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NEWS and Advertiser. SEW SERIES VOL. XVIII, NO. 26. PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JULY 1, 1910. $1 Per Year. TtfE are Showing some extraordinary bargains this week inSuits,rangingfrom $12.50 to $18.50. Our stock of Clpthing was never as complete as it is this 'season, and some of tbe patterns V3 are offer ing at $12.50, $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 preseut 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 Only Guaranteed Patent Leather Shoe 1 sold in Putnatm g County. - 1 Also Guaranteed Hosiery. We have a fit for. every man and for the little i 1 men as well and ' "If II Gomes . From g Fearnside's It's i: Guaranteed." rnside Clothing I Go. Lemon and Third, I Palatka. fcsasrasansxxxsassai toss Notice of Application for Amendment to Charter. ,.N?T!C1US HEREBY GIVEN that the Seidell Cypress Door Company In tends to apply to the Governor of the state of Florida for permission to amend Article 6 of its charter, as follows: Article b of the Articles of Incorpora tion be amended to read as follows: 'The highest amount of indebtedness to which this corporation can at any time stihiert !k,W ch.,11 . . $125,000.' "cu GEO. B. SELDEN, r, . . President. Palatka, Florida, June 3rd, 1910. We will have with us on July 6 and 7 an experienced Special Representative sent to our store for this spec ial occasion by the large, well-known firm of J Strauss Bros Master Tailors Chicago. He has with him their entire line of 500 ex clusive Woolens in large yard pieces. The assortment shown this season is simply immense. Fifty up-to-the-minute styles to select from. You will find the prices exceptionally reasonable and our guarantee as well as that of Strauss Bros, stands back of every garment ordered. Drop in and shake hands with their spec ial representative evenif you're not ready to order now. 17. 1. Gurry, Palatka, Fla. Onyx Hoscry. Best Ladies', Misses and Childrens Hosiery on the market today. Full line at the Hillinery store of Miss Kate Lucas. ; Own Your Home. ) C We can sell you a HOME C 1 for what you are paying J J rent. Call in and let us C tell youjiow. ' ( S STOP THE RENT ? LEAK. S I H. Finley TucKer S Bro. Real Estate and j I Insurance, S Opp. Court House, ) Thone 128, C Palatka, Florida. 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 Two Million Feet of Cy pres Timber all in one body We have some as fine Mnck lands as there is in the state. Apply to J. W. TUCKER, Pomona, Fla. HIS AUNTIE JULIA. Sim Is Really a Wonderful Woman In Her Own Way. A GREAT HAND WITH YARBS. 8h Can Brew Thenf Into Madiolna That Hitt tha 8pot Evary Tim and la Bettar Than a Dootor'a Visit. How 8ha Mada Old Pulaifar Jump. "My Aunt Julia Is really a wonder ful woman," exclaimed the low browed man, placing his feet on the manager's desk. "She hasn't any diplomas from medical colleges, but when It comes to curing a sick man she can give the ordinary doctor a start of ten years and beat him around a block. Aunt Julia has firm faith In yarbs" Too mean herbs," Interrupted the professor. "I don't mean anything of tbe kind. I mean yarbs. You go over to Aunt Julia and mention yarbs, and her eyes will brighten up and shell ask you to sit down and eat a piece of pie, but if yon began talking about herbs she'd paste you one with her trusty sauce pan and knock off a corner of your scalp. Aunt Julia Is pretty touchy about Some things. "One day old Mrs. Doollttle blew Into the house to spend the afternoon, and Aunt Julia happened to say that something happened in Aprile. Mrs. Doollttle thinks she knows more than Webster's unadulterated dictionary be cause she taught school about ISO years ago, when she was a young wo man, and she called my aunt down and said that there was no such word as Aprile. '"You mean April, my dear,' says she. "1 don't mean any such doggone thing,' says my aunt 'I mean Aprile. and If you don't like It, Mrs. Doollttle, you can lump It, and be blamed to you.' "Well, they fanned away for five minutes or so, and their language be gan to make the shingles fall off the roof, and I was thinking of sending in a hurry call for the cops, when Mrs. Doollttle left the house by way of tbe window and Jumped three fences with out touching them In her haste to get home. A lot of saucepans and other household utensils whizzed past her ears and seemed to stimulate ber. "Thafs the sort of woman Aunt Julia Is. Now, if you want to go over and talk to her about herbs I won't Interfere. "If there's anything my aunt delights in it Is doctoring people. She hasn't