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Liberal Patronage given us in 1905, which was a Big Increase over 1904, The Brown Store Enters upon the NEW YEAR determined to more than ever merit PUBLIC APPROVAL. Thi3 is a Growing Store. Each month's and each year's business shows an increase. We grow because we please the people with our selections of Goods. There'll be more Cold Weather and we want to repeat that we have Sweaters for Men, Boys and Children. Dress Gloves, Working Gloves. Then there is a big line of fancy lisle and wool Hosiery. And Neckwear We have a magnificent display of Bows, Windsors, Puffs, . Four-in-IIands, etc. , all in plain and rich colors. Sure to suit you in Neckwear. When it comes to Clothing, Eemember we sell the Griffon Brand Hand Tailored Suits and Overcoats. Boys Suits and Overcoats, and a specially fine line of Suits for the little boys. We have a new lot of Trunksand Suit Cases. Soft and Stiff Hats. Elegant array of . Shirts, White and Fancy Vests. These are only a few of the things to be had at M.S.BR0WH'S Iff AND Gems' fniif, The Palatka News and Advertiser I Ctttv Kanneninas and I City Rappcnings and Personal mention. c Dr. S. E. Peck of Pomona was in the city Wednesday. William Carman is at home from Ocala for a short visit to relatives. Mrs. Anna Deal of Alabama is visiting friends and relatives in the city. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Petermann spent the holidays here with rela tives. Capt. and Mrs. W. M. Davis, spent the holidays with Mrs. F. I). Acker man. E. Noble Calhoun and Jos. Price jr. are away this week on a camp hunt. Mrs. Bruce Bair is spending a brief period visiting relatives in Jackson ville. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Maliem receiv ed a Christmas present of a bouncing baby girl. Postolfice Inspector Lake Jones spent Christmas with his family in this city. . Harry Packer of Philadelphia is in the city on a visit to his si4f,4Mrs. J.T.Bond. Mrs. W. 0. Holmes and Miss Mar tha Gray are visiting friends in Gainesville. Omar Beydler came up from Day tona Sunday and spent Christmas day with friends. Mrs. Ella V. Grooms is visiting her sister, Mrs. Geo. Weller, and family in St. Petersburg. Superintendent L. K. Tucker has gone to Miami to attend the educa tional convention. Mrs. Geo. E. Gay entertained a large party of ladies at cards on Wednesday afternoon. Miss Louise Moragne has returned to her homo in this city after a long absence in Augusta, Ua. J. Walking Lee a former proprie tor of the Graham hotel in this city is dead at Ashland, Va. Patton Anderson chapter, II. D. C, will meet next Thursday at the nome oi Airs. a. j. iiiuips. Mrs. J. J. Hamm of Hudson. Ill arrived on Monday for a visit to her son, H. o. Hamm, and family. Miss Rosalie Price is snenclinsr the week at Crescent City, where she is the guest ot Mrs. W. D. Benliam The Baptist Sunday school had an entertainment and Christmas tree at the church Wednesday night Win. Carson of Washington, D. C, cluet electrician in U. navy, is visiting F. Melsom and family. A number of the young people spent unristnias atternoon in the ravine at tho waterworks pumping station. Dr. Richard D. Whiteside of Ybor city, ia., is spending rne Holidays with his mother and sisters on the Heights The Misses Ruble Densford and Anna Johnson of Fort Meade are guests for a time of Mrs. Stewart Woraen Mr. and Mrs. Benj. A. Deal, Jr. of Valdosta, are spending a couple of weeks with relatives and friends in Palatka Mrs. E. M. Rugg and son, Harry, of Barnes City, Iowa, are here for a visit to Mrs. Kugg s sister, Mrs. A H. Holcouib. Miss Serena Bailey is home from her seminary work in Raleigh, N.C to spend the Christmas holidays with her parents. Thomas Ringham came up from Sanford last Sunday and has spent tne past week with his mother, Mrs J. G. Robinson. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Menvin of Padua, 111., arrived in the -city last Monday and will remain for the win ter with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sauier of Ome ga, Fla.. were guests at the Arling ton Hotel on Tuesday. Mr. Squier is a Dig luniDer operator at umega, Mr. and Mrs. James Cullen Ray of Savannan are spending the holiday season witn Mrs. Kay s parents, Mr and Mrs. Unas. J. itogero. Mr. and Mrs. Markham of Talla hassee spent Christmas here, the guests of Mrs. Markham s parents Dr. ana Mrs. jj. a. unu Mrs. Samuel Tolbert of Miami is here for the holidays, visiting her brother, J. tl. lelverton, jr.. and sister, Mrs. Maurice Lamon. Mathew Davis, big potato grower of Omega, was in the city yesterday Mr. Davis is getting ready to put in a big acreage t ins spring. Miss Tola Carman entertained