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The Palatka News and Advertiser i C.ltv Rarcfnittas and f Personal mention. C. K. Rowton is expected back from New York next Sunday. Ulnar Beydler lias returned from an -outing at Daytona Bench. Miss Alice Whiteside is at Hender sonville, N. C. for a brief outing. Mrs. C. H. Worcester of Pomona v;is a visitor in the city yesterday. Mrs. W. M. Kay and family have returned from a visit to JOust Luke, Kla. J. Arthur Sprint; of St. Augustine was a visitor in Palatka over Sun day. J. J. Hennessy of the liaily insur ance agency spent Thursday in Oeala. Miss Kate Lucas and Miss Martha liallard will arrive home from New York today. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Maull are mov ing into the Deveivux cottage on Third street. The Uein City tiuard have elected Hickman Collins 1st lieutenant of I he company. Mrs. W. M. Davis and little d'uili ter returned to their home injack onville last Friday. H. S. Cummings of the Rodman Lumber comiany was transacting business in the city yesterday. Attorney Henry Strun. left on Wednesday for a month's vacation at his old home in Bristol, Conn. Miss Hattie Buky is enjoying the S'-abreezes tit Daytona Beach, where kIio is the guest of Mrs. 1. A. Bough ton. .). Walter Milliard has gone to Philadelphia and New York on a combined business and pleasure I rip. Mr. and Mrs. Oeorge Gay have re turned from an enjoyable month's Mutiny in -New York City and environs. Mrs. L. A. Smith, who has been spending several weeks in New York City, is expected home this after mum. Chief of l'ul ice I M. 1 lagan spent a couple of day this week in St. All Justine, where be was called as a witness. Lieut. Charles Burt is spending a few davs at Summer Haven bench, I he gue'st of Postmaster l. M. Kirhy, and family. Master Almon Rosenborg has re turned from Atlanta, where he has spent the summer with his sister. Mrs. BeWitt Clinton Vorus. Mrs. Willie Metcalfe has moved in to her new and commodious resi dence at the corner of Third and Madison streets. Dr. and Mrs W Jl Rosenberg have returned troni a pteasanr visit ot two weeks with their daughter, Mrs. De Witt Clinton Vorus of Atlanta. W. B. Baker of the firm of Wil liams it Co., big turpentine operators at Uakton, was ill the city Wednes day, a guest at the Saratoga Hotel. It has been stated that; the Honor able James M. Chesser has already entered upon a "gum shoe" cam paign as a candidate for the legisla- i ore. Judge and Mrs. C. I. Rovvloti will go tomorrow for a season at Daytona Beach. It is some four years since J udge Rowton took a vacation from his ollicial duties. The Merryday Bros., in their ex penditures about; the Putnam House, have made it a rule to hay every- t hlng possible in Palatka. Good rule :or to adopt. Henry S. Wilson is again a prom inent figure on the street, having init recently returned from an outing in ! he Sapphire country of the North ( 'arolina mountains. Stuart Hyatt has returned from New York." It is stated that Mr. Hyatt will organize a class in vocal music. He will also assist in the choir of St. Marks chinch. Mrs. W. P. House and MissKmma Richardson of St. Augustine visited Palatka last week. Jt was their first return visit since removing from here eight years ago. Prof, and Mrs. R. L. Parks passed through the city Tuesday en route to St. Augustine. Prof. Parks is t lie principal of the deaf and dumb in stitute at St. Augustine. Messrs. Robert L. Gibson and J. Walter Milliard left yesterday morn ing for the north. Mr. Hilliard will .-pend part of his vacation at. the home of Mr. Gibson in Ocean City, :;. j. C. W. Benhani, a prominent com mercial traveler lrom tvinsville, hid., was in the city this week. Twenty years ago Mr. Beiiham was a prominent orange grower living in tins county. Hon. W. H. Cook of Pomona, was i visitor in the city yesterdav. Mr. Cook has an immense crop of oranges and other citrus fruits tins year and is looking forward to a prosperous season. Fires were lighted under the big boilers at the Putnam House on Wednesday and a thorough test made of the steam and other pipes throughout the house. The machin ery worked perfectly and all was found in first-class shape. Much money bus been expended in per fecting this important feature of the iig house. Mrs. K. J. Gates, wife of the pas cr of St. James M. K. church, who has been quite ill with fever at the lome of Dr. Miller at Francis, is re- ported much better. Mr. Gates will loeupy his pulpit next Sunday ns usual. Mrs. .Ins. A. Bair, who was called o Searsnioiit, Me., in May by the 1 fatal illness of her mother, returned 10 Palatka last Monday. Mrs. li.