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The Palatka News
' and Advertiser. Christian Endeavor New. From the "Keep Sweet" calender of 1909 the quotation is equally good (or r k Tkii -. . ' ic v j m in Liiic uicui ui luis new year: .r vUbl. matter of the aeco'nd class. . Ju t Published at Palatka, Florida, on Fridays by RUSSELL A VICKEHS. Wm. A. fUSSELU Esltsi The rumor comes from Tallahassee that Florida and The True Democrat, newspapers of that city, are to be con solidated under one management, and that Thomas Jefferson Applcyard is to be "It." The purchase of the True Dem ocrat will also include the state printinc contract The Miami Record reports that the mercury went down to 33 degrees at Miami on Wednesday night and that there was ice. The statement needs revising, as it is impossible for ice to form with the mercury no lower than 33. The Record states that the whole county is frozen up. Vegetable crops have suffer ed great damage, but oranges and the hardier fruits are uninjured. Henry M. Flagler, the great developer of the East Coast of Florida, celebrated his 80th birthday last Sunday, the 2nd inst. With the consent of Editor Frank Harris, who has already been so dubbed, the News would prefer to call Mr. Flag ler the "grand old man of Florida," and limit Mr. Harris' honors to the ncstor thlp of the Florida newspaper field, an honor he wears becomingly and which, under the circumstances, is sufficient. The democratic state executive com mitee has been called together' for the 17lh inst., at Jacksonville, at which time the date of the coming state primary will be fixed, the fees of candidates arranged and other matters pertaining to the com ing primary discussed. By some it is thought that the committee will decide upon calling a state convention for the purpose of defining party principles probably the most urgent need of the Florida democracy. The News trusts such a convention will be arranged for by the committee. German excavators in the ruins of Babylon have been looking over Nebu chadnezzar's palace. The ancient city is buried beneath the remnants of super imposed buildings, but the tomb rO the old civilization has been matkT to yield its secrets. There has bfen found the great oblong hall, with the alcove for the throne, where BelsHazzar held the famous feast and heard the warning voice of the prophet. ,.Many relics of those precursors ot toe modern public dinner have been, discovered. The architec t4e-i those days seems to have been lghty. Une ot the outer wans ot tne palace was more than 24 yards thick. An old lady of Palatka filling a quasi public place, has given voice to the gen eral disgust of the public over attempts to resurrect the now ended north pole discussion. The old lady is the owner of two kittens, nearly alike in size and color and hard for the stranger to tell Xpart, but easily distinguishable by tlieir Vner. "What names did you give "Jr kittens, aunty?" questioned a young who saw her fondling them the day. "This one," replied she. named Tom, and this one Jerry.' ' said the young man, "you should called one Cook and the othei The old lady looked at her n disgust a second, and then re- "Not much, these are not to work for Him, and to win souls for Him." We liked the Christmas ereeline of that good weekly, the Gainesville Ele vator, which said: "We wish every one, especially the person who don't like us, a very Merry Christmas and many of them." "Charity for all" is greatly needed in all of our lives, but surely none more than by the editors, who, like the ministers and school teachers, find it almost impossible to please every one. There was a wedding on Christmas day, when Miss Lillian Edmison and Mr. Chas. E. Terry joined hands for a long pilgrimage together. Both of these young people are officers of the Presby terian society at Auburndale, where their home will be located. Weddings, especially Christmas-time ones, are not frequent enough among our Endeavor ers, hence the congratulations extended are warm ones indeed. Christian Endeavor Day comes on February 6th, and in Tremont Temple, Boston headquarters, has been prepared a special program called "The Model Endeavorcr." One copy costs five cents and twenty-five copies fifty cents; better get the larger quantity and do it soon. One thing that makes our meetings less helpful is the lack of preparation long in advance. All of us should as loyal mem bers be glad of the opportunity for an nually celebrating the birthday of Chris tian Endeavor. From the Palatka News we learn the disagreeable news that the whisky pe tition for Putnam county will be brought up again this month. The amount of good such a temperance advocate as the News can do is beyond computing by us mortals. State President Winnard has asked the state secretary to assume all correspon dence and program planning before