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NEWS and Advertiser. NEW SERIES VOL. XVIII, NO. 36. PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1910. II Per Year. Stetson Quartette Last Niaht. The News finds il Impossible to make Ihn mmls ilii ..... iiiurning ana give any de lation nnnn Z S. " enicriainment ol the Stetson Quartette at the Howell The ater last night. ..."'".'"o say hat the theater was ....v- K , raiaiKa s most rcpre scntative audiences, and that thpso non pie cheered with a zest every number rendered by this quartette of exqisitc There were two addresses, the first Springs; the second by Mr. D. E. Carl ton of Wauchula, and they were both, masterful, eloquent arguments in favor of the statewide prohibition amendment. The quartette was introduced to the audience by Mr. II. E. Mcrryday. .The f entertainment was the best ever 6.riiivitiu uiu micrcsisoi prohibition. Fine Automobile Trip. Noah Tilirliman Wnrnn. V A nurry merryaay reached home Wednesday from an automobile trip WOrlhv nf rprnrn tutmi.Eu K " "vuujt u 1 ...v II1UC mauc. . The party started from Daytona Beach on Tuocrlnv wnnt in rv.r nnA Sanford. Ortnnrln Cinntt nnA , , vh.u mm ...u,i; home, their actual running time being ion uuurs. The trjn W.1S tnndo In Mr THrrt.mnn'o Ford 20, Model T. which was the sec ond machine sold in Palatka, and which he has run continuously since Its Pur- Chase II vntir nnH a half arm 14 ,.,.. mat the machine's running qualities have improved sieaauy witn use. While nntmintr tlirnnfrt, Hr.nl-. Mill My Tilghman learned that the Ocala and Palatka R'y would be completed to Orange Springs this week, and the in- luiiuaiiun was aiso voiunicerea Dy Mr. KpntZ. thnt lmin UVltlln Kn mnninn l.iln raiaiKa over this road trom Ucala with in six months. FOR SALE One engine and boiler. grist mill, all practically new for cash or easy terms. Write or call on b. 1 King, Hollister, Fla. July 15-.tf If yon haven't the time to exorcise ream any. Doan sKegnlets will prevent constipation, They induce a mild easy, healthful action of the bowels without griping. Aak yonr druggist ior them, 20 cents. No Matter What you want In the way of Harness. Buggies, Wagons and Farming Imple ments, I have got it. The largest slock from Jacksonville to Tampa. A great variety of goods to select from. Wagons for all, High-grade and medium. Farm ing Implements of the best makes. And all sold with a strict guarantee. All goods arc from the best and most reli able houses in the country. Come and look over my stock before you buy, for I am satisfied I can save you some money. I will sell you for less than others no matter what their price is Anything from a needle to a locomotive. Mail orders filled just the same as if you came yourself, and the price and goods guaranteed or I pay freight both ways. v hen you come to town, ask tor 'Edmonson's place, then come up and I will do the rest. Prices right. Goods right. And you will be used right. J. E. EDMONSON, PALATKA, FLA. AN ORDINANCE To Prohibit Prize Fighting, or the Illus tration of same by Stereopticon or Moving Pictures. Bo It ordained by the Mayor and City Oouncll of the City of Palatka : Section 1. That hereafter It shall be unlawful for any porson to Indulge In any Prize Fight, or to Illustrate any prize fight by Stereopticon or Moving Pictures. Section 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall, upon conviction, be punished by a tine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by Imprisonment not exceeding sixty days, or both, at the discretion of the Municipal Judge. Section 3. This Ordinance shall go Into effect upon its passage and approv al by the Mayor. Passed in open Council this 2d day of August, A. D. 1910. BENJ. I. GAY, President City Council. Attest : A. T. TBIAY. Seal City Clerk. Approved Aug. 2d, 1910. HOWELL A, DAVIS, 8-5-5t Mayor. Own Your Home. ' We can sell you a HOME for what you are paying rent. Call in and let us tell youlhow.- STOP THE RENT LEAK. H. Finlcy TucKer X Bro. Real Estate and Insurance, Opp. Court House, . 'Phone 128, Palatka, Florida. Onyx Hosiery- Best Ladies', Misses and Childrens Hosiery on the market today. Full line at the Plillinerv store of Miss Kate Lucas. THE TIMES-UNION JUGGLES FIGURES To Make a Showing Against Prohibition The Actual Facts Presented In a Masterly Argument by Supt. Col lins of Florida Anti-Saloon League. HEADQUARTERS The Anti-Sai,oon League of Florida Jacksonville, Fla.. September 7th, 1910. Hon. YVm. A. Russell, Palatka, Florida. My Dear Mr. Russell: I have your favor of the 6th Inst., reading as follows: "Dear Mr. Collins: "I am enclosing a portion of a Times-Union editorial of the 2d inst. and would be grateful if you would furnish me with the explanation one that would convince the aver age reader that the T-U in this, as in other things, misrepresents. Thank ing you in advance for the explana tion, I am "Yours very truly, (Signed) WM. A. RUSSELL." It atfords me pleasure to respond to your request and I am confident that a careful study of the facts will show any one the fallacy ot the position taken by tnc limes-Union in the editorial re fcrred to. The conclusion reached due simply to juggling with figures and is very tar trom correct. 