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II II II II $1. Per Year. NEW SERIES VOL. XIII, NO. 14. PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, APRIL, 7, 1905. WOW FOR SPRING! i 9 n Our Spring and Summer Clothing is unpacked and piled high upon the tables. These Suits represent all that is BEST in Material, Cut, Workmanship and Fit. The patterns are the same that you would get from the highest grade custom tailor and just as exclusive. The only difference is found in the Price and that is in favor of our Elegant KIRSCHBAUfl SUITS. In our selections of Neckwear, Shirts; and other Mens Furnishings we simply aimed for the best and hit the mark. They are here. They are nowhere else in the city. In Spring and Summer Hats we have what is best as to style and comfortable wearing qualities. Shoes of all the best makes, and in all the exclusive shapes Such as the Hannan & Son, Burt & Packard, Ral ston Health Shoe and W. L. Douglass, can only be found at our big store. Come in and let us show you a thing or two concerning proper wearables for spring and summer, together with the proper price Come Now ! Fearriside Clothing Company, Palatka, Florida. 1 Secure Your Baby's Comfort i and Health By giving the little one Daily Outings in one of our pretty fc -J Peeri Baby '"nrri - Big Variety just received Prices are right Capt. M. R. RYAIVT, Palatka, Fla. mm plumb- Is Your Bathroom Modern? You cannot have too many safeguards for the health of family and self, especially the growing children. Bad or antique ing is as dangerous to the" health as good or modern plumbing is beneficial. The cost of renewing your bathroom with "SXndttS" Ware will in reality be health assurance. We have samples in our show rooms and will gladly quote you prices. J. D. POINTS & COMPANY. I Look Over the List arid See What You Need, May fee It's Letter Heads, Note Heads, Statement Heads, Bill Heads, ' . Envelopes, Commissary Checks, Shipping Books, THE NEWS Job Department Superior Printing For AU Purposes, RUSSELL O VICKERS. Palatka.. Flo. Booklets, Dodgers, Engraved Visiting Cards and Wedding Invitations, Business Cards You can get them here. Our facilities are. un surpassed, workmanship the very best, and prices the lowest for the grade of work. Mail orders receive our best attention. Would like to have you favor us with your next order, small or large. - Hammocks, Hammocks, Hammocks Rowton's, Rowton's, Rowton's. Full Stock 1905 Base Ball Goods. Palatka, Florida It's Bound To Attract You. When I get through , with the , improve ment? " now being made at the Coffee & Co,, Ice Cream aud Confectionery Parlors (which I have purchased) the place will attract you and so will the quality of the goods offered. More next week. 3 D. A. Partin, i h iiLimi: h..; stsxax. ::z:..:i;:m miM The " Union Central i Life Insurance Company Of Cincinnati, Ohio, Established 186?. The Great Annual Divi dend and Policy Holders Company. Ask to see our Installment Policy. H, FIN LEY TUCKER, General Agent, Boom 2 Keuuerly B'ld'g, up stairs. Palatka, Florida. s i Our Opening Days i Were Gala Days in Millinery I and our business was j. tremendous. t But we still have beau- tiful Creations in Mil- i linery and a magnificent 1 stock of Notions. . f If you have not yet pick- $ ed out your SUMMER J; HAT come and let us show you something ap- f ! propnate. - ! i Miss Kate L. Lucas' ? Millinery Parlors, . I c c . Veteran's Meeting. The Blue and Gray Voteran as sociation will hold its annual meet ing at 7:30 p. ni. Monday next, at the court house, for the election of of ficers and considering the matter of annual picnic Joseph Pkice, Captain. J. E. Marshall, Adjutant. FOR' SALE. A House, Orange Grove and other Fruit, nbout 20 acre s on a large lake. Address Mr. A., News office. 8-10-it Palatka, Fla. 1 I the County Commissioners. The April meeting of the board of county commissioners was held on Tuesday, Chairman Canova presid ing and. all the members being pres ent. Tax Collector Willard appeared be fore the board and stated that the comptroller had extended the time for paying state and county taxes one month or until April 30t,l). A petition was presented asking for a public road near the 20 mile post on Orange Springs and Palatka road and running on the old estab lished roud through Horse Shoe hammock to Cedar Landing Ferry, same to be kept up without expense to the couuty. This was Jaid over under the rules, as also was a pe tition for a public road from the Pal atka and Starke road to Carraway station. H. A. Johns was appointed bridge tender at Bice Creek in place of Mr. Roberts who failed to give required bond. Mr. Johns' salary was fixed