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and Advertiser. :NEW series VOL. XVIII, NO. 25 PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1910. $1 Per Year... are Showing some extraordinary i bargains this week inSuits.rangingfrom $12.50 to $18.50. Oar stock of Clothing was never as complete as it is this season, and some of the patterns we are offer ing at 112 50, $13.50, $15.00, 17 50 and $18.50 will compare with those you find priced at $20 00 to $25.00 elsewhere. With every 50c cash pur chase we give a ticket which entitles the holder to one chance on the 1910 model BRUSH AUTOMOBILE we are giving away. The duplicate of each number given is placed in a sealed box, and on Sept. 20th, some person selected by persons present will be blindfolded and draw one number from the box. The holder of the duplicate will be awarded the prize. Don't Fail to Ask for Tickets. Shoes ! Remember we sell the .jjjj Only Guaranteed Patent LeatherShoe ' J s rt..t. :, j aunt in ruinam 3 County. Also Guaranteed Hosiery. We have a fit for every man and for the little men as well and "Iff It Comes From Fearnside's It's i Guaranteed." Fearnside Clothing Lemon and Third, I Palatka. I Co. BILIOUS? I CONSTIPATED ? HEADACHE? FOR SPEEDY RELIEF. Nearly EverjjbodjJ TAKES SIMMONS LIVER PECULATOR Tot YOU,? Notice to Contractors. Scaled proposals will be received by the undersigned clerk of the Board of County Commissioners for Putnam County. Florida, at his office in the court house, 1'alatka, up to 9 a. m., Wed nesday, July 6th, 1910, and at 10 o clock on the morning of that day will be pub licly opened by the said board, for the building of a Judge' stand in the circuit court room of the new court house, a grand and petit jury box, one witness box, one bar rail, and one rail around the court-room stairway. Each bidder will be expected to furnish his own plans and specifications. The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reiect any or all bids. Information concerning any further requirements may be obtained on implication to HENRY HUTCHINSON, June 17-3t County Clerk. Notice to Contractors. Sealed proposals will be received by the undersigned clerk of the Board of County commissioners of Putnam coun ty, Florida, for filling in with dirt the grounds around the new court house in the city of ralatka, said dirt tilling to be made at so much per cubic yard. Also separate bids for building a con crete wall around said court house about thirty feet distant; said wall to be two (2) feet high and one (1) foot thick; on base twenty inches wide and six inches deep. These proposals will be publicly opened by the Board of County Com missioners, at 9 a. m. on Wednesday, July 6lh, 1910, the said board reserving the right to reject any or all Dias. Any information for bidders not con tained herein may be obtained on appli cation at my office. HENRY HUTCHINSON, jl7-3t County Clerk. 5 or 6 doses "666" will cure any case of Chills and Fever. Price 25c. 4-l-6m Onyx Hosery. Best Ladies', Misses and Childrens Hosiery on the market today. Full line at the nillinery store of Miss Kate Lucas. FOR SALE! 2,500 Acres of Turpentine Timber for Sale on Fruitland Peninsula. Cheap for cash. Also some bargains in Orange Groves and Irish Potato Lands MllUnn Feet of Cv- presTimber all in one body Own Your Home. ) We can sell you a HOME 1 for what you are paying J ) rent. Call in and let us S C tell you4how. STOP THE RENT ? LEAK. S jyillleiXBra. Real Estate and Insurance, S Opp. Court House, ) Thone 128, C Palatka, Florida. We have some as fine Muck lands as there is in the state. Apply to J. W. TUCKER. Pomona, Fit. GOVERNMENT -WILL PROSECUTE Southern Wholesale Grocery Trust Florida Dealers., Interested. The department of justice has began suit against the Southern Wholesale Grocers association, Its officers and members, alleging that the association constitutes a combination and conspiracy in restraint of trade, and will ask that the association be dissolved. The suit, it is stated by the depart ment, is one of the results of the inves tigations which the government for some time past has been making With refcrance to combinations that seek to eliminate competition, maintain a high scale of profit and increases the cost of living. In the opinion of the officials the investigation clearly Indicated that an unlawful conspiracy exists. The following statement regarding the matter was made at the department of justice: "The petition alleges that the com bination was organized for the purposed' ot ana has resulted in coercing ana pre venting manufacturers from selling the actual necessaries of life direct to the retail dealer or consumer or to any wholesale grocer in the Southern states unless said grocer is listed in a so-called 'Green Book' published and distributed by the association; that manufacturers are persuaded, urged and coerced by the association to fix limited selling prices at which staple articles of food are to be sold and to refuse to sell such commodi ties to any wholesale grocer who does not maintain