a bit of use for drug store medicines. She brews ber own remedies, and she doesn't think anything will help a sick person unless it tastes like tbe royal palace of Abyssinia. A dose of her colic medicine will make a man's lnsldes feel as though be had swal lowed a porcupine. "I bad tbe colic last summer, and the medicine she made for me bad smoke on it I can taste it yet Sometimes I dream that Aunt Julia is banding me a spoonful of ber colic medicine, and then I always wake with a yell. She Is an old fashioned woman. She gath ers ber yarbs at certain stages of tbe moon, and when sbe is brewing ber medicines she mutters Incantations and makes passes with her bands and does a lot of tricks that make your blood run cold. But ber remedies hit the spot "Old man Pulslfer, you know, was a hopeless invalid for a year. He sat In a wheeled chair, and bis wife fed him with tbe Bre shovel, and all the members of tbe family were kept so busy waiting on him that they badn't time to wind tbe clock or prime the pump. He said be bad paralysis of the worst kind, and everybody believed him. Aunt Julia went over there one day and looked at tbe old man's tongue and poked blm in the ribs and tapped him with a tuning fork and said sbe could cure blm up so quick it would make bis head swim. " 'If you can cure that man so he'll be of some use in the world,' said Mrs. Pusifer, 'I'll give you the silk crazy quilt my grandmother gave me when sbe was dying.' "Aunt Julia gathered a lot of yarbs at tbe dark of tbe moon In tbe south The United States Government Another order for PAROID is being shipped to Panama. This mikes nearly a million square feet of PAROID for United States Government buildings this year. The history of repeat orders from the United States government is positive evidence that PAROID always makes a satisfied customer. 1808 120,000 iooi 1904 905 1909 1909 1,250,000 200,000 300,000 770,000 1 2 0 ,000 These are some of the most important United States Government orders t 'id the United States Government is only one of thousands of satisfied PAROID users. Let us show you why ?R0ID really costs less and lasts longer than any other ready roofing. Sola Agents Filarfiil Griffin & CO, Palatka, "a. east corner of a graveyard and" stewed them over a slow Are, and the broth she made from them would have warp ed the armor plate of a battleship. I knew by the smell of It that It was the real stingo, and you can't Imagine bow glad I was that I didn't have to take it When sbe went over to dope old Pulslfer she insisted on my going along to help bold blm down. "Tbe old man didn't want to take it Anybody could see that He got a smell of tbe stuff when Aunt Julia took- tbe cork from the bottle, and a pale green sweat broke out on bis brow. But I seized him by tbe top of bis bead and pulled bis mouth open, and my aunt poured down about forty kilometers of ber redbot dope, and when It bad sizzled Into bis stomach be let ont one warwhoop and streaked out of doors like a professional Mara thon runner. When we found blm a couple of hours later be was standing hi tbe creek, which was full of Ice wa ter, trying to get his vitals cooled off. "1 defy any regular practitioner to make a quicker cure than that." Walt Mason In Chicago News. Eaaily Sold. "Some of these tongue twisters are really very hard to enunciate for in stance, "tbe sea ceaseth and it suf flceth us. " "That 'th eathlly tbald," lltbplngly tbmlled Mlth Elithabeth. "You tblm ply thay it tho: 'The tbea tbeatbetb and It thuffltheth uth!' "-Life. Whan Kiasing Waa Costly. The case of tbe people against Mur Hne, heard by the governor of New Haven colony In council on May day, KJCO, Indicates the attitude toward un licensed kissing in those times. It ap peared that Jacob Murllne and Sarab Tuttle bad been caught kissing each other. Jacob tried to throw tbe blame on Sarah, saying he thought she bad "with intent let fall her gloves." Sa rab denied tbe intent. Jacob then ad mitted that be "tooke ber by the band and they both sat down upon a chest, but whether be kyssed ber or sbe kyssed hlui be knows not, for be nev er thought of it since until Mr. Ray moud told blm that be bad not layde It to heart as he ought." The stern gov ernor, after duly lecturing the guilty parties ou the enormity of their of fense, decreed that "the sentence there fore concerning them is that they shall pay either of them a flne of 20 shil lings to the colony." Ancient Ideas of Africa. In mediae vii I limes Africa was an unknown continent as well as Asia. Until a few years after the discovery of Columbus no one had sailed