NEW SERIES VOL. XIII, NO. 43.
PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1905.
$1. Per Year.
For Sale-Houses,-Lots, Yacam;;Lots and anything in Real Estate- H. M. de MontmoIIin.
fT"a I FIRST THE FIELD I
With FALL and WINTER CLOTHING.
Fearnside Clothing Co. announce arrival of its
Superb Stock of Suits
1 For Men and Boys.
Elegant in Pattern Design and Finish
The KIRSCHBAUM SUITS 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,,
Our counters are now Full of New Goods and the
Fall business is already on at
At sedl Reliable,
stores the discrim
inating mother ask;
SVYITH, tHe Jeweler
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
C. J. SMITH,
Next to Kupperbusch's Restaurant. Palatka, Fla.
If Your Boy or Girl J
Have th reputation, for being hard on shoes,
; perhaps it's because they have not been wearing
the CURRY & LANE kind. ;J
We have dozens of "rough house" youngsters.
on our list who' wear our Shoes steadily for six .i
months without showiig a break. What we can .. fjj
do for them we can do for your boy. ( ' $
OUR SCHOOL SHOES I
are worthy your inspection.
Gurry & Lane? 1
Mow a Grent Act or Lived.
Chnrle; Mrtthews. one day previous
tn the iicrioJ of his uubllcly proclaim
ed dire bankruptcy. Invited a friend to
dine with him. The walnuts were
washed down by some rare sherry.
That's a delicious wine." his mend
exclaimed. "It .must have cost you a
lot of uiowy. ' "It didn't cost me any
thing that 1 know of," the nighty co
rnelian iniswered. with a slirug. "You
had it Riven to you, then?" the friend
suggested. "Oh, no," answered Math
ews; "I bought it from Ellis, in Bond
street!" "Hut be will charge you some
thing for it?" the friend exclaimed in
astonishment "I believe he does write
something down iu a book," Charles re
torted gravely. "Let's have another
glass, my boy."
In addition to our
We want you to remember that
our Optical Department is filled
with a complete line of Spectacles
and Nose Glasses and that we can
furnish you with Glasses to Fit
Your Individual needs.
All work guaranteed.-
W. S. FR
' The Leading Jeweler,
Play Box Ball
Richards' Alley, on Griffin Lot
- Under new management
Lilies plav free Wednesday afternoons
Ui 0. Ice water. F. G. EulTly, Mgr
VVl'F.D: I,k!.v or ppiitb-inan
of fv. r .-dueatlon l irnvel for firm of
I''MiO) isHpital. S.Uhtv $1,078 pt-r
J-r. p-vynhU weekly. Expenses ad
Mmud. -Address UEO. O. CLOD'S,
FOR SALE A New Companion
sewing machine, 1900 washing ma
ru nt the Methodist par
sonage. E. J. Gatkk.
WANTED--Croffi., 7x9's; w-ill
pavciiKli for same r. o. n. ra m
Write me. S. S. HAFER, Palatka
pfiB cif P-t imnhtha launch
I un '' - - . ,
cheap. May be seen at Boyd s ship
t .nt tn cot rniipinoo'V's worth
and see a good COLD ku.xk-o.it, use
How John Hay Rearardcd Crltlca.
John Hav was chatting about his lit
erary experiences with an intimate
friend when the latter asked:
'John, what feature or chase of this
writing business has Impressed you the
"Well " wn the renlv. and the speak-
or'a evps twinkled mischievously, "so
far as I am concerned, it's the things
that the critics fish out or a fellows
nrtnted stuff that he never put there.
But I suppose that critics, like the rest
of us, have to show excuses ror living."
To authorize the Boaid of Bond Trustees
to expend the sum or sixty xnousana
Dollars or so much thereof as may be
AAaaaarv fnr t.hA ArAAtlnn. buildlncr or
purchase of a system of Water Works
1U liUW W
Be it ordained by the Mayor and City
UOUnoilOI me uny 01 x-aiama;
Smirm 1 That the Board of Bond
Trustees of the City of Palatka, having
mIw1n inH tronamlttftri tn the Bald CltV
Council and Mayor of the City of Palat
ka, an estimate in writing oi me cost 01
construction and Installation of a sys
tem of Water Works in the city of Pal
atka, amounting to Sixty Thousand Dol
lars and having askea auinoruy w cou-
. .1 Int- thA .wtnatriinilnn nt a AVRtem of
Water Works in and for said city as pro
vided Dy law, ana lor iuuiuih; w c-
4 tk. aa ii aum nr siit.v i nouBanu
rniiin therefor in Dersuauoe of the
bonding ordinance of said city.