number of friends Christmas night at the pleasant home of her mother, Mrs. F. C. Carman, on Palatka Heights. J. E. Lane of Putnam Hull is horn for the Christmas holidavs from sei vice on a government dredge boat iu Mobile bav. He was in the citv ves terday shaking hands with old friends. Miss Carrie M. Green, former as sistant principal of the Putnam High school, is the guest of the week of Mr. ana Mrs. J. H. Haughton Miss Green is spending the winter at Green Cove Springs. Mrs. M. S. Brown and the children are spending the holiday season with relatives iu Sanford. Mr. Brown will go to that place for his next Sunday's rest, returning in time for business Monday morning. " The Gem City Guards will cele- brate the advent of the new year by giving a grand ball at the Armory on Monday evening, Jan. 1st, 1906. b in ley will furnish music for the affair and a pleasant evening is anticipated Luther Curtis of Orlando, a for mer popular clerk in the Ackeruian- stewart urug uo s store, spent tne Christmas holidays here and with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M H. White of Crescent City. W. M. Curry was called to Savan nah last Thursday owing to the sud den death of a younger brother, Mr. C. L. Curry, who was associated with the DeSoto Hotel in that city. His death was due to pueuinonia. The sympathy of the people of Palatka is with Mr. uurry, in his bereavement. Corporal George Bassett, llltb company of U. S. Coast defence ar tillery, stationea at ort jjaae, n,g monfc Key, Gulf of Mexico, is spend- ng the holiday season with his par ents iu this city. L. A. Ballard, a former prominent resident of the county whose home was at Crescent City, now owner of large kaolin interests at Richmond, bake Co., was a guest at tne Sara toga hotel Wednesday night. My Christinas trade this vear," said M. S..Browu the clothier, "was the largest, with but one exception, n my business experience, mat was when the soldiers were muster ed out in Sauhiinah at the clcjpe of the Spanish American war." Chiis. Kujiperbiisch, jr.f is home for the holTilays from the Atlanta Military Academy, where he is a ca det, and Miss Edith Kupperbusch, a pupil in St. Joseph's Academy, St. Augustine is aiso spenuius; tne Mon days with her parents. Lorenzo Dana Walden is booked tor the opera house on the night of January 24th in slight, of hand. He is a young man ot promise in nis chosen profession, and one whom ex perts claim will eventually Decome as famous as a wizard as the late Prof. Hermann. 'The Saratoga Hotel in this city served strawberry short cake for Christinas dinner. The berries were grown by Mr. Rigdon of Peniel and were the first fruits of the season. Mr. Rigdon has more coming on and the promise of a fine crop all through tlje.winter and spring months. Rev. J. F. Bell the new pastor of St. James M. K. church arrived on Friday evening last with his family. rhey were met at tne train Dy ev. N. J. Tilghman who escorted them to the parsonage which had been properly provisioned, and was in readiness for occupancy. Mr. Bell preached his initial sermons on Sun day but the weather was inclement and he was not greeted by the usual congregations. Those who neara him speak higniy ot nis sermons. A man who said his name was Boatwrmht, and who claimed to be a turpentine operator of Interlachen, was beaten and roDDea oi fnu in Jacksonville Christmas night. He claims to have been lured to a lone y spot by a white man and a negro hackman. Tney naa onerea to snow Boatwright the "submerged" portion of Jacksonville the red light dis trict and he appears to have been a willing victim. Boatwright could irive the police no clue to the identi ty or his assailants. Jioatwrignt is not known in this city. , Sunervising Deputy A. C. Ham rick of the Knights of the Modern Maccabees visited the tent of that order in this city last Wednesday niirht. making a splendid talk for the purpose of injecting enthusiasm into the local memoers. lvir. xiauincK will return sometime next month and install the new oflicers. Rev F. H. Richey is the new record and finance keeper of the order here, and he was dulv installed at the meeting Wednesday night owing to tne resig nations of those formerly holding these offices. The Maccabees is an insurance order with social features ;jA Hoo-doo Pie was the name of s most unique entertainment given last Friday evening by tne iwentietn Century Club at the home of Dr. and Mrs. H. K. Jistes. A program oi music and recitation was given by members of the young ladies glee club and the club quartette, all of which was pleasing. Prof. Dana Walden was on the program for slight-of-hand number and his per formaiice proved clever and enter taining. The hoo-doo pie consisted of a large tub full of inexpensive presents, each accompanied by an appropriate verse, or other greeting- for the members of the club. Mud fun followed the distribution of tin eifts and the evening will long be re membered as a most enjoyable one The home was beautifully decorated with holly and mistletoe. Ketresn ments were served. Capt. Mitchell Murdered. rant. J. J. Mitchell a former citi zen of Palatka and for several years a popular conductor on the Atlantic Coast Line, was stabbed to death by a negro whom he was trying to ar rest at St. Petersburg Christmas night. , Capt. Mitchell had been impressed into the service of special policeman for the day. 