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ATKA and - Advertiser. NEW SERIES VOL. XX. NO. 16. PALATKA. FLORIDA, FRIDAY, APRIL 19. 1912. $1.00 Per Year. ) a usjness ongress. fal tea len Endorse For A o Kirschbaum &Co. Hart, Schaffner & Marx and Spero, - - y Michael & Sons, Makers of the Best Clothing on Earth for Men. And SAM . HILBURN for Congress, A good Combination Fearnside Clothing Company, Lemon and Third Sis. CITY COUNCIL ELECTS OFFICERS Who will Serve City During Ensuing Year. At a regular meeting of the Palatka City Council on Tuesday night the fol lowing; officers, which the charter pro vides shall be filled by election of the council, were elected: Clerk and Collector A. T. Triay. City Attorney Julian C. Calhoun. Municipal Judge J. E. Marshall. ' City Treasurer H. F. Leeks. Supt. of Water Works N. S. Collins. Chief of Police R. A. Varnes. Policemen C. M. Livingston and R. L. Glisson. The Mayor's message, which for its apparent good sense and sincerity has been characterized as one of the best Mayor's messages ever delivered in Pa latka, was read by Mayor Warren in person, and listened to by the assem bled board and a large number of citi zens with wrapt attention. The mes sage is published in full In another col umn. An ordinance authorizing the South ern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co. to construct, operate and maintain tele phone lines in this city and to acquire operate and maintain the lines and other property of the Palalka Telephone Co. was read by its title and referred to the ordinance committee. Business Change. Charles Kupperbusch jr., one of the bright and rapidly rising young business men of Palatka, and for the past year ac countant at the Florida Woodenwarc Co., has purchased the quarter interest of C. H. Preston in that business, his in terest to begin with May 1st next. Mr. Kupperbusch will be the manager o the business. It is understood that Mr. Preston was induced to dispose of his interest in the Woodenware Co. because of the de mand of his business Interests al Cres cent City and which require his time. Mr. Kupperbusch has given close at tention to the business during the past year and it Is certainly a compliment on the part of his associates to select him as lis manager. Organ Recital. An organ recital will be given al (he Presbyterian church on Friday evening, May 3d, by Mr. John L. E. Daniel, lute of London, England. Mr. Daniel is a talented player and one who has performed on the great organs of Westminster Abby, St Paul's Cathedral and Royal Albert Hall. He wilL.be assisted by our best local talent. The program will be given later. The proceeds of the recital are to be set apart for the organ fund of the church. A BAD LIVER robs you of energy, strength and ambition. To rid yourself of the burden, take SIMMONS RED 2 LIVER REGULATOR (THK FOWDEK FORM) It is a fine strengthening medicine for a torpid liver. The weakened organ responds promptly, to its powerful reviving influence. It corrects the stomach and digestion. Purifies and regulates the bowels. Drives out that languid half-sick feeling, makes you feel bright, vigorous and cheerful. Try it. OLD BV DKALKRS. PRICK, LAHOK PACKAGE. l.OO. Alk for (he genuine with the Bed 7. on the lnbpl. If yon cnimot en ft remit t or. we will fend by mill poltp.it). Simmon. Liver Hi'Kiilulor ia put up alio ill liquid form for those who preior it. Price, Sl.W per bottle. Look for the Keil Z lubil. J. H. ZEILIN & CO., Props.. ST. Louts. Mo. WE SOLICIT. VOUR BANKING BUSINESS The Putnam National Bank of Palatka, JUnpUHl, Hnrplna bikI Prodis 13(1,000.00 KfltHbllKhetl GEO. K. WELCH, Prei. ! A. H. WIMiAltU.rrish. F. H. WILSON, V. P. Oil AS. BUKT, Asst. OuhU. 4.Per Cent Interest Paid on Savings Accounts. Safety Deposit Boxes For Rent, Double Key System, $4.00 PER YEAR, In which Deeds, Mortgages and other valuable papers, Jewelry and Silverware can be kept secure from Fire and Burglars. S. J. HILMTRNi President, B. K.JARRKTT, II. K. MKURYIIAY, Vice-Pros. H. FINLKY TUOKKH, Mgr. of Alist met Dept. L. K. TUCKER, Jit., See. 4 Gen. Manager Treasurer Abstract & Title Co., Inc. of Putnam County. (Successor