It is therefore oruameu oy w mhjui
and City Council of the olty of Palatka
.v.... tk. nnM nf RnnH Trufttees of the
way i."" - -
city of Palatka be and are. hereby fully
authorized ana empowereu 10 ounu, ju
... - nnn'nni fnr the buildina or
construction or to purchase a system of
Water Works in ana ror uiijr ui x -atka
and ' t expend therefor the sum of
m... Ti-..iiaanf1 llollars Or BO mUch
thereof" as- may be necessary for that
purpose, to be paid out of the Water
Works DODu iuna 01 iu wmvi o
..tii.Kia fnr that niirnoAfl
Passed in open Council this 3d dsj of
October. D. A. A M 6TEENi
Attest Prpslileot City Council.
J N. BLACKWELL,
rSealj Clerk ity Courcil.
Approved Oct. 4th. 1905.
VV . ANTONIO CfclSA.
' . Mayor.
1 THE COUNTRYMAN'S
The first frost had come and the
leaves were turning. Through a mead
ow flowed a shallow stream lazily. A
road Wound around the base of a wood
ed hill, dividing it from the meadow.
The only souud was an occasional caw
ing of a crow far up among the tops of
A man iu the prime of life canto
walking down the road. He was city
dressed and had the quick motions of a
city mau, but ns he walked he slack
ened bis pace, now and again pausing
to take In some feature of tllfe view
long ago familiar to him. He had often
walked this same road as a country
boy. Again he drove the slow moving
cows. Again be held the reins behind
the horses with which he bad plowed
since dawn on the way to the barn. Is
it strange that his quick city step
should have slackened to that of a
Caleb Cox was about to put in prac
tice the dream of years. As a boy he
had been restive under the hardships,
as he called them, of country life and
went to the city to better his condition.
He was of an energetic type and suc
ceeded. Slowly he accumulated till by
a lucky stroke be secured ample means
with which to work. From that time
money making had been easy, and at
thirty-five he was rich. Then he deter
mined to visit those be had left behind
and help them. He would place his old
father and mother where they would
end their lives without the necessity
for work. Then when he had seen
them in perfect comfort he would re
tire from business, go abroad to see
the world and leave labor to those who
were obliged to labor. This was the
dream that had inspired Caleb Cox for
Passing around the hill, he came upon
a snug farm. The gate clicked behind
him, and, entering the farmhouse door,
he took an old white haired woman in
"Mother," he said, "don't you know
me? I'm Caleb. I've come back after
my long absence to make you and fa
ther comfortable. I've got all the
money I want and don't intend to make
"I'm glad to see you, my dear boy.
It's been a long while that you have
been away. I've longed for you all
these years. Why haven't you 4jver
come to see us, Caleb?"
"Why, mother, I couldn't get away.
There was no one that I would dare
put in my place for a minute, but
never mind that. I have been reward
ed for my sacrifice your sacrifice.
I'm going to take you to the city and
put you In a fine house with plenty
of servants to wait on you you and
father. Just think of it! You can
get up when you like and go to bed
when you like, and nothing to do but
The old woman drew away and
looked at him with a kind of fright.
"My dear boy," she said, "what would
I do in a fine city house? And what
would your father do? Could you give
us the comfort we have here? Would
a stony street be the same to us as
the stream yonder? Would we like to
bear the noises of the trolley cars as
well as the songs of the birds? And
what would we do without the barn
and the spring house, the stock and the
Caleb stood looking at the old wo
man, a load settling upon his heart.
Was this the outcome of his dream?
Was this what he had struggled for
and what had kept him so many years
from his dear mother? When he left
her her hair was brown, in her cheek
was color. Since then eighteen years
had brought her to the close of her
life, elghteeu years of separation that
could not be lived again.