at $22 per month, and his bond which was given and approved. The matter of an experiment farm was brought up by Mr. H. O. Hamm, representing the Palatka board of trade and the -county was asked to appropriate $100 towards its estab lishment aud maintenance. The board did not take action. Chairmen Canova and Commis sioner Strickland were appointed del egates to the State' Good Roads con vention to be held at Orlando in June. The board gave notice that county warrants would hereafter be ready and payable at the clerk's office on Saturday's following the regular meetings of the board. A number of rifle and pistol bonds were approved, the reports of county officers read, and the regular batch of bills ordered paid. On Wednesday the board visited East Palatka to inspect and locate route for road to Hastings. " New Potato Farm. The potato growing industry is rapidly pushing out from Hastings towards the St. Johns river aud at the present rate of growth it will not be long before all the available ter ritory in Putnam county between Hastings and the river from Federal Point to East Palatka will be thickly settled with prosperous potato grow ers. Mr. E.J. Seymour the Florida rep resentative of the New York Fruit and Produce News, was in Palatka Tuesday and reported the following potato land transaction, which ap peared in his paper of Saturday: "One of the most important sales of potato lands made in this part of Putnam county has been consum mated. L H. von Engelken of Du buque, la., and his son, Frederick von Engelken, who has a potato farm at Hastings, have purchased Kit) acres of rich crawfish land of J. H. Milligan, a large turpentine ope rator fit Orange Mills. The land is situated on Mill Creek, about two miles from the St. Johns river, and also convenient to the Orange Mills station on the Florida East Coast Railway. "Fred von Engelken, who has been in the steamship business between Japan and China, came to this coun try last fall aud purchased a 40 acre tract of land of B. T. Fitchett, Bnh renburg's representative. Within a very short time he had ten acres cleared and planted in potatoes, on which he has a fine stand. His fath er became interested and was induc ed to purchase here. Arrangements have been made to clear up 100 acres at once and in the coming season the entire tract thus cleared will be planted in Irish potatoes. The prop erty is situated four or five miles from Hastings, in Putnam county." Osteopathic Pebble' Cultivate good cheer. Imitate Nature's methods. Nature's laws alone determine life and death. To obey Nature's laws is to pro serve health. The purpose oflife is to live long and well. What solace does the confirmed in vald find in his wealth? Wealth without health leaves a man a poor mortal after all. The potencies of drugs are studied by medical doctors while the poten cies of our bodies are studied by os teopaths. Bad indigestion leads to nervous ness, sleeplessness, irritability, brain fag, ill-temper, insanity. Osteo pathy cures '.sick stomachs and per fects assimilation which makes pure, richblood and strong nerves. The world's marching orders are: "On to the grave." The last day is hid, therefore watch every day. Look well to the petty ills that you may avoid big ones. It behooves you to act today. Not friends but enemies advise that treatment is severe, harsh and indelicate. The fact is, skilful os teopaths adopt the treatment to all conditions of rfuhealth from infancy to infirm age. DR. M. IC. DOUGLASS, Osteopathic Physician. Cor. 6th aud Orange street. BEST COUGH MEDIOINI FOB CHILDBBN. When you buy a cough medlolne for small children you want one In which you can place Implicit confidence. You want oua that not only relieves but cures. You want one that Is unques tionably harmless. Chamberlain's Tough Remedy meets all of these conditions. 1 here is nothing so good for the con hs anil colds Incident to childhood. It is at no a certain preventative and cure for croup, and there is no danger whatever from whooping cough when it is given. It has been used In many epidemics of that disease with perfect success. Sold by Ackerman & Stewart. New Street Railway Ordinance Proposed. President Craig Makes an Ap parently Fair Proposition" To City. Will Broaden Gauge, Pave Between Tracks and Forfeit Property and -i Franchise to City in Case of Violation of Ordinance. The meeting of the city council on Tuesday was enlivened by the pres ence of. Hon. Rob't W. Davis who appeared as attorney for W. J. Craig, president of the Palatka k Heights Street Railway company, with a pro posed new ordinance to extend the franchise of the street railway com pany. The ordinance was on motion