the annual convention, probably to be held in DeLand some time in April or May. This duty, added to the usual secretary and department cares will make neces sary' the cordial co-operation of Ihe com rades in order that she mav be able to keep these obligations satisfactorily. The State Endeavor year ends April 1st. which means that we have entered the last quarter in which we may be able to make good the resolutions made last spring at Tampa. Please report all new societies, either Young People's, Intermediate, Senior or Junior, when organized promptly to us. Let us ac complish more this quarter than in the past six months. We can do it, and bet ter than that, if we will but try, 1 he DeSoto County News said for the holidays iusl passed it would remain in its every-day dress. This brings the question, easily answered in the affirm alive: "Is not the cvery-week News good enough for all of us?" One of the pleasantest surprises coming to our office was a cordial letter of good wishes for the new year, from Editor Hetherington of the Lakeland News. We are profoundly grateful for the space given us by several editors of weekly papers, and all the more appreciative be cause of the realization of how small their papers are compared with the good reading matter they would like to use, if there was but more room for it. If the scattered workers would report how they celebrated the holidays in their societies, especially in the giving of sunshine to sad or lonely ones, it would make our news-articles more help ful for January. Editor Newell tells in the Lake Region many items concerning Endeavorers of Lake and Sumter district. One mention especially good is of the advancement of Wallace F. Mantey in the Cunningham Company, Jacksonville. Mr. Mantey is the state ex-treasurer. Grack A. TOWN8KXI) Interlachen, Jan. 3, 1910. 1 What State Editors are 1 Saying. Injustice) to Frank Clark Congressman Onrk's enemies betray the poverty cf their arguments against his re-election when they charge him with making "grand stand plays," be cause he has again introduced in con gress his bill to provide for the payment to the state of Morula of nearly one mil lion dollars, cotton tax illegally collect ed by the government from our people back in the sixties; and also because he has reintroduced his measure to levy an import duty on Egyptian and other long staple cotton coming into this country in competition with our Sea Island pro duct. That the ends sought to be reach ed by both these measures are much to be desired and would be very helpful to the people of h lorida will not be denied, and this being true, we should be glad to know in what other way Mr. dark could move to reach them. He has done the only right thing possible in the prem ises; if he had done less it might have been charged against him with some show of reason that he had not been sufficiently prompt and alert in renew ing his efforts to accomplish the work he had inaugurated at a previous session. It is unfair in the extreme to charge him with "grand stand playing" because he is sticking to his purpose with such ad mirable tenacity, and the people of this district arc sure to resent such unfair ness by re-electing him to congress. Live Oak Democrat. Many Looking Florida ward Amonz our callers Monday was Prof. J. W. Parkhill, a member of the faculty of Lenox (Jolleec. at rlopkmton. Iowa, Mr. Parkhill owns a large tract of land in Levy county, and has just returned from an inspection of his holdings, which he says comprises some of the most fertile lands in the state. He says that the people of the middle west are looking toward Florida as a future home to a much greater extent than ever in the history of the country, and the ex cellent train service inaugurated from the north and west to l lorida is doing the state worlds of good. He speaks very enthusiastically of the future of our state. and says the people of his state are much interested. Mr. Farkhill also says the west coast of Florida is surely coming into her own, now that the prosepective settler is coming in and looking over the state before making his selection of a home in r lorida. Oca la Banner, ; ation Morse, the former New York and a millionaire banker, nore than a year ago for a the U. S. banking laws and 15 years in the federal pris- , began serving his sentence noon. There is a pathos th the entrance of such walls of a prison, his don- the coiiYtet's parb and enforced with murderers, -moonshin- l thieves; yet (here is also poetic In the fact that men who practice of high finance for ihe purpose teel robbery are sometimes ith the goods" and made to their crimes. Morse's life has of luxurious indulgence and ions have been among the re- shove such a man into the. he vulgar, the vicious off- th, is real punishment, of others of Morse's ilk much in that it would wholesome respect for States. 