to Palatka Abstract Company) Ford Bldjj. PALATKA, FLA. Phone 128 We use the patented Ragland System of Abstracts. HILBURN? Bet Your Life We're For Him ! VM. J. BRYAN Td LECTURE HERE Date Has Been Changed to Saturday, April 27th. Hon. Wm. J. Bryan thrice the nation al standard-bearer of the Democratic party, will deliver his famous lecture "The Signs of the Times," In the Howell Theater Saturday night, the 27th inst. . .. The coming of Mr. Bryan was ar ranged by County Clerk Henry Hutch inson, but there was no final certainty as to the exact dale until yesterday, when Mr. Hutchinson was authorized to fix the time as above. The lecture will be under the auspices of the Palatka Woman's Club, that or ganization receiving one-half the re ceipts. The lecture will begin promptly at 8 o'clock. The general admission will be 50 cents, with 75 cents for reserved scats. These will be on sale all of next week at the Ackerman-Stewart store. Mr. Bryan is without doubt the most eloquent and gifted orator on the plat form in this generation, and the News is sure he will be greeted by a large audience. Editors Running For Office. We note with a great deal of satisfac tion that a number of Florida editors are running for office this year. Providing that they are as honest as the average run" of ordinary mortals, they deserve to be elected, for their pro fession keeps them fairly well posted on question of public moment, and as they mingle so much with the people gener ally they .become familiar with their wants. Among those running for member of the Florida legislature is Hon. William A. Kusscll of Palatka, editor of the News. He has had this honor thrust upon him once before, and his experience is a great deal in his favor, lie is as straight as a shingle and is both strenuous and persevewig. We saw this illustrated at the last meeting of the Florida Stale Press Association. He wanted the next meeting of the association held at Pa latka and gol what he wanted. It is nice to have that kind of men in office. He accomplished his purpose, notwith standing there bad been a quasi-promisc to carry it cjsewherc. If we lived in Putnam we should certainly record a vote for this elegant gentleman. Ocalo Daily Banner. Stockholders Meeting. The stockholders of the new Inter lachen Telephone Company have been called to meet at the lnterlachen Hall at one o'clock next Monday afternoon, April 22d. There are many shareholders of the new company living in Palatka and all are urged lo attend this meeting. THE PRIDE OF OLD'PUTN AN To the Voters of Putnam County: Long before the days of the present generation, Old Putnam County attained a standard of loyalty which has never been shattered by clique, party or factional en tanglements. Her standard has been the highest aim to ward maintaining the dignity of democracy. Her sons have labored and fought, some times against heaviest odds, to maintain that dignity and have always been victorious. They have upheld that pres tige established by their fore fathers and to-day Putnam county's sons number among the representative men wherever they may be found. Putnam's staunch Demo cratic ranks have stood un flinchingly before the fires of more than one battle and each time her sons have come out unscared, eager for another . fight to prove the worth of their county. Our local fights are among ourselves 'and we wish the best man all the success due him, but when a question of National importance pre sents itself, one that every loyal-hearted county man should feel interested in, es pecially when we find one of our own sons fighting to place his county in the fore most ranks of the National Capital, then it is time for every loyal hearted citizen to assert his power to assist in upholding- the pride and dignity of his county. Old Putnam's loyal Demo crats have stood together in the past and they are not lukewarm now. The final count will tell the story on the 30th, for to-day old Put nam is facing a proposition whereby she will be adver tised over the state as main taining her old standard of loyalty, or the press outside of the state will put her down as a people parted from the