NEW SERIES VOL. XVIII, NO. 6.
PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1910.
$1 Per Year.
H Sale. .
. r.-r ,
Clean up sale on remaining
stock of Fall Clothing for
Men and Boys, Suits, Extra
Pants and a few straggling
Overcoats we have on hand.
14 Suits formerly sold for $30.00 reduced to . . $20.00
These prices include our
up-to-date line of Blues and
Blacks from the Famous
Kirschbaum and Schloss
(, We have a few Overcoats at the
$25.00 Coate at $17.50
22.50 Coate at , 15.25
20.00 Coats at 14.25
18.00 Coats at '. 12.75
15.00 Coata at 10.00
18.60 Coats at 8.50
12.50 Coats at v7.75
Boys Suits, formerly sold for $8.00 to $9.00,
; going during this sale at $1.75 to $5.00
Think of it, not a Boys Suit in the house over FIVE
We also have a limited number of these.
Pants that were from $2.50 to $9.00, will be
sold for $1.75 to $5.50
Nothing over FIVE FIFTY.
Come early and get in on the ground
floor on these really good bargains.
They won't last long. The people know
that when we advertise Reduced Prices,
we mean everything that the very much
misused word BARQ INS implies.
And don't forget
If it Comes from
Lemon and Third Sts.
HEW HARD ROAD
To H. D. Atkinson of Thomas
ville, Ga., for $1,026.00
The board of bond trustees (or Putnam
county bonds opened the bids for the
construction of the hard surface road to
run from the easternmost terminus of the
St. Johns river highway bridge last Satur
day. The successful bidder was H. D. At
kinson, a contractor of Thomasville, Ga.,
whose bid of $1,026.00 per mile was accepted.
The new hard surface road is to be 15
feet wide from the bridge terminus to
the San Mateo road. From this road to
the St. Johns county line and to San
Mateo the hard surface is to be 1 feet
The material to be used for hard sur
facing this road is to be a marl, of which
the county owns a considerable deposit
in the neighborhood of the roads to be
County Engineer Ensey has given the
opinion that this marl will prove an ideal
material for road building, and that the
bond trustees agree with him is found in
the fact that they arc willing to use it in
the construction of these roads.
? TIRED ?
IT WILL WAKEN
UP YOUR LIVER
and start it working. Then
you can work, and enjoy it, too.
THC GENUINE haa the RED Z en
th. front af aaoh paekaoa and tha
signature and aaal of J. H. ZEILIN
CO., on tha aide, In RED.
FOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
For Stat Senator.
To the Democratic voters of Putnam Oo. Fin.
I hereby respectfully announce myself as
ix candidate tor the Htate Senate from Put-
num cuiinty, subject to the action of the
Democratic urimiirv soon to be called in
this county. If you think I have been faith-
uiinuie tew inings intrumeu to ine as a
ueinher of the House of Renreaentntlvea. I
hatl be pleased to have your support.
B. J. HI LB URN.
Palatka, Flu., Feb. 10th, MO.
To the Democratic Voters of Putnam Oo:
will be a cand date In the annroachlmr
primary for the office of Representative In
the Legislature, for which office I respect
fully solicit your support. In the event of
my seh ctlon as one of your representatives,
I will strive earnestly to serve vour Interests
and tbope of the state of Florida Intelligent
ly, miunuiiy ana in narmuny with jemo
cratlo Ideals. W. A. RUSSELL,
To the Voters of Putnam county:
i nereoy announce my canumacy ror Rep
resentative of Putnam county, subject to
the coming Democratic primary, and re
spectfully solicit the support of my friends
throughout the c-6uuty.
Fur County Commissioner.
To the Democratic voters of Commissioner
District Mo. 1:
I will be a candidate In the nnnrnachlns
Democratic tirimarv for the office of County
Commissioner from District No. 1. I have
tried to serve the people faithfully in the
past and their endorsement of my candlda-
y win oe greatly appreemteu.
Blsco, FebV 10, 1910.
Own Your Home.
We can sell you a HOME
for what you are paying
rent. Call in and let ut
STOP THE RENT
Real Estate and
Opp. Court House,
- 'Phone 128,
How's this for a Bargain:
For Sale 3 acre Truck Farm, sub-irrigated
from 8-in. flowing well, small
house on plane, it in fine condition
for planting Inside of City limits,
three blocks from Union Stntlon. If
buyer did not care to fnrm could be
cut up into city lots. This is a flue
piece of property. Make us an c1Tt
It wQl go for the first reasonably offer.
