The Palatka News
; 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.
Mrs. a. W. Peer of Satsuma
Heights was a visitor in the city
A great many Palatka people are
arranging to visit Tampa during the
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
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
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
Arthur Keller, well-known as a
former Palatkan, passed through the
city Wednesday, being enroutefrom
Lithia Springs, Ga., to his home in
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The council will not run counter to
public sentiment in granting this
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
The commissioners have leased
the convicts to Mr. Massy at $10 per
Ladies who "
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
KATE L. LUCAS,
Merryday Block. ' Palatka, Fla,
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
Brurmaa, lu. Homo. Tax.
liONTaoitiaT.Ai-i. EicnnoKD, Va.
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
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
HERBERT CROOK, Manager.
will rejoice at the oppor
tunities afforded by tbe
prices of our present large
and beautiful collection of
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.
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
J. F. BREWER.
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
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 -
WANTED Crosstles, 7 x's- will
ray cash lor tame f. a. b. Palatka.
r me uis. p. a. HAttK, Palatka,
November 30th Is the Day.
How are you' fixed for Table Linen aud
We have a beautiful line , of them, bought
in anticipation of your holiday needs.
rl Come and see them. y.
' The prices are LOW.
Bargain Dry Goods and Shoe House.
Palatka,: Fla. v.
. - :. ; 1 " 1. s .
. 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-
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.
. 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.'
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I PAINTS I
, that will wear, :3
Wall Paper, Kalsominc,
Glass aud VarniHh.
i DODGE'S PAINT STORE,
C Palatka, Fla.
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
and see a pood I OLD kno-oui.tf
Vmk'a Flna Tar Syrup.
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