1 he evident attempt is to show that there has been a constant and more or less uniform in crease in the use of intoxicants in this country annually from 1900 to 1910. This is not true and here is where the deception of the Times-Union comes Many facts throw a heap of light on this matter, some ot w hich 1 shall give you, but first off, I want to submit a table showing the facts. The figures lor the years from 1900 to 1909. inclu sive, are taken from ISonfort s W ine and spirit Circular, issue of June 10, 1910. I presume they are correct. At any rate, the liquor crowd will be willing to accept that journal as authority. The 1910 figures in the table are obtained from the Times-Union editorial in qucs tion by adding the amounts of beer and spirituous liquors there given for that year. I do not doubt but that the liquor crowd will accept the Times-Union's figures as readily as those of Bonfort's Wine and spirit Circular. Why shouldn t they? THE TABLE. Year ended Total liquors June 30th Gallons. 1900 1,348,785,491 1901 1,390,101,235 1902 1,539,365,498 1903 1,605,761,706 1904 1,663,452,638 1905 1,694,026,136 1906 1,874,541,388 1907 2,019,691,111 1908 2,006,233,408 1909 1,935,544,112 1910 1,978,610,637 WHAT IT MEANS. Comparing the 1910 consumption of liquors with that of 1900, you have an increase ot 4b per cent ( l he l imcs Union figures the beer and spirits scpa ratclv. but the actual result is the same.) Comparing 1907 consumption of liquors with that of 1900 and the increase is over 50 per cent. It was early in 1908 that the largest sections ot the south went dry and from that date the decrease n consumption of liquors begins. Had the Times-Union wished to be fair it would have shown these facts. Instead of there being a constant increase dur ne the period from 1900 to 1910, as that paper would have its readers believe, the figures show a tremendous decrease dating from 1903. These facts lustily our contention that prohibition does lessen the sale of liquors. The local (liquor) option press, however, coached as they arc by the liquor dealers and their literary press agencies (which iurnish many ot the canned editorials given unsuspecting readers as the product of the local press, are so determined to "prove" that "Pro hibition does not prohibit" that they are forced to resort to this sort of arith metical jugglery. Note the following comparisons a! showing the straits in which the liquor oeople are during these days when state after state is joining the tall dry column. See above table for the figures from which the following table is computed. Increase In idol over 1K) was 62,w. gallons. l!tt 1901 149,000.1100 lDii3 19(14 1(105 1WM 190.! 11.13 eii.ooo.ooo ' 6.00O,(Kl0 31,00d,0(0 1 itK,Mm,ono ' MS,(KI,(KI0 m.ooo.ooo l!l 1005 19011 1907 Decrease In 1US under 117 " 1WH - litis 71.WW.000 nerenso In 1910 over 1909 was 4a,ooo,000 gallons Thus, even allowing for the increase the last year, which I shall explain later, the 1910 consumption is still 41, 000,000 gallons short of 1907. And note that decrease irom i?u on down. A decrease of 15,000,000 gallons n 1907: a further decrease ot 158,uuu,U0U gallons in 1908; 71,000,000 more decrease in 1909 a total decrease or ni,vvv,vvv gallons in three years, 1907 to 1909, in clusive. The reported gain of 43,000,000 gallons in 1910 still leaves the liqour consumption zuu,uuu,uuu gallons sny oi what it was in 1906. Not much com fort for the local (liquor) option crowd there. Rut Hie true wav to measure the ac tual loss to the liquor men by the on-iv-ird swoon of prohibition is to figure on the basis of such a gain as they were making before prohibition nit tnem so hard. To illustrate, from 1904 to 1907, (i-p first table! the increase in the con sumption of alcoholic liquors was 356,- 238,473 gallons; or an average oi no,io, 124 gallons per year. Their "expectan cy, theretore ior itiv woum ue uiu 1907 consumption plus 356,238,473 gal lons; and that would have made their business for 1910 amount to 2,375,929,584 gallons it was, in reality, but 1,978,610, 637 gallons, being almost 400,000,000 trallons shv of their reasonable "expec tancy." they did gain 43,000,000 gal lons in 1910 over 1909 but that is over S 000 000 -rations less than tnc average annual gain before the cyclone hit them, as appears from the above figures. It IS tne Ola principle ui iMiniig out of a boat. The boat leaks. II you don't bail out any water, you