old precedent established by her pioneers and unable to uphold her standard. Do the good people of our county want such advertise ment over the state and nation? No, a thousand times no! The business men, in their paid advertisements in this issue, have voiced their sen timents and as fair, public spirited men, let's go to the polls on the 30th, and cast our votes for Sam. J. Hilburn for Congress. Let us put Palatka and Putnam County on the National" map. Let's put in Putnam's son lay aside all petty feelings work for the advancement of a GREATER DISTRICT put in a man who will give FLORIDA THE PRESTIGE SHE DESERVES. Putnam Co. Democratic Ciub, A. S. WILLARD, Chairman. H. M. FEARNSIDE, Secretary. Grand Lodges For Palatka. The Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows for Florida, w hich mcl in Tampa this week, has selected Palalka for its next meeting place. Mr. T. V. Mills who went as delegate from Pioneer Lodge in this cily was armed with invitations not only from his lodge, but from the Palatka Board ol Trade, Mayor Warren and the Putnam House. Of course he won. The steamer Crescent of the Beach & Miller Line began this week to make daily round trips betw een this city and Jacksonville, which same will be con tinued through the potato shipping sea son. The Crescent City and other up river business of the line is being cared for in the meantime by Capl. W m. M. Miller's launches. For any ltehiug skin trouble, piles, evceoia, salt rheum, hives, Hon, Scald head, herpes, scabies, Dosn's Ointment is highly recommend ed. Sue s box at all stores. CANDIDATES FOR COUNTY OFFICES Are Now Making an Active Campaign. The first of the series of five cam paign meetings for county candidates was held at lnterlachen on wcunesuay, shortly after noon. ' Most of the candidates went out from Palalka on the 11:30 train and on arrival at lnterlachen shortly after noon were met at the depot by a local committee of democrats and escorted to the town hall, where the ladies of the V. I. S. had prepared a fine dinner. This repast was open and free to all candidates and visitors and was greatly enjoyed. It was a sample of the old time hospitality of our daddies. Judge and Mrs. 'J. I. Wimberly were there, as were also Messrs. Ewlng and Wiley and Francis and Uillett and other old timers, and some newer men like Hal. II. irish and others who bave recently settled in'this pretty town. After the dinner all went to the hall up stairs, where J. H. Wylie presided and introduced the various candidates, nearly all of whom responded to their names and gave reasons why they felt themselves qualified for the offices sought. The speeches were limited lo 10 minutes for each candidate. Tomorrow the second of the scries of county meetings will be held at Cres cent City. The third will be at" Grandin on Tuesday of next week, April 23d. The fourth will be held al Bostwick on Thursday next, April 25th. The final meeting will be held in Pa lalka next Friday, April 26th. The plan is to make this a monster open air meet ing, and to have some of the slate candidates present, especially candidates for governor. Basaett-Caughlin Wedding. The marriage on Wednesday evening of Mr. David j. Caughlin and Miss Ma bel C. Basselt was witnessed by a large number of friends and relatives who had gathered at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Bassett for the occasion. A more beautiful wed ding or one more perfect in every ap pointment has not been seen in Palatka many years. The guests were received by Mrs. A. G. Philips and Mrs. H. O. Hamm at the head of the stairway, and after signing the guest-book kept by Miss Susie Wal ton, were invited into the parlor by Mrs. Dana Walden and Mrs. Warner Hamm. At 8:30, to the strains of Ihe wedding march played by theTilghman orchestra, the bridal parly, consisting of the tiny flower girl, little Georgia Clarice Basselt, the nialron of-honor, Sirs. G. W. Basselt jr., and Ihe bride accompanied by her father, moved down Ihe long hall and thence through the flower decked rooms to the front parlor proceeded by the ribbon-bearers, Misses Inez Wattles and Kathleen Hilburn, where they