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The Palatka News
and Advertiser. Entered at the Palatka postoffica as mailable matter of the second class. Published at Palatka, Florida, on Fridays by RUSSELL A VICKERS. Wa. A. RUSSELL. Editor Attorney General Pack Trammel says he "sees no necessity (or the calling: ot a state convention for the purpose of pro mulgating democratic parly platform." But Mr. Trammel fails to tell ui whether he was looking through his legal eyes, or his political spectacles. The holy rollers have secured a foot Jiold In Ocala. Later on the foot will get restless and begin to swfng. Against that time the rollers should beware, or they will roll out of Ocala with a pain in their subsequent end. T he constitution al guarantee of freedom in matters of re ligion can not be stretched to the point of including holv roller cranks, and the people of Ocala, though long-suffering and wondrous patient, are probably aware of the iact. Gradually do the base and corrupting features of politics creep in and get hold upon the people of Putnam county. The sordid thirst for public office is gradually causing otherwise good men to resort to the bribery of voters in or- ' -Tier to accomplish their end. Only last week a candidate for mayor in one of the small towns of the county was deliberately charged with an effort to pack the town nominating convention with negroes who would do his will, and that he offered each one of them a quart of" peanuts in the event of his suc cess. Oh Peanuts! How much more -joggly art thou than thy looks, and what crimes are to be committed in thy name! Heretofore thy uses have been confined to the circus and other inno cent forms of popular amusement, but the politician, ever alert for new de Tices for satiating his thirst for power, has dragged thee from thy pedestal and offers thee as an inexpensive sacrifice to his ambition. And this is the twentieth century of the Christian Era! The manufacturing interests of the country do not like the saloon, even a little bit, and here in Palatka love for that Institutional leech doesn't amount even to that much. The voice of the manufacturer is worthy of heed. The manufacturers of a town arc its greatest wealth distributors. When they arc prosperous the towns in which they op erate are sharers. It is through their weekly distribution of wages that homes are made possible to operatives, and that merchants receive the bulk of their pat ronage. All public and private enter prise feels the influence of this pay roll, and its curtailment, or temporary stop page, acts as a dampenerto all invest menu. The saloon is a destroyer of wealth; it takes from, but gives nothing valuable in return. The drinking man is not and cannot be a fully trusted em ploye. He is not always dependable. The great railroads and most of the other corporations have placed him on the black list and are refusing to employ him In any capacity. The manufacturers are oming to the same view. 1 hese men "ire not sentimentalists; they are practi cal men of the affairs of NOW. It has bean represented in all parts of Putnam couJty that the business interests of Pa latka -ere urging the return of the sa loon to Palatka. Through such repre seatationuite a number of men in the country precincts have been induced to sign the petition now before the county commissioners calling for a wet or dry election. That such representation was without warrant is demonstrated in the local columns of this issue of the News by the signed statement of the leading manufacturers of Palatka and its envir rons, in which they urge all their em ployes and friends to withdraw their signatures from said petition on the ground that "a return of the saloons here would injure our business." The manu facturers represented in this appeal cm ploy a total of 980 men and represent a weekly pay roll of $8,940.00, none of which, under our present system, is held up for "jag" purposes. The men who make this appeal have demonstrated their worthiness of a respectful hearing. The Palatka News, like the Manitcc Record, has flopped. Editor Russell of the News has always been an ardent supporter of Senator Taliaferro, but this year he appears to be a "free lance," while Editor Walpole, of the Maniteel Record, who has always fought Taliaferro and everything that he stood for, has come out flat-footed for Taliaferro's re election. It will be a strange spectacle: . That of Kussell lighting 1 aliaferro and Walpole tearing his shirt for him. The DcLand News is still keeping its shirt on. It is just possible that the winncr.in the senatorial race has not been men tioned yet. DeLand News. Mistake. Editor Russell was never an ardent supporter of Senator Taliaferro. He is the pledged supporter of