will soon go down. By continued bailing you save the boat until you can stop the leak and then you can put up your tu?ket and your pump. The leak in this matter of liquor consumption is Inter-State nul lification of State's rights. But the end of that is in sight and none know it bet ter than the liquor men. vnce given freedom from Federal over-riding of the will of sovereign states and the Times Union, even, will have no leg to stand upon In any such matter M their alleged argument to show that prohibition makes good business for the liuuor crowd As to the slight increase in liquor con sumption for the year ended June 30 1910, over the preceding year, it should be noted that these figures are furnished by the Times-Union. They may or may not be the same as the government will eventually give out. If they are correct it merely proves that liquor dealers with' drew that much liquor from bond. Gov't control and paid the internal reven ue tax on it. That is all the Government figures show. And any one familiar with the workings of the liquor dealeri especially the manufacturers knows that they often withdraw much more than they need for immediate or even remote use. They do this late in the government fiscal year to make a big showing. Having had a decrease amount ing to almost 85,000,000 gallons in the two years of 1908 and 1909. it was up to them to make a showing this year rather than fall down three years succession. TIMES-UNION PROBABLY WRONG. On top of all the above, there is strong probability that even the figures on which the limes-Union based its edi lorial are absolutely wrong. I give you the following, clipped from lionfort's Wine and Spirit Circular, issue of June 25th, 1910. The clipping is the entire article as it appeared in lionfort s, no comment of any kind accompanying it. it reads as follows: "The consumption of alcoholic beverages has decreased during the past two years $110,185,600, accord ing to today's issue of the American Grocer. This publication says that during 1909 the consumption of liquor was: Whisky, $566,913,331; beer, $879,872,542; wines, $107,219, 990; total, $1,554,005,863. , For 1907, the estimated total retail cost of liquor was $1,664,191,463. Accord ing to the Bureau of Statistics, the population increased 2,749,996 in the 6ame period. The per capita use of spirits is the smallest since 1900 and of beer since 1905. Last year's consumption of tea, coffee and cocoa was the largest since 1905." For myself the above article from the American Grocer settles the matter en tirely. That journal is absolutely im partial and has no interests at stake, so far as the liquor traffic is concerned. It is an impartial authority. As much can not be said for the local (liquor) option press from the Times-Union on down or up. Men who want the facts will give more heed to the American Grocer than to liquor-inspired editorials in par tisan papers. As a journalist yourself, you are aware that unscrupulous and kept news papers have plenty of opportunities to publish "for a consideration" entirely erroneous material for the direct pur pose of misleading readers who do not get below the surface in their investiga lions. Such was the case when a local paper recently published a fake inter view said to have been given out in Sav annah by Lieutenant-Governor Gray, as to the alleged failure of prohibition in Alabama. The writer of the interview made it up out of whole cloth, as a letter in my possession from Governor Gray proves. Much of this fool talk about prohibi tion increasing the sale of liquor is of the same diabolical origin. Yours most cordially, C. L. COLLINS, Superintendent. The Work of an Artist. Mr. Hcnis Pctcrmann is just putting the finishing touches on the judge's bench in the circuit court room of Put nam county's new court house. Instead of buying a ready made bench, the board of county commissoncrs asked Mr. 1 ctermann to erect the bench and bar railing after plans of his own draft ing. It was a wise move on the part of the commissioners, both on the ground of cost, and excellence of the work. The bench is on a raised platform which is entered from the rear by three steps, and on the sides and front is en closed by beautiful panel work con necting thc corner columns. It is in these columns and panels, ornamented as they are by pretty scroll work, that the work of Mr. 1 ctermann is seen to best advantage. Every piece of wood entering into the bench, both in its col umns and panels, is of specially selected black and birds-eye cypress. The News doubts if there is another court room in the entire south that has bench that will compare in beauty with the one just erected by Mr. Pctcr mann, and it is sure that when it is seen by the officers of, and the people who have business with, the county,that there will be unstinted praise