were met by Ihe groom and his best man, Dr. H. A. Johnson, and where the ceremony was performed by Kev. Wm. Wyllie. The bride's gown was of -soft white satin, beautifully trimmed with lace and pearls, while the matron-of-honor was gowned in pink marquisette in pompa dour design over pink satin. The bride carried a boquct of bride's roses and orange blossoms, while Ihe matron-of-honor carried an arm boquct of pink roses. The decorations for the occasion were unusually attractive, and as the work ol the friends of the bride gave splendid evidence of her wide popularity. The parlors were in green and while, white roses being used in profusion, will) palms, bamboo and trailing vines as background. The ceremony was under a graceful canopy of roses and Southern smilax caught with dainly bows of white satin ribbon. In the hall, where punch was served by Mrs. Mesdames Hickman Collins and M. M. Vickers, red roses and potted plants combined with feath ery bamboo lo form a series of arches which were most effective against the white walls of Ihe spacious apartment. The soft glow of candles in Ihe din ing room revealed a fairy like scene in pink and white, and Ihe dainly refresh ments served by Misses Merryday, Gard ner, Welch, Haughlon, Merrill and Wal ton, under Ihe direction of Mrs. John Walton and Mrs. II. O. Hamm, further developed these-colors. The center lab e in this fbom, which called forth so many udmiring comments, was the artis lie work of Mrs. Wm. Wyllie. The numerous beautiful gills received by this popular couple were displayed in Ihe library, where the guests were wel comed by Mrs. S. J. Hilburn and Mrs' Jones of Jacksonville, aunts of the bride, and her cousin, Miss Finley of Lake City. After the bridal gown was exchanged for a handsome coat-suii in black and white with hat to match, Mr. and Mrs. Caughlin left on Ihe boat for Jackson ville amidst a shower of roses potals After an extended trip they will be ai home to their friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. W- Basselt. Hopes He Will Win. Thcedilor of the Palatka News, who is one of the candidates for Ihe Lcgisla lure from Putnam county, is very proud of the following letter endorsing his candidacy, and written by that prince among men, Hon. Kobt. W. Davis, formerly of this cily and for eight years the represent! live in Congress from the Second Florida District: Tampa, 11a., March 30, 1012. Hon. William A. Russell, Palalka, Florida. My Dear Sir and Friend: I am writing you at Ihe first opportu nity 1 have had since seeing your an nouncement for ihe Legislature. 1 do hope, my good friend, that you will win as you deserve to do. Your good work in Ihe legislature ought to be, and I have no doubt will be, remembered by the people. 1 recall your good work on the tim ber and turpentine lease tax bill and on Ihe elimination of the property qualifi cation in Confederate pension bill. 1 am especially pleased with your an nouncement that you will conduct a campaign without mud slinging. This is to be commended in you for, ff we are to preserve Ihe primary law in its purity and usefulness, it is highly im portant that we should learn to conduct primary campaigns amicably. Sincerely Yours, ROBT. W. DAVIS. GREA I STEAMSHIP Adrn PTnitiun mi mrnrnr hi li i ainminu hi. iululmu WHEN STEAMERS THAT ANSWERED "S. O, S." CALL REACHED THE . PLACE WHERE ACCIDENT OCCURRED, THE TITANIC , HAD SUNK, AND O NLY BITS OF THE '. t WRECKAGE WE RE TO BE SEEN. THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN A Wireless Message From the Steam the Pasengers Who the Titanic. New York. More than one thou sand Ave hundred persons, it ia fear ed, sank to death when, within less than four hours after Blie crashed into an iceberg, the mammoth White Star Line steamship Titanic, bound from Liverpool to New York, on her maiden voyage, went to the bottom off the Newfoundland banks. Of the approximately twenty-two hundred persons on board the giant liner, some of them of world-wide prominence, only 806 are known to have been saved. The White Star Line offices in New York, while keep ing up hope to the last, were free to admit that there has been 