There was a step on the walk, and
the father came in. After the greet
ings Caleb began again the story be
bad been telling his mother, but this
time In a Xalut hearted tone, and, In
stead of informing bis father what he
proposed, asked the old man what he
could do for blm.
"Nothing, dear boy, nothing. Time
was when I would have Jumped at the
money to pay off the mortgage, but
since It has been lifted I notice that my
last object has been taken away. Don't
deprive me of what spur for action
there is left me tn my old age."
"But father, mother, you are obliged
to rise with the sun, and at evening
you are so tired that you go to bed
when people in the, city find relaxation
from labor. With you It is all work
and no play."
"My boy," said the old man, "with us
our work Is our play. We never hurry
to get through our labor so that we
may play, for we do our work breath
ing the pure air and listening to the
sweet sounds that surround us. Hard-
ships we have, but were It not for the
hardships our lives would be a dead
level, without contrast, consequently
Caleb, loath to give up what he bad so
long struggled for, argued that In the
city a new life would open to the oli
people that would afford them an in
terest which would not be exhausted so
long as they lived. He offered to J
them with blm on his travels. An was
of no avail. They said that the noises
of ihe city Would bewilder them and
they would die If deprived of the home
tn which they had spent their lives.
Caleb Cox went back to the city a
chauged man. Instead of selling out
his business be promoted some of bis
employees to be co-managers with him.
Then, after a brief season of travel,
be returned and devoted himself to bis
business, not as he had done before,
but In moderation. A large portion of
bis summers he spent on the farm with
bis old father and mother.
V, A. MITCHEU
Friends of Bride and Groom
Crowd St. James Church
to the Doors.
Social Palatka had been on a qui
vive of delight ever since the first
announcement of the Merryday-
Itosser nuptals. On Wednesday
iiieht that delight was fully realized
in one of the most charming church
weddings ever to occur In this city.
The principals in tins neautiiui
wedding ceremony were Mr. Har
wood Rosser of Jacksonville and
Miss Ethel Glenn Merrvdav. eider
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Mer-
ryday of this city.
The church had been beautifully
decoratod in green and white, of
which a horseshoe of golden rod
formed the centre. And this work
was the design of Mrs. J. N. Walton.
The ceremony naa Deen announced
for eight o'clock, but long before that
hour every seat in the house was oc
cupied as so also had the standing
room. During tne waic trie assem
bled friends were delightfully enter
tained bv musical selections, the
same being Schubert's Flower Song,
by Master Warner Hairnii on the
violin; "O Promise Me," vocal solo
bv Mrs. O. W. Bassett; Schubert's
Traumerei, violin, Master Hamin,
and Schubert's Serenade on the or
gan. As the bridal party came down the
aisle to the altar, there to be met by
Rev. Dr. Frederick Pasco, Mendels
sohn's bridal chorus was beautifully
rendered by the choir, and during
the ceremony "Hearts and Flowers"
with violin accompaniament was
The bride was attended oy ner sis
ter. Miss Ellene Merryday, as maid
of honor, and the bridesmaids were
the Misses .Blanche and Una Ui'lll,
Vivian Ackerman and busie Lee
Mr. Herbert S. Candlish of Jack
sonville acted as best man and the
groomsmen were Messrs. M. M.
Vickers, 1). W. namsaur, iiarroid a.
Merryday, brother of the bride, and
Harry Bone of Stevens Pottery, Ga.,
a cousin. Tne usiiers were Masters
Louis and Ralph Phillips, Albert
McKenzle, Clarence Petermann and
Lawrence Tucker, all member's or
the bride's Sunday school class.
Pretty little Kathleen unburn act
ed as flower girl, scattering rose
petals before the bridal pair as tney
marched from the altar. Master Crill
Merrvdav. the brides' younger broth
er, acted as ring bearer, the ribbon
bovs were Clarence McDonald ana
John Tllghman, and Master Lewis
Barstow, assisted by little Master
Davis Lane, acted as cushion bearer.
