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The Palatka News and Advertiser ; City fiappenings and f L Personal mention. Chas. M. Hilliard has been in the city this week. A. E. Wilson is in New York for rest and recreation. Stuart Hyatt has over 40 pupils in his class of vocal music. Miss Lillian Morris of Jackson ville is the guest of Mrs. M, J. Murphy. Mrs. a. W. Peer of Satsuma Heights was a visitor in the city yesterday. A great many Palatka people are arranging to visit Tampa during the State Fair. Mrs. Willie Metcalf spent several days in Jacksonville last week on a visit to relatives. MIbs Maggie Anderson has return ed from an extended visit to friends in Pennsylvania. Dr. S. E. Peck and E. B. Olmstead, prominent men of Pomona, were in the city Monday. Mr. and Mrs. F. J. O'Hara of Buf falo Bluir were in the city over Tues day and Wednesday. C. H. Preston, K. Borsen and L. Eaton, prominet citizens of Crescent City, were in the city Wednesday. The rnmmage sale for the benefit of St. Marks church held last week will net the coffers of that sanctuary about $50. Mrs. Stuart Worden has remained at Fort Meade for another week's visit. She expects to return to Pal atka on Menday. Miss Lillian B. Ralph is expected to arrive in the city today and will be the guest over Sunday of Mies Mabel Holcomb. Arthur Keller, well-known as a former Palatkan, passed through the city Wednesday, being enroutefrom Lithia Springs, Ga., to his home in Miami. Mrs. W. C. Snow and Mrs. L. C. Royce will arrive from Brattleboro, Vt., next week aud as usual will oc cupy Mrs. Snow's flaton Front street ror tne winter. 1 Capt. and Mrs. J. E. Lucas and lit tle daughter returned on Saturday from Missouri, where Mrs. Lucas and the little girl spent the Bummer with her parents. George Beale has purchased of Dr. E. S. Crill the cottage property on south Seventh street, adjoining Mrs. Grooms' property, and has moved into the same. 1 Martin Griffin is showing some choice grape fruit and oranges put up in half boxes, the fruit being irotn mis grove m niast raiatka. it can be seen at his store. Little Miss Margaret Willard will accompany her grandfather, Judge Rob't W. Davis, on his return to Tampa, there to visit a few days and see me orate rair. J. E. Gantt and family are now in South Carolina on a visit to relatives and friends. Mr. Gantt will return in time to re-open the Graham Hotel on tne I4tn. MissA.E. Yerley of Columbus. Miss has accepted a position as manager or tne western union Telegraph company's office in this city, to suc ceed jonnnle Kane, resigned. Mrs. Geo. A. Downing of Middle burg is spending the week with Mr Downing at the Saratoga Hotel, aud witn tnem is flirs. r . Al. Downing a uaugnter-in-iaw, or Jacksonville. T. J. McMeekin, for some time past a popular salesman with the Kennerly Hardware company, has severed nis connection, auu will leave on &unaay ror Marietta, Ga. Mrs. Henry S. Wilson and son Edwin, have returned from Detroit, Mich., at which place they have been since quitting the Sapphire country or jNortn Carolina In Sep. temuer. Mrs. A. L, Gibson and children re turned to Palatka last week, after a delightful summer at Ucean City, N, J. They will Bpend the winter here witn Mrs. LHDson's parents, Mr. and Airs. i. H. Hilllara. There was a great crowd in at tendance at the supper given bv the U. D. C. on Tuesday night. The lar der was empty by 8:30 and about $90 was realized tor tne Denent of des titute confederate soldiers. The supper given by the ladies of int.. luoiuuH 8 waonoiic cnurcn will oe in the vacant store in the opera house block tomorrow evening. Thp Inxliaa have prepared an excellent bill of I are auu nil siiouiu attend. Geo. A. Powell, tho well-known turpentine operator, was in the city Monday. Mr. Powell is bringing his family down from North Carolina and will reside at DeLand, where the children will have the advantage or tne university. Attorney Henry Strunz has return ed from a visit of several weeks in New York and to the home of his parents in Connecticut. Since his return Mr. Strunz has been catching up with the neglected legal work of ins clients. v The Palatka W. C. T. U. will re sume the publication ot a column of temperance news and discussion in this paper after January 1st. These ladles hope to increase interest In the cause throughout the county. A. T. Triay has opened a high grade stock of groceries in the Lem on street store formerly occupied by Miss Kate Lucas' millinery estab lishment. Mr. Triay was formerly agent of the Southern Express com pany m raiatka. The Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of St. James Methodist c I; u roll will give one of their popular dime socials at the residence of Mrs. It. S. Mooney (entrance