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NEW SEFJPJ8' VOL. XIII, NO. 46. .PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1905. $1. Per Year. For Sale-Houses, Lots, Vacant Lots and anything in Real Estate. H. M. de MontmoIIin.' El 4 FIDST 111 THE FIELD 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 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, wearable 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 i noting mother ask; forMrJ:Jdleopkin, Bqy-Proof Clothes Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry and a large line of Silver in new designs both bright and French gray. Baking Dishes, Bon Bon Dishes, Tea Sets, Tete-a-tete Sets. Fancy Spoons, Cut Glass and other Gifts to be found in an up-to-date Jewelry Store. SMITH, the Jeweler, Nextto Knpperbusch's Restaurant, Palatka, Fla. 8 3 Gay Brothers, The Leading Grocers of East Florida Our stock was never more complete than now and new goods are arriving weekly. A few of our specialties: Ferris Hams and Breakfast Bacon, Oenuine German Dill Pickles, Olives in bulk, Pure Olive Oil, All the leading brands of Cereals, Vermont naple Syrup, New Buckwheat, Graham, Whole Wheat and Rye Flours, also Pillsbury's Gold nedal. Obelisk and other . Brands of w Flour. Also the largest variety of Imported Delicacies ever brought to Palatka. BOTH Let Us Furnish your Thanksgiving Turkey. We have a fine 3upply of them on hand now nice, tender, juicy -birds from Tennessee. Chickens, Eggs, Georgia Home Smoked Hams and other farm produce always on hand at Palatka Produce Company (Larive's old stand) Palatka, Fla. Lemon Street. The West End. PALATKA, FLORIDA UJ UJ LI J 2J M m PI"! M m m m m m m Bl Ul QT U1 Ell Bl tn ill tia 8J tJ UJ Li J tij nj 2J 3j BJ a j If Your Boy or Girl Have the 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 break. What we can do for them we can do for your boy. OUR SCHOOL SHOES are worthy your inspection. Curry & Lane? Palatka, Florida En fio rn BH CB tn cn tn tn eh tn tn wn KB tu ELI tu uu EQ to en un cn cn cn to cn in Chi L. C CG LIS WaS Plenty of Pressure. H. Browu, engineer at the Pfilatka water works, while convinced that there was lack ol water at the Gillis town fire on the night of the 7th inst., wants it underHtood that the fault does not btiloug to his depart ment. Mr. Brown says: "Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock my guage regis tered 129 feet with tank running over. Near 9 p. m. I was rung up and notified of the fire. I had the pumps running in six minutes, with HO lbs of steam and 22 inch vaouum. In a few minutes the steam was up to 90 witli the needle playing at 150, which means tank running over, with a pressure of 60 lbs to the square iucli. This was kept up until I was rung oif. I know there are many who would come to the con clusion the trouble was at the sta tion, and the boys would naturally say, ' What is that old cuss about that he don't give us the pressure?' but the trouble was not at the engine house, nor will it ever be without a reasonable excuse. I have been here over two months and intend giving the city of Palatka as well as my em ployes a square deal. I am here to look after the pressure and to Bee that everything at the pumping sta tion is kept clean in and around the water supply, and I will do my work right. The fault of lack of wa ter at the Are was not mine." - Asks New Franchise. special meeting of the city coun cil was held on Wednesday nlgnt to consider the application for a new 30-year franchise from the Palatka and Heights Street Railway com pany. W. P. Craig, president of the com pany, was present at the meeting and personally explained his purpose. A rough draft of the franchise he asks was read by the clerk and com mented on section by Bection by members of the board, and finally the matter of drafting a franchise was left to a committee composed of Aldermen Points, Davis and Gay, who, in conference with City Attor ney Hilburn and Mr. Craig, will seek to formulate