Arrived at the altar, Key. ur. ras-
co performed the full ritual cere
mony of the church in an impressive
manner, after which the entire party
retired to the Deautiiui strains oi
the Mendelssohn wedding march.
A reception followed the ceremony
at the home of the bride's parents,
which had also been beautitully
decorated for the occasion; and this,
owing to the serious illness of Mrs
Merryday, was atxenueu Dy out lew
beyond the wedding party. In the
dining room Mrs. J. N. Blackwell
and Mrs. W. A. Walton presided, as
sisted by the Misses McKenzie and
The brides irown was a beautiful
creation of tucked and shirred point
d'esprit over handsome messaline
satin, witn real lace una satin garni
ture and beautified with much hand
work. She carried a white prayer
hnok and li lies of the valley.
The maid of honor. Miss JMIene
Merryday .was gowned in a charm
ing costume or pniK suk inuu witn
lace and chiffon velvet, trimming,
and carried pink carnal ions. .
The bridesmaids an worn uaiur.y
toilettes of white nruandie and lace
and carried bouqurts of white car
The presents were many and of
The happy couple left on the City
of Jacksonville the same night for
Jacksonville, from which place they
were to take a train Thursday morn
ing for a brief trip to Atlanta and
Chattanooga. They will be home
after JSoveinoer lot n, nt v& r.ast
First street, Jacksonville.
The bride, who has always been n
prime social favorite hero, is a most
attractive young lady. She will be
GTeatlv missed. .
- Mr. itosser is a young uusmess
man of Jacksonville who takes high
social rank. He is also greatly ad
mired for his musical ability in
Jacksonville's artistic circles.
Big Turpentine Deal.
A deal of some Importance wp.s
made in Jacksonville last week,
when F. J. O'Hara of Buffalo Bluif
purchased the interest of his pari
ners in the Dexter Timber & Tur
The same day Mr. O'llara sold to
Mr. L. L. Meggs of Jacksonville tlv.
turpentine right on the Dextt r plac
for $40,000. The Dexter place is con
sidered a flue one for the turpeutiin
business. Times Union.
Death of Walter Thomas.
Walter Thomas, for many years a
prominent citizen and businessman
of Palatka. died at his home in this
city at 9:30 last night. His death
was due to consumption, with which
he was stricken some five years ago.
The funeral will be held this (Fri
day) afternoon t 8:30, and will be
Masonic in cnaraocer. itev. r . a.
Richey will officiate,
Walter Thomas came to Palatka
in 1801 from Nofwalk, this county,
and up to four years ago wns active
ly engaged in the grocery business.
His retirement was due to feeble
health. Since his retirement he had
heen able to attend to outside affairs
up to within a few months ago, and
he gave nis attention to pecan cul
ture, a department of horticultural
pursuit in which he was very suc
cessful. He was a good citizen and his de
cline has been the source of much
regret and Borrow among his neigh
bors and business associates.
He is survived bv his wife and five
children, one daughter, Mrs. R. Ray
mond Price, and four sons.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. J. Rogero have
announced the approaching marriage
of their daughter. Miss Mae Anita,
to Mr. James Uullen Kay. rne cere
mony will occur at St. Monicas
church at 11.45 on the morning of
Thursday, November 23d.
Boom Strikes Pomona.
There is not a small place in Put
nam county that has made such
progress as has Pomona during the
past year. This little town, 12 miles
south of Palatka, on the A. J. L.,
was originally settled by a colony of
New England people whose pleasant
homes stifitch along a flue driveway
around the borders of beautiful lake
Broward, and all have thrifty orange
Sometime since the JNews told oi
the fine crops of oranges which
many of these groves would ship the
present season. This fruit is now
ripening and shipments will begin in
earnest within the next four or five
The boom to strike Pomona Is
largely the result of the enterprise
of W. S. Middleton of the firm of
Middleton Bros., turpentine opera
tors at that place. Mr. Middleton
has been investing heavily in Po
mona property and it is through his
efforts that many new industries
have started up. It 13 his purpose to
make the place a trading centre for
adjacent country, and with this ob
ject iu view he has invested in the
stores of Knowlton fe Co. and the
commissary of D. B. Raybon & Co.
in each oi wnlcu ne lias a nan inter
est. Both of these stores have large
stocks of general merchandise.