for the architect and builder. Mr. Petcrmann is a Putnam county man from wayback, and for many years he has held official place in the county. This fact has given him a special feeling of pride in the execution of this job a pride that few would feel, and he has simply excelled himself. One thing more Mr. Petcrmann proposes; he is go ing to make an artistic table at his own expense, and give to the presiding judge a table on which to set the water pitcher and glass. This, too, is to be of rare wood and artistic workmanship. The News asks that every citizen of the county who comes to Palatka make it a point to visit the court room and view this sample of Mr. Petermann's artistic handiwork, and if any of them think the News has overdrawn, or been extravagant in its description, tell us. Bond -Trustees Let Road Con tract. The board of trustees for county bonds met on Friday last for the purpose of re ceiving bids for at least two pieces of road construction, both of which were in Commissioners' district No. 1. James Padgett, jr., was the only bid der for two miles of road south from Crescent City. The contract was award ed to him at $1,400 per mile. The road from the Dunn s Creek bridge to Satsuma Hights was not award ed; what was intended as a bid was really not a bid, and the bond trustees will rcadvertise. The board also decided to advertise for bids for the construction of five miles of hard surfaced road from one-half mile east of Florahomc to Grandin, Putnam Hall and toward Melrose. The adver tisement of tho board asking for bids is published elsewhere in this paper. FOR SALE $200 cash; balance like rent, will buy dwelling Cor. Madison and North 7th St. Four open Fire places Range Hot and cold water Bath Etc., ana. a ary yard very low price if sold this month, J. D. JEF FORDS, tlO IVttn Street. t. THE GREAT NEED OF GOOD ROADS Is Shown by the Experience of a f alatka Automobible Party. The Gainesville Sun, of Tuesday last, contains the following account of the trip of a prominent party of Palatka au tomobilists last Sunday: There arc a number of parties each Sunday who auto to Gainesville from various sections within a radious of fifty miles, and among those prominent here last Sunday were Hon. Howell A. Davis, wife and little daughter, Miss Haltic Buky, and Sam Lyons, of Palatka. There Is a story of considerable inter est, as well as many trials and tribulations connected with this party. The parly left Palatka at 7:30 o'clock Sunday morn ing, expecting to arrive here in time to hear Bishop Weed preach at Holy Trin ity church, but like all automobile trips which arc planned to "come out right," the party was embarrassed first by losing the road, and after they had gotten straight and headed -again for Gaines ville, they became "mixed up" in a mud hole, and it was a question of "mule power" before the stubborn Buick could be budged. However, she party finally reached Gainesville in the neighborhood of 3 o'clock, but, notwithstanding the urgent invitation of friends to remain over until Monday, they decided to re turn in the afternoon, and only remained here long enough to drive over a few of our principal streets, including East Main and West Liberty. They admired the beautiful avenues with trees down the center, and regretted that they could not have remained longer. Mr. Davis is the owner of the big tank manufacturing plant of G. M. Davis & Son, and for the second term is mayor of the Gem City, notwithstanding that he is yet a young man. He is olso presi dent of the Patalka Board of Trade. Miss Buky is one of Palatka's leading business women, being engaged in the dry goods and ladies' furnishing trade, while Mr. Lyons is one of the leading and best known citizens of the town by the St. Johns. They have promised to come again, when they will have more time. Postmaster Kirby Appeals to Citizens. Bv direction of the Postoffice Depart ment. the attention of patrons of this office is invited to the advantages of pro viding facilities for the receipt of their mail by erectingconvcniently accessible boxes, or cutting suitable slots in their doors. Such action would enable the postmaster to civc prompter and better delivery service with the means at his disposal, since the carriers can cover much more territory in less time if not compclledtowait for answer to their ring. Private receptacles for mail are also a great convenience to the householder, obviating the necessity of responding to the carrier's call at inconvenient mo ments, and permitting the safe delivery of mail in the absence of members of the household. Thcv also prevent the oc casional necessity of a carrier's proceed ing on his route without delivering man because of failure to answer to his ring within reasonable time, and enable him to make deliveries to patrons living on or near the end