100 of the leading busi- ufessional men of Palatka sit ting around social supper tables at the Athletic club on the very threshold of ' the new year, each individual thorough ly imbued with a dewrmination to secure united -effort for a Yprward movement I the city and cpur-ty in the coming l year, consU;"?' one of the most aus piciouSjen'8 of recent times in Palatka. shL-lupper, arranged by the Palatka Srd of trade, is a "feather in the cap" hat organization, for by it the board has practically eliminated all factional lines and brought all citizens together Into a united and harmonious whole for effective work in the line of develop ment This supper was the one thing needful. The citizens of Palatka weie never divided on the question of the Importance and advantages of this city and county. If Ihey have ever been at cross purposes it has been over some such incot sequential matter as personal politics, but "blest be the tie that binds" there is to be no politics in the Palatka board of trade. It is a solid union of business men bent on securing for the i city and county that recognition to which lita importance for the development of anufacttrring industries and agricultural hursulti entitles it an importance which i point of manifold advantage is sec- lad to no other section in the southland. 1 v. Should be Killed or Cured. The News has received the following unsigned communication: Editor Palatka News: 'For several months a poor miserable looking dog has been allowed to run around the streets of Palatka suffering with the mange. The poor creature is a pitiful looking sight to be running around picking up whatever food it may find, should not some one of the pub lic authorities take it upon themselves to rid this dog of such a miserable life? Certainly. If the owner of the dog doesn't care enough for it to cure it of the disease, then the police department should put a period to its miserable ex istence. Tha dog certainly should not be allowed to run the streets, for mange is contagious. Sulphur ointment, car bolic-acid washes, corrosive sublimate in weak solution, and a decoction of tobacco, of the green leaves of Indian poke or itchweed are all useful applica lions, and in most cases will elfect cure. When- the mites have been de stroyed the dog needs liberal feeding. and perhaps some mud tonic, like iron A little copperas desolved in his drink is generally sufficient. Any doctor will tell vou how much. But the city of Palatka is not an asylum for man2V dours. neither is it in the ouii ness of curincr sick ones found on the streets. Its plain duty is to shoot. Something Missing. This Is J. M. ISarrie's favorite story about Bret Hnrtc. When liartp reach ed Glasgow after his appointment as the American consul to that city his finances were at a comparatively low ebb, and instead of golug at first to a hotel he found It expedient to seek lodgings at once. His search led bim to a donr Scotch, landlady, arrange ments were made, and after leaving bis belongings hi his new borne he went out to look after his official du ties. Upon his return that evening he was met by the landlady. Her atti tude was stern and questioning. "I've been looking ovr your belongings, Mr. Hnrte," she said, "but whaur's your Bible?"-Bookman. More Expert Soil Testimony- William Jennings Bryan recently made a trip to f t. Lauderdale with former Uov- ernors Jennings and Broward. After spending two or three hours looking over the two million acres embraced in the Evenrladcs drainage scheme Mr. Bryan stated that the people of Florida "will have a very large and productive area of land when the drainage work shall have been completed." This tes timonial ought to fix all the doubting Thomases. Starke Telegraph. Practical Expression of Good Will The San ford Presbyterian church at congregational meeting last Sabbath, Dec. iblh. gave a very practical expres sion of regard for their pastor. Rev. J. F. McKinnon, by voting an Increase of three hundred dollars to his salary. Sanford Herald. SHOE SIZES. How tha Standard of Measurement Was Established. . It U moat difficult for many persons to remember the aizcn of tfcflr differ ent articles of wearing ai'pnrcl. Col lar, shirts and glove are eauy enough, because In the iik of these it Is a matter of artnnl Inchea. Bui the bat and ahoe number are what puzzle most people, -to say uothlng of the mystery why a No. 11 mucking goes with a No. 8 Khoe. This last iu7zIp K however. Piixl'.y explained. Stocking nave alwayn been uiensuned by the Inch from heel to toe. but the nmnlerlns of hoes wns fixed n long lime ago by a r'renrb man. ' The I'retichniMii permanently fixed the numbers of uli.ie fur nil r.urope and America. He arbitrarily deviucu that no human C-;l could possibly he smaller than three Hiid seven-cUlitl) Inches. So, culling this point aero, ne allowed