next to coun cil chamber) on Tuesday evening, Nov. 14. Pitt and Flinch go mm will be a feature or the evpning's enter tainment. Refreshments will be served. A cordial invitation is ex tended to all. Hon. Jno. P. Wall of Putnam Hall was in the city on Tuesday. Mr. Wall reports that his son, Dr. W. W. C. Wnll, while not making any no ticeable improvement, is yet hold ing his own and is hopeful that his recovery will'not be fong delayed. Dr. Wall was in the city for a short time on Saturday. oyster has been to the front during wio v w i nmiun ui viiv jitvra i neon. Mr. Kupperbusch hasn't a superior in the U. S. in the preparation of oysters. M. S. Brown, the clothier, has a very beautiful display of gentlemen's white and colored silk initial hand kerchiefs. The colored goods come in boxes of six each, and each hand kerchief is of a different color. These can be had in any embroidered initial desired. Miss Helen Steintnetz, a charming young lady of Norristown, Pa., has been the guest for the past week of Miss Minnie Buky. Miss Steinmetz was a former college mate of MUs Buky's at Rollins College, Winter Park, and is enroute to her winter home near Orlando. a defective kitchen flue caused a small fire at the Graham hotel late last Friday afternoon, but the blaze was put out before any great damage followed Gay Bros, have a private hose reel at their down town store, and when it conies to a show-down the firm's brigade is a whole fire de partment in itself. Hon. S. J. Hilburn was the first man to pay his state and county tax es for 1905. Mr. Hilburn appeared at the tax collector's office on Monday morning with the ducats and receiv ed receipt No. 1. But then, Mr. Hil burn is a lawyer and a good one and that aooounts in a measure for his having money. By noon ou Wed nesday Collector Willard had Issued about 30 receipts. At a meeting of the local tent of the Knights of the Modern Macca bees last Monday night the following officers were elected: Past command er, E. N. Calhoun; commander, E. N. McNabb; lieutenant-commander, L. C. Stephens; record keeper, J. D. Buky; finance keeper, Jos. Price, jr.; chaplain, F. H. Richey; physician, A. M. Steen ; sergeant, Leo Jacobson ; master-at-arms, Frank Smith; 1st master of guard, Wallace Taylor: 2d master of guard, J. C. Geary : picket, TomKolden; sentinel, M. Kanner. These officers will be installed on Monday night and it is the desire of Commander Calhoun that a full at tendance of members be present. Married at Mayport. Mr. Clifford W. Chalflnch of Buf falo Bluff, well known in this city, and Miss Glennie C. Bennett, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Bennett, were quietly married at the home of the bride's parents at Mayport, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 8th. Public Library Troubles. The Palatka Library association is having troubles of its own. The executive committee of the Library held a meeting Wednesday afternoon. The Library is in debt. It owes $126. The meeting was for the purpose of devising ways of se curing this money. It was decided that it must be raised by popular ap peal. Further, it Is going to depend on the generosity of the returns whether or not the library will be continued The committee needs encourage ment and cash. And it needs both NOW. Palatka's library should not be al lowed to die for want of proper nour ishment in this city of plenty. The Institution is deserving of hearty support. It is bard to measure the amount of good such an institution accomplishes. Many strangers in the city for -a few days visit the li brary, and in the winter tourists find it a quiet place to read and rest. It takes the place of a home library in many homes in this city. Children and young people get much that is good forhem in the way of mental nourishment from its shelves, And when a boy or girl is reading a good book you may be sure they are out of mischief and well occupied. Don't let the library starve to death Some New Potatoes. H. J. Rector of Florahome was in the city Monday with a sample lot of new Irish potatoes which he had Just dug from muck land on his plantation at that place. Mr. Rector states that when he dug his potato crop last July there were many small ones which he left in the ground. It is these small ones which he is now digging, and they are now large, fine appearing pota toes. He thinks that he will dig about 100 bushels from the three acre patch, and many of them he will use for seed purposes ill the spring. Excellent Legislative Timber. James Fennel ot Melrose, with his son, L. W. Fennel, wera among the prominent men from the county in Palatka last Tuesday. James Fen nel has been a power and tower of strength to the democracy of Putnam county since reconstruction days, and