of the rout at an earlier hour. It has been shown by actual experi ence that the benefits derived by patrons of the city delivery from the use of such receptacle far outweigh the small ex pense involved. As this office is inter ested in furnishing the best possible service at the least expense, your com pliance with the foregoing suggestions will be much appreciated. Respectfully, D. M. KIRBY, Postmaster. Advertising Palatka. That Palatka is at present well adver tised in many sections of the country, is vouched for by a well known business firnvon Lemon street. Every mail brings letters to the Fearnside Clothing Co. from individuals all over the country, tating the numbers they hold in the Automobile Contest. It will be remembered that in March this firm put up a handsome automobile which it promised would be given away six months from the date of the begin- in or. The contest is now drawing to a close Sept. 26th being the day. The drawing will be done by a child, blind folded, with sleeves rolled up. In March and April many tourists were in this section and they were attracted by the offer of the above firm and made purchases, carrying away chances on the prize. Now they arc sending in their numbers, and many letters speak of Palatka, her climate and her facilities, and speak of returning during the coni ng season. Below is a list of some of the cities represented: Pittsburg, Harrisburg, Chi cago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, St. Paul, San Francisco, New York, Campello, Mass.; Boston, Louisville, Denver, Nash- illc, Tcnn.; Baton Rouge, La.; New Orleans, Atlanta, Savannah, Jackson ville, Tampa, Key West, Washington, ISallimore, UeKalb, lit.; Kansas ny, Elmira, N. Y.; Lexington, Kv.; Pensa- cola, Mexico City, Mcx.; Quebec, Can.; Havana, Cuba; and London, h.ng. Chances are being giyen on all pay ments made on accounts by 26th. The drawing takes place Monday, Sept. 26, at 12:30 p. m., at the store of the Fearnside Clothing Co. Kalbfield's Orpheum Gets 'Em. The Orpheum has been packed to the outskirts every night this week. This may be due both to the return ot Mr. Kalbfield's popular mascot, and the ex cellence of the week's bill. It is the Adde Musical Comedy Com pany of six very much alive people, who have assiduously cultivated the art of eu tcrtaing, and have it pat. The first two nights the company pre sented "The Beggar Prince," on Wed nesday "Joe's Family," and last night "Charley's Aunt." There will also be a change of bill to-night and again to morrow night. The attendance has been from 450 to 500 each night. The pictures were also excellent. The company has caught the popular favor, and its stay for a full week is do ing much to stimulate the Orpheum habit. Those havn't seen the Adde Co. would find amusement in doing so be fore it's too late. Some of the witti cisms are a little off color vulgar and not in keeping with dictates of a refined taste, but there's nothing vicious. Any way even with these, it isn't so much what is said, as how it is said, that makes you laugh; and a good laugh in such weather as this Is good for torpid liver pad, COUNCIL PASSES PAVING ORDINANCE Provides Brick For Certain Streets, Cement Rock or Gravel for Others. Alio Reduces City Tax Levy Two Mills It looks now as if there would be some important paving operations under way in 1 alatka before very long. At least the city council has done its part by passing an ordinance which au Ihorizcs (he board of bond trustees to go ahead with the work. There are certain leading men in the city who have contended for vitrified brick. Others have insisted that brick was too expensive that not enough streets could be paved with that mate rial and that only cement rock, shell or gravel could be spread with the money in hand. The ordinance reads like a comprom isc, in that it provides that certain streets shall be paved with brick, while on others cement rock 'or gravel shall be used. At the meeting of the council Tucs day night the committee appointed to comer wun me Dona trustees, consist ing of Mayor Howell A. Davis, and Al dcrmcn Benj. I. Gay and F. H. Wilson, submitted its report. The committee also had attached to its report a table of estimated cost for paving with the va nous materials, which the bond trustees had had prepared by FLnginecr Cairns of Gainesville. The report of the council committee stated that the committee in its rccom mendations had sought in so far as pos sible to meet the majority views of citi zens, and named the streets which in its opinion should be paved, together with the materials to be used. In brief the lordinancc, which passed unanimously and in full accord with the committee s rccomcndations, provides tor the paving of the following streets North Laurel street from Second to South Third street vitrified brick and