the nomi nee of the Democratic primary. Until "the holding of that "function" he pleads guilty to a purpose to be a "free lance," or free man, or any other old thing that seems appropriate. If he can say any thing good for a candidate he'll say it, and he'll hesitate to speak the evil, hav ing ever before him the successful pre cept of the three monkeys now brousing at Tallahassee. He doesn't know wheth er to be glad or sorry that his DcLand contemporary is "still keeping his shirt o." It all depends on the reason. If it's because of lack of a second garment and a desire to secure its price in ex- - change for senatorial support, then he's sorry; but if the DeLand editor is speak ing figuratively, as we believe he is, and means that he is conscientiously weigh ing the claims of all the candidates and will support the one he honestly believes will best serve the people of Florida, why then he's glad. But, even an edi tor is sometimes justified in changing his shlrl, You cannot pursue happiness any faster in an automobile than you can with a horse or on foot, but there's a lot of peo ple here In Palatka who will still think that the machine adds zest to the pursuit. According to state papers received from all parts of Florida, the late cold really did no damage to the orange crop. Instead it seems to have really strength ened most of the oranges by rendering them immune to future damage from similar assaults. "Bob" Davis' Candidacy Urged Editor Palatka Nkws: Your reference to Col. "Bob" Davis as being a possible candidate for senator, under the conditions, is good reading to Col. Davis friends here in Tampa. He is easily the most popular man in our city and as a lawyer he truly has the marked confidence of the courts. This was exemplified by Judge Wall recently when he was selected as special assistant to State Attorney Phillips, who has been questionably criticised in the rlatt mur der case, to represent the court and state before the Grand Jury. Col. Davis has one fault, that is that of being poor, but if South Florida wants to be truly and faithfully represented, the people should get together and ask Col. Davis if he would accept a nomination. I further believe that his lack of for tune would not operate against him, for he has enough friends to finance his canvass through a popular subscription I had occasion to compliment Col. Davis through Jhe St. Petersburg Times here-to-fore as to his desirability and hope that you will give the subject mat ter all the prominence that you consis tently can. Respectfully, J. B. Tampa, Jan. 10, 1910. What WiU the End Be? The withdrawal of Judge Grosscup from the republican party is signihcent of a profound revolt against the men who have assumed leadership in the party, the Aldriches and the Cannons, Every man of cither party, interested in his party as an instrument to make every member of it a partaker of the economic gains of the common industry, asks what progress is my party making towards a more equitable distribution of the gains of industrial and corporate life. He wants to know how his party has ful filled promises for a betterment of eco nomic conditions. Take1 the republi can party for instance. In answer to popular demand the party and adminis tration have promised relief from bur dens laid on every man s back by the tariff. The tariff in the past had been the instrument by which privileged classes have been enabled to fill their own purses from the purses of the peo pie. There has been outcry against this injustice. And party leaders have promised relief. In accordance with this promise a new tariff has been made into law with what result? 1 he revis ion was to make the products of indus try taste less of silver on the tables ol wage earners and those living on small salaries. lhe real result is tuus le scribed by one critic. "In everything that men. women arid children put on their backs for clothing, the revised tariff leaves us to choose, either to wear poorer irarments or to pay more lor them. The fact is said to be that where a man pays seven dollars more for clothes because of the tariff, six dollars go into the pockets of the tariff-fed manufacturers. Hence arise the pam pered privileged classes whose hold on the purses of wage earners is not les sened. A republican, looking on the matter in this light, is constrained to consider whether his party is able to shake off the hold of the Aldriches and the Cannons and revise the tariff in the interests of the common people. The recent work of the Joint Committee ol House and Senate seems to take away hope of aid from the republican party. The corporation like the tariff is com ing into criticism, not on account of in lierent evil, but because of its working like the tariff to build up