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atka N NEW SERIES VOL.-XIII, NO. 39. PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1905. $1. Per Year. For Sale-Houses, Lots, Vacant Lots and anything in Real Estate. H. M. de MontmoIIin. Pal EWS FgaffMBgglBHMBMMBBMHBBMimMa If THE HELD With FALL and WINTER CLOTHING. Fearnside Clothing Co. announce arrival of its Superb Stock of Suits For Men and Boys. Elegant in Pattern, Design and Finish The KIRSCHBAUM 3UITS for Men are Hand Made. They are the embodi ment of the up-to-date styles. The Jane Hopkins Suits, For the Boys are all that can be desired in stylish, wcarauic . materials. Our counters are now Full of New Goods and the Fall business is already on at The Fearnside Clothing Co Palatka, Florida. At sJI Reliable, stores the discrim mating mother LSk; forMrJadlelopkin Bqy-Proof Clothes if k STVUTH, the Jeweler vj i m m m a Announces the arrival of an Elegant line of late novel ties, including Silver Pieces, Berry Spoons, Salad Sets, Indi vidual Butter Spreads, Heat Forks, Asparagus Tongs, etc., with a line of SPOONS in great variety of designs. All kinds of jewelry work done by competent workmen only. - C. J. SMITH, Next to Kupperbusch's Restaurant. . Palatka, Fla. 1 Imk mmmmmmmmmm m. m m, m m m mmmrn nMnHMmMmdli 3C vwUwviJvWWWbMjvMwWtfWvwwUW 31' 3t' l H n H u '. M H 'Hi K .n ( H Jt 5i 'Jt 41 30 31' K X H M 1! H K H M it If Your Boy or Girl I i a. Have tlia reputation for being hard on shoes, perhaps it's because they have not been wearing the CURRY & LANE kind. We' have dozens of "rough house" youngsters on our list who wear our Shoes steadily for six months without showing a break. What we can - do for them we can do for your boy. OUR SCHOOL SHOES are worthy your inspection. '3C It it 3t It M JO I Curry & Lane I 11 it Palatka, Florida The Best Exercise ti: lie had is in a game of Box Hull. It's a muscle builder and an appetite provoker. Most people tell us that our Alley is the finest they've I'ver played on. We take the ir word for it. Ladies play five Tuesday afternoons. Maurice Lamon, Central Lemon Street. 5000 TELEGRAPHERS NEEDED nn'illr, tonililieposni.iniicrented hj Rail vii'i 1"' "Telegraph Companies. We want Ol Ml MKN and LADIKS of good hablta to Learn Telegraphy " AND R. R. ACCOUNTING. Suit ,,lrnl"l W per cent, of the Operators and ill- I g"""1 ln America. Our li Bchonla are thJ I?""f ""liile Telegraph Biooola IN i, E"abllhed ai yearn and en- 811 Railway OltfeUls. furnili T."1 " m " v'ry atudont to hi ,t IT '"''""rheraptMiltton paylgg from fit Hun,?! , '"""'i1 1,1 s'' "t ol I he Rooky ei J .or ,rom's to $ a month In siatoe ''i'lCloi? ". Immediately uMa llm!,"''''i." CAn en,wr "y lime. No vnca 'uri h,. !r '"" Pwtleulara raarillnK any of "iK.lnnau, o. ltl.ue free. T"B MorSB Schnnl nf TolPirranhv nili-lni..ii . r ' Tetkana Tux. Huff .in n v. LaCiii.tt, u la. Kau Fraiii'lad, Cal AN ORDINANCE To provide for tho Levy of City Taxes Tor the year uius, Be It ordained br tho City Couucll of the City of Palatka, Florida : That for the purpose of securing an equal and uniform rate of taxation and to pay the appropriations for tho cur ront nxnAnena ot the citv. and for Davintf the expenses of the Fire and Water De partments, there than he levied upon the Keal and Pe-sonal Property In said City a Tox of 19 Mills upon the Dol lar, distributed as follows: General Revenue Fund, Sixteen (16) Mills. Fire and Water Fund. Three (3) Mills. Passed in open Council this 12th day of September, A D., 1105. A. M. STEEN. Attest: President City Council. J. N. BLACK WELL, v Seal CityC'lork. Approved September 13th, 1905. ANTONIO USINA. Mayor. WHITE FAUM HANDS Farm ers alonir the line of the Georgia Southern & Florida H'y who desire to employ white farm bauds the coming year are requested to corre spond with me, nhiting number of hands wanted, whether innrried or single, wares Wid and character of iipcommodatioiiK furnished. V. L. (ilessner, Commissioner, Macon, lia. No better time thnn NOW to siil. scribe for the News; 1 year. 1.00. FOIl SAI-E New Cleveland Hi cyrle, CiMster Crake. Will sell nt great saerillce. Address l U. "X 421, Talatkn. Very Conalderate. t "One way for you to improve your self, young man, is to constantly asso ciate with your superiors." "I know it is, sir, but I am so con scientious I cannot bring myself to do "And why conscientious?" "I bate to think what my superiors would be suffering all that time." Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. A Mlxop. Magistrate If I let you off this time will you promise me to take the pledge? Delighted Prisoner (excitedly) Ol will, yer honor, an' drink yer health! Pavlnc tk War. "Has Harolfl asked your father to give his consent?" "He told father last night that be had made $5,000 in a real estate deal, io I suppose he' asking him on the Install ment plan." Milwaukee Journal. No man 1b matriculated to the art of life till he has been well tempted- 3eorge Eliot ' Have you looked over the new ar rival of ginghams at Jaoobson's? The patterns . are new and most at tractive. 