the prices so fixed and lilted; that in certain lines manufactur ers and producers have been induced to bill their goods at an enhanced -price; to turn over a percentage to the presi dent of the association, who rebated the same to the jobbers maintaining such limited selling price, that no firm could become a member of the association or be listed in the 'Green Book' unless a majority of the other firms in the locali ty gave their approval; and that unless such firm was duly listed, it was unable to secure direct buying privileges from those manufacturers who observed cer tain 'rules of practice' adopted by the association." There are many other allegations set forth in the bill as to the general scheme and plan by which this combination sought to prevent the free flow of com petition among the members thereof and to restrict trade and commerce. The department for some time has re ceived complaints as to the burdens suf fered by the people of the Southern states because of the operations of this association. After a careful investiga tion, the department believes that the association operates to increase the cost of the necessaries of life, such as coffee, sugar, cereals, soap and many other lines. The Southern Wholesale Grocers As sociation is made up of leading whole salers in all the southern states. Among the Florida members are Joseph H. Mc Laurin, C. W. Bartlcson, and Robert Moore. Just a Common Thief. John Lowe, a while man who has been employed at the Wilson Cypress Company's camp, at Hunter for the past several weeks, skipped out last Monday after robbing several of his companions of clothing, a hat, shoes, shirts and a valuable revolver. As soon as the men discovered their loss they notified Sheriff Kennerly, who did some telegraphing with a view to apprehend ing the man before he could leave the state. On Tuesday Sheriff Kennerly got word that the man had been arrested and was being held for him in Jackson ville. He was sent for, brought back and will answer for his crime. Don't Get Run Down Weak and miserable. If you have Kidney or BlBihler trouble, Dull Head Pains, Dizzi ness, Nervousness, Pains in the Back, ami feel tired all over, get a package of Mother Grnv's AUttTRLIAN-LKAF, the pleasant herb cure. It never falls, we have many testimonials from grateful people who have used this wonderful remedy. As a regulator it has no equal. Ask for Mother Gray's AUSTRALIAN-LEAF at druggists, or sent bv mall for toeents. Bample kbke. Address Tk Mother Gray Co., LeRoy, tJ. Y. Notice of Intention to Apply to Board of Pardons for Com mutation of Sentence. Nnti- Is herebv given that on Thursday, July, T, lD10,orftssoou thereaf tel1 as my ap plication can DC uearu, i suaii uppiy tu mr Board of Pardons at Tallahassee, Florida, for a commutation of my sentence of death tn life Imprisonment. I was convict ed of murder In the first degree, at the April term, twin, of the Circuit Oourt.of Put nam I'ountv f 101 lua, ami semeiici-u lu uo hanged. LAWRENCE DARUAN. Turn J une so. a. u. Plridi C.hnn1 tnr Flnrldn Teachers. Let me find you one for the coming term. Herbert A. Spier, Marianna. Tell Us the Character of oo r Land ft! Kind of Grop Yen Want to Grow FREE TRUCK with 1-Ton Order lor Fertiliser. Send yur nam and address and till ns tht number of acres and crops cultivated. Wi nuant YOU kavt a fret ctpy the IQIO edition cfur Florida Almanac. E. O. PAINTER FERTILIZER CO. JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA FRANK CLARK HAS HADE GOOD Promise to Secure Appropriation For Federal Building in Palatka In a private telegram to Dr. E. S. Crill, on Sunday, Congressman Frank Clark says: "Omnibus public building bill reported to house gives us sixty thousand for site and building at Palatka." When the daily papers arrived at noon the news became public property and spread through the streets rapidly, and soon everyone was talking about the good news. It was only last fall that Mr. Clark told the News that he was sure he would get favorable action from the committee for a Palatka building, and authorized this paper to make that statement, with the additional information that he was going to do it. Many thought it was politics. It was and good politics. Even the sceptics will now admit that much. On Monday the entire public building bill as reported by the committee passed the house. It will now go to the senate. There was but little opposition to the bill In the house, and there will proba bly be little in the senate. The one danger is that congress may adjourn be fore the senate has time or disposition to act favorably Sixty thousand dollars ought to secure a very good site and erect a very fair building. The Putnam county court house cost $35,000, exclusive of site. With even so much as $10,000 paid for a site, there would still be left $50, 000 for this Federal building, or $15,000 more than the court house cost. It is by contrast that we get an idea of what can be done. Already the people are discussing a site. There is considerable difference of opinion as to the proper