around it, and It was quite generally thought, as It had previously been thought In regard to Asia, that the Africau con tinent extended ou and on Indefinitely. It was supposed that far to the south was the zone of heat, in .which uo hu man being could live. This was by no means an unreasonable Inference to the ancients. They knew that the far ther they sailed to Hie north the colder It grew and that in tbe extreme north was a region of perpetual snow. They also knew that the farther they sailed to the south the warmer it grew, and what was more natural for them to suppose thnt If they went far enough in that direction they would come npon lands that were parched and- baked and upon seas that boiled, where noth ing could live but salamanders? Mothers-in-law In Bothlehem. The married women of Bethlehem are renowned for their remarkable henddresses. Thev are large and en tirely conceal tbe hair. 1 was told that the foundation Is a fez. stiffened and covered with cotton. Chains of silver on which are strung rows of sliver coins ornament tbe front, and a great white veil made of cotton gives the finishing touch. Strongly built and active, the matrons of Bethlehem look very Imposing. 1 should scarcely think they live in great sunjection to tneir husbands. That tbey make alarming mothers-in-law I can well believe. There Is a proverb In Palestine, "Were the mother-in-law to love her daugh ter-in-law, dogs would go into para dise." Century. For a mild, easy action of the bowels. a single dose of Doan's Bcgulets is enough.. Treatment cures habitual constipation. '2b cents a box. Ask your druggist for them. Again Endorses PAROID ROOFING square feet shipped to Havana, Cuba " Philippine Islands " Philippine Islands " Isthmus of Panama " Messina, Italy " Isthmus of Panama it PUTNAM BRANCH WATERWAY ASS'N Launched By the Palatka Board of Trade as a Live Wire. City Will Take Active Part in Going After the Canal. Putnam county for the waterway! A live branch of the Mississincl to Atlantic Inland Waterway association, of which U. S. Senator Duncan U. Fletcher is president, was organized, according to schedule, on Friday night last In the council chamber. The Palatka Board of Trade fathered the proposition for Putnam counlv and had charge of the meeting up to tbe election of Hon. Howell A. Davis as chairman of the new organization. Mr. George B. Selden was keenly alive to the advantages of the proposed in land waterway, which, as he said, with out question would run past Palatka's very doors and do more toward making this town a city than any other factor that could enter into its development. Before listening to the speech of Sec retary Leland I. Henderson of the Water way association, which was delivered by a proxy (Mr. F. W. Kettle of St. Au gustine), letters introducing the field secretary, Mrs. Maude Wood Henry,who was also present, were read. 1 hese let ters from the Jacksonville and St. Au gustine boards of trade urged Palatka to join in the campaign for the waterway which Palatka promptly did. A resolution endorsing the project In its entirety, and pledging both moral and financial support, was unanimously passed by the Board of 1 rade. The speech of Mr. Henderson con tained many solid facts and figures and reasons why the people should get back of this movement now and strengthen the forees of the organization so that its inftuence will be felt in the next con grcss. At that time the reports of the enginecrswho have been surveying the route across the peninsula and on to the Mississippi river will be considered, and by a forceful array of statistics and the backing of the people throughout the affected territory, it is expected that a large appropriation can be secured to forward the work. As before stated in this paper, two appropriations were made on the rivers and harbors bill for actual construction of links in the proposed canal, and Senator Fletcher is urging a long, strong pull for the entire project next year. Palatka, following the lead of Jack sonville, Pensacola, St. Augustine and other places, is also putting its shoulder to the wheel financially. Mayor Davis appointed Mr. H. F. Wil son of the Wilson Cypress Co., chair man of the subscription and membership committee, and he and Mr. G. B. Sel den, Col. S. J. Hilburn and others are calling on the citizens this week for funds to carry on the educational propa ganda for tbe association. Altogether an active branch is in for mation here. There was a good attend ance and much spirited discussion. Bid Was Too High. The board of trustees for county bonds met yesterday at 11 o'clock Jfor the purpose of opening bids for the two miles of road to run south of Crescent City. The only bid received was that ot Messrs. C. A. Cook and R. L. Smith, and named $1,350 per mile, with extra for grades. 