a privileged class. In the complexity of modern in dustrial life, the corporation is found necessary for the transaction of business. The corporation gets its capital by the contribution of the corporators, or by borrowing, the latter probably being the common way. It goes to the bank. This money is not owned by the bank. It is the property ol depositors, and the corporation uses this borrowed capital to do business with. At this point something more than economics appears, in the question, is equity enough considered if we say the gains of the corporation belong to the corporators and to nobody else? The corporators do the business, the deposi tors furnish the capital, should not the rewards be somehow divided? The people are fairly represented in the ven ture. Should not the people reap their share of the profit? Is not this a righteous demand? 1 he corporation at present is a legal instru ment engaged in the concentration of wealth, should it not use its legal pow ers to distribute wealth? This is the question that is asked. The profits of corporation become a part of the wealth of the country. lis gains are counted as part of the prosperity ot the country. Is the prosperity equitably distributed? 1 he corporations seem to have affili ated themselves with the republican parly. Is not this by an instinct that this party is more the party of corpora tions than a party of the people. With the administration theirs and congress theirs, no steps are seen to be taking to pcoplcizc corporations, to make- all the people who contribute to the success of corporations, sharers in their gains, and so make corporations distributors, not accumulators to themselves of the profits of their business. Will Judge Grosscup have any large following in his startling move? A Republican-. Luminous Mushrooms. A traveler In Australia found a very arge mushroom weighing five pounds. He took it to the house In which he was for the time being residing and bung It up to dry In the sitting room. Entering after dark, be was amazed to see a beautiful soft light emanating from the fungus. It continued to give out light for many nights, gradually decreasing until it was wholly dry. Many kinds of fungi have this peculi arity. Humboldt describes some he saw in tbe mines. The glow In rotten wood la caused by its containing thn threads of light giving fungi. $100 Reward $100. Tbe r actor of this paper will be pleased to learn that there Is at h-ast one dreaded dlsei.se that scjenc-e ass been able to cure in all Its s aires, and that la Catarrh Halt's I'aurrb Oure Is the ;nljr p.iettlve eure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh bein a con stitutloral disease, requires a constitutional tivatmeot Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken in ternally, actluir directly upon tbe blood and mucous surfaces of the system, thrret-y des troying the foundation of tbe disease, and (rlv tn the pattern stn-nprh by building up the constitution and slttnf nature in doing Its work. The proprietors have so much f t th in its curative powers that the offer One Hundred Dollars for an? case that H fails to euro. Send for lut of testimonials. t. J. CHENEY a CO., Toledo, 0 lakt Hall's Family Pills tor eoutlpetfos. i INTEP.LACHEN ITEMS. J. H. Corthell and wife of Bristol, R, L, arrived last week having visited sons in New York and Ohio on the way. E. W. Rivers of High Springs, and A. P. Pike and M. L. Fox of Jacksonville, Vermont, were guests 'at the Jenkins House. The gentlemen from Vermont were on their way to the colony at St. Cloud. A. A. Culbreth, wife and interesting family of five children arc temporarily occupying the Gano house; Mr. Cul breth comes as an employe of the new owner of the turpentine plant here. W. L. Powell who sold out his inter est here in the turpentine industry, has joined his wife in Savannah. G. E. Gellett has been quite seriously ill for the past week. Dr. Warren of Palatka is in attendance. N. T. Howland and Warren B. Clark of Hanson, Mass., were registered at the Lake View. Mr. Clark is a cousin of Mrs. D. M. Corthell of this place. The Brantly well drivers are now working on the Leonard place. Suc cess in a fine flow was met for Col. Barrett, but none for Mr. Lothrop. Now, we natives are very much interest ed and are guessing as to the outcome of this one. W, C. T. U. on Wednesday with its usual membership of enthusiastic mem bers. The town caucus at the hall on Mon day night, was well attended. The fol lowine nominations were made: Mayor, J. I. Wimberly; Aldermen, Chas. Fran cis, T. IS. Hoffman, Jos. stock, ana 1. F. Motes; assessor, O. H. Ewing; treas urer, D. M. Corthell; collector, G. E. Gillett; clerk, G. G. Bcrkclman; mar shal, H. L. Smith. Hon. J. P. Porter was an opposition