read for information. It provides in section two that "this extension of the rights and privileges of the street railway com pany is made upon the express con dition that the said street, railway company shall change the gauge of its track from the present 3 foot guage to the standard gauge of 4 feet 8)4 inches, and that, as soon as Lem on street is paved y the city of Pal atka from or near the St Johns river to the line of the A. C. L. railroad on Twefth street or to whatever point the city does pave Lemon street in that direction, that then the street railway company will discontinue the use of the horse car and will place on said street a motor car or cars of modern pattern, satisfactory to the city council and of sufficient capacity to accommodate all traffic.'1 The ordinance also provides that the street railway company will con tinue its line from Lemon street to Oak Hill cemetery and will place motor cars thereon within six months after Lemon street shall have been paved. It alBO provides that the street railway company shall pave between its tracks and one foot on the outside of the rails with the same material as used by the city. Section three provides that the tracks shall be laid down in an ap proved mode of constructing street railways, aud that the grades shall be maintained. ' . Section six provides that the com pany Bhall run cars of such schedule as shall be annroved by the council. Section seven limits the rate of fare for passengers to Ave cents. Section nine provides that the change of gauge as above provided shall precede the laying of pave ments on the streets so that there shall bo no tearing up or displacing of pavement once laid. - The franchise is to extend for 30 years unless forfeited as provided in section eleven, which says in sub stance: That in accepting and act ing upon this ordinance the street railway company enters into a con tract with the city to comply with the conditions of the ordinance, and the company agrees that if it does not comply with the conditions as to paving it will forfeit the said road with its tracks and rolling stock to the city, and that if it does not com ply with the other conditions it will forfeit its franchise. At the conclusion of the reading Mr. Davis was accorded the privileg es of the floor and spoke at some length on behalf of the Btreet railway company. Ho called particular at tention to those sections of the pro ¬ posed ordinance which placed re strictions ana obligations on me com pany and said if they were not strong enough and binding enough the street railway company had no ob jection to amendments to the pro posed ordinance making the restric tions, obligations and forfeitures even more binding. In brief, he as serted that the company meant to act in good faith and was willing to be held to the strictest accountabili ty. He argued that if the street car lino had not been maintained in the past in a manner creditable to the city the streets themselves on which the car tracks were laid had not been kept in a manner which offered much Inducement. He said that now that the city had takeu on new life and new energy the street railway com pany desired to go hand in hand with the municipality aud hence had pro posed this ordinance. He argued that no one else stood ready to do more toward giving the city ade quate and creditable street railway facilities than the present company and he pledged the company to keep faith with our citizens. At the conclusiou of Judge Davis' remarks the ordinance was laid over to a later meeting. Fortnightly Club Meeting. The Woman's Fortnightly club met in club rooms Friday Marcli 8lst when it was officially decided to be gin a fund for the entertainment of the State Federation. '' A motion prevailed that further regular meetings and meetings of the executive board be held at 8:80 in stead of 3 o'clock. The literary program was under the direction of Miss Carrie M. Greem who read an able paper on Schools and Educational outlook in Florida. Life on the St. John's was inter estingly depicted by, Mrs. W. A. Walton and the Development of Florida was well handled in a paper by Miss Edith Merrill. A fitting climax to the afternoon's program was a paper intitled "Flori da Crackers" by Mrs. Geo. Welch. Pkkss HKPOR'I'KK. STATE LEGISLATURE. The Florid legislature began its GO day grind on Tuesday. For two or three (lays previous memuers ue gan to gather at Tallahassee and the time up to Monday evening was spent in canvassing .by the various candidates and their friends for offi cial positions in both branches. The caucuses on Monday night were in the main void of contest aud the proceedings partook