1 his the board considered too high and therefore made no award. St. James' Methodist Church, H. DUTILL, PASTOR. 9:45 a. m. Sunday School. This is Mission Sunday. 11:00 a. m. Preaching by the pastor, subject: Those who have Entered Heaven. 7:30 p. m. A patriotic service will be held. Special and appropriate music by the choir and an address or addresses on Good Citizenship. Everybody welcome. Quit Selling Booze. "Forbearance has ceased to be a vir tue" with Judge Wills in dealing with the dispensers of blind tiger booze who arc convicted before him. This kind hearted Judge has exercised clemency with this class of lawbreakers in the past, only to have some of them appear at the succeeding terra of court charged with a repetition of the offence. Thurs day morning, when prisoners were ar raigned to stand before him forscntence, the first case was that of a white man of good family who had pleaded guilty to selling liquor in a dry county. He had, a few years ago, served a sentence oi sixty days in the city jail for the same offence, and the Judge said he was very sorry there were no grounds upon which to exercise the leniency the man asked at his hands. He therefore sentenced him to twelve months in the county jail at hard labor. A negro accessory was given the same sentence. Gainesville Sun. CROWDS GATHER AT ATHLETIC CLUB To Celebrate a Quarter-Century of f ythianism in Palatka. Principal Address by Hon. W. H. Ellis of Quincy. Last Monday night St Johns Lodge. No. 8, K. of P. fittingly celebrated the bin anniversary ot its institution. Pre parations had been made for the occa sion and hundreds of invitations were issued. For an hour before the opening of the exercises, society-loving Palatkans were seen wending their way to the hall, and when the assembly of ladies and gentle men was called to order, it is conserva tively estimated that nearly 500 people were in the ball. The great hall was beautifully decora ted for the occasion, and artists had the work in charge. Besides the many pret ty designs wrought in the Pythian col lors, there were many flowers and pot ted plants, which added beauty to the scene. The assembly was called to order by Hon. S. J. Hilburn, G. V. C, who was master of ceremonies, and who called for the Pylhian's opening ode, which the vast audience sang with fervor. Judge E. Noble Calhoun was then in troduced and delivered an eloquent ad dress of welcome, and one calculated to drive Pythian principles direct into the hearts of all not members of the order. ludec Calhoun is alwavs a most Interest ing as well as eloquent speaker ana he was listened to with wrapt attention. At his close the 1 llghman Orchestra ren dered a beautiful selection. M. W. Stewart of Jacksonville, a for mer Grand Chancellor of Florida and once a leading business man of Palatka, as well as an earnest and devoted mem ber of St. Johns Lodge, was next called upon. Mr. Stewart is probably more fa miliar with the full history of the lodge than almost any other member, and for this reason bis theme was "Lodge His tory." Among other things he said: St. Johns Lodee. No. 8. was instituted June 25th, 1885, by Deputy Supreme Chancellor A. C. Cowan, and was direct ly under the control of the Supreme Lodge for one year, there being no Urand Lodge in i-loriua at that time. The charter members were: E. T. Lane, C. F. Eaton, William P. Couper, Benj. J. Grooms, C. F. Sulsner, Chas. S. Gowan, Robt. Gamble, Edward Hubbard, b. A. Von Lberstein, Houston Elledee. Geo. H. Haskell. F. P. Merce- reau, Geo. Weller, Calvin S. Barbour, Benj. F. Bowen, George W. Lansing, Arthur N. Edwards, J. L. Rolling, W. B. Cross, J. C. Donnelly, Geo. P. Fowler, L. R. Wing. Two of the charter members are still members of St. Johns, No. 8, Brothers Geo. W. Lansing and F. P. Mercereau, and several others are still members of lodges in Florida and other Grand Do mains, while others have passed to the Great Beyond. Those who have filled the chair ot Chancellor Commander are: Geo. W. Lansine. F. P. Mercereau, W . B. Cross, W. O. Woltz, R. J. Riles, M. W. Stewart, C. A. Fininger, E. M. Mc- Lawry, W. S- Burdette, A. C. Hamiick, C. J. Bolinger, J. E. Lucas, J. B. Don nelly, Robley Bruce, H. C. Amason, B. F. Bowen, B. J. Grooms, P. H. Stranz, Irving Gillis, S. L. Lowry, J. H. Haugh ton, Duncan Stewart, L. J. Canova, Geo. E. Mundee. R. H. Cooper, B. W. Huff, W. E. H. Mabry, C. A. McLarty, John