there has been no campaign in which his opinion has not been sought and followed when, it came to a matter of party policy He is an old war horse of democracy and as such will always hold an honored place in the minds and hearts of his co-workers. Mr. Fennel announces that be has retired from active par ticipation in politics, but all the same no one would think of entering campaign without seeking his council. Peculiar thing about Mr. Fennel's party work is that he hug never sought office. His efforts have been of the unselfish kind. He would be a tower of strength and an honor to Putnam county in tbe legislature- provided he could be induced to en ter the race. And speaking of the race. There would be none for there would be no opposition to a inau of Mr. Fennel's calibre. Dr. E. H. Armstrong, the Jackson ville Eye Specialist and Neurologist, will make a personal trip to our city Nov. IS and 13, located at the Arl ington. Putnam House Assessment. The city's assessment of the Put nam House is now $45,000. This amount the owners of the property have asked the city council to re duce to a nominal sum as the city's contribution to an enterprise, the success of which will mean much to the future welfare of the entire city. For years the property lay idle. Last November It was purchased by W. A. and L. H. Merryday of this city, who paid $23,000 for it, and since which time these gentlemen have spent many thousands of dollars in getting the house ready for opening next month. Tho house will probably be operat ed at a considerable loss for this and the coining two or three years. It is so long since any effort was made by Palatka to Becure a share of the tourist travel that the place has well nigh been forgotten. No one thing could do more to restore this tourist business than the opening of the Putnam House. The News believes in that section of the constitution which provides for an equitable distribution of the buidi.-ns of taxation, but there are some enterprises of a public nature which do so murh in the way of scattering benefit to nil that excep tions are sometimes made. This we believe to be applicable to the Put nam House. Its reopening is a matter in which all tux payers are interested, and they are interested to the extent of lightening the tax burden now resting upon its ownprs until such time as the house, by excellence of manage ment, can be placed on a paying basis. The council will not run counter to public sentiment in granting this petition. The City Council. jThe city council had only gotten down to work last Tuesday night when the alarm of lire was sounded. This alarm was so loud aud urgent that some member of the board moved to adjourn and the members scattered before the president had time to put It. Before adjournment a petition had been read from W. A and L. H. Merryday, owner- of the Putnam House, asking that tin assessment on the big house be reduced to a nom inal sum. Actioii on the petition was deferred to next meeting. Another New Court House. wThe board of County Commission ers spent a considerable lime on Wednesday in consultation with an architect of New Orleans who sub mitted plans for a new court house. The board was pleased with the plans submitted and will look into the matter further. The board is willing to submit a bonding proposition to the people with a new court house in view, but before doing so would be pleased to know the sentiment of voters, as an election costs money. Wants Law For It. Sheriff Howell, it is understood, will refuse to surrender county con victs to the lessee, W. R. Massey the turpentine operator at Ft. Brooke, unless ordered so to do by the cir cuit court. Mr. Howell does not be lieve there is any law giving county commissioners the power to leaBe county convicts, but states that if he Is mistaken and is so advised by a reliable attorney, he will offer no further opposition. The commissioners have leased the convicts to Mr. Massy at $10 per year each. Ladies who " Want a Fine Fitting Kid Glove Can secure them in Black, White and Colors at ourstore. We have just received a new invoice of perfect ' fitting gloves. Our line of Corsets, Baby Goods, Silk Shirt Waist patterns and other high clas Dry ' ' Goods Novelties is very com plete and was selected with a view to real value combined with style requirements. We have a great display of Trimmed Hats. KATE L. LUCAS, Milliner, Merryday Block. ' Palatka, Fla, This Much U Certain tf von art an cnergUo young msa or womtnjLDd that nerfj li soooib panlsd by deilre to enter ths oom nwrelsi nld nd there do well, till eolleire eea open every avenue to uooesi for yon by Imparting to you a praetloal knowledge of all the de tail of the bntlnee otttoss of banks, arms and factories