an ordinance that will be acceptable to the representa tives of the city and company alike. They may not do this, but will try. Mr. uraig proposes a gasoline mo tor line to run from the ferry dock to Lemon street andout to Silver Lake, at which poiift it is hoped some one will estabiisn attractive amusement features. The suit of the city to annul the old franchise of the street railway company resulted in a verdict for the city. Mr. Craig has appealed to the supreme courts In Memori&m. 4 "" Last Sunday night, November 12th, the soul of Miss Minnie Boyd departed this life. She was the eld est daughter of Mrs. M. E. Boyd. Always a devoted daugnter anu sis ter, she was remarKanie tor ner ue- votion to her home. While to a great extent nn invalid, vet her infirmities never prevented ner irom aneiiuiiig to those duties which make of home the place above all places on this earth. Kind and charitable to all with whom she came in contact, in the hearts of manv of the citizens of Palatka is left a loving memory which can never be effaced. To the Rorrowiner mother, sister and brother are extended the heartfelt sympathy of all, and while all may grieve for Miss Minnie departed, yet thanks go up to God for manifesting his love to us in one wnom many learneu to love and admire. A Friend. Womans Fortnightly Club. The Woman's Fortnightly club held a meeting In the form of a so cial Fridav afternoon at 8:00. After the reaular business the social com mittee took' charge and the afternoou n roved to be one of the most en lovable in the history of the club. Much merriment was caused by the effort of each member to decipher a "iumhled nroverb," after which Mrs. Gates favored us with two se. lections which were very much en ioved. Refreshments of chocolate and cake were served after which the ladies indulged in a merry game of "A Blight Idea." Altogether the afternoon was a very happy one and will be long remembered by those vresuiit for it was full of fun and mirth. Pkess Reporter i i i i i i i i I I i it i I i r i i i i N i i I H I i Holiday Shopping flade Easy. Write for Our New Catalogue. Over 100 pages Illustrating 1044 Cologne Hottle t.5. Clocks, Silverware Diamonds, Watches, , Platedware, Jewelry, Holiday Novelties. Greenleaf & Crosby Co., Jewelers and Importers, 41 West Bay Street, M3 Jacksonville, Fla. Orders Receive Prompt Attention. i i M I y PRESBYTERIANISM IN PALATKA. nteresting Paper Read by Rev. L. R. Lynn at the Presby f terian Church Last 1 Sunday. In the early fifties, Palatka was a village of not more than two or three hundred people. About tnose times, nearly the whole of what now con stitutes our city was owned by the late Mr. H. R. Blunchard, husband of our mother in Israel and father of two of our present members. He disposed of this property for $500 and thought he was making a good sale. In this small village, no mail, pos sibly, occupied a larger place in the esteem and affection of the people than did the late Judge Wm. A. For ward. We use tbe term aavisecuy when we say he was sort of univer sal bishop in the community. Witli tnis servant oi uoa at its head, as superintendent, an inter denominational Sabbath school was conducted -in the old court house, which stood on the lot uow occupied by the cigar factory. Representing the Methodist constituency, the mother of our present Lucas family was a faithful teacher. Representing the Episcopalians, we would mention Misses Gertrude and Emma Bronson as earnest and active workers. The testimony of these pupils is that they loved Judge Forward. He was an affectionate, thoughtful, gen tle Christian man. The lamented Rev. E. P. Crane, who was so inti mately associated with nun as tils nastor in the early days of the exist ence of this church, wrote of him so late as 1887: "To this day I cannot think of Judge Forward without a tumult of longings." ,ln the summer of 1855, this man, Wltn Otner resiuent rieauyienaiiH, being desirous of the regular services of a Presbyterian