-iir was nccompiinied by her brother, .Mr. CliHord it. Ness, who expects to remain some I hue. St. Joseph's Convent school in this city will open for the fall term next Monday, the 18th inst. The school will be "under the direction of Mother Kulalia, superioress, late of Jackson ville; sister Philomeua late of Fer nandina, and Sister De Sales will have charge of the primary depart ment and Sister Mary Joseph will be musical instructress. The Sunday schools of the Presby terian, Baptist and M. . churches will unite in a grand union rally at i the Methodist church at 8 o'clock ' next Sunday afternoon. The pro gram will be interesting; the singing most inspiring. Go anil see the hap py children. The G. S. & F. Railway is hauling soft rock and gravel by the train load, the former to be used in paving between tracks and on Water street in the vicinity of the new depot, and the latter for the yards. The com pany is doing the work right. Rev. Father Barrv. pastor of St. Monicas, has returned from a month's outing in New York, Boston and Halilax, .Nova Scotia, rattier JSar- ry said lie went for u rest and tound it nt Halilax ana in tne many days spent at sea. He has gained 10 pounds in nesn and teeis greatly benefited us a ri-Biilt of his trip. Said a prominent worker for the liquor interests: "No, we shall have no speakers in this campaign. We have no arguments to meet the 'dry people; we shall simply make a qui et, personal interview campaign." Did you, reader, ever stop and con sider that it is impossible to get a public speaker ot cliainder to stand up before a public audience and ad vocate a continuance of the saloon? Capt. It. Raymond Price has re ceived his commission as captain ol the Gem City Guards. The parch ment is signed by the governor, who makes the appointment, and by the secretary of state and adjutant gen eral. .Capt. Price's commission is for the unexpired term of Capt. lv Noble Calhoun, resignen, and expir es .1 line 2d, PJ07. Poll taxes have been received by Tax Collector Willard, on account of the approaching wet or dry election to the amount of between $:S(R) and $100. This will in part reim burse the county for the expense of the election, and will also help the public school fund. There is nothing in the payment of this money that can be likened to a "a straw which indicates which wav the wind will blow." M. S. Brown the popular clothier announces the advance arrival of his fall and winter clothing for men and boys in this weeks News. Mr Brown is sola agent for the celebrated Griffon Brand clothing for men, and his stock includes a complete assort ment of all the latest cut garments in regulars, slims, stout, mid extra sizes, so all shapes can Lie correctly attired. These clothes are guarau teid. Mr. Brown's assortment shows some very pretty weaves. His line of suits for hoy's and children will please any who look them over. James Wood, first vice president and general organizer of the Cigar Makers International l.'nion, who was shot and wounded by a would be assassin near Palatka some three years ago, and who was at the time engaged in settling union troubles in Tampa and other parts of the state, has been given $S,(KK) by the Interna tional Union as a token of esteem and to pay him for the loss of his arm, which bad to be amputated as a result of the would received here. No clue to the assassin has ever been obtained. The Fearnside Clothing Co's big store is filled with new fall and win ter goods and the sale of line suits began with a rush last week when a great number of suits were sold. This sale is keeping up this week at a fast pace also. The Fearnside company are sole agents for the Kirschbauin hand made suits for men and the Jane Hopkins suits for boys, and these brands are leaders of style in all