Good reason for selling.
Kennedy Seed Store,
Palatka Fit. tf
TO FIGHT THE
Prominent Crescent City Orange
Grower Urges United
Putnam county orange growers have
tin In thp nrpwnl timo fiiifft.rnrl Iocs ih.m
I M l un. . r tUA
i from the curse of the whilefly pest, but
the pest is getting a hold in the county,
I and unless there is united and prompt
action on the part of the growers to pre
vent a spread great damage. will be done
, the coming crop.
At Crescent City, fc. n. w imams, one
of the big growers of oranges, has taken
the matter in hand of rousing the people
to action, and has issued the following
"The undersigned respectfully asks the
attention of the property owners to the
following article by rrot. Kolis in last
weeks Honda Agriculturist. In my
opinion, if all will co-operate in remov
ing chinabcrry and umbrella trees, we
may be able to do something to control
the situation; but with these trees stand
ing the spread of the wlnteUy will be
so rapid any effort at control in the
community will be hopeless, and all that
can be done will be for each man to
fight it on his own property the best he
can. The general spread of whitefly in
this community by decreasing crops, in
jury to trees, and smutting fruit would
cut the value of the annual orange crop
nearly 50 per cent., a loss affecting all
business that Crescent City can ill afford
to stand. E H. WILLIAMS.
The following is the article by which
P. H. Rolfs, director of Florida F.xperi-
ment station, to which Mr. Williams
calls attention: -
"There is no other species of tree or
plant in Florida which is responsible for
the propagation of so many billions of
whitefly as the chinaberry. In the spring
of the year the whitefly are drawn in
stinctively towards these trees and mul
tiply there with astonishing rapidity. In
fact, a medium-sized umbrella tree will
be likely to hold all the way from ten
raillins to twenty millions of whitefly by
the end of August, provided it stands in
an infested district. In the fall, the in
sects instinctively migrate away from the
umbrella tree and millions of flying in
sects are thus turned loose to infest every
nook and corner within a wide radius
from the umbrella tree.
"Whether we should cut do wn our um
brella trees or let them stand is purely a
question that must be weighed between
sentiment and dollars. Dollars say em
phatically that the umbrella tree is a
menace. This has been proven too many
times to need to be reiterated. Tens of
thousands of dollars have been spent by
the state and federal governments to
gather specific information on the white
fly question; and, without exception,
those who have given the matter serious
consideration have pronounced the
chinaberry and umbrella trees an unmiti
gated nuisance in whitefly sections. The
smaller and beautiiul cities along the
Seaboard railroad from Jacksonville to
Pensacola have been for a number of
years scourged with this pest. During
July and August it is frequently impos
sible for women and children to enjoy
the coot afternoons and evenings, so
many billions of whitefly are present in
the atmosphere. Ninety per cent, of
these whitefly, and in many cases nearly
a hundred per cent., are bred in the
chinaberry and umbrella trees.
Already the chinaberry and umbrella
trees have been the indirect cause of the
loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars
to citrus growers in Florida. Repeatedly
the scientists have traced the source ol
distribution to some worthless and neg
lected chinaberry or umbrella tree. It
therefore behooves us to join hands with
the citrus grower and do all that we can
to suppress or exterminate the umbrella
and chinaberry trees. The citrus-growing
industry, whose property is now worth
over a hundred million dollars to our
state, can well receive our co-operation
and sympathy. Every citizen of the state
should do all he can to improve the citrus
conditions, as it means the bringing into
the state of from five to ten million dol
lars of good cash every year.
"It should be remembered that out of
the thousands of species of plants that
grow in Florida, less than thirty species,
both native and introduced, are known
to be food-plants of the whilefly. It
would be just as sensible to accuse a
barbed wire fence or the globe of an in
candescent light of breeding the white
fly as to accuse every bush on which a
winged whitefly happens fo rest. Fre
quently these little pests come to rest on
the globes ol incandescent lights in such
numbers that they materially reduce the
light that is given off, yet no one would
accuse the incandescent light of being a
breeder of whitefly. . 1 he frequent state
ment that our hammocks and bayheads
ate full of whitefly is founded ou hearsay
ana not on aireci oDservauons. unc 01
our most competent entomologists at one
time offered five dollars reward to be
shown a gallbcrry bush infested with the
citrus whitefly, but no one was able to
find the citrus whitefly breeding on a
gallbcrry bush. This bush is very fre
quently accused of being a breeder of the
whitefly, but the accusation is not founded
"It is hoped that all of the railroads of
the state will follow the splendid lead
taken by the A. C. L. and the S. A. L..