location. This man thinks the proper place is up Lemon street. Another thinks it should be some where else, and another at still another place, but Be it said to the credit ot tne Dusincss men of Palatka, they seem quite adverse to ?etliner into anv controversy over the question of site. They are glad to get the appropriation and will not oppose the goverments's selection of grounds. The credit of the work so far belongs to Congressman Frank Clark. Palatka and St. Petersburg were the only Florida cities provided for in the bill. The latter place gets JSb.ouu lor a building, the site having previously been provided for. Senate Acts Favorably. Wednesday evening Secretary H. M. de Montmollin of the Palatka Board of Trade, received a telegram from Senator D. U. Fletcher, stating that the senate had just passed the public building bill The bill will now go to President Taft for approval, after which it becomes a law. There is no doubt of the Presi dent's approval, because the bill carries an immense appropriation for the beauti fying of Washington city, a pet scheme of President Taft. 'Rah for Palatka. From Mr. Bohannon. Editor Palatka News: Please allow me a little space in which to express my sincere thanks for the cordial support and snbstanlial vote ac corded me in the recent primary elec tion. Though I did not succeed in my efforts to be re-elected on the county board, I have no regret, as I waged a clean, dignified campaign throughout. My personal friends were loyal from be ginning to the end and I shall ever gratefully remember them for their ser vices in my behalf. Now that the cam paign is over let us unite in an effort to make Putnam county a great county. It is my greatest ambition to see all sec tions of the county grow and prosper. Yours truly, M. Bohannon. Bannerville, June 21, 1910. Their Honeymoon. Mr. and Mrs. DaCosta Williams, of Tampa, are visiting at the home of Hon. W. S. Middlcton, in Pomona, and are on their wedding journey. The bride was Miss Maud Wilder, a very beautiful and highly accomplished young lady, a graduate of Stetson and the daughter of a prominent Plant City f tfnil y The groom is a son of Mr. W. M.Will iams, former tax assessor of this county, and a young man of industrious habits and the ability to win for himself a place in the business affairs of the state. WE WANT district managers and sales men for Florida; men capable of earning jaum to tsooo Yearly, to sell a clean, high grade guaranteed stock: must be able to finance themselves: experience not es sential: positions permanent. Address 1-118 Fourth National Hank Building, Atluntn Ou. - -. and we will fill the order of any grower In Florida with the fertilizer he really needs to meet the crop-producing requirements of his particular soil. The growers cf no other state are favored with such an opportunity. Most growers bay from guesswork they fust buy a Fertilizer, that's all. No need of any Florida grower taking chances. We want to know the character of soli, the kind of crop to be grown. We have built our reputation on being unmistakably able to mix a fertilizer that fertilize. Thirty years of experience in Florida gives the grower a chance to get a ser vice that can be rendered by no other fertilizer manufacturer. You ought to have that kind of service. TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY St. Johns Lodge K. of P. Will Celebrate it Next Monday Night. Prominent Members of the Order in Florida Will Make Addresses. St. Johns Lodge No. 8, Knights of Pythias, of this city, has sent out a large number of invitations for a filling cele bration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of its organization, the same to take place in its splendid and spacious Castle Hall, next Monday night, the 27th inst. St. Johns Lodge is one of the most prosperous in the state and its open, gen erous hospitality has many times been manifested. As usual, the celebration will take the form of a banquet, at which Hon. Sam'l J. Hilburn, Grand Vice-Chancellor of Florida, will act as master of ceremo nies. St. Johns Lodge was initiated June 25th, 1885, and its first chancellor com mander was Mr. George W. Lansing, now of Jacksonville, who has signified his purpose of being present. An address of welcome will be deliv ered by Judge K. Noble Calhoun. M. W. Stewart, one of the first mem bers and later a grand chancellor of the order in Florida, will deliver an historic al address. Mrs. Jennie R. Brown, past grand chief of the Pythian Sisters, will also make an address. The grand chancellor, Hon. II. H. Richardson, of Jacksonville, and the supreme tribune, Hon. W. H. Kllis, cx attorncy general of Florida, have also promised to be present and address the gathering, as so also has Marcus Endle, a prominent Pylhian of Gainesville. This lodge has never taken a back step in all the 25 years of its life. Its advance has been steady and sure. The lodge owns its own temple, which is said to be a model in every way. Surely it is commodious and elegantly appoint ed. Its membership includes the