minister, united in an invitation to the Rev. Joseph M. Quartertnan of Mt. Vernon, Ga., to supply the mission field of Palatka and Orange Spring. This invitation was accepted and Mr. Quartertnan began his labors on the first Sabbath in November. This was the real es tablishment of Presbyterianism in Palatka, though the church was not formerly organized until Feb. 16, 1856. On that date Rev. Dr. J. H. Mevers of St. Auuustine, acting un der the authority of the Presbytery, organized the church at this place with eight members 7 by letter ana 1 on profession of faith. Their names areas follows: Judge Wm. A. For ward, Mrs. Mary A. Forward, Mrs. t,. W. yuarterman, Mr. a. w. uasseiis, Mrs. Marv Ann Devall. Mrs. Sarah Jane Askew, Mrs. Francis Price and Miss Lydia J. Forward. All oi tnese have been called to their reward. The sacrament of the Lord's Sup per was celebrated on April 19, 186(5. On that beautiful Lord's day morn ing the following were received into church membership: Mrs. Harriet C. Blanchard, by letter, and Mrs. Mary A. Hickman, Miss Kutu Blanchard (our present Mrs. Jeffries) Miss Mary Devall (Mrs. Benet), Miss Eliza Brown (Mrs. Gray) on profes sion of faith. In July of this year Miss Eliza Devall was also received on profession. Tlie good hand of our God has been upon them and us, in that these all remain with us until this day. .Rev. Mr. Quarterman was officially installed paBtor over this church on Nov. 9th. 1856 and died on Mar. 29th, 1858, in his tnirt.ietn year, greatiy mourned. Judire Forward was appointed to draft suitable resolutions. We quote brief extracts from the same ana for two reasons: They reveal to us Mr. Quarterman and enable us to catch the onirit oi J nil ire t orwara : "Thouirh early called to his reward and to exchange the cross for the crown, his work was done. 'That life is long which answers lue s great end.' His uniform and untiring de votedness to the cause of the Savior he loved, his constant desire to seek out his dutv as a minister of the cross, and at any self-sacrifice to ful fill it, his Christian meeltness ana humility that loveliest grace which shoue so brightly in his character all seemed to give him an experience bevond his years. As a minister of thecroBs, he 'preached unto us Jesus and O. how earnestly. In tho vuiy tone of his voice and expression of his face, when he entered the puhiir. one could almost see the moving of that spirit, who had come down lo him nl answer lo prayer. But v- e love to look back to his pastoral vis its. With him the charm of doing a good act was broken as soon as it was made known." With such a man the church had a good beginning. RevE. O. Frlerson supplied" the church a part of tne year loiiowing. Rev. E. P. Crane took charge ami tireacfiea first on Nov. 20,1869, and continued until the civil war dis persed the inhabitants. He sti. served at the little church at Orang' Creek and after the restoration t peace supplied this church at inter vals. His last visit and service anion? us waB in the spring of 1903 He has been gathered to his fathers, In 1871 Rev. B. O. Robertsou was called. He died in about one year after taking up bis work. During his brief term of service he greatly endeared himself to hiB people. Revs. Edward Wurtz, B. L.Baker of Monticello, Dodsou, Burr. Henry Brown. Patterson and Dr J. H. Myers subsequently supplied the church. In 1877 Rev. E. H. Briggs was in stalled ah9 continued pastor till near the end of 1880. Rev. W. A. Hendrlckson came next airstmnlv. Rev. Dr. Sapmel T. Wllsou became pastor in 1882. Following vr. wuson puma Rev. Dr. J. B. Dunn as supply. Rev. Luther H. Wilson succeeded Dr. Dunn. Rev. Wm. S. Wallace became pas- tor theTatter part of 1890 and con tinued for about four and a half vears. For a short time Rev. Thos. C MarsKall served as suuul.v. Rev. Thos. P. Hav began his labors here on Dec. 19, 1897 . and continued until April 1903, which wb,I believe the longest pastorate tne onurcu n ever had. The present pastor began his work OS (US tvs (KS d k (lis As (Its (US (IS (Its (is (is (is Christmas is Coming and our Christmas. Goods coming, too. -We will have lots of them for the people. Dress Goods, Shoes, Millinery, Hats, Gaps, Etc. New goods coming every day and prices will be low. Get a few of our rebate tickets and secure a nice present for Christmas. i 10 Don't forget our Christmas Goods when out shopping. Yours, w w w w V viz f J. T. RACKET STORE. 