one-third of nil inch to a size and accordingly bu'.tt up his scale, it follows therefrom that a man cannot find out the number of bis own shoe unless be be an expert arithmetician Even tbeu be Is likely to go wrong. because all the shoe experts allow for the weight of the Individual and the hnlld of his foot before they try to determine what size shoe be ought to wear. As far as women's shoes are con cerned the problem is still more diffi cult, because many of the manurac turers Instead of keeping to the regu lar scale have marked down their numbers one or two sizes in order to capture easily flattered customers. For this reason moat dealers ask out of town customers to send an old shoe with their orders. The system of measuring hats is much simpler. Any man can tell what size be wears simply by adding we width and length of tbe inner brim and then dividing by two. Orders can also be sent to the shopkeeper by stating the circumfereuce of the bead. -Boston Globe. fit 5e . "woor.ose oozzec.t. " ' Good Grbcaries are the only kind we I handle. I You can find anything here usually carried in a r nrat-ciass grocery store, innliirlinfT t.ha wull-lcnnwn Curtis Bros, and I Royal Scarlet Erand rt rannal (LrirA c Our line of Butter and Cheese has no equal in Palatka. Our customers will tell vou the same thing. L. G. STEPHENS, Grocer, Phone No. 84. PALATKA', FLORIDA. 1 17. A. Herryday Co. Dealers Id Crate : Material of all Kinds. Fruit and. Vegetable "Wraps. - Palatka, Florida. One on the Protsssor. One sarcastic college lecturer has got his deserts. A frequently inatten tive member of bis class nppeured to be drawing in bis notebook perhaps a caricature of the instructor. The lecturer paused and asked Im pressively, "Do you tblnk that scrib bling you are doing is Important?" "I dou't know sir, I'm sure." respond ed the youth. "I was taking down what you were saying." Perssvaranoe. Ferseverance Is more prevailing than violence, and many things whfl'b can not be overcome wben they are to gether yield themselves up wben taken little by little. Plutarch. Late repentance is seldom true, but true repentance Is never too late. Venning. Need of Drainage. Whatever is to the best interest of the state, and county, is what every fair minded citizen should advocate. The United States government was looking to the best interests of this state when it gave Florida her swamp and overflowed lands for the purpose of draining and de veloping the state. Yes, twenty million seven or eight hundred thousand acres of land was given to the state by the United States, for drainage, reclamation and internal improvement. What has the state done and who did it? There has been a grab and a graft whereby millions and millions of acres of those lands have been appropriated and obtained without any move what ever towards their drainages, but worst of all those same corporations and capi talists who obtained those lands by the assistance of the politicians and news papers work against drainage and have virtually destroyed what drainage laws we did have. O yes, they too advocate drainage, but oppose every move in that direction. .The Etoniah Canal and Drainage Co., was the first to organize under state laws to drain swamp and overflowed lands. That company received a legis lative grant of thirty five thousand acres of overflowed lands in the four town ships in which they were to operate but the I. I. Board deeded said lands to a wealthy lumber company who had no thought of drainage, therefore the first attempt to drain any of the swamp and overflowed lands within the meaning of the act whereby t lorida received over twenty millions of acres, was crowded out, and the charter was sold to an ad vertising colony scheme, which estab lished Florahome, and we want to say to the people of Putnam county that the Etoniah drainage is not a sand flat where potatoes and celery will grow by being highly fertilized, but that it is a rich quality of muck land that has pro duced this year over eighty bushels of corn to the acre without fertilizer; Irish potatoes and other crops accordingly. Also we have had the very best of gar dens during the late dry spell, without irrigation, as muck draws its moisture from the water level below, therefore a heavy ro'- will not make it wet, nor a drouth v. ill not make it dry, if the water level is kept a few feet below tbe sur face. Australian. Florahome, Jan. 3d, 1910. Tha Last Great Priza. As we growolder and the shadows begin to lengthen and the leaves which seemed so thick in youth above eur heads grow tblu and show tbe sky be yond, and as those in tbe ranks In front drop away, and we come in sight, as we all must, of the eternal rifle pits beyond, a man begins to feel that among the really precious things of life, more lasting and more substantial than many of the objects of ambition here, is