Mr. Middleton and li. B. Kaybon,
his brother-in-law, have also recent
ly established a saw mill for the
manufacture of yellow pine lumber
and this mill is now iu operation,
having shipped its first car or lum
ber during the past week.
Pomona has always been a favorite
winter resort, but Mr. Middleton is
improving its advantages in this re
spect by the erection of cottages for
resorters. He also lias a livery
stable, and for the present has turn
ed his own large and magnificent
home into a hotel. A new hotel is
among his contemplated projects.
Mr. Middleton is a hustler from
Georgia, and he means that Pomona
shall have all the advantages of the
larger towns even if he has to pro
Good Advice to Negroes.
President Roosevelt It. soems was
familiar with the negro's weakness
for tho ministry and other modes of
securing a livelihood without soiling
their hands. At any rate this piece
of good advice, contained in Ills ad
dress to the colored people of Jack
sonville last Saturday, is so good,
and so much in harmony with what
has been told them by the white
people of the south that it is worth
'"I say, all honor to teacher, all
honor to preachers, but it is almost
impossible that the bulk of any peo
ple can be teachers or preachers.
The bulk have got to be men who
follow trades and mechanical pur
suits, who are first-class fanners,
first-class tradesmen aud carpenters,
and who excel In any of those re
spects, and every man who makes
that kind of good fanner or thrifty,
progressive, saving inechaulc who
gets to own hi own house, to ba frie
from debt, to b able to keep bis
wife as she vhould be kept. Every
such limn is not only a flrst-cluss
citisen, but is doing a mighty work
iu helpiug uplift his race.
Mr. and Mrs. Win. S. Prior and
son, Chas. Henry, have returned to
their winter home, after spending
a few months very pleasantly at
their summer home at Wakefield,
Mass. Everyone pleased to see them
back. Capt. C. A. M. Taber will re
Rev. W. G. Rector, wife and chil
dren returned home after spending a
few months with relatives in In
diana. John K. Ford, traveling salesman
fni ntnn nrorana viaitpd Pnntn la.tt
week. Mr. Ford was formerly pas-
cor OI cne ai. jv vnuruii ui ujib piuce
Mrs. W. L. Gable and son, Willie,
of Lakeland, Fla., left for home Sat
urday. They were the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. D. E. Dusenberry.
Chas. C. Sullivan had a fall from
the roof of a summer house while he
was engaged in putting paranne on
the roof. The rope broke and he fell
to the ground spraining his wrist
and leg quite seriously. He struck
the ground before the paraflne, which
landed on the top of his head, and
contents spread generously over him.
After being scrubbed with kerosene
and gold dust powder he was restor
ed to his former color, ile is siowiy
There are shipments of green or
anges being made from here, which
surely spoils the market for Florida
fruits. Too bad to be in such a
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. F. Sullivan, pop.
ular residents of Como, returned
home Sunday from Crystal Kiver,
where they spent several months.
Both have been very ill with chills
and fever, which is epidemic all
through that town, and they were
very glad to return to "Home. Sweet
At Welaka, Oct. 21st, 1905, Mr. and
Mrs. Frederick (J. Cochrane celebrat
ed the twenty-fifth anniversary of
Dainty invitations in white aud
silver were issued to a number of
their Palatka, as well as their We
The launch "Bobbie" was engaged.
and quite a party from Palatka at
As the boat approached the beau
tiful Cochrane home, situated on the
banks of the St. Johns, surrounded
by majestic oaks and lighted by
ropes of Japanese lanterns and huge
Don n res, tne scene was one oi inde
The weird shadows cast by flicker
ing firelight on the Spanish moss
gave to the whole an appearance of
On the arrival of the welaka peo
ple, who attended in large numbers,
the "bride and groom," much to the
entertainment of those present re
newed the vows of their youtn, in
the good old fashioned way, by
jumping over a broom stick, after
which ceremony they stood under a
canopy of silver, amidst lovely
roses, to receive the congratulations
of their friends.
Delicious refreshments were serv
ed in the dining room, which was
elaborately decorated with ever
greens, and Bilver.
