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NEW SERIES VOL. XX. NO. 16.
PALATKA. FLORIDA, FRIDAY, APRIL 19. 1912.
$1.00 Per Year.
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Lemon and Third Sis.
Who will Serve City During
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.
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
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
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.
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
(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
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
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
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
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
To the Voters of Putnam
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
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
Putnam Co. Democratic Ciub,
A. S. WILLARD,
H. M. FEARNSIDE,
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
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.
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
Are Now Making an Active
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
ROBT. W. DAVIS.
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
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
In the cabins were 2.10 women and
children, but it is not known how
many there were among the 740 third
In the first cabin there were 12S
women and 15 children, and in the
second cabin 79 women and eight
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Taft Anxious About Archie Butt.
Washington. President Taft was In ,
great anxiety for news of his aide,
Capt. Archibald Butt, who was on
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."