1 FOR RENT Mv Veeetable Farm at J. T. R. R. shops. Martin Griffin. e-ii-u Chamberlain's COLIC. CHOLERA AND Diarrhea Remedy A few doses of this remedy will invariably cure an ordinary at tack of diarrhea. It has been used in nine epi demics of dysentery with perfect snccess. It can always be depended upon, even in the more severe attacks of cramp colio and chol era morbus. . It is equally successful for summer diarrhea and cholera infantum in children, and is the means of saving the lives ot many children each year. When reduced wth water and sweetened it is pleasant to take. Every man of a family should keep this remedy in his home. Buy it now . It may save life. Price, 25c. Larok Sizk, 800. Play Box Ball llieh.irJs' Alley, on Griffin Lot Under new management Ladies plfiy free Wednesday afternoons 8 to 6. lee water. F. O. Buffly, Mgr No Boycott On. A reader of the News from a west county precinct writes to ask the editor "if it is a fact that any Palatka merchants are boycotting the News on account of the position it took in the wet or dry election?" For the benefit of our enthusiastic prohibition reader the News is pleas ed to say that any such rumor is ab solutely without foundation, as look at the advertising columns of this paper will show. Boycott means "a concerted ab stinence from business relations.' It is true that several merchants in Palatka do not now and never have advertise diu the News. That is their business. But there is no concerted action based on the paper's opposition to the licensed saloon The business men of Palatka are not built on such narrow lines. There is one firm in the city that the News has evidence to show does not advertise with it on account of that position. But that Is also the privilege of the firm thus abstaining, and one that this paper would be the last to deny. The News has a white constituency of readers that it is very proud of Any merchant has the right to neg lect appeals to this constituency who chooses. He manages his business to suit himself and allows this gaper to do the same. A comparison with the last pub lished and official list, of the quali fied voters of Putnam county, after eliminating the negroes, shows that there are but 150 white qualified voters in the county who do not take the Palatka News. In addition to these we have our full share of negro subscribers. The News takes the position that any merchant who chooses to neglect the subscribers on that list in his appeals for trade looses a heap more than this paper. And yet space in the Palatka News costs money. Bright Outlook For St. Marks. St. Marks church enters upon its third year under the rectorship of Rev. F. H. Rlchey in bettercondition numerically and financially than for years past. Believing the church is one in which the people of Palatka as a whole are interested, the pres ent rector has always striven to keep the standard of services up to a high average. He has clone much for the parish. Through his family in the north he has secured funds to build the baptistry. The altar and chan cel furnishings have been furnished through him, while the handsome altar 'lights are memorials, one set to the memory of Mrs. Haughton's son, the other to the infant daughter of the rector, whose sad death oc curred last November. Proper vest ments for the minister have been se cured through his efforts, and the church buildings,' including church, Sunday school building, rectory and residence held for rental, have all been put in thorough repair. The organ has twice been overhauled, and the music, through his efforts, has been of a high order. A number of musical services were held during the past winter which were beauti fully rendered and of value in bring ing the people in closer touch social ly with the church's influence. The old indebtedness has been wiped out and funds for running expenses increased. . The work of building up the parish, Mr. ltichey says, has not been with out its difficulties. The population of the city is continually changing and among the young members of the church there have been many re movals. The great number of services now held during the year are so arranged as to give every one an opportunity of attending service and taking part in the active church life of the par ish. The rector preaches twice every Sunday, at II a. in. and at 7:30 p. m., and he iuvites one and all to come and take part in the service. Many bereavements have come to Mr. Richey during the past year, but through them al he emerges un daunted in his purpose to make St. Marks parish a vital force in the moral and spiritual life of Palatka, and all good people, of whatever de nominational preferences, are with him. . ' Chamberlain's Cough RemeJy. This