let us send our eatalomK. Write the nearest ot our college. MASSEY BUSINESS COLLEGES. Brurmaa, lu. Homo. Tax. liONTaoitiaT.Ai-i. EicnnoKD, Va. COLBXSOS.a. jACXOKTILLa,L4. il Strou e k Bros, nig K Art Gleih.ii All the seasonable and new style of Overcoat, and Suits fresh from ti e factory of the celebrated High Art Clothing." ?See our "Neckwear Show Here you find the cream of cravats from the leading makers Four-in-Hands, string Ties, Bow Ties, Ascots . Huffs and a host of new shades in distinct pat terns, 25c and upwards. lOur Fail Exhibition of Hats is obeauty, all the new shades and shapes in soft and stiff from Si ?n to $3.60. ' 50 Don't imagine for one moment that you cannot get just as good values in all the other little dress needs, such as Underwear, Jewelry, Glovesi Handkerchiefs, Hosiery, Collars and Cuffs, etc., etc. - L , In each of these departments you will find . the stocks complete. -;;;f HERBERT CROOK, Manager. TarFT ' Housekeepers will rejoice at the oppor tunities afforded by tbe prices of our present large and beautiful collection of Furniture Finely finished Oak Dress ers, Chiffoniers, Tables, Sideboards and Buffets. Also a beautiful line of Mattings, Rugs and Stair Carpets. We can interest you in Iron Beds, High Grade Springs, Cot ton and Felt Mattresses. Terms to suit your con venience. J. H. YELVERTON, Jr. Falatka, Florida. A SMALL HOT BIRD and a larjre cold bottle are a (rood combination Junt now. I will furnish the bottle and will let the bird look out for Itself. In fact, I will furnish anything that la high-grade In Whiskies, Gins, Brandies, Rums, Wines, etc. Beer sold by the kefror cask. But above all call for Genuine HARPER. WHISKEY for which I am sole agent. J. F. BREWER. Palatka, Florida. 80 Acres-Wire Fences Buildings Cost $1,250, All lu (rood order. House painted, door and window screens on hinges Llneolium carpets, cost $75. Pleasant and very healthy location. House 15 feet above and near a beautiful lake. All for $795. Reason for selling : Crippled, old Also, hardware, tools, furniture, eta, etc., at half price. A double barrel gun Damascus barrels, choke bore, pistol grip, original cost t50 now 12.50. Address - 11-10 Sw J. WETKERBEE, Fruitland, Fla. WANTED Crosstles, 7 x's- will ray cash lor tame f. a. b. Palatka. r me uis. p. a. HAttK, Palatka, Thanksffiving 1 Approaches November 30th Is the Day. How are you' fixed for Table Linen aud Napkins? We have a beautiful line , of them, bought in anticipation of your holiday needs. rl Come and see them. y. ' The prices are LOW. LEO JACOBSpN'S Bargain Dry Goods and Shoe House. Palatka,: Fla. v. . - :. ; 1 " 1. s . ft 5 . MtMFilj-ir7yf,M.fnm it. ia tfwv '( atM ( if. h t nu 1 lMlfw0l,tin?fl M Grapefruit buds on Sour, Hough Lemon 'and Citrus Trifoliata !fiS' stock,-staruTard varieties. lVisch, Tear, Vjp4. a , -Plum and Grafted Pecans. Also 100,- Ito' 000 Cassva peed cane cuttinSs- rite ip- . i; for prices. Address the jd1 Interlachen Nurseries, L U j;H. Wylie, S3Mf, 3 ' - : : ' : i Interlachen, Fla. Now is the Time! . ' Place your orders at once ami be sure to get good trees and .plants be- House Furhisliif Is Our Business and we are prepared tr do iij properly' and to your taste in every detail. By .the way. , How about Hammocks? Let us show you a comfortable one for'your porch. Pretty Odd Pieces ot Furniture suitable for Wedding Gifts. Capt. M. U. RYAN, Falatlxa, Fla The Best Exercise tc be had is in a gains of Bo's J Ball. It's a liiUBole builder ' and an appetite provoker. -. Most people tell us that our Alley is the finest they've ever played on. We take their word for It. Ladies play tree Tuesday afterr.oons. Maurice Lamdin, . Central Lemon Street. FOR SALE. Household Furni ture, rosewoxl piano, stool and mus ic, parlor lump, writing desk, letter press, sideboHrd, sofa and chairs, dining aud kitchen tables, refrigera tor, bed room suit, lot mattliiir HU1 caipeU, 10 quart jura pu,in ly, L e f,'.d ehtP for cash. J, T. Kbrrt, Palatka Heights, KIh." ' ' "" 11-10 2t r ,LOt,T-A nold bar pm with initials l A. 8. on tnee mid three KoJ ,t, ir pendants with Initials I,, a e enitraved on them. Finder will be k VhuLn ward5d..b-' 1 Cox. r dB"v,"riu8 Mrs. M.' - -1 . . 1 w I PAINTS I , that will wear, :3 Wall Paper, Kalsominc, Glass aud VarniHh. p "JAP-A-LAC i DODGE'S PAINT STORE, C Palatka, Fla. iuiaiuiajuiuiiwiuuiiyg Play Box Ball Richards' Alloy, on Griffin Lot ' ' Under, new inauKeineut Ladles' play fn Wadnesday aftem"" 8 to 6. lo" water. F. OrBflly-fIL TYPEWRITTEN LETTERS i "jjj quantities printed iroin f' Liih new pep.. (Wt -tell rt. the 111 lie "miu-hlno "r't,i'n,Jrl(,rt. Writ lot pric. ws Jon J'n1" ment. We-also do any other Job XNkjitjijljLllIli and see a pood I OLD kno-oui.tf Vmk'a Flna Tar Syrup.