'horrible loss of life." Accepting the early estimates of the fatality list as accurate, the disaster is the greatest In the marine history of the world. Nearest approaching it in magnitude were the disasters to the steamship Atlantic in 1873, when 574 lives were lost, and La Bourgoyne in 1S0S, with a fatality list of 571. Should it prove that other lines, no tably the Allan liners, Parisian and Virginian, known to have been in the vicinity of the Titanic, had picked up other of her passengers, the extent of the calamity would be greatly re duced. This hope still remains. News of the sinking of the liner and the terrible loss of life in conse quence came with all the greater shock because hope had been buoyed up all day by reports that the steam ship, although badly damaged, was not in a sinking condition and that all her passengers had been safely taken off. The messages were most ly unofficial, however, and none came direct 'mm the liner, so a lurking fear remained of possible bad news There came flashing over the wires from Cape Race, within 400 miles of which the liner had struck the ice berg, word that at 2:20 o'clock, Mon day morning, three hours and fifty five minutes after receiving her death blow, the Titanic had sunk. The news came from the steamship Carpathia, relayed by the White Star Liner Olympic, and revealed that by the time the Carpathia, outward bound from New York and racing for the Ti tanic on a wireless call, reached the scene the doomed vessel had sunk. Left on the surface, however, were life-boats from the Titanie and in them, as appears from the meager re ports received were some SCO sur vivors of the disaster. These, accord ing to the advices, the Carpathia pick ed up and is now on her way with them to New York. For the rest, the scene as the Car pathia came up was one of desola tion. Ail that remained of the $10, 000.000 floating palace, on which near ly fourteen hundred passengers had been voyaging luxuriously to this side of the Atlantic, were some bits of wreckage. The biggest ship in the world had gone down, snuffing out in her downward plunge, it appears, hundreds of human lives. A significant line in the Cape Race dispatch was the announcement that of those saved by the Carpathia near ly all were women and children. Should it prove that no other vessel picked up any passengers of the sink ing liner this might mean that few of the men on board have been saved, as the proportion of women and chil dren among the passengers was large. The same facts would likewise spell the doom of practicaly the entire crew of about eight hundred and sixty. In the cabins were 2.10 women and children, but it is not known how many there were among the 740 third class passengers. In the first cabin there were 12S women and 15 children, and in the second cabin 79 women and eight children. Liner Was Insured for $5,000,000. London. The Titanic was insured at Lloyds for $5,000,1100. No definite information is. obtainable as to the amount of valuables on board, but it is generaly understood that the ves sel took diamonds of the estimated value of $5,000,000, consigned to deal ers. She also took a large amount of bonds. A member of a prominent firm of underwriters said: "Even if the Titanic reaches port her owners will have to calculate on a loss of at least $730,000, but If Bhe becomes a total loss it will be an extremely serious matter. Futrelles Aboard the Titanic. Atlanta. Among the passengers aboard the ill fated liner Titanic were Jacques Futrelle, the author, a former Atlantan, and his wife, who was a Miss May Peel, an Atlanta girl. The Futrelles were returning to America to take up their summer abode in their home at Ccituate. Mass. They visited Atlanta during the past Christ mas holidays, and went aboard as goon as they returned to X,ew York from the South about the middle of January. They viBited Gibraltar, It aly. London and Switzerland on their jrlp broai WERE TAKEN OFF FIRST er Carpathia Gives a Partial List of Were Rescued From Boston. A wireless mrpeage picked up relayed from -Olympic says that the Carpathia Is on ber way to New York with 866 passengers from the steamship