is a medicine of great worth and merit Try It when yon have a cough or cold and yo i are certati to be pleased with the quick relief which it affords. It Is pleasant to take and can always be depended upon For sale by Ackerman Stewart Drug Co. PUTNAM COUNTY STAYS WET. People Decide in Favor of the Saloons. Do not forget that Dr. E. H. Arm strong and staff of Kye and Nerve Specialists of Jacksonville, will be at. the Arlington Hotel, Oct. 12-18. They request that all their patients will come to the hotel for an inspec tion of their cases and would invite any others who are in need ot their services to see them. 2w School shoes of style and quality, all fresh from the factory, and guar anteed for style and wearing quali ties can 1m found a at no other store at Leo Jacobson's. The Vote Was Close But Not Heavy. In a Total of 1,045 Votes Liquor Men Get Majority of 63. The long' drawn out campaign against the legalized saloon in Put nam county was brought to close in tho local option election of last Tuesday, and the saloons won As a result of Tuesday's vote the question is settled in Putnam county for two years, as under the local op tion law of the state at least two years must intervene between such contests. The following is the vote by pre cincts : Precinct 1, Crescent City: For selling 26, against selling 66; major! ty against, 30. Precinct 2, Frultland-Georgetown : For selling 15, against 14; majority fori. Precinct 3, Norwalk: For selling 5, against 3; majority for 2. Precinct 4, Welaka: For selling 8, against 14; majority against 6. Precinct 5, Como: 10 votes against; majority against 10. Precinct 6, Pomoua: For selliiig7, against 13; majority againBt 5. Precinct 7, Satsuma Heights: For selling 14, against 5; majority for 9. Precinct 8, San Mateo: For selling 8, against 7; majority for 1. Precinct 9, East Palatka: For sell ing 16, against 9; majority for 7. Precinct 10, Federal Point: For selling 6, against 6; majority for 1. Precinct 11, Palatka Heights: For selling 38, against 18, majority for 20. Precinct 12, Palatka: For selling 31. against 28; majority for 3. Precinct 13, Palatka: For selling 21, against 19; majority for 2. Precinct 14, Palatka: For selling 30, against 13; majority for 17. Precinct 15, Palatka: For selling 27, against 12; majority for 15. Precinct 16, Interlachen: For sell ing 23, against 21 ; majority for 2. Precinct 17, Monroe's Mill: For selling 9, against 21; majority against 12. Precinct 18, Baldwin (Melrose): For selling 39, against 26 f majority for 13. Precinct 19, Grand in: For selling 3, against, 29; majority against 26. Precinct 20, Bannerville: For sell ing 13, against 32; majority against 19. Precinct 21, Bostwick : For selling 2, against 38; majority against 86. Precinct 22, Francis : For selling 24, against 44; majority against 20. Precinct 23, Palatka: For selling 20, against selling 6; majority for 14. Precinct 24, Palatka: For selling 94, against 8; majority for 86. Precinct 25, Palatka: For selling 51, against 7; majority for 44. Precinct 2C, Hollister: For selling 19, against 19; tie vote Precinct 27, Florahome: Fxr sell ings, against 15; majority for 10. These figures show a total vote of 1,045, much less than two-thirds of the total qualified vote of tile coun ty. The total vote "for selling" was 554, and the total "against selling" was 491, making a tola! majority "for selling" of 63. The liquor men are jubilant over the result as they may well be. They put up a good, stiff, hard-headed and intelligent fight. Many of them were what may bo termed "old campaigners." They had for their assistance the backing of the liquor interests of the country, in terests which are not afraid to spend money for an extension of its privi leges and to fight further curtail ment of territory. Great quantites of anti-prohibition literature was sent out and every voter was fed on It several times. The dry forces also made a good fight, but it lacked leadership. Its committee was mado up of minis ters and good men who entered the fight on moral grounds for what they believed to be the best interests of the county. There was not an ex pert politician in the bunch. These men and the cause they represent have suffered temporary defeat. But it is only temporary. They will im mediately organize for a renewal of the campaign. They say it took 10 years to make Alachua county dry and they will not be that long in bringing about a reform in Putnam. The election was full of surprises for both sides. The dry committee lost precincts it had felt certain of securing and the same may be said of the "wet" committee. The negro was an important factor in the campaign. He is the balance of power in the county and he It was who decided the policy of the coun ty on this liquor question. Precinct 24, the 6tb ward of Palat ka, is almost solidly black. There are but 12 white voters in this pre cinct. The returns' from