parts of the country. The stock of this company this season is the heaviest, most complete ever purchased. Wedded in Wisconsin. Cards were received in the city last week from Mr. and Mrs. Her bert I. Miner, announcing the mar riage of their daughter, Alice, to Mr. William Turnage. The ceremony was as the beautiful little city of Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, where the Miner's have been spend ing the summer, and the dale, Sep tember 5! h. The announcement states that Mr. and Mrs. Turnage will be at home, Palatka, Fla., after October first. The bride is an accomplished young lady of social prominence in this city, and Mr. Turnage, who has won her hand and heart, Is a young man of high social and business standing, well-known in commercial circles as the Florida representative of the Richmond Stove (to. of Rich mond, Va., and who makes this city his headquarters. He was formerly a valued employe of the Kennedy Hardware Co. in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Turnage and Mr. Miner returned to the city Tuesday evening. Mrs. Miner will be absent some little time longer. Campaign Speeches. The dry campaign committee has announced the following speakers, dates and places of speaking for the campaign which closes Tuesday, the 2fith inst. Rev. L. R. Lynn, Hollister, Satur day, September lfith, noon ; Francis, Friday, 22d, noon. Rev. S. B. Rogers of Gainesville, at F.dgar Monday, 18th at 7:30 p. in.; Interlachen, Tuesday, l'Jth, at noon; Palatka, Tuesday 19th, 7:30, p. m. " Rev. W. J. Cft'penter of Tampa, ut Crescent City, Thursday 21st, 7:30 p. in.; Welaka, Friday 22d, noon; Pa latka, Friday 23d, 7:30 p. m. Rev. J. D. Kendrick of Lake City, at Banuerville Tuesday, 19th, Gran din, Wednesday 20th, Baldwin, Thursday 21st. Rev. L R. Lynn and H. K. Merry-: day, Bostwick, Monday 18th. A county rally will be held in Pa latka at 2 p. in. on Monday, Sept. 2.MI). City Taxey Increased. By an ordinance passed by the city council at its recess meeting last Tuesday night the city tax levy was authorized at PJ mills. This is an in crease of 2 mills over last year. The increase is due to the interest which must be paid on city bouds. Needed repairs were also authoriz ed in both the white and colored schools and this work was entrusted to the property committee. Wef of Dry" Election. Let us use a little common sense In looking into this matter. The whis ky people admit themselves that they have but one argument and that it is, it will nonbusiness to re move the saloons. We prohibition people say, yes, it will ruin their business, but all others will be im proved. Just think of it, one hun dred and fortv thousand dollars spent yearly in the saloons of Pal atini lor mat wnicn is neiuier guuu for soul nor body, that makes men fools and causes disgrace and crime. Remove the saloons and most of this amount must go. in other channels, buying better food, clothing and homes and in that way we would all get a share of it; as it is, it is simply sent up north for more drinks. But, there is a moral side to this question. I have asked many who from a Uuiness standpoint are in favor of the saloons, yet morally they sav it Is wrong; even saloon men admit tills. Will a man who is reallv a man sell morals? Can it be estimated with money? Is it not reas onable to conclude that he who would sacrifice a moral principle for money would do any thing for enough of it? Hod forbid that the people of Palat ka may be so greedy ror tne al mighty dollar aB to sacrifice a moral principle for it. By our vote on the Sitli of this month we will show to the world the moral standing of Put nam county. Should it go wef we will be mortified that old Put nam with its churches and means of education is so low in morals as to vote for saloons. Bradford county. which I have often heard spoken of as a bad county, had moral princi ple enough in it, to vote it dry by a larire maioritv. and so with' almost every other county, and shall our beloved Putnam lie disgraced? Is not the saloon business too mean a business for you to engage in? Then why vote for another to do it. If it is too mean for you to do it. is too mean for your town. Notice the men who are spending their