and cause to be destroyed all the china
berry and umbrella trees on their right-
of-way nd their premises. These par
ticular umbrella and chinaberry trees are
a special menace, from the fact that they
are along the lines of transportation; and
as they have already proven to be great
disseminators of the whitefly, no amount
of sentiment should permit them to re
main on railway property. It would be
just as sensible to tolerate open aquaria,
fountains, ana oiner mosquito-breeding
places in cities infested with yellow
"To those having a right to speak, as
having knowledge in connection wtth
the whitefly and its distribution in the
state, it seems like a piece of foolhardi
ncss to plant, or allow to continue to
grow, cither the chinabcrry or the um
brella tree in any part of the state. It
has already cost Florida hundreds of
thousands of dollars, and if people pei
sist in the "let-alone" policy it will con
tinue to rob many a citrus grower of the
bard earned fruits of honest toil. Why
not throw our selfishness to the winds
for a little while and be neighborly, and
help our fi lends to control this serious
and menacing pest ?" -
On account hard road fund. . $ 2,041.22
courtnouse .. u.itia.AS
" bridge " . 30,025.08
" purchase mules,
harness, etc.. 1,659.95
" interest on bonds 4,750.00
Auto Route Book for Florida.
A post card request to the Board of
Trade, Tampa, Florida, will bring to you
a route book of auto roads in Florida
connecting the principal cities. , -
Balance on hand
Certificates of deposit bear
ing 4 per cent, interest SH5,V0v,UU
In banks on checking account 2,373. 15
You're invited to come to a Valentine tea
On Feb. 14lh, at Mrs. Hamm's it will be,
I rom seven to ten, refreshments are
Good music you'll hear, games you may
play, . , ..
A dime at the door will open the way.
So be sure to come, and you'll have a
Much belter than we can express in this
rhyme. W. F. M. S.
This is a common form of mnseular
rheumatism. No internal treatnien' is
needed Apply Chamberlain's Lini
ment freely three times a day and a
quick cure is certain This liniment
has proven especially vahiablo for mni
cu'ar anl chronic rheumatism, ."-'old
by Ackerman-Stewart Drug t o
SOME BIG GIMS
J JILL SPEAK
At Palatka's Bridsre Opening
Celebration and Barbecue. '
Automobile Parade, Baloon Ascenron
and Band Concert. i
The big celebration and barbecue in
honor of the opening to traffic of the
ucw wagon bridge across the St. Johns
river at Palatka is being gotten up by
the Palalka board of trade for the bene
fit of the people of Putnam and St.
Johns county, who are most directly in
terested in the achievement.
The celebration will be held on
Washington's birthday, F'ebruary 22d,
The invitation to the people of these
counties is broad. It embraces every
body. The bridge is the property of the peo
ple of Putnam county, and the people of
this county, especially, are urged to
come to Palatka on this day and assist
in celebrating the completion of this
great bridge the first traffic bridge to
span the St. Johns river.
The Palatka board of trade has pre
pared to handle a crowd and feed all
who will come.
Several great beeves and hogs will be
barbecued in the most approved manner j
by those who are experts in the business.
There will be coffee, bread, etc, and
plenty of it.
The barbecue will take place on the
east side of the river, where there is a
fine stretch ol high wooded ground ad
mirably adapted for picnic purposes.
The committee on invitations has sent
special invitations to newspaper editors
throughout the state, to all mayors of
cities and towns outside the county and
to many men prominent in civil life.
Senators Taliaferro and Fletcher have
been invited, as so also has
Congressman Frank Clark, Hon. Rob
ert W. Davis, Ex-Gov. Broward, Judge
James T. Wills and many other notables.
One of the above named gentleman
will deliver the oration.
There will be a band of 20 pieces pro
vided to discourse sweet music through
out the day, and the committee has the
assurance that a grand baloon assension
will be a feature of the day.
Palatka's doors will be open Feb'y
22d, and its people are hopeful that the
citizens of the county will visit the city
For Bridge Celebration.
The committee in charge of collec
ting money to finance the barbecue and
bridge opening celebration on the 22d
inst, report the following contributions
up to the present time:
Wilson Cypress Co. 135.00: W. A.