this pre cinct show a total of 102 votes of which 94 were wet and 8 were dry Take out the 12 white voters and the six who voted dry in this election and you still have a black majority of 84 for the sale of liquor in this one ward, a majority of 21 more than the total wet majority in the county But this Is only one of the negro precincts. Thus you have it: The negro dictates the moral ntti tude of Putnam county. The News is informed by tho9e in a position to form a correct estimate that not above 20 negroes in the whole county voted the dry ticket. This paper is proud of its position in this campaign. It has never been able to see how anything morally wrong could be legally right. The News took the stand it believed to be right, and in its temporary defeat it suffers no remorse of conscience. It has performed its duty as best it could. It bears no ill-will to any man. It wants prosperity and progress to make its permanent home in Palat ka and Putnam county. It believes tUese things would come quicker and in more enduring form unimped ed by whisky, and is happy in the knowledge that It has the support of the large majority of its white fellow citizens in Putnam county. The County Commissioners meet to-day and with Supervisor Peter mann will canvass the returns. It is not thought that the canvass will show any material change from the result announced above. That Misleading Telegram. Lflst Friday, before Judge Wills at Starke, proceedings were taken to squelch the negro vote that had been specially qualified by the liquor men to vote in the wet and dry elec tion. Knowing that it was a mat ter, in which the public was inter ested the News arranged for a tele gram announcing the judge's decis ion. That telegram came at 4p.m. and this paper was held open to that hour. The telegram Btated that 'Judge Wills holds," and it was but natural this paper should think that what "the judge held" was on the matter under dispute. There was no explanation to the telegram that would indicate otherwise. The victory belongs to Cfipt. E. Noble Calhoun. Attorney Robinson had filed a suit n chancery for a mandatory injunc tion to prevent the tax collector from certifying to the supervisor of regis tration a list of poll taxes paid sub sequent to August 12th. Mr. Calhoun filed a demurer to the bill on the ground that the bill was without equity, dipt. Calhoun's de murrer was sustained and the bill dismissed for the reason that the work sought to be enjoined hndal- eady been performed, and for the further reason that there is no law to prevent the tax collector from certifying poll taxes at any time of he year he chooses. After the dismissal of the case and while the parties at interest were in conversation with Judge Wills, that gentleman told Collector Willard that only those who were qualified n the general election of 1904, could egally vote in the wet or dry elec tion. That such election was not a special election, but a general elec tion under article 19 of the constitution. It was on this information Supervisor Peterniann aoted, thus, in a round-about' way brought to pass even more that and was than what the dry attorney, in his series of "chump" acts, sought to accomp lish. Had those for whom poll taxes have been paid during the past two months been allowed to- vote the election would have been invalidat ed, no matter which way it had gone. Fine line of ginghams have just been opened up at Leo Jacobson's. They are pretty. Elephant Sasclty. A remarkable Instance of the sagac ity of a female elephant which bad lost her young one In a pit trap has re cently been related. The mother made strenuous attempts to rescue her off spring by throwing quantities of earth and branches of trees into the pit, but all her efforts were ln vain, as the hunters arrived before the pit was suf ficiently filled to allow the young one to clamber out. AdTtee. Widow (tearfully) Yes. my daugh ter are now my only resources. Friend Take my advice and husband your resources welL Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Aids Nature. Medicines that aid nature ara always most- effectual. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy acts on this plan. It allays the couffh, relives the lungs, aids expectora tion, opens the secretions, and aids na ture ln restoring the system to a healthy condition. It is famuus for Its cures over a large part of thi civilized world. Tbousa ds have testified to its superi or excellence. It Counteracts any ten dency of a ould to result ln pneumonia. For sale by Ackerman-Stewart Drug Co. LATE STATE NEWS. The Tampa Bay Hotel has been leased to David Lauber of St. Louis, and VV. F. Stovall of Talupa. People of Mayo are rejoicing over prospect of the Live Oak, Perry & Oulf railway passing through their town. Geo. H. Ford has been elected cashier of the Central National bank, Ocala, in place of F. L. Wat son, resigned. H. M. Goethe & Co's big saw mill at Summerfleld, Marion Co., has been purchased by O. J, McGehee of Live Oak. for 10u,000. 