rursloy, Guy C hstes, o. J. Hilburn, r. D. Wattles, Howell A. Davis, D. W. Ramsaucr, C. W. Cummings, Howell A. Davis, J. M. Walton, W. E. Wattles, E. A. Gerber; J.W. Darsey, Wm. M. Curry, L. A. Smith. L. C. Stephens, E. J. Gay, J. H. Yelverton, R. E. Neck, H. E. Mer ryday, W. Carl Davis, Leo Jacobson, H. Finley Tucker (elect). There has been several hundred initi ated since our charter was granted. The total membership at present is 201, and we have reason to feel proud of our financial affairs. Our lodge building, furniture and paraphernalia at present is worth $7,500 in round numbers. From 1885 to the fall of 1895 meetings were held in what was known as Dunn's Hall, now the property of Dr. Welch. In 1895 we leased the entire third story of what was then known as the Keen Block, now the Canova Block, and after taking out a portion of the partitions, fitted up excellent lodge rooms. 1 hese rooms were vacated in 1905, and for a short time, through the courtesy of the Masons, were allowed to use the Masonic I 1.1 iri rtt m c a.ntil flu, PiinnunliT nmn. .wu.ua. Mi.... -"- -iii-i."; I'-"' erty was purchased, when the building was repaired and the upper story con verted into a Castle Hall. The value of St. Johns Lodge property exceeds that of any lodge in Florida, and in point of members is the fourth largest in the Grand Domain of Florida. Our representatives have been highly honored by the Grand Lodge. In 1887, Geo. W. Lansing, G. V. C. 1889, Benj. F. Bowen, G. I. G. 1894, R. J. Riles, G. C. who was later S. R. 1897, Leon J. Canova, G. M. at A. 1900, Sumter L. Lowry, G. C. (w ho was created a knight in St. Johns, but later transferred to Red Cross, No. 43, at Tampa). 1905, M. W. Stewart, G. C. 1910, S. J. Hilburd, G. V. C. In 1903, Herbert Crook, now a mem ber of St. Johns, was elected G. C, though at the time was a member of Oca la Lodge. St. Johns membership in the insurance department, known as section No. 772, has a membership of 68, carrying $112, 500 insurance. Mrs. Jennie R. Brown, past grand chief of the Pythian Sisters of Florida was next called upon and made a most interesting talk, winning much applause. One of the best speeches of the even ing was made by Grand Chancellor H. H. Richardson of Jacksonville, whose theme was "The Good of the Order." By the generous applause accorded it was very evident that Mr. Richardson knew what was good for the assembled members. Marcus Endcl of Gainesville, superin tendent of the insurance department, also made a pleasing address, after which, by special request, Geo. W. Lansing, the first chancellor commander of the lodge, who was present from Jackson ville, made a pleasing address, filled with reminiscences. After more music, the principle ad dress of the evening was given by Hon. W. H. Ellis of Quincy, former attorney general of Florida. Mr. Ellis is one of the most gifted ora tors of Florida, and his presentation of the advantages of Pythian ism will not soon be forgotten. He spoke for nearly an hour and a half and no one was will ing he should quit. After the singing of the closing ode, the vast audience was conductedginto the banquet room.w here all were served with refreshments of fruit punch, ice cream and cake, this feature in turn be ing followed by a dance of some sixteen numbers, in which all participated who desired. INTERLACHEN ITEMS. Mrs. John Hester, after a pleasant visit with Mrs. E. A. Brush and other friends, has returned to her home at Hollister. Mrs. Jenkins, proprietress of the Brown House, has closed her boardine house temporarily, and has gone to Jacksonville to remain some time, visit ing relatives and friends in that city. Chas. Brush, formerly of this Dlace but now one of the prosperous young business men of Augusta, Ga.. is here on a vacation trip, and will remain until after the Fourth. Hector V. Pannacoucke. accomDan- ied by his wife and four children, and Mr. Carl Hecketeer, all from Belgium, have been sojourning at the Lake View tor tbe past week, while making ar rangements to move to their new home recently purchased by Mr. Pannacoucke trom the falatka-Burbank Colony Com pany. Mr Pannacoucke Is the first col onist to arrive for this colony, and if those who follow equip their farms with new and improved machinery, and high bred stock, as he is doing, coupled with the proverbial Belgian thrift and industry, the prosperity of the colony is assured- Just by way of illustrating the pluck and nerserverance characteristic of the Belgian people, this incident mignt De ot interest. On Monday Mr. Pannacoucke. accompanied bv his