tbe love of those be loves and the friendship of those whose friend ship he prizes. Henry Cabot Lodge. $100 Reward 100, Tho readers of this paper will be pleased to learn that there 1b at iai one dreaded dlneaee that science has been able to cure in all Its 9 apes, and that la Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh i n re Is the only positive cur now known to tbe medical fraternity. Catarrh being a con stitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment Hall's Catarrh Cur Is taken In ternally, acting directlv upon the bhfod and muoouK nirfaces of the system, thereby des troying tbe foundation of tbe disease, and gt- int tne patient srrnetn oy nuiiaing constitution and assisting nature in doing Its Your Hair Contrary? Is it inclined to run awSr? Don't punish It with a cruel brush and comb! Feed it, nour ish it, save it with Ayer's Hair Vigor, new improved formula. Then your hair will remain at home, on your head, where it belongs. An elegant dressing. Keeps the scalp healthy. Doa not change the color of the hah. formula with eaoh bottlt Show it to your doctor Ask him about It. then do as ho aays yers We certainly believe this, or we would not say so. Ayer's Hair Vigor, as now made from our new improvea tormuia, is a great preparation for the bair tni scalp. Stops falling hair. Cures dan druft. Promotes the growth of hair. Kutt by th 1. 0. Arr Co.. LowtU, Mui. No Boxas Far Two. Telephone girls sometimes , glory Id their mistakes if there Is a joke in con sequence. The story is told by a tele phone operator in one of the Boston exchanges about a man who asked her for tbe number of a local theater. He got the wrong number, and without asking to whom be was talking be said, "Can 1 get a box for two to night?" A startled voice answered him at tbe other end of the line, "We don't have boxes for two." "Isn't this the theater?' he called crossly. "Why, no," was the answer; "this Is an undertaking shop." Be canceled his order for a "box for two." Lame Every Morning A Bad Back is Always Worse in the Morning. Palat&a reopie are Finding Relief. A back that aches all day and causes discomfort at night is usually worse in the morning. Makes you feel as if you hadn t slept at all. Can't cure a bad back until you cure the kidneys. Dean's Kidney Pills cure sick kidneys make you feel better, work better, rest better and sleeD better. Permanent cures in Palatka prove the merit of Doan's. Mrs. 0. W. Murdock, Tenth St., Palatka, Fla., says: "I am glad to give Doan's Kiduev Pills my en dorsement, in order to lt my neigh bors know of the benefit I have de rived from their use. I whs a suffer er from backache and kidney trouble for some time and 1 was causeu much misery by too frequent pn sages of the kidney secretions. My back ached and pained me so severe ly that 1 could hardly gt around and In the niornintr upon rising I was so lame and stiff that I round it difficult to dress. I finally read ohonl rinun'a If Iflnnv Pilla and tiro cured them at J. H. Haughtou's drug store. They removed the lameness and backache and regulated the pas saires of the kidney secretions. 1 now feel better in every way and I give Doan's Kidney Pills the sole credid " WHITE'S Cream Vermifuge THE GUARANTEED WORM REMEDY work. Tlie proprietors havepo milch fnth in its curative powers that they offer One Hundred DollArs for any case that It fails lo cure. Send for Hat of testimonials. t. 1. CHENEY a 00., Toledo, 0 Take HU'a Family Pills for ooosUpatlea. THE CHILDREN'S FAVORITE TONIC. Ballard'Snow Liniment Co T. LOUIS, MO. Bold byACkerman-Htewart Drug Co. and J. U. Haughtoa. EASY AND SAFE TO USE INEXPENSIVE. KILLS LICE OH ALL LIVE STOCK. DISINFECTS. CLEANSES. PURIFIIt. it hat so many utaa that It to nionMlty oa tvtry lira. CURES MANQC, SCAB, RINGWORM, SCRATCHES Destroys All Disease Germs DRIVES AWAY FLIES rom sau by Ackerman-Stewart kDrug Co. S?rO m (sOOKLET Hi I Palatka's New Hardware Store j J.8 now opeu with a specially selected line of ! Decorated Chinaware, Cutlery, etc. General Hardware, Crockery, Sash, Doors and Blinds. , Just received fine line of Stoves and Ranges. Wm. TURNAGE, Lemon St. Old Loeb Stand. Putnam Pliaimacy e- PALATKA. FLORIDA. Drugs, Chemicals, Druggist Sundries and Patents. PRESCRIPTIONS OAREFULLY COMPOUNDED. FRESH GARDEN SEED Agents Mallorjr Steamship Line Administrator's Notice. iv a from the date hereof, I. H9 Administrator of the estuteO. O. Long, deceased, will apply by petition to the County Judue of Putnam (lounty, Florida, for leave nnd authority to to sell tne following aeserined real estate ne lonulnif to the estate of said O. O. I.on!, de ceased, towlt: Lot Two (! In Hloclc Hlxty eight (68i. in the Town of Welaka, Putnam county, Florida. J. A. flUTUHlNHON, ll-zo-M Administrator. Palatka, Florida, Nor. lath, ltrne. 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