'At night a drunken ne gro was making a disturbance and defying arrest. Capt. Mitchell at tempted it and the negro drew a knife and cut the officer's throat, severing the windpipe. The negro was seized oy liuiignHin. citizens and carried to jail, but a crowd surrounded the prison shortly afterwnrds, and some one fired a shot throuirh the bara and killed the negro. The tragic death of Capt. Mitcneu is greatly deplored here where he was long and favorably known. Christmas Exerciser. - The Sunday school of St. James M. E. church had its Christmas cel ebration on Tuesday evening at the church, and the attendance ot child ren and parents was very good con sidering the inclement weather. Just large enough to make the oc casion a really happy one. The program of recitation and music was excellently rendered and displayed great talent among those taking part. The recitations of Misses Mervin Ray, EmniaCreekman, Evelyn Cart mel and Mildred Pearce, and a violin solo by Master Warner Hamm, were all well, rendered, as was aiso tne motion song by a class of little child ren. The church choir assisted in the exercises. Santa Claus had previously sent messages of his coming and at 9 o'clock he made his appearance- laden with his pack of presents for the little ones and large ones too and then 'twas a moment of Joy un alloyed. Superintendent Geo. W. Bassett was master of ceremonies, "assisted by John T. Bond impersonating St. Nicholas. The ladies of the church also lent valuable aid in the decora tions, which were arranged beauti fully around the chancel and altar, Woman Acted Strangely. When the train from Miami arriv ed on Thursday morning the conduc tor notified Sherin Howell mat, ladv ticketed for Palatka was at the depot and acting strangely. The was a well-dressed lady, carrying two satchels and a hat box. The conduc tor informed the sheriff that she hoarded his train at a point below Titusville Bnd that she had a ticket to Palatka, but that every time the train stopped she started to get on that once or twice she started to leave the train while it was in mo tion, and that he ordered her watch ed and brought her here Decause sne was ticketed for this place. The wo man is apparently 30 or 35 years of aire. She would not tell her name nor what she intended doing. To all queries she simply replied, "I know what I'm doing." Sheriff Howell took her before Judge Coxe, but that official could get no satisfaction. The lady was evidently demented but there was no evidence of dementia other than her refusal to answer questions. The hat box she carried bore the name of Mrs. J. C. Holley, Deerfleld, Fla. Lettuce By the Carload. Clarence Kennerly and W. A. Walton united in forwarding a re frigerator carload of lettuce to New York on Wednesday, the first to be shipped from Palatka in carload lots tnis year, tnougn eacn oi tnese gen tleman have been,- making heavy daily shipments by express. I. New Years . Greeting of the M. Meyer Company. We are truly grateful to our friends and the public generally for their kind patronage during the past year, and especially during the great sale just closed. It was unprecedented in the history of Palatka. We be speak a continuance of your kind patronage, and you can always rest assured or the very best treatment which has been the reputation of our store for the past 30 years. Wishing you a happy and prosper ous New Year, we are, Yours truly, I. M. MEYER CO. Hebbkrt Crook, Manager. Dancing School at the Armory, Tuesdays and Tues days at 3 o'clock. Miss Smith solicits Palatka's patronage. For further information call at Mrs. Met calf 's, or on the above days at the Armory. 12-29-lt Notice of application for Tax Deed un der section 8 or chapter 4BS8, i,aws oi Florida. Notice is hereby given that R. S. Paine, purchaser of tax certificate No. 208, dated the Oth day of July, A. V. 1903, has tiled said certificate In my of fice, and has made application for tax deed to issue in accordance with law. Said certificate embraces the following described property situated in Putnam county, Florida, to-wlt : 20 acres of Acosta Grant, soutn oi Root, section 41, township 11, range 26 20 acres. The said land being assessed at the date of the issuance of such certificate in the name of B. C. Payne. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed accord ing to law, tax deed will Issue thereon on the 9th day of February, A. D.. 1906. Witness my official signature and seal this the 27th day of Doc, A. D. 190S. seal JUSEm rJKlUJS, Clk. Circuit Court Putnam Co., Florida. Delicious Bon Bons and Chocolates All Home-Made Candies. Something new added every day. L. A. SMITH, Lemon St., Palatka. European - Restaurant. Furnished Roooms. Hot and Cold Baths At Ctias Kupperhuscs Palatka, Fla. The Power of A Business Education. To the industrious young man w would say train yourself along practical Business lines. Equip yourself with a modern Commercial Education. It means the opening of every avenue of success to you. - During the past 17 years this col lege has educated more than 19,000 young people (or the commercial field. Let us send you our catalogue MASSEY BUSINESS COLLEGES. Bibminghax, Ala. HorjSTOH, Tel. MONTOOMSEY.ALA. RlOHKOKItVA. Columbus. Qa. Jacksonville, fla. One trial proves the worth of High Art Clothing. Strouse & pros. "HIGH ART" Clothes u im iiPfk of cloth that they are enabled to control their 8UCi2? thll by "Well Dressed Hen" as nobby i nattenis, wnic.i are jui.scu y r.n,hi kJ, 1 1 are "'r; ,,c vp Whether you fancy a s,rk suit, or Overcoat, we can fit you Single or Double Breasted Call and inspect our line. BOYS' CLOTHES. it' no trick to make ordinary Boys' Clothes, but to make real ly good Eoys' doting is a bit of a KNACK. We have them in all Sty,Don't imagine for a moment that you cannot get just as good values in all the other dress needs, such as Underwear, Hosiery, Sweaters, Suspenders, Handkerchiefs Collars and Cuffs. Neckwear, Etc., Etc, In each of these departments you will find the stocks equally as comprehensive as those to which we have given larger space above. We want every one in Palatka and surrounding country to visit our store. We shall be pleased to show goods, and will spare no pains to render you every assistance in making proper selections. I I I t i i I HERBERT CROOK, M'gr. - . Oysters, Chickens, Eggs and Produce including Georgia Home Smoked Hams. If you want a Turkey for Christmas, leave order with us now. Palatka Produce Company (Larive'8 old stand) Palatka, Fla. U. Loi'iK Bailey. Chas. M. Hilliard 6. LOPER BAILEY Fire Insurance: Leading American and Foreign Companies Accident Insurance: The Travelers of Hartford Life Insurance: The Old Reliable "Germania Life" of New York Marine Insurance: The Leadinig Companies All Claims Promptly Settled. Office. 28 Front St., Palatka, Fla AGENTS A story book illustrated with negro children at play. Is a fast seller; b11 buy it. Agents make $10 perdny. Outfit 10c; particulars .ree. Answer quick. Jenkins, Her- tel & (Jompany, Atlanta, (jeorpia 12-1 To Our Patrons: Hoarseness or loss of voice immediately relieved. Noth ing excels this simple remedy 5S '.- V.J greater lit m m in Our business for 1905 was very much than any previous year in its history. Our Christmas trade was phenomenal. For all of which our thanks are due to the peo pie of Palatka and Putnam County. We shall aim to deserve even greater success the year to come. Wishing all a Happy New Year. Leo Jacobson, Popular Dry Goods and Shoe Store, Palatka, Florida. 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, Genuine German Dill Pickles, Olives in bulk, Pure Olive Oil, All the leading brands of Cereals, Vermont Haple Syrup, New Buckwheat, Graham,. Whole Wheat and Rye Flours, also Pillsbury's Gold Hedal, Obelisk and other Brands of Flour. Also the largest variety of Imported Delicacies ever brought to Palatka. BOTH STORES Lemon Street. The West End. PALATKA, FLORIDA If Your Boy or Girl Li J LI J Li J U'J UJ m m nil m nn na m m m m m m cn Q1 Ltl ui ui ui LM til ua UJ UJ UJ UJ UJ UJ UJ C1J na ru Have the reputation for being hard on shops, 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. Curry & Lane? Palatka, Florida nrcrr:r;cccaiaaaaarigirJKr,iT,rErr-rn.M-i?i,-i.-rirrir.rJCirJr.cr.r:cr.ri m m m m Victor Talking Machines and Records. Machines all Prices. Records, 10 inch, reduced to 60 cents. ' Records, 7 inch, reduced to 35 cents. Big stock to select from at MAS. E. ROWTOH'S, Palalka, Florida. Remember, Dr. E. H. Armstrong of Jacksouville. Fl the weTknown tSS 'ilS o "J Troubles NeV" voug and Cronic Dlseiwes, may be Hotel here on Jauaary eth. Choice Newest Styles Stationery just received rane's Book Store. Autocr at Coc 'A The Kews 11.00 year.