1 The sponge industry at Tarnon Springs Las been looking un recently and extra express cars have been needed for shipments. There are eight candidates for ap pointment to the office of sheriff of Duval county, made vacant bv the death of W. liloxham Pickett. Washington county will hold an election October 17th to determine whether the county seat shall remain at Vernon or be removed to Chiploy. Little nine-year old son of Mr. Husband of Minneola was run over by train which he was trying to board, and was killed, on Saturday last. Yellow fever has gained a firmer hold on Pensacola during the past week and it is now conceded to be impossible to stamp out the scourge before the arrival of frost. The big department store of W. D. Smith & Co., at Perry, was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning. The stock and building were only par tially lnsureu urigin unknown. Lew Hendon, station agent at In- glis was run over by a freight train last Saturday and one of his legs was so crushed it, had to be amputated just below Un! knee. William Bloxham Pickett, sheriff . of-Duval county, died at his home in Jacksonville Tuesday. He was 33 years of age, popular, and entered upon the duties of his office Janinry 1st, Inst. President Roosevelt will spend Sunday, Oct. 22d at St. Augustine. He will address the people near Ft. Marion at that place on Saturday. There'll De a big crowd in the old ' town tnat night. In the local option election in Vo lusia county held on Wednesday the county gave a large majority for prohibition. That much is conceded but no total figures are yet attaina ble. Lula Wise, a negro woman, and her four small children were brutally murdered in their shanty home about a mile southwest of Lincoln Park, Jacksonville, last Friday. The house was then Bet afire by tho murderer to hide his crime. There have been 108 applications for licenses to sell Honor in Duval county this year. If all are granted the state will get i)4,(Kj(), the city of . Jacksonville $27,000 and Duval county $27,000, of license money from this source alone. . Chas. W. Stansel., former promi nent Jacksonville politician and whose career in Florida was cut Bhort by a street duel with pistols w ith A. M. W llliainson, is now wan dering tho streets of New York city broke" ana sleeping on nark benches. Governor Broward sisrned two death warrents on Tuesday and it wasn t a very good uav for em either. The men who are to have a period brought to their existence are Tom Spires of Jackson county . and Edward Lamb .of Manitee county. Both are to hang on Friday Oct. 27th unless sooner reprieved by tne,paruon Doara. Mrs. Lena B. Mathes. who gained some notoriety in connection with former resident t1 orbes of Stetson University, has come to the front again. Mrs. Mathes is teacher of Turkey Creek school near Tampa. ah mjuucuuii nt leBLraiu iier irom teaching the school was attempted to be served on her last week by a deputy sheriff, but she met the offi cer with a gun and wouldn't let him come near enough io read it. Mrs. Mathes claims she is the object of persecution. The1 last stone in the great Hal cyon Hall, Miami's chief hotel, was laid Monday, work on that magni ficent structure is progressing as fast as men and money can ouRt it. All work on the construction will be completed by November first, and men tne furniture will be placed. Work on the grounds which will be among the most beautiful in the country has been commenced. On several of the six floors of the great Duuuing me nnisniug work is now being done and there is every indica tion that there will be no further de lays. When completed Halycon Hall will be the most complete and uostaniiai Hotel soutn or St. Au gustine, and Miamians will be justly ni ir. .... 11 proiiu oi ii. luiauu liecora. Pres. Brown Will Not Resign. We take pleasure in announclne' to he public that Col. Tlios. J. L. Brown, president of the State Fair Association at Tampa, has reconsid ered and withdrawn his resignation from tnat position, ana is now de termined to work harder than ever for the success of the great State Fair to be held November 16 to .HO. Col. Brown has successfully manag ed the magnificent Tampa Bay hotel several years, and although his bid was tne nignest tne board of public works of Tampa leased it to other parties, making it necessary for Col. Hrown to go to JNew ork to take up business propositions awaitinir him. However, in view of the irreat amount of money already spent in promoting uie movement ana in view of he fact that hundreds of friends throughout the statu have requested him to remain. d Drown will ilo wi, and respectfully riqnests lie elillie slate to give henrtv sup port to the movement. Evervbodv should feel an interest, in and work tor the success of the fair.