candidate for mayor before the caucus, but Judge Wimberly was nominated by a safe majority. CARAVAN BREADMAKING. m a-. .ii ! n Afghans Use Cobblestones, While Tur comans Like Sand. The bread of the Afghan caravan was cooked by heating smiU round cobblestones in tbe fire and then pok ing them out and wrapping dough am inch thick about them. The balls thus formed were again thrown into the fire, to be poked out again when cook ed. The bread tasted well there in the desert, although in civilized communi ties the grit and ashes would have seemed unendurable. After good fellowship had been es tablished tbe Afgbaus actually sold us some flour, says a writer in the Na tional Geographical Magazine. Tbe camp where we used it a little later happened to be beside tbe sandy bed of a trickling salt stream, which was drinkable in winter, bat absolutely un usable fh slimmer, when evaporation is at Its height and tbe salt is concen trated. "See," said one of our Turcomans as we dismounted; "here is some sand. Tonight we can have some .goo bread." When some dry twigs bad been gath ered he proceeded to smooth off a bit of tbe cleanest sand and built upon It a hot fire. When the sand-was thor oughly hot be raked off most of the coals and smoothed tbe sand very neat ly. Meanwhile one of the other men had made two large sheets of dougb about three-quarters of an inch thick and eighteen inches in diameter. Be tween these, he placed a layer of lumps of sheep's tall fat, making a- huge round sandwich. This was now spread on the hot sand, coals mixed with sand were placed completely over it, and it was left to bake. Now and then an edge was uncovered, and a Turcoman smelled It appreciatively and rapped on It to see if it was yet cooked. When the top was thoroughly baked the bread was turned over and covered up again. It tasted even better than the Afghan bread after it was cooled a little and the sand and ashes had been whisked off with a girdle. Tbe Turcomans are so accustomed to life In tbe sandy desert that they think It impossible to make the best kind of bread without send, while tbe Af ghans, who live in tbe stony moun tains, think that cobblestones are a requisite. Giants Nearly Twenty Feet Tall. The ciant Ferraeus. who was slam by Orlando, the nephew of Charle magne, was, It Is alleged, eighteen feet hieh. He always accompanied the army on foot, there being no horse tall and strong enough to carry him. ria terus in his published writings tells of a giant whom he examined at Lucerne whose body measured nineteen feet four Inches and three lines. 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He never could remember whether he ought to drop the powder or the bullet into the mus ket first Another time he was sent with a man to transport a company of men over a river to camp. After wait ing an hour I strode to tbe bank of tbe river aud found them puddling in opposite directions, each blaming tbe other for his stupidity and, being iu a passion of excitement, unable to bear the advice of men across tbe river, who were bawling out to them how to manage their canoe. "Another man was so ludicrously stupid that he generally was saved from punishment because his mistakes were so absurd. We were one day floating down the Kongo, and, It being near camping time, 1 bade him, as be happened to be bowman on tbe occa sion, to stand by and seize the grass on the bank to arrest tbe boat when 1 should call out. In a little while we came to a fit place, and I cried. 'Hold hard, Klrango!' 'Please God, master,' he replied and forthwith sprang on the shore and seized tbe grass with both hands, while we, of course, were rapidly swept down river, leaving him alone and solitary on the bauk. Tbe boafs crew roared at the ridiculous sight, but nevertheless bis stupidity cost the tired men a bard pull to as cend again, for not every place was available for a camp. "He It was also who on an occasion when we required the branch of a spe cies of arbutus which overbung the river to be cut away to allow the ca noes to be brought nearer to tbe bonk for safety actually went astride of tbe brancb and chopped away until he fell Into the water with the branch and lost onr ax. He had seated himself on the outer end of tbe brancb." A Bunch of Kicks. "I'm in hard luck!" sighed the steel roll. "Look at me! I get nothing from morning till night but hot air," groan ed the pumping engine. "I'm always In hot water," sighed the boiler. "Consider my plight," cried the mac adam road, "invariably walked over and trodden under foot." "I'm used to It, for I'm always up against It," philosophically remarked tbe wall paper. "You're none of you as badly off as I am," said the furnace, "for, no mat ter where 1 go, I'm generally tired." Baltimore American. The Editor Won. A London paper described a chil dren's excursion as a "long white scream of Joy" and was called to ac count by a correspondent, who said that a scream could be long, but not white, whereupon the editor Justified himself by urging that "a hue Is often associated with a cry." From Arctic to Tropics in Tea Minutes No oil heater has a higher efficiency or greater heating power than the PERFECTION Oil Heater .