mon ey for the wet side, are they not the saloon and drinking men who are doing nothing to make the world better morally or religiously and all for a selfish motive? Who is it tak ing so much interest in the prohibi tion side? Are not they an unselfish set who are trying to build up the country in morals and religion and to make men better in every way ? Which set .are you going to help on election day? God's people or the devils? The saloons are drunkard man nfael lines lust as much so as Seidell's is a sash, door and blind manufactory, and some of us are now rearing the boys out of which they will manufacture drunk ards and keep the saloons going. It may be yours. You had better help Ihe caiis'e while you have opportuni ty and have no regrets. It would be a sad day to me should one of my boys take to drink, and much more so should I know I helped to put the temptation in his way. What may be expected of a boy who knows his father drinks and advocates the whisky trade. Open your eyes and look around at some of the work the business has already gotten in. I would mention names but for hurt ing the feelings of some who are now in great sorrow on account of it. There is a religious side to this question. Will a religious man vote for saloons? No sir, by all means no. Some who call themselves such may do so. "You cannot serve God and Mammon. '' If the devil has an or ganization on earth it is in the sa loons. I have heard some of these in Palatka called little hells, and from what I have heard of them if bell is any worse than that or even us bad I will try to see that I escape that place. Will any decent man, not even religious, vote to have such places remain here? The saloons are in perfect opposition to the churches. On several occasions while discussing the saloon business with those who are favorable to them, 1 have been shocked by having them wind up by telling me how false and untrue our church people are and about hypocrites in the churches and so on. I said: Gentlemen, if what you say is true, that the saloons are so good and the churches are so bad, some of us have been making a big mistake. If it is true, then let us re move the churches and build more saloons. And that is what some will do on the 20th, vote to keep up the the saloons and decrease the church es. If I should disgrace my religion in that way I would expect God's sudden judgment on me. Notice the means used by the sa loon people to win. Their campaign committee have certain colored men to call meetings of the colored voters which take place with doors closed to any known temperance people. If their cause is a good nud just one why not have it free to all as does the prohibition Bide? We have chalenged them for an open debate on this question, but they fail to come up. The' seem to run this as they do the saloon busi ness, that is, behind the screens, so outsiders cannot get onto their bus iness. The.only meeting so far heard of was among the colored people, and they have hoodooed them pretty well, from all accounts, with only a few dollars to pay poll tax and a few kegs of beer to distribute at the meet ings. This I know to be true, as some of us were there and hoard and saw before we discovered that it was a private meeting. I do not remem ber that I was ever more disappoint ed in a man or had such cause to lose faith in the colored people, in whom T had had 6uch great faith as a re ligious set, than on this occasion. I saw a certain class leader of the A. M. E. Church, who had always im pressed me as being a very Intelli gent and pious man, advocating in this meeting the whisky cause and telling them how they could have their poll tax paid for them. In talking with him later about it he said, yes be knew morally it was wrong, but it would ruin business to put the saloons out. I said to him, and would like to say to every other person who pretends to be religious aud advocates the whisky business, that they are as bad as Judos, who sold his Lord for a few pieces of sil ver, and are a disgrace to themselves and the cause of Christ. When the world culls such a man a hypocrite (which it does) what can I say? Listen a minute reader: if you be long to any church and insist on vot