Merryday Co. $25.00; Fearnside Cloth
ing Co. $25.00; Earnest Co. $35.00;
Ackerman-Stewart Drug Co. $25.00;
Vertrees & Co. $25.00; Sclden Cypress
Door Co. $25.00; M. S. Brown $10.00;
Gay Bros. $10.00; Martin Griffin $10.00;
b. A. Gerber & Son $10.00; Howell A.
Davis. Mayor. $10.00: G. M. Davis &
Son $5.00; J. H. Haughton $5.00; El
Perfecto Cigar Mfg. Co. $5.00; M. Kan
ner $5.00; C. Carman $5.00; C. J. Smith
$5.00; J. E. Edmondson $5.00; J. H. Yel
verton jr $5.00; Wm. M. Curry $5.00; T.
R. Livingston $5.00; Henry Hutchinson
$5.00, Thos. Murray $5.00; R. L. Ken
nedy $2.50; R. J. Hancock $2.50; P. J.
Becks li.M: M. 1. Uoxe ti.iO: A. lirain-
ger $2.50; C. M. Puddy & Co. $2.50; S.
Hagan $2.50; I. L. Burt $2.00; E. T. Lan
caster 1.00; J. H. McHale $2.00. Chas.
Kupperbusch, $10; Palatka Ice Factory,
$7.50; W. A. Walton, $5; Dr. A. M.
Steen, $5; N. J. Tilghman 8c Sons, $5;
Thos. Cannon, $5; Dave Caughlin, $5;
Leo. Jacobson, $5; Kcnnerly Hardware
Co., $5; Wm. Turnage, $5; L. A. Smith,
$3; C. E. Rowton, $3; J. D. Points & Co.
$3; W. H. Minton, $2.50; H. Finlcy
Tucker & Bro., $2.50; H. M. de Mont
mollin, $2.50; Jas. A. Bear, $2.50; Dr. E.
W. Warren, $2.50; Dr. J. W. Darsey,
$2.50; Jno. T. Bond, $2.50; R. A. Varnes,
$2.50; R. S. Mooney, $2; E. E. Dodge,
$2; R. G. Thompson, $2; E. Windish,
$1; J. S. Goza, $1; C. H. Williams, $1;
Ur. W. H. Kosenbcre. II: Dr. ri. A.
Johnson, $1; John Mallen, $1; New
York S c lc store, 50 cents; J; M.
1 his makes a total of contributions up
to date of $427.00.
The County Bond Money.
Receipts and disbursements by trustees
for Putnam county bonds for the six
months ending February 9, 1910:
From sale of bonds ... .... $190,000.00
" premium on bonds. . .. 1,900.00
Accrued interest on
Interest on money
deposited in banks
drawing 4 percent. 3,511.51
From tax collector. . 489. 13
From tax collector 765.64
.Royal Baking Powder Is the
greatest of time and labor
savers to the pastry cook.
Economizes flour, butter
and ee&a and irmkps tht
food digestible and healthful
Makes most healthful food
No atom -no lime Dhosnhatcs
The onlv bakind nowder made
from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
BUN FOB SENATE
W. A. Russell and W. S,
Middleton are Candidates for
Theie are the Only Candidates Thus
far to Announce.
Hon. S. J. Hilburn, whose probable
candidacy for slate Senate to succeed
Dr. E. S. Crill was published in the
News last week, has his announcement
in another column.
The announcements of W. A. Russell
of Crescent City, and W. S. Middleton
of Pomona, for Representatives in the
Legislature, arc also published in this
Mr. Hilburn is one of the best
equipped man in the county to succeed
to this important place, and the News
feels certain that the people of the coun
ty will generally share this view.
His services in the House of Repre
sentatives at the last session, where he
easily through force of ability came to
be the recognized leader in all impor
tant matters of legislation, will not soon
be forgotten. This service forced him
to the front as a figure of state impor
tance and his name has since been fre
quently mentioned in various sections of
the state as one worthy of gubernatorial
or congressional consideration.
if Mr. Hilburn was open to choice
his preference would be for the
work of the House of Representatives,
but he feels that he would be breaking
faith with the people were he to again
become a candidate for the House. In
his campnign two years ago he said he
would not again be a candidate.
W. A. Russell who served in the
House of Representatives in the Legis
lature of 1907, but declined to become a
candidate in the last campaign, also has
his announcement in this paper. He is
the editor of the Palatka News, and his
home is at Crescent City, w here he has
lived since 1887.