granite curbing. South Third street from Laurel to Lemon streets vitrified brick and gran itc curbing. North Third street from Lemon to Reid street vitrified brick and granite curbing. Reid street from North Third to Wa ter streets vitrified brick and granite curbing. North Third street from Reid to Dun ham with Macadam, cement rock, shell, or gravel, with either granite or concrete gutters and curbing. River street from Laurel to the Grant line with Macadam, cement rock, shell or gravel, with wood curbing. South Fifth street from Lemon to Laurel with Macadam, cement rock, shell 6r gravel, with wood curbing. Laurel street from South Fifth to Kir by street with Macadam, cement rock, shell or gravel, with wood curbing. Kirby street from Laurel to Morris street with Macadam, cement rock, shell, or gravel, with wood curbing. Kirby street from Morris to Tccumseh street gravel and wood curbing. Tecumsch street from Kirby to the southwest corner of the West View Cemetery, and from that point across the right of way as per ordinance passed May 4th, and approved May 6th, 1909, to ihc Grant line gravel and with wood curbing. 1 he ordinance appropriates the sum ol $6,370, or so much of that sum as is necessary from monies derived from the sale of paving bonds, or refunding bonds, by the board of bond trustees, for paying the city's part of the expense of paving the above streets, and also provides that the streets be paved in the order named. Another ordinance passed by the council on Tuesday night, and which will be cheerful news to the average tax payer, provides for a levy of 18 mills for the coming year, a reduction ol i mills from the levy of the year just losed. This means a saving of $2 per thousand on the assessed values. "Decadence of Popular Actress" Miss Mabel Paige, who has long been favorite with Palatka theater going people, is now said to be playing the part of "Little Eva" in "Uncle Tom's Cabin." The News had intended to say some thing concerning Mabel's latest engage ment, but the Pensacola Journal, under the above caption, has already said it so much better, that the News is content to copy its comments as follows: 1 he news comes that Mabel raige, the popular actress so well-known in Florida and so much admired all over ihc south and so often called the 'Idol of Dixie,' is playing the part of 'Little Eva' in 'Uncle Tom's Cabin.' "Mabel Paige was born in the south and has never played farther north than Kentucky. All her friends are southern. The fortune she is said to have made was contributed by southern admirers. None of them believed she was a great actress. None of them classed her with Maud Adams, Ethel liarrymore or Blanche Walsh. Still she was the idol of the south and sixteen or seventeen years ago they admired her in such juv enile parts as 'Little Lord Fauntlcroy' In which she was starred for several sea sons. She was a beautiful, sweet and winsome child and from that grew into bright and promising womahhood. All the time her charming personality and her pretty little mannerisms kept the house full and the box office satisfied. "Now she has gone into the Uncle Tom business. 'Mabel Paiee is twentv-clcht years old and has recently married a second time. Her widowhood was of the graveyard and not of the hayfield varie ty it may be said parcnthically, and may be this second marriage has something to do with her decadency. However if Mabel wants to play Lit tle Eva,' she ought to go where 'Little Eva' will be appreciated. If this is real ly true, she Is no longer the idol of the south. The dream is vanished, the de lusion is shattered, the golden bowl is broken. "If Mabel Paige is going to tour the state in 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' let us hope that she will not come to Pensacola." St. James' Methodist Church. H. PUTILI,, PASTOR. "The Supernatural in the Early Chris tian Church," will be the subject at Ihc morning hour next Sunday. You will be heliwd by the service Come! Evangelistic service at the evening hour. Sunday school at 9:45 a. m. 5 or 6 doses "666" will cure any case frice 25c. f l-6m ot Chilli and Fever. ANOTHER CIGAR FACTORY HERE Leases Athletic Club Rooms Begins Business To-Day. Jose Escalantc & Co., another big Tampa cigar factory is moving into Pa latka to-day. This firm has a branch of its Tampa factory in Chicago. It is the main fac tory that is moving to Palatka. The new factory has leased the Ath letic Club rooms. This leasi was slim ed by the A. C. L. Co. yesterday. In the interests of business the Ath letic Club, at a mcctiner Tuesday nicht. decided to give up the rooms. The removal of this factory was ar ranged by the Palatka Board of Trade. The new factory will employ about 300 men. Sixty-five of them arrived last night. Others arc coming today. V atch Palatka grow. INTERLACHEN ITEMS. The "Yellow Social" eriven at the Lake View on Thursday afternoon, un der the auspices of the Junior C. E., was a very enjoyable affair. Games were played on the lawn by the juveniles, while theoldcr contingent watched from the vantage ground of the shady piazzas. An exciting peanut contest was an amus ing feature of the occasion. Miss Ola Fraser captured the first prize, Master Warren Fraser the special award in the youngest class, and Miss Ruth Gilletl the consolation prize. Later, refreshments were served in the dining room, which had been gaily decorated for the occa sion in the colors for the day. Regular preaching services were re sumed at the Congregational church last Sunday morning, Rev. S. J. Town send officiating at the communion ser vice observed on that day, following his inspiring sermon, and again conducting the evening praise service. Owing to Ihc absence of Miss Fraser, Mrs. Grace Ballou acted as organist at the evening service. Misses Ilatlic and Clarcnc Fraser are absent, enjoying a visit with relatives at llaldwin, Macclcnnyand Lawtey. The public school opened here on Monday morning, with a goodly enrol ment of pupils, to which several more will be added in the near future. Prof. Jos. Stock is the efficient principal, and Miss J-.rma vv yiic assistant. The Sunshine Society held its usual meeting on Tuesday afternoon at the Lake View. Many interesting notes of Sunshine work in this and other lands were read at the meeting, and plans per fected for the fitting up of the Reading no Kest Koom, in which several organ izations arc interested. Although the outside sunshine was exceedingly hot, there were very few absentees, except those whoare sojourning in various north- rn states on summer vacations. From some of these messages have been re ceived, showing that they keep the Honda sunshine in remembrance. The eentlemen of the "Lazv Man's Club" announced that they were to hold Shade meeting, in opposition to the Sunshine meeting, but if they did it was secret session and no report of the pro ceedings could be procured for publica tion. Mrs. C. L. Barrett was reported ill dur- ng the first part of the week, but is acain able to be about. A large consienment of foliasrc and other plants for the display earden of the Ocala-Burbank Co. arrived this week, and this garden will no doubt be in a short time a beautiful spot, as it is under the management of a practical florist and gardener from Ohio. POMONA LETTER. E. L. Brannon from Arcadia is here looking over the orange crop with the mention ot buying some fruit on the trees, if possible. Among the recent visitors to the county seat were Messrs. W. H. Cook, w. a. Muldlelon and llolsey Heulc. Miss C. M. Green, manairer Western Union Telegraph office at Henderson, Ky., is home on her annual vacation. M. O. Causey, wife and little son from Seville, spent Sunday with Mrs. S. S. Green and family. We are glad to note that Mr. Middle- Ion has commenced to remove the shan ties on what is known as "peanut row." This property .was sold by Mr. Middle ton last winter to northern parties with the understanding that the shanties were to be removed within a specified time. This street is centrally located and will make an ideal place for the erection of winter homes for our northern visitors and we understand that several houses will be built on this property this winter. We hope so. W. H. Cook, one of the most exper ienced orange growers in our stale, is making arrangements to install oil heat ers in his grove. These heaters burn crude oil and it is said are a complete succes. Burning these heaters at full capacity the temperature can be raised 14 degrees and it will be an easy matter to save the fruit as well as the trees from the cold. Mrs. Dexter Wakefield, after a visit with old friends, left Sunday for Sea Breeze. J. D. Wycth and family arc expected soon, and we shall be pleased to see their pretty home occupied again, after their absence of two months in Cam bridge, Mass. Willie Kcown from DcLand Is spend ing the week with his sister Mrs. C. A. Knowllon. News has just reached here that Mr. J. T. Stier died the last of July at his home in Louisville, Ky. Mr. Stier owns a grove in Wt Pomona and has been making Pomona annual visits, coming here to sec to the handling of his orange crop. His many friends here deeply re gret to hear this sad news and extend their hearty sympathy to his wife and children. C. G. Gordcn is visiting his relatives in Ludowice, Ga., this week. Miss Beatrice Waid arrived Saturday, and opened school Monday with a good attendance of pupils. Tho early date for commencing school was a surprise, but with one or two exceptions the children were all on hand Monday. , - Rev. W H. Wbodwcll will preach in Crescent City next Sunday, consequent ly there will be no morning ten ice iq our church.