1-4 Mr ex We take time only to name those who have held office in this church with the date of election of each. The ruling elders have been elected as follows: In 1856. Judire Wm. A. forward and Mr. A. W. Cassells; 1868, Messrs. T. P. Kelly, H. H. Forward and Z. Mason; 1870, Mr. caivin uiuis; 1873, Messrs. W. F. Forward and S. C. Quarterman; 1877, Mr. Jno. T. Dunn ; 1878, Messrs. Wm. Ewing and A. T. Uapen; lo&, rar. j. w. mc Laury; 1887, Messrs. Wm. Thompson . . j i,r i . . i 11 . U. Lancaster ana w.u. uaiupuuu. 1898, Messrs. H. M. de Montuiollin and Chas. J. Garrett; 1901, Mr. S. P. Holinrake; 1903, Mr. o. J. uarstow. This churcn at present nas two ruling elders, Messrs. H. M. de Montmollin ana . J. Jjarstow. The records do not indicate mat this church had any deacons until 1870. The elders, as Is proper lor them in the absence of deacons, must have performed the duties of this office. Deacons were elected as follows: . Tn 1H70. Mr. I. H. SOlOesKy; 1878, MesRi-s. Wm. Thompson and Irving Gillis: 1887. Messrs. G. M. Cordes, G. W. Lansing ana r . n. onow; ioo, Messrs. E. C. Post, Robt. L. Riles and H. M. de Montmollin; 1893, MessrB. Donald Gillis and W. P. House; 1898, Messrs. C. I. Rowton, W. M. Curry and J. Walter Hilliard. These last three constitute our present ooara oi deacons. . . . The membership of the cliurcn is now 117. Iu this case especially we deem it altogether proper to say a few wards concerning the buildings in which our people have worshiped all these years. J?or a snort nine xvuv. nr. vtunn-ci-mn.n nrpnc hed in the court house. A small log house then stood on the lot . . i ... : i .1 : ml.!. now occupiea ny tins uuuumg. mm had been erected by the U. S. gov ernme it during the Seminole war for a poffder magazine. The congrega- . . . .1 : . k..lM.nn and ..I'll 11 (1- tion renteu w uuuuuik ww ori it tn- ft nlace of worship. Thus the luunit.ons of war gave place to the gospel of peace. In looS, by tne aiu oi menus m T.ihertv eountv. Ga.. and the Ladies Aid Society in" Palatka, this bouse and lot oocupied by it were purchas ed by the cnurcn. Ana irom ume w time various sums were exueuueu upon the old magazine in order to improve it. But this building was far too small for the increased con- oTeeation. -Ahnufc 1880 Mr. Robert Lennox Kennedy of New Vork, belonging to family oi munincent givers iur cood causes, built a new house lor tha pniiarrecation at an expenditure of about $10,000, including furnish ings, clock and communion service Anion or those present at the dedica tory service of this churoh was our Uro. JJoage wno is wiui u This building was destroyed by Are In the treat conflagration of 1884. Mr. Kennedy rebuilt the church as it now Rtands. And I doubt not but the very architecture of this building is an index to tne cnaracter oi me doner. -JJ'he pulpit of our church has been pruned bv some of the greatest men and preachers of the land. Rev. Jno. M. Waddell. D. D . L. L. D.. Dr. T. DeWitt Talmaire and Dr. Theodore Tj. Cuvler have lifted their voice here. A history of the Palatka PreBby tprian church would in no way be complete without atleast a mention of the seal, fidelity, self-denying efforts and efficiency oi tne .uauien aiu do cietv. Many times, in einbaress- ment and distress, the congregation has looked to that society as the hu man agency that should bring relief. And right nobly has this organiza tion done its work. As is true of every church, this one has had its times when the chariot wheels dragged heavily. There have been dark days. But behind the clouds the sun was