-THOMPSON. f p. Beit Government f Tne proper function of a governmet, la to make It easy for people to t ?ood and difficult for them to do erj. Gladstone. . y , TjV -.: : I'M''' I VOL. ifcC t V.. MFOR I m m m m n :rri i DRIVER OF HAD NW),iday Goods such THROUGI r men' Iadies and BARRICA an you eitpect 10 TAKE Wl CARS O'UI : ! rvnoever is flitfon of the he other si ecour was a Waa being Vej: a storm hi al, of motorists ase the road bion&5th CHRISTMAS SPECIALS , In Choicest Fruits and Confections NUTS, CANDIES, FRUITS SPECIAL SALE ON CHS. CIGARS nd CIGARS 7c., 3 FOR 20c, (for holiday, only) Get Your Order in Early to Avoid Ruh , 25 SPECIALS IN CHRISTMAS BOXES OF CIGARS. Two pounds sugar u-ith each dollar j.urchtise BLUE JACKET FRUIT STORE B. GRORAB, Proprietor j?U R- k Gibson 1 mJk ''is car m.SI NS GUARDED. Dec. 19 Liquor je with wWskey for American ports are ly airmed guards it ay. The precau- a left for San Fran- worth of liquor another hundJdl jud in the SsvLy when traverses IS THERE STILL A DIXIE. The Clearwater Sun facetiously remarks that ths reason why we do not know "where we are at" is because "there is now no North, no South, no East, no West'' We are glad that the country is solidly united again and hope that the bond of friendship between the sections may grow stronger each day, even though in some sec tions of the north the virus of sectional hatred still runs rampant, but to va there is and always will be a South. There may be no East, no West and no North, but there will always be a South the South that George Bafley of the Houston Post, describes m the following beautiful words: "Yes, there ia still a Dixie. A Dixie in the hearts of some of us, and in that realm of the spirit, fancy may summon visions of the most beautiful of scenes, the loveliest of faces and days of cloudless blue! Dixie, the Fast to which those of us who stand on the rim of the fadine dav turn in devotion, while the shadows creep! Dixie, the Glory Land of the Past, the golden bourne of memory's silent hambles, the hallowed Solitude in whose cool depths the lost chords of life breathe their music into the soul! Dixie, Love's Shadowland, peopled with the unfettered spirits of the noble and the great, redo lent of memories that do not die, because they cluster about things immortal, templed with the dream-fabrics of a nation that drew from out God's boundless deep, and, after four years of romance, poetry and glory, turned against Home!" Punt Gorda Herald. SPECIAL CHRISTMAS DINNER Turkey ? Xo ! Goose ? Xo What ? A lloast rig Cranberry Sauce Pumpkin Pie Baked Apple 65c ALSO A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS DINNER FOR 60c. Everything To MakeJYou Feel Homelike Xmas C. G.WARD - 612 Lemon St. 20,000 POUNDS Fruit Cake Plenty of POUND, MARBLE and other XMAS CAKES Whittaker's Bakery r- ",is car ""on JLhen tt reached ached j PAINTING IS AN ART We Do It Artistically , -Aim Papering, Kalsomining Stenciling, Frescoing, Interior Decorating. " The Painters " PHONE 373 C. WADE PAGE, M. D. Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat GI.ASSKS l-ROI'EKLY ADJI'STCD Oflti Krlldonce OR t l'huiix ! l'bonc fcUt Koom 5 Merryday U'lilg PALATKA, KI.A. 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 FEE TO BATTLEFIELDS. PARIS, Dec. 20 The French Gov ernment is considering charging ad-. mission fees to tourists desiring: to visit the various battlefields in France, it was stated today. Finan cial experts are said to have figured out that the revenue from this source for one year would practically equal ize the loss incurred by the fall of tha franc on the exchange. 620 LEMON ST. PHONE 290 Makeshift, at It Wra. A strange family had recently moved Into the neighborhood. Rnbtrt had made the acquaintance of the small on and had learned from him that the man was only the boy's stepfath- rj r, and. In explanation to me, Robert 2 laid: "It ain't James' own daddy, 1J mamma; he's Just a second-handed Ja4ftktfflnMI ne." Chicago Tribune. I I NT s.