W. S. Middleton is the well-known
naval stores and timber operator at Po
mona, where he is also engaged in
merchandising. He made the race for
the House two years ago, but was de
feated by a narrow margin. His defeat
did not detract from his popularity, but
rather added to it. He's a clean man
anyway you look at him.
Notice to Contractors.
Office of Board of Trustees for
County Bonds, Putnam County, Fla.
Palatka, Fla., February 8, 1910.
The Board of Trustees for Putnam
Countyjbonds will receive separate sealed
bids for the construction of hard surface
roads, on the routes indicated below, un
til Saturday, March 5lh, 1910, and on that
date at 11 a. m. will publicly open same
at the office of the Board, No. 722 Wa
ter street, Palalka, Fla.
The roads contemplated are:
1. Palatka, Fla., to Bostwick, Fla.;
2. Francis, Fla., to Keuka, Fla.; 12
3. San Mateo, Fla., to and including
both approaches to Dunn's creek bridge;
Prospective bidders will obtain all
plans and specifications of the work con
templated upon application to R. F.
Lnsey, county engineer, l'alalka, Ma.,
and their bids, properly sealed and in
scribed, may be left at the office of the
Board of 1 rustecs for County Bonds un
til the date and time specified.
Clerk of the Board,
722 Water st., Palatka, Fla.
Hives, DxEeiua, ItWi or salt rhenin
sets yon crazy t an t liear the touch
of clothing. Doan's Ointmnnt enres
the most obstinate case Why suffer.
All arnggut wll tt. . ,
F. A. Hoffman of Sapulpa, Okla., is a
guest at the home of his father, T. B.
Mrs. H. I,. Cook of Richmond, Va.,
is a guest at the Lake View. Mrs. Cook
is a cousin of Bernard Walker, a former
Miss Mary Faris Coburn and niece,
Miss Elinor Eames, were guests for a few
days at the S. G. Coburn house in"Pa
latka. Mrs. Wells of Albany, Ohio, is a guest
at Rose Cottage, the winter home of the
Whaleys, who are from the same place.
W. T. Mathers and A. W. Richards of
Palatka were registered at the - Lake
View. Mr. Richards will remain a few
Messrs. Lothrop and Hoffman are both
putting up additional buildings on their
grounds; E. S. Brewer is building a fine
house for his incubators; and E. Leon
ard, in the west end, is going merrily on
with the cottage he is building.
Mrs. J. Pearl of New York has not only
purchased the fine building corner of
Chas. Francis, but five acres of G. E.
B, B. Savage and wife. Mrs. Marv'Tll-
lotson, and Miss Alpha Corrigaaof New
Haven are our latest arrivals. .
Mr. and Mrs. A. Warfield and D. M.
Corthcll were pleasantly entertained at
Kest Cottage. Mrs. Corthell has been
suffering from a serious cold and is
barred from the good times at present.
Word has been received here that
Grandma" Stoddard has returned from
her daughter, Mrs. Alice Gano of Nash
ville, Tenn., to her son Fred at Hastings;
also that Chas. Miller and wife, formerly
of this place, have sold their Georgia
home and are back in Morida, at Bartow.
Mention has never been made of a
pretty innovation at the Congregational
church. The choir, composed of young
misses from 11 to 14. are now surpliced
and are proving an enjoyable feature of
tne morning service.
Saturday at 2 o'clock, a Lincoln enter
tainment at the Town hall. Monday
evening at 7 o'clock, a Valentine social.
rebruary iliX, in honor of George Wash
ington, a play, "Mr. Bob," under the
auspices of the V. I. S. ; usual prices of
admission. Sunday next, service at 2
o'clock at St. Andrews; officiating
clergy from Palatka.
A Common Cold.
We claim that if catching cold conld
be avoided some of the most dangerous
and fatal diseases would never be
heard of. A cold often forms a cnltnre
bed for germs of infectious diseases.
Consumption, pneumonia, diphtheria
and scarlet fever, four of the most dan
gerous and fatal diseases, are of this
class. The culture bed formed by the
cold favors the development of the
germs of these diseases, that would not
otherwise find lodgment. There is
little danger, however, of any of these
diseases being contracted when a good
expectorant cough medicine like Cham
berlain'? Cough Remedy is nsed. It
cleans ont these cnltnre beds that favor
the development of the germs of these
diseases. That is why this remedy has
proved so universally successful in pre
venting pneumonia. It not only cures
yonr cold quickly, but minimizes the
risk of contracting these dangerous dis
eases. For sale by Ackerman-Stewart
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