ing for the devil and his cause, be honest enough to withdraw and not disgrace your church. The world will respect you more and God's pun ishment will not be so great in the world to come. Say. religious man, if you have any doubts as to which is the right side let me give yon a little test: Are you willing to get down on your knees before your peopl and your God and ask him to keep the saloons here? Are you willing for your church and minister to unite and preach and Fray and work for the whisky cause? f you are I want to hear you and see what you look like. Mind you, the prohibition people O. G. BARRON HERE. Was First Proprietor of Put nam House. May Re sume Management. rw.,. fi warrnn of the Barron, Merrill & Barron Co., proprietors of the famous White Mountain System of resort hotels, has been in Palatka a large part of the present week. Mr. Barron came to Palatka to con sult the Messrs. Merryday Bros., with a view to again taking charge of the Putnam House. He has gone over the situation well, but as yet no decision has been reached. The Merryday Bros, will open the Piit.nmn House on December 15th, but when it is opened they want it opened right, and by a man wno un derstands the hotel business and one who possesses.a clientele. Mr. Bar ron is that man. During his stay here Mr. Barron went all over the Putnam House and expressed to the News his entire sat isfaction with the manner in which the new owners are preparing the big house for reopening. He states that the furniture is as good as the day when it was put In, and the rooms, now that they have oeeu thoroughly cleaned and decorated are as sweet and altogether attract ive as any house in the country. He says the house Is a gem. Mr. Barron was the first proprietor of the Putnau House, which was onened after the big fire in the win ter of 1884-85. He managed it five seasons, and gave to the tourists vis iting Florida during those winters a hotel that is referred to wun picas ure and pride to this day. Mr. Bar ron's last season here was the win ter following the yellow fever epi demic in Jacksonville, when he ope rated the house at a big loss. He paid then $13,000 for the one item of rent. Mr. Barron is now of the Barron Merrill & Barron company, operal ing a system of high-grade White Mountain resorts, and of which he personally manages the Fahyan House. During his stay here be met many of his old friends and admir ers all of whom express the hope that be may decide to return. Turpentine Operators Want County to go Dry. Not long since a prominent Palat ka business man stated that he was afraid that if Putnam county went "dry" it would injure Palatka's trade with the turpentine operators, of which many are in the county. He stated that he was afraid that it would drive these men to other points to do their trading. He was evidently mistaken, else why should the big turpentine ope rators be among the most ardent and active workers for the "dry" side. Williams & Co., of Oaklon, J. M. Kelly of Hollister, Messrs. Wil liams & Bardin of Peniel, Jno. W Glisson of Bostwick, K. Boisou of Crescent City and Carraway, W. C. Townsend of Norwalk, Middletou Bros., of Pomona, and others are in favor of the county going whisky dry and many of them have been among the heaviest contributors to the dry campaign fund. Why is this thus? Simply because the saloons of Pal atka, by debauching the negroes em ployed at tile various turpentine camps, make it impossible to work hands with any degree of profit or satisfaction. They keep the work of the naval stores camps in a constant ly unsettled condition, and trans form ordinary peaceful help Into drunken sots and fiends incarnate. None of these operators have sign! fled their intention to quit dealing in Palatka. i Successful Teachers. The following teachers were sue cessful In securing certificates at the examinations held in the high school last week. Mr. J. L. Dickson and the Misses Lillian Anolebv. Grace Miller, Lillie Padgett. Dora Drawdy, Theo. Leyvraz, Fannie Jain, Mary Stones, Anna Mason White, and Mary McLaughlin. Miss Mary Stones secured a first grade certificate; all the others secure! second and third grade certificates. Two colored teachers secured