cream of Palatka's young men and is so general as to give it a ranking place among the Pythian lodges in Florida. The committee in charge of the com ing celebration have perfected all ar rangements and feel sure that it will prove memorable as a joyous epoch in the history of the lodge for all time. A Pretty Suburb. The Browning lumber company's site of 80 acres at East Palatka, with its half mile of river front, two-thirds of which is on a high bank, is one of the most beautiful locations in this section. The bridge has brought this property to with in a few minutes drive of Palatka, hence it is really a suburb of this city. During the past few months there have been erected model residences for Mr. S. S. Browning and his son, Frank, together with a mill office that in point of elegance will compare wilh anything in the south. These buildings are all on the high bank over-looking the St. Johns river and are surrounded by a natural green sward on which grow some giant, shapely live oaks. But it is the buildings that arc the special pride of the Brownings. They are lumber makers and know good stuff, and as they had their pick of it, only such has entered into the building of these pretty residences and the office. The plans were drawn and the work all executed under the direction of Mr. L. S. Johnson of this cily. That he has pleased such competent critics as the Brownings, even to the point of enlhu siasm, is indeed a card for this well known master builder. Mr. S. S. Browning has only recently moved into his new home, which is a large and modern 12-room house with all the conveniences and comforts of the best city houses. The wood work is all of picked material and in natural finish, except here and there when some stain work has been done. One room is fin ished in black gum, another in black cypress and there are many panels in birds-eye cypress, gum, curly pine and other native woods, the staining, paint ing and varnishing of which was done by Walter Wyles, also of this city. The office is all sealed in fancy wood pannelling and here Mr. Wyles has had full opportunity to show his artistic ability. The exterior of the houses and office, also painted by Mr. Wyles, arc models in shading and fine painting. It is no wonder the Messrs. Browning are pleased with the workmanship of these men. Their handiwork is the admira tion of all passengers who pass the river on steamers, but it is only by close in spection that one can sec the real high grade chf:acler of the work. The Browning mill has a capacity of 25,000 feet of either cypress or pine lumber per day, and its output is sold be fore it can be made. The mill is a model one and equipped with a plaining department. The main track of the Florida East Coast R'y passes close to the mill and spur tracks run to it. The product is almost entirely shipped down the east coast for building purposes. The mill is directly on the river front and has 20 feet of water at its dock. Its an ideal location for business. And if there is a prettier location for a home in this section we haven't seen it. POMONA NEWS. Mrs. C. Lee Smith and Mrs. C. H. Pip lar departed Tuesday for a weeks' visit wilh relatives in Kissimmee. Rev. W. H. Wood well left last week for Connecticut, where he will preach during the summer months. Miss Emma Olmstcad has returned from Asheville, N. C, where she has been for nine months teaching music in a young ladies' school. Miss Mercedes Keown came up from DeLand for a short visit to Mrs. C A. Knowlton, before going to New England for the summer. Mrs. W. S. Middlcton has had for her guests recently Mr. nnd Mrs. DaCosta Williams, who were married in Plant City last week, and Mr. and Mrs. W. Wil liams, who live on the bast toast exten sion, below Miami. Mrs. Middlcton had the pleasure of attending the wedding of her brother in Plant Cily. There was a church social at the resi dence of Dr. Peck last week, at which time the "Silver Tea Box" was opened. The money had been accumulating dur ing the winter and was found to contain nearly forty dollars, which was made that sum hy those present. The even ing w as spent wiih music and games, re freshments being served later in the evening. Mr. J. H. W'yeth nd family will leave Saturday for Cambridge, Mass., to spend bout three, months. GOV. BROWARD'S BIG MAJORITY As Declared by State Commit tee is 2,587 The Vote by Counties. The slate democratic executive com mittee met in Jacksonville on Tuesday and canvassed the returns of the second primary for the office of V. S. Senator, and declared Hon. N. B. Broward the nominees wilh a majority of 2,587 votes. The following table shows the result in the various counties: 0 a B I I Counties S (? ea i z , Alachua 662 955 Baker ' 230 230 Bradford 348 676 Brevard 248 138 Calhoun 228 226 Clay 208 220 Citrus 277 271 Columbia 325 607 Dade 723 479 DeSoto 780 514 Duval : 2062 2536 Escambia 1145 1288 Franklin 245 176 Gadsden 512 256 Hamilton 443 298 Hernando 118 156 Hillsborough 1774 2174 Holmes 818 269 Jackson U76 831 Jefferson ..... 