son. a slender lad of fourteen, went to Palat ka, and there nurchased a fine horse and saddle. Although not accustomed to the windintr woods roads of our State. and unfamiliar with the care of horses, . the lad begged to be permitted to ride the animal from Palatka to Interlachen, and made a brave start. But, when three miles from town, Master Jules dis mounted, the horse broke away, and al though the boy gave chase, following for two miles or more, he could not . succeed in recanlurine- the beast. Un daunted, he made arrangements with several persons on the homeward route, for taking up and caring for the animal if recovered, and then he nluckilv start ed on the long homeward tramp, dinner less having left Palatka before noon. At seven p. m., tired and foot-sore, he arrived at the hotel, after a tramp of not less tban fifteen miles through our Flor ida woods, not a small undertakinsr for a slightly built city lad. News has just been received of the marriage of Mrs. John Hunter to Mr. J. W. Sweet of St. Louis. Mo. Mrs. Hunt er will be remembered by all the soldier tratcrnity, as having spent the winter here some two years ago and having buried here her first husband, Capt. Hunter, who was much beloved by the "boys in blue." Price-O'Haver Wedding. Just at twilight. Sundav evenlnc. Tunc 26th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Joseph O'Haver, Keuka, Flori da, was the scene of an exceedingly quiet and very beautiful wedding, when meir aaugnier, wine Lou, was united in marriage to Mr. Charles Henry Price of Melrose, Florida, by Rev. Mr. Jordan of Biloxi, Miss. The bride was dressed in a white crepe de chine, made in drapery effect, trimmed in silk hand embroidered lace and bands, making a very rich costume. The bridal veil was draped in Marie An toinette style, caught with a wreathe of orange blossoms in her hair. She car ried a white and gold Bible from which fell a shower of white roses- 1 he bride and groom entered the viny north porch unattended, and march ed to the northwest corner upon a snow wnite path of pink and while roses, where they stood before a bank of ferns and roses. Miss Leerie Blilch. of Ocala, wearing a white organdie, hand painiea in pinK roses, ana a pink girdle, rendered the Mendelssohn's wedding march, playing softly during the cere mony. Immediately after the ceremony, the bride and groom marched to he parlor where congratulations were extended by relatives and friends, after which all as sembled in the spacious dining room where dainty refreshments were served. The parlors and halls were lighted by pink and white candles. 1 he bride is well known and loved by every one for her gentle ways, beauty and culture. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Price of Melrose, Florida, and is held in the highest esteem by all who know him. He is a medical student of Chicago University and is now on his vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Price will spend a few days with their parents be- lore leaving lor uary, Indiana, where they will reside during the summer on Lake Michigan. Com. Good Bye Fair World. Peter Rex a soune man of some 25 to 28 years, a painter and decorator, and who lives with his parents in the 1 homp- son block opposite the Howell Theater, caused members of his family a scare on luesday evening by showing them an empty bottle of carbolic acid and telling them he had swallowed its contents. Rex had gone to the drug store and purchased the acid, at the same time asking if there was enough in tbe small bottle to cause death. After being as sured there was plenty, he went toward home, at first taking the precautions to tell certain parties that be was going to kill himself. When he showed the family the emp ty bottle they sent for Dr. Johnson, who came in a hurry and administered the proper antidotes. Dr. Johnson states that the man's mouth was not burned, and he inclines to the opinion that the poison was not swallowed, but was poured out. At any rate he treated tbe man just as if he had taken it' The young man was all right next day, physically speaking. That he is a little off mentally is evident ' Those who know him incline to the opinion that he wanted sympathy and took this way of getting it. Hose Company Elect Officers. At the annual meeting of the West End Hose Co., No. 2, on Tuesday even ing, the following officers were unani- . mously elected to serve for the ensuing year: Foreman Benj. I. Gay. Assistant Foreman Mike Philips. Secretary J. D. Buky. Treasurer Benj. I. Gay. Tbe West End company is one of tho most efficient of the department, .