more of the nature of a democratic love feast. The following officers were agreed upon. FOR THE SENATE. President Park M. Trammell of Polk. President Pro Tern Thomas F. West of Santa Kosa. Secretary Thomas J. Appleyard of Columbia. Assistant Secretary J. O. Culpep per of Taylor. - Bill Secretary Fred L. Robertson of Suwnnee. ' Reading Secretary Nat W. Ma rion of Hamilton. Assistant Rending Secretary John R. Willis of Levy. Engrossing Secretary C. O. An drews. Enrolling Secretary I. H. Hareu of Madison Recording Secretary Mrs. L. B. Yonge. Sergeant-at-Arms S. A. Ogilvle. Messenger J. W., Smith of Jeffer son. Doorkeeper F. J. Perry of Gadsden. Chaplain Rev. E. H. Reynolds of Duval. Janitor Otto R. Kirschotf. Pages Leo Julian of Columbia, Elmer McCreary of Alachua, Wil liam J. Johnstou of Hillsboro. KOB THE HOUSE. Speaker Albert W. Gilchrist of DeSoto. Chief clerk, J. G Kellum of Alachau. Assistant chief clerk, A. C. Steph ens, of Hamilton, Bill clerk, George B. Dickenson, of Ora n ge. Reading clerk, Col. Nat R Walker. Assistant reading clerk, George J. Strozier, of Orange. Engrossing clerk, Dr. A. S. York, of Bradford. Enrolling clerk, William K. Jack son, Jr. of Citrus. Sergeant at arms, George E. Haw kins, of Suwannee Messenger, W. G. Lanier of Colum bia. Doorkeeper, Dan Wiggins, of Leon. Janitor, D. S. Bryan, of Dade. Pages, Harry G. Fannin, of Cal houn; Frances Eppes, of Leon; Richard Bennett, of Duval, and George Reddick, of Marion. Chaplain, Rev. J. T. Coleman, an itinerant of the Methodist Church. GOVERNOR'S MESSAC1E. The message of Gov. Broward was sent to both houses of the legislature at the opening on Tuesday. The message is a lengthy document and treats in an exhaustive manner many important state issues. At the organization of the Senate Hon. Frank Adams, former presi dent, called the body to order after which hu earnest prayer was offered by the chaplain. Secretary Apple v'ard milled the roll of the "hold over" senators, then of the new sen ators who were sworn in by cniei Justice Taylor of the supreme court. Then Senator Adams presented the gravel to Senator Trammel, his suc cessor, who made a graceful speech on accepting the presidency. 1 lie House oi iiepreseiiuiuves uiu little on the first day except to or ganize for the session aud listen to the governor's message. Senator E. B. Crill of Putnam county has been appoiuted to the chairmanship of the important com mittee on Finance and Taxation The senator is also a member or tne committees on Judiciary, Privileges and Elections, Railroads, nod the committee ou Mineral Resources of Florida. These are the most impor tant committees of the senate. , The House committees were ap pointed yesterday. Senator Crill has introduced a bill providing for a geological survey of Florida; also one relating to the Florida East Coast Kail way exten sions from the mainland to Key West. PITH AND POINT. Few thing tire as good us tliey look. A little g'rl likes to take care of a baby, but it's different with a boy. People complain a good deal. Still, they have a good deal to complain about. Don't be too sure of yourself. The other fellow may only appear to be fooled. How often you hear the expression, "He thinks no one has any rights but himself." If a boy Is healthy, two minutes aft er be has reached home from school be Is eating something. Some day the time comes to every man when the most he can do for those around blm is to be patient. There are two kinds of luck good luck for which you must work and bad luck which appears unannounced. Atchison Globe. Subscribe for the News $1.00 the year. ' The President's Yacht With Mrs. Roosevelt arid Three Children Aboard Visits Palatka.. Party Spends Several Days in This Neighborhood, Visiting San Mateo, Crescent City and Haw Creek. The government's steam yacht Sylph, assigned for the personal use of Theodore Roosevelt, president of the United States, spent tho first three days of the present week in these waters. , Aboard tho yacht were Mrs. Jloose veltand three children, Ethel, Ker uiit and Archie, Dr. Rixey, Surgeon General of the army, and Mr. Joseph Wilnier of Rappidau, Va. Tho Sylph was in command of Crpt. Evans of the navy. Capt. Evans is a son of Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans, commander of the North Atlantic squadron, and is ou special detail. Capt. Evans is the executive officer of the battleship Massachusetts. Tlie Sylph passed Palatka Sunday morning at an early hour and cast anchor off San Mateo dock, where a quiet day was spent. In the after noon Mrs. Roosevelt and the chil dren were landed and they took a stroll up tho beautiful green road way which leads to the