260 391 Lafayette 353 427 Lake 352 389 Lee 564 93 Leon 314 394 Levv 431 281 Liberty 147 164 Madison 578 387 Manatee 327 585 Marion 788 679 Monroe.. 411 995 Nassau 323 279 Orange 594 632 Osceola 268 186 Pasco 317 317 Palm Beach. 423 205 Polk 1233 483 Putnam 519 417 Santa Rosa 886 255 St. Johns 422 630 St. Lucie 397 182 Sumter 529 286 Suwannee 518 752 Taylor 521 79 Volusia Wakulla 175 201 Walton 516 24 Washington; 459 286 Totals 25,780 23,193 Mr. Tilghman in St. Augustine. A large audience heard Mr. vv. O. Tilghman of Palatka when he spoke n ..rni.;Mii,n tnnire hefnre the meet ing held under the auspices of the young people's federation at lviemonai cnurun chapel last night. The meeting besides being well attended, was most interest ing. Special features were the recita tion, "The Face on the Floor," by Miss Gladys Larson, and a solo by Miss Cath cart. Mr. Tilghman is a business man him self and spoke from the standpoint of a business man. His address was along practical lines as his main arguments I ; ...w.t.wl at ttw t!iipment that oro- hibition injures business. He stated that Palatka s growth nas Deen aimosi mar velous since Putnam county was made .I-.. Mr. KiTTw.rl thn imnrnved condi tions now existing there and scored many strong points whicn won mm ready applause. The meeting was de (1 Mr. Tilehman's coming here to speak was greatly ap preciated by ail ol ins Hearers. oi. Au gustine Record. To Open Office in St. Augustine Judge E. Noble Calhoun, of this cily, has finally yielded to the importunities r k...;n.. miin frinnrU nnd clients in Ul uuaiilvao v., -" St. Augustine to the extent of deciding to open a law ouice in mai cny. Judge Calhoun said to the News: "Don't get the idea that I am going to leave Palatka, for I'm not. I shall still keep my office and residence here, but will go to St. Augustine each week for the week-end, and probably spend one-half my time in that cily. The uiatii ui i. 'j ...v..." j t, eslale I will administer, makes it neces sary mat 1 spena some nine uiuiv, unj i -.. I .twnn-M I i'iulr1 Intfe rare of the practice that has already been tend ered me, wnicn 1 can uo aim iuivc tan of mv nmniice here. 1 will simply have to work harder." Judge Micklcr was city attorney ol l. A ...... -t;nf. 4,,(l lite Hivith madn Ihe selec- .luKuoi.... - 7- tion of a successor necessary. It is un- derstood trial quue a numuer oi uie oi. Augustine city council are urging Ihe appointment of Judge Calhoun, and this mav be brought about. Judge Calhoun has long had a consid erable practice in St. Augustine, and this has been growing rapidly during tlie past tew monins. His friends here will rejoice to know that he will still make Palatka his home and keep his office open here as usual. Mr. Williams is Thankful. Editor Palatka Nkws: Although defeated in the race for Commissioner from the 5th district by a small majority 1 desire to use a small space in your paper to thank my many friends in the district for the support given me. I also wish to assure my friends who voted for me as well as Ihose who supported my competitor, that although my efforts will be those of a laymen and will be directed from the walks of private iife, my labors in behalf of West Putnam and the county at large will be just as zealous as if I oc cupied official place. The western portion of Putnam county is sorely in need of good roads and other public utilities and if any action of mine will assist the people in securing these I am theirs to command. Very Respectfully, D. Williams. St. James Methodist Church, H. Dt!TILL. PASTOR. 9:45 a. m. Sunday SchooL 11:00 a. m. Preaching by the pastor. 7:30 p.m. Evangelistic sen ice. FIGS FOR SALE: Nice lot of figs for table and preserving purposes. See Valery Thomas. o-24-2t . LOST Gold link button, wilh initial C; $1.00 reward for its return to this office, PUTNAM COUNTY WILL ORGANIZE Branch of the Mississippi to Atlantic Inland Waterway Association. A Putnam county branch of the Mis sissippi to Atlantic Inland Waterway Association is to be formed tonight in the council chamber, under the auspices of the board of trade. U. S. Senator Duncan U. Fletcher Is president of this association, which ad vocates federal construction of a canal across the peninsula of Florida, connect ing the Atlantic ocean with the Missis sippi river. Although the youngest this is one of the livelist waterway organiza tions in the country. In less than two years the national government, through its efforts, has ordered surveys of tho entire route including every practical route across Ihe peninsula. Two sections of the proposed canal have already received government atten tion. The present Rivers and Harbors bill carries a liberal appropriation for that portion between the Apalachicola river and St. Andrews bay, besides improve ments in Santa Rosa sound, two links in the waterway advocated by this associa tion. The engineers will finish their survey in time for the next congress and a pre liminary campaign is being carried on which is destined to wield great in fluence at the time these reports arc