Titanic aboard. They are mostly women and children, the message said, and It concluded: "Grave fears are felt for the safety of the balance of the passengers and crew." Partial List of Passengers Saved by Steamtr Carpathia. Cape Race, Newfoundland. Follow ing is a partial list of the first cabin , passengers who were resued from the Titanic: Mrs. Edward W. Appleton, Mrs. Rose Abbott, Miss G. M. Burns, Miss D. D. Cassebero, Mrs. William M. Clarke, Mrs. B. Chibinace, Miss E. G. Crossbie, Miss H. E. Crossbie, Miss Jean Hlppach, Mrs. Henry B. Harris (wireless version Mrs. L. Y. B. Har ris), Mrs. Alex Ilalverson, Miss Mar garet Hays, Mr. Bruce Ismay, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Klmbffrly, Mr. F. A. Kenyyman, Miss Emile Kenchen, Miss G. F. Longley, Miss A. F. Leader, Miss Bertha Lavory, Mrs. Ernest Lives, Mrs. Susan P. Rogerson, Miss Emily B. Rogerson, Mrs. Arthur Rog erson, Master Allison and nurse. Miss K. T. Andrews, Miss Ninette Panfort, Miss E. W. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. D. Bishop, Miss Mary Clines, Mrs. Sin grid LindBtrem, Mr, Gustav J. Lesuer, Miss Georgietta Amadill, Madame Melicard, Mrs. Tucker and maid, Mrs. J. B. Thayer, Mr. J. B. Thayer, Jr., Mr. H. Woolmer, Miss Anna Ward, Mr., Rich M. William, Mrs. J. Steward White, Miss Marie Young, Mrs. Thom as Potter, Jr., Mrs. Edna S. Roberts, Mr. H. Blank, Miss A. Basina, Mrs. James Baxter, Mr. George A. Bayton, Miss C: Bomiell, Bra. J. M. Brown, Miss G. C. Bbwen, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Beckwith, Countess' of Rothes, Mr. C. It. Olmane, Mrs. Jacob P. - (word missing). The above list was received by wireless at Cape Race Station from the steamer Carpathia. In spelling and initials, it does not correspond with the list as cabled from London. Mistakes were due to the hurried wireless transmission and relays. In one instance, a Mrs. Ls Y. B. Harris is named in the wireless list, but on the passenger list as announced here there was only a Mrs. Henry B. Har ris, and there were a number of sim ilar discrepancies. Boston. Among the names of sur vivors of the Titanic picked up by wireless from the Bteamer Carpathia here were the following: Mr. and Mrs. L. Henry, Mrs. W. A. Hooper, Mr. Mile, Mr. J. Flynn, Miss Alice Fortune, Mrs. Robert Douglas, Miss Hilda Slayter, Mrs. P. Smith, Mrs. Braham, Miss Lucille Carter, William Carter, Miss Florence Rob Miss Roberts, Miss Cummins, Mrs. Florence Ware, Miss Alice Phillips, Mrs. Paula Mungo, Miss Rosie -7-7, Miss Mary , Mrs. Jane , Miss Bertha . (Last four names were missed.) Notable persons, travelers on the Titanic, whose fate was in doubt In the lack of advice as to the identity of the survivors, were Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob Astor, Maj. Archibald Butt, Charles M. Hayes, president of the Grand Trunk Pacific of Canada, his wife and daughter; W. T. Snead, Benjamin Guggenheim, F. D. Millet, the artist, and J. G. WIdener of Phil adelphia: Mrs. and Mrs. Isidor Straus. J. B. Thayer, vice president of the Pennsylvania railroad; J. Bruce Is may. Henry B. Harris, the theatrical manager, and Mrs. Harris, and Col. Washington Roebling, builder of the Brooklyn bridge. White Star Officials Talk. New York. Vice President Frank lin of the White Star Line conceded that there had been "a horrible loss of life" In the Titanic disaster. He said that he had no Information to disprove the dispatch from Cape Race to the effect that only 67S of the passenger and crew had been res cued. He said that the monetary loss could not be estimated, although he Intimated that It would run Into the millions. "We can replace the mon ey," he added, "but not the lives. It is horrible." Taft Anxious About Archie Butt. Washington. President Taft was In , great anxiety for news of his aide, Capt. Archibald Butt, who was on the Titanic. New York. The following message from President Taft was received by Vice President Franklin : "Have you any information concerning Major Butt? If yon will communicate at once, would greatly appreciate." The -answer was: "Sorry to say, I have no definite Information, Aa soon as received will notify you."