Merrv making and dancing were
enjoyed until a late hour, when all
bade their hospitable host and hos
tess a reluctant gond-nlght.
Mr. and Mrs. Cochrane were the
recipients of many handsome gifts of
silver from their many friends at
home and abroad. A guest.
No Race Suicide Here.
I George and Fannie Banks, negro
husband and wife, living at Hamp
ton, are the parents of triplets, born
last Sunday. The picanninies
weighed twelve, eight and six pounds
respectively. When the second
baby was shown him, Pap George
said: ''Lawd a 'Marsy 1." When he
saw the third he swooned. On be
ing revived with a feather duster he
counted the kids over three or four
times to make sure of the number,
then went, out to get some of the
neighbors to iwne r.nd verify the
count. . ,
WANTED Cross! i s, 7 x H's: will
pay cash for same f. o. 1. Palatka.
Write me. S. S. HAFER, Palatka.
Securing Fame in the West.
MiBS Elizabeth N. Barr, a former
Putnam county girl, and who for a
short time did special work on the
News, is now a student in Washburn
college, Topeka, Kansas.
Miss Harr is giving her attention
largely to literary work and is a
member of the Kansas Authors' club.
The Topeka Capital of a recent date
speaks of her as "a young' lady of
decided literary talent," and in the
same number gives space to the fol
lowing poem written by her aud read
at a recent meeting of the club.
Commenting on this poem the Capi
tal states that "It indicates that To
peka is perhaps to add another star
to the many she has contributed to
literature." The poem is entitled
"The Song of The Toilers," and is as
I love to work, becauBe I love to see
The mellow earth turned to the
I love to see the field all loose and
And sow the seeds of future har
I lovo to work because I love to see
The green blades spring unhin
dered toward the sun
The tiirifty stalk unharrassed by the
And watch the silk of tender ears
I love to work, because I love to see
The waving tassels and the gol
And know, the joy of reaping my re
ward And thank the Lord of Harvest for
But O, the faith of those whom Fate
To brave the ways the weaker dare
They drop the seeds all watered with
But never, see tho harvest that
We hear their voices in the wilder
ness Prepare the way, and mellow np
They cast their portion ou the latent
Their dauntless trust in ono All
With prophet eyes they've pierced
the mist of years
With toiling hands they've mould
Their works arise above the com
Like coral islands on the pathless
Like Unto &n Art Exhibit.
It was amusing to see the number
of men who stood outside and gazed
spellbound into the brilliantly light
ed store rooms of Miss Lucas' milli
nery establishment during the even
ing hours of her opening days last
The place was filled with enthusi
astic ladies and all were trying ou
pretty, modish hats or assisting
others and remarking '-How perfect
ly lovely 1" The men may have
been attracted by the women, (we
have known pretty women to exer
cise that sort of an influence before)
or they may have been attracted by
the really charming picture which a
combination of handsome women
and pretty millinery always make.
But few men dared to cross the
threshold, probably on the principle
of feeling the awkwardness of the
proverbial bull in a china shop.
It was a pretty sight. It was an
art exhibit and a trade function and
an uplift to commercial Palatka.
Miss Ijiieus Is a business women who
is doing a big thing for Palatka by
engaging on such a magnificent
scale in an enterprise dear to the
hearts of women. The store would
be a credit to any city of 20,000 in
habitants, and is a valuable drawing
card to this growing city. -
Every business man In Palatka
should go to her and tell her that
Coold Not bb Better.
The uniform success of Chamberlain's
Colio, i hoi era and Diarrhoea R-imedy
has won for It a wide reputation and
many people throughout the eountiy
will agroe with Mr. Cn;is. WMaitlsou,
of MiTford, Va-, who sa s: "It work
like rouble, ;i nd is limb st preparation
I know "f If couldn't b rik better "
Be hsd a sur'ous ftttaok f dysentery
aod was advisetl to try a butt',! of this
romedv. wld -h ho 1l l. wi h th-r.' i!t
I that Imuiediati- rolW-f wns oI.ikIimm.'
For sale by Aekeruian-Stewtut Drog Co.
l'ek'8 Hue Tar Syrup,
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