eer- tiflcates, viz. E. T. Holmes and Bella Bell. preach, pray and work publicly and nrivatelv for the n-nmnl i.'f l,i great curse, this rum traffic, from our lanu. vve write pieces for the papers ana put our names to them. But I have never yet seen a whisky article with the author's name to it W. G. Tilghman. ' THE KING OF ALT. (SI jnaupopular leathers ATOKE PRICE $3ig For Sale By LEO JACOBSQN. Popular Dry Goods and Shoe House THE IS k Palmetto Piano Club 1 By joining our Piano Club you will be able to get a $-100 grade Piano for $267 on payments of $10 down and membership dues 'of $0 per month, without interest. Piano delivered free to nearest detyit as soon as the first Ten Dollars is paid. - is Advantage of Our Club Plan. to An To introduce and get this Piano before the public, we will form a club of ONE HUNDRED, members, and each member will get a Piano at the wholesale price. The club is limited to ONE HUNDRED members and all instruments will soon be taken. THE PALMETTO PIANO is an instrument that has been manufactured in our own factories, with some special features Unit will make it. stand the climat ic conditions of this Stale hotter than any Piano nnule. WRITE FOR. CATALOCUE. The Gable Company - Jacksonville, Fla, FRANK E. CHASE, Manager. 'IN fa ft S i to to to ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft 'Jo In addition to our Watch Repairing We want you to remember that our Optical Department ia filled with a complete line of Spectacles and Nose Glasses aud that we can furnish you with Glasses to Fit Your individual needs. All work guaranteed. W. S. FRY, The Leading Jeweler, Palatka, Florida Hi ft 33 House Furnishing Is Our Business and we are prepared to do it properly and to your taste in every detail. Jiy the way. How about Hammocks? Let us show you a comfortable one for your porch. Pretty Odd Pieces ol Furniture suitable for Wedding Gifts. 3 Capt. M. R. RYAN, Palatka, Fla Young's Female College, if, i nomasvme, ua, t'Ol'KHKH FOU A. 13., II. H. A B. L. PI-'.GKKE-t. I IMiysical Culture, ICIociitiou and Music, Our Special! ies. $I",(KH spent this year in building and equipment, Steam Hi . 'it. ir l'oul. Good l'liiv. C 'ii- Kl(-ell'i(; I.il?ht.;. (IvniniiKinm Mu-inimiini- inat UnsurpiiHsiHl'. Strong faculty of 10 Experienced Teacher - Kxpcnses .$lOt. Limited Number of Free Scholarships v Available. Session opens Sein. "iltli, I9(i. For Free catalogue Address ! 1. COCHRAN HUNT. President. I '(R ( U.LOI'IR BA11.KV. ( HAH. M. HlI.LIAKD PalatU, Fla Fire Insurance: Leading American aud Foreign Companies Accident Insurance: The Travelers of Hartford Life Insurance: The Old Reliable "Uermania Life" of New York Marine Insurance: The Leadimg Companies All Claims Promptly Settled; Office. 28 Front St.. Palatka, Fla Notice. Sealed proposals will be received by p? e8'?t,'!n, CouncU of th City of Palatka, Florida, until 7:30 p. m on I l?' 8,pteniber 12tn- for niliDR in thltltf f earth' to Beer pipe on th street lD BBld city, the 6u cessful bidder to furnish the earth to ?ie"enU- The right Is reCVedto reject any or all bids. Zll to mth8 eity 1,88 '"D'18 wnicn to meet same. J. N. BLAOKWELTj, Palatka. Fla.. Sept. 6lh,lC9o6.C lOTk- cyHWET,T cl"-'nt Bi- yew goods. We are receiving daily, New and Fresh Groceries of all kinds. AVe have the most complete stock of New Goods in the following lines tlnm we have ever had : Fancy Dried ami Evaporaled Fruits, Best brands of Canned Ooocls consisting of Fruits, Vegetables, Fish, Meats, Etc. Cereals, Breakfast Foods, Kntire AVheat Flour, Graham Flour. Yellow Corn Meal, Teas, Coffees and Spites, Butter and Cheese. Crackers and Cakes, Hams, Shoulders. Breakfast Bacon, Sausage, l'igs Feet, Best New Florida and Maple Syrup, and everything; usually k1!1' in a first-class Grocery store. Call and see us, you will be surprised to find that we sell best quality i such low prices. L. C. STEPHENS, Telephohe 84, Klrby and Morris Sts., Palatka. Fl. SANDS BROS. Electricians Dealers in Electrical Supplies anJ Instruments. Batteries. Buildings wired for Electric 1-iM" PALATKA, FI.A. I iA 1.. i r r9 Play Box Ball Richards' Alley, ou Griffin Lot Under new management Ladies play free Wednesday ,tj,r"' atoV Io water. F, O. Buffly.