(Equipped with smokeless Device), "With it you can go from the cold of the Arctic to the warmth of the Tropics in 10 minutes. The new Automatic Smokeless Device prevents smoking. There is no possible question about it. This means greater heat-power, a more rapid diffusion of heat and a sure conversion of all the heat-energy in the oil. In a cold room, light the heater and in 10 minutes you'll have a glowing heat that carries full content. Turn the wick up as high as it will go no smoke no odor. In everything that appeals to the provident and the fastidious, the Perfection Oil Heater, with its new automatic smokeless device, de cisively leads. Finished in Nickel or Japan in various styles. Every Dealer Everywhere. If Not At Yours, Write far Descriptive Circular to the Nearest Agency of the STANDARD OIL COMPANY (Zneorpetmted) 5e oooof"9fc eeeeecceeee sc j Good Groceries s are the only kind we 5 handle. I You can find anything ?? here usually carried in a first-class grocery store, including the well-known Curtis Bros, and Royal Scarlet Brand of Canned Goods. Onr line of Butter and Cheese has no equal in Palatka. Onr customers will tell vou the same thing. L. G. STEPHENS, Grocer, Phone No. 84. PALATKA. FLORIDA. uwwllww!f.v.'vw(, iv J THE SKIPPERS WHITE LIE. What Happened at Night and What the Passenger Was Told. It was a dirty ulgbt, tu use u snilur's phrase, anil the talk iu one i-uriwr of tbe smoking room driflcj tu events ut sea and the childlike faith that passen gers repose lu navigators. Said the sclentlM who had Im cii col lecting specimens on n rural reef : "I've ofteu heard men nud women say they felt so safe with Captain So-and-so, and I've wondered, loo, wheth er their seuse of security would still be retained If these favored travelers knew exactly what happened on ship board during a voyage. For my own part, I have more conlidence than ever lu a captain of my acquaintance sluee 1 learned that he could tell a white lie when It was Ltvessury to calm the fears of a uervous traveler. It so hap pened that one foggy night I was awakened by the sudden stoppage and reversal of the engines. 1 jumped out of my bunk, went on deck and was told by tbe second officer that we bad bad a narrow squeeze. It appeared that we had nearly run down a schoon er as she silently crossed our bows and disappeared Into tbe haze. "Next morning a woman passenger who sat at the captain's tuble asked him whether the engines had beeu stopped and reversed, and be replied: 'Yes; we sometimes Ho this to test the engineer's wstcb and see if our ma chinery is in proper order. We do It at night so as to create no excitement' Tben be got the woman to describe what she had beard and asked her, 'Did you find much time between tbe stopping and reversing? " 'No,' she replied. " Then," said the skipper, 'that show ed how well everything was working, did It notr "When I got the skipper's ear I told him confidentially that I didn't think i the schooner's engines bad worked as well as ours, and he remarked that It j might have been worse. Whether he ! meant tbe He or the Incident I didn't Inquire, but I Buspect It wasn't the , lie." New York Post, Dexterous Eating, In the Island of Jamaica, the land of bnrricsnes nud earthquakes, tbe native women do almost all tbe work, even to plowing In the Helds and working on the government roads, and this keeps tbem more or less busy. They also have a peculiar custom when eat ing. In order not to waste valuable time these dark members of the gen tler sex have adopted an ingenious method. They place a plate containing their food, be It hot boiled rice or rab bit stew, on their heads, and, thus bal ancing the dish, they walk about the yards of their homes, reaching up a hand when they wish to take food from tbe plate and- going about their regulnr work. Yet they never spill anything "Growing Down.' Everybody has noticed that In ex treme old age people grow rapidly shorter, so that a person formerly of average height "grows down" into quite a diminutive man or woman. A German contemporary points out that this decrease of height begins as early as the age of tbirty-flve years. At thirty, we are told, tbe human body has reached Its full height, which Is retained for a few years, after which the growing down" process begins. 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