village. There they met Mr. Jno. A. Crosby who showed thein through thegroves of the San Mateo Fruit company, from the trees of which the children were invited to pick fruit. The party enjoyed the sight immensely. On Monday arrangements were mado by which Mrs. Roosevelt, the children and the gentlemen of the party took a trip to Crescent City and up Haw Creek, as guests of Mr. Henry S. Wilson of this city, aboard the Wilson Cypress company's launch Margaret. The launch drew up alongside the Sylph about 9:30 in the morning, when the distinguised visitors got aboard and sped away on what Mrs. Roosevelt afterwards claimed to be one of the most beautiful aud in tensely interesting water trips she ever took. Mr. Wilson had personal direction of the day's trip and the launch made, going and coming, about 75 miles. Master Edwin C. Wilson went along and assisted in entertaining the children of the party, who were full of life and wonderfully pleased with (lie to them strange sights of pristine forest and stream. The boys shot at alligators and ducks and saw blue heron and other native birds. Edwin Wilson Is particular ly proud of a little volume presented him on the trip by Mrs. Roosevelt aud on the fly Ii-af of which the donor has written "Edwin C. Wilson from Edith Kerrnit Roosevelt, April 3, 1905." The launch returned to the yacht Sylph at San Mateo about 6:30 p. m. At daylight on Tuesday the Sylph was seen at anchor in tho river op posite and within 200 feet of Capt. Adams' dock, where it remained un til after 10 o'clock when it steamed down the river toward Jacksonville. During the yacht's stay here Gay Bro's store did considerable trade in provisions with the Stewart and a supply of ice was taken aboard. Hundreds of people went to the river front to seethe pretty yacht and those of the party who came into view ou , the deck. That the children were ot the lively, streuuous variety, was plain to see by their movements. ENGLISH SOCIETY WOMEN. MnUlnv the AvrriKC. At a woman's club meeting In New York recently a woman who had made a wlttv speech nbout men in general was asked by oue of the member if she could tell Just what was the mean ing of the expression, "An average man." "Of course I can," she prompt ly replied. "I think an average man is oue who smiles and looks pleasant all day at the office, but when he comes home acts a cross as a bear with ore bead, just so bo can make op the average." SCIATIC BHKl'MATISH CUBED. ' "I have been suject to sclatle rheuma tism for years," says E. H. Waldron, of vllton Junction, Iowa. "My joints were stiff aud gave me much pain and discom fort My joints would crack when I straightened up. I used Chamberlain's Pain Balm and have been thoroughly cured. Have not had a pain or ache from the old trouble for many months. It Is certainly a most wonderful liniment." For sale by Ackerman and Stewart. Cauatlc Comment on Their Love of DriKi and I.lqnor. A prominent London Journal prints the following Indictment of the hnblts of mauy English society women: "A generation back It was among the lower classes we found Intemperance rife, and then it was the beer of the people which supplied the menns; to day wc find intemperance rampant from the highest to the lowest, the vehicle being alcohol, impure and sim ple, vile coucoctions labeled Indiffer ently brandy, whisky, gin. Our wearied. Jaded votaries of pleasure seek temporary recuperation from these Impure sources; then, when their day Is done, they resort to their sulpbonal, trlonal, morphia or what not In the vain hope of a nlghf s good rest. Another most appalling fact that we have to face is the rapid In crease in the number of women among the Inebriate ranks. "What Is the daily lite history ot woman In society? Too Jaded by self ish Indulgences, after a night ot mor bid sleep born of some favorite drug she rises to face a day's racing with Its concomitant betting. Her break fast Inadequate, probably upplement ed by brandy or whisky and coda; luncheon indigestible, savory but on- healthful bonnes bouches, liberal po tations ot champagne or, more likely, recourse to familiar brandy or whisky peg; a rush home, further pandering to a morbid appetite, more champagne. Inter perhaps a dance or ninny hours devoted to Inevitable bridge, again brandy or whisky and soda, then bed, with sulphonal, trlonal, morphia or some equally noxious drag. "What wonder that there Is no time, no disposition, for domestic duties, no care for the family life that erst wu the backbone of England! Physical and moral degeneration is the Inevi table result." ROWTON'S, For Sale-Houses, Lots, Vacant Lots and anything in Real Estate. H.jVI. de MontmoIIin.