con sidered. All the counties of the coast states are being organized for strength. Strong branches have been organized in Jacksonville and St. Augustine and all Ihe business interests in these places have lined up strong for a co-operative pull for the waterway. Senator Fletcher says sufficient public interest and demand are all that Is now necessary to procure appropriations for the construction of this waterway and he fully expects to get a major part of the work provided for next year. There is every indication that the St. Johns river route will be selected, which would place Palatka on an international marine highway, in touch with the great northwest, the north Atlantic and in fact all parts of the country, as well as foreign points, since this Mississippi to Atlantic project is only a link in a na tional system destined to connect all the waters cast of the Rocky Mountains and which Is already largely provided for by state and national appropriations. It will mean everything to Palatka and Putnam county and the state of Florida and all the gulf states. In reduction and regulation of rail rates, settlement of lands, drainage, industrial development, etc., waterways are the most important of factors. The board of trade will take a live hold of the project and Putnam county will ioln the front ranks of Florida counties in working for a quick mater ialization of the canal. INTERLACHEN ITEMS. A party of some twenty or more voung people were entertained at a watermelon party on Friday evening at the home of M. A. Baker," and as usual when the Baker homestead is thrown open for so cial gayelics, the guests were royally en tertained and all enjoyed a most delignt ful evening. Mrs. B. Gillett, who has been in frail health for some time, has gone to Okla homa, expecting to spend the summer there with her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Fin ninger. O. H. Ewing met with an accident the other day which will deprive him of the use of his good right hand for a week or two. and might have resulted more seri ously. While using a saw, he slipped in some manner, and the implement cut into his hand, penetrating to the bone and lacerating the flesh so that medical aid had to be called in and several stitch es were required to close the wound. F. B. Magaw of the Palatka-Burbank Colony, accompanied by Mrs. Magaw, Master Richard Magaw and a party of home-seekers were Sunday visitors at the Lake View. Preparations for the es tablishment of this colony have been in progress for several months, and it is confidently expected that a large influx of home seekers will soon be pouring into Putnam county, and locating on the valuable farm lands secured by the pro moters of this colony. A surveyor's camp under the direction of Mr. Fred Higgins, has been located adjacent to the "Murray place" and lines are being rapidly laid off and everything put in shipshape. Miss Grace Miller of Francis was a guest of Mrs. E. A. Brush during the early days of the week. Mrs. Hester of llollister has also been a visitor at the home of Mrs. Brush. The meeting of the Interlachen Sun shine Society on Tuesday afternoon at Mrs. E. A. Brewer's, was well attended and greatly enjoyed by all. At this meeting a letter from Mrs. D. M. Cor thell, now visiting at South Hanson, Mass., was read, conveying the sunshiny messages which Mrs. Corthcll has been wont to deliver in person to her friends in the society. The ladies are planning to make the Fourth of July here a very pleasant holiday. At the meeting of Chipco Lodge of the Masonic fraternity on Tuesday even ing, several candidates were initiated in to the mysteries of the order, a delega tion of Masons from Palatka assisting the local lodge, and Grand Deputy Can non officiating. After the necessary ceremonies, refreshments were served, and a general social hour enjoyed. Miss Elizabeth Woodruff of Jackson ville, Medical Temperance Superintend ent for Florida of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, addressed the peo ple of Interlachen in the Town Hall on Wednesday evening, her theme being "Florida Real and Ideal," and the ad dress copiously illustrated with pictures. Miss Woodruff has been traveling through our state since last Novtmber, in the interests of the temperance cause, first giving her attention to the larger towns and cities, and is now devoting her time to the smaller towns, in an effort to reach as large a percentage of our people as possible and to interest them in the temperance work. The gathering at Judge Wimbcrly's on Monday was not, a might have been supposed, a wedding party, but an en tirely different function, being in fact a trial before the worthy judge, of a case involving a (probable) descendant of Balaam's historical quadruped. Learned council for both plaintiff and defendant ably presented their claims, and It is presumed thai the verdict was cnlirely salisfactory. The work of improving the walks in town is being pushed steadily forward, adding much to the comfort and c n venience of both cyclists and pede-triaas.