Btill shining. And it seems that to-day the favor o! our heavenly Father is upon us. SYNOD OF FLORIDA. Notice. The Sunday service of the Palatka and East Palatka Ferry has been discontinued until further notice. By order of the board of County commissioners. L. C. Canova Chairman. Palatka Nov. 10th, 190G. . Presbyterians Hold Fourteenth Annual Session in Palatka. This has been Presbyterian week in Palatka. The 14th annual session of the Florida Synod has been hold ing its meetings in the Presbyterian church and there has been pastors and ruling elders here from all parts of the state. The week began with the service of Sunday, which was commemora tive of the 60th anniversary of the , organization of the Palatka church. These services consisted of an histo rical address by Rev. L. R. Lynn, the pastor, and an address on "Pres byterianism" by Rev. T. P. Hay, of Gainesville, a former pastor. Then there was a celebration of the Lord's Supper at 3:30, and inthe evening at 7:30 a sermon on "John Knox" by Rev. W. H. Dodge, D. D., of Bainbridge, Ga. On Tuesday morning the regular sessions of the Synod opened, contin uing until Thursday afternoon, when final adjournment was had. Thursday eveniner a reception was tendered the visiting clergymen and elders at the beautiful home of Mrs. H. A. Gray, the same being also at tended by the local Presbyterian members and friends. Among the clergymen present were Revs. J. G. Anderson, D. D., of Tampa, W. S. Milne of St. Peters burg, CO. Groves of Braidentown, F. G. Kaiieyoi nartow, wm. a. x. Wilkle of Dunedin, J. W. Roseboro of DeLand, W. E. Boggs, D. D., and Paul r. Brown of Jacksonville, w. C. Lindsay, D. D. of Ocala, C. H. Ferran of Lake City. Thos. r. Hay of Gainesville, J. W. Waddell, D. D., of Archer, C. M. Gordon, L. R. Lynn, H, H. Sweets of Louisville, Ky., T. H. Law. D. D . of Spartenburg, . v.. and L. D. Turnbull, D. D., of Lex ington, Va. Among tne visiting ruling ewers were noted Henry Uurtiss, J w.- Mallett. L E Means, Henry H. Dean, E. W Kraybill, A D Cham- berlin. R H Scott, W R O'JNeal, and H. M. de Montmollin. It was greatly regretted that the moderator, Rev. B. L. Baker of Mon ticello, could not be present owing to illness. Rev. Dr. Boggs was elected moderator and Rev. Wm. B. Y. Wil kie was elected stated clerk. The opening sermon was preached by Rev. Henry H. Sweets of the Sy nod of Kentucky. At the session on Wednesday even ing Rev. Dr. J. G. Anderson of Tam pa and Rev. J. W. Roseboro of De Land, delivered addresses in the in terests of the synodical evangelistic work. Only about one-half of the mem bers of the synod were present at the meeting. Of special Interest to Palatka peo ple Willi be the historical Bketch of the Palatka Presbyterian church by Rev. L. R. Lynn, published in this paper. Going To Detroit. Mr. and Mrs. John T. Griffin will leave for Detroit, Mich., next Mon day, at which place they will make their future home. Mr. Griffin has an advantageous business opening there in connection with the United States Mica Mining and Milling Co., as state agent for its mica flake lu bricant, and as that city was Mrs. Griffin's former home and the home of her parents, it has attractions for them other than business. Mr. Griffin is the son or Mr. ana Mrs. Martin Griffin and has grown to manhood in this city where he is highly esteemed. His departure and that of Mrs. Griffin will consti tute a distinct social and business loss to the place and will be the cause of general regreti Hebb W. Edwards Injured. Herb W. Edwards of De Moines, Iowa, got a fall on an icy walk lat win ter, spralntDg his wrist and bruising his knees. "The next day," he says, '-they were eo sore and stiff I was afraid I would have to stay In be ', but I rubbed them well with Chamberlain's Pln LBaltn and after a few piieuont u soreness had disappeared. 1 reel int this bottle of Pain Kalm saved me sever al days' time, to say nothing of the suff ering." This liniment Is for al by Aokerman-Stewart Drug Oo. .