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i-nfc. FALATKA NEWS ;V -IKICIKS VOL XXII, ..VO n PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY; DECEMUKU 5, 1918. $1.00 Per Vir. irschbaum Clothes WOOL AND LOfUO What's behind 2 buttons ? A GREAT deal if you'll notice carefully the Kirsch baum two - button suit shown above. First, there's the simple unobtru siveness of the style. Next, there's wear KirseLbiiuni quality that laces . hard service with a c hip on its shoulder. Kirschbuum Clothes are the only I ones at their prices which are guaranteed l nil-wool, London-shrunk, hand-tailored i and sewn with silk thread. I Come in and see them. Kirschbaum Clothes 15 20and2S FEARNSIDE CLOTHING CO. We Solicit Yotar PaqWiqg Pbsl ness The Putnam National Bank of Palatka, 1 We have in our vaults Safety Deposit Boxes for rent. 13.00. $5.00. 8.00 per year. Our Resource and Stockholder'! liability of $200,000. in excess of our M litbiliti, it worth your consideration. jf CEO. E. WELCH . A. S. WILLARD, f Pres. - Cashier. FIRE LIFE ACCIDENT HEALTH LIABILITY STEAM BOILER BURGLARY REAL ESTATE H. Finley Tucker & Bra. Palatka, Florida Phone 128 Ford Building INSURANCE t i t Burned Out ! But he carrys a policy in the .Etna Insurance Company, written through H. Finley Tucker & Bros'. General Insurance Offices and so lie is happy REAL ESTATE D0N'T delay-insure today REAL ESTATE- RENTS INVESTMENTS HOMES ON EASY PAYMENTS INSURANCE Today's the day to buy that Ford. Provide yourself a comfortable, dependable and economical car for the coming tomorrows. You can't begin too soon to cut down that transportation expense. The Ford serves your every purpose at lowest cost. Five hundred and fifty-three dollars is the new price of the Ford runabout; the tour ing car is six hundred and three; the town car eight hundred and three all f. o. b. Palatka. complete with equipment. Get catalog and particulars from THE FORD SALES CO, Palatka. Fla. Walter W. Tilghman. Manager. CASH VALUES TO BE TAXING BASIS County Assessers Ordered to Assess all Property at Full Cash Value. Tallahassee, 1'ec. 4 Following the itMiveiiuun oi tax assessors of the statu, held here on November a) ami 21, which convention had been called i:ie uoara ot stats tax comnuss "","tj Ule saia tax commissioners nave issued instructions to all the tax assessors of the state, wherein sairi assessors, among other . things, are incited to assess property of the iue in. us iuu cash values. This pii-.josuion was very strongly dis cus-sea at the convention here last anu practically all of the as se3: ors, and other members of the convention, were of the opinion that property should be assessed at its full jai-n value, but expressed thprnoplvoc as doubtful of the practicability of uic Hciieme, ana wnen the proposition :anie up for final vote as to whether or not the assessors should return to their home counties and assess the i ai 4 taxes on basis of "full cash val ue of properties, it was voted down. Notwithstanding this action of the convention, the tax commissioners nave sent out their instructions, as mentioned above. To a newspaper correspondent one of t-ie State Commissioners said: The rtate of Wyoming has tax laws similar to our state and up to 1909 property was assessed in different cunties on about as unequal a basis as our state, ffom 10 per cent up to true value. The tax commissioners tot an agreement from the assessor? that they would assess all property or the year 1909 at true value. The 'ollowin'T is results for the yearl908. Under lew valuations, the total as- 3?se l valuation of all property Was 507,580,051.12, which required for :tate purposes a millage of 6 1-2 nills; for the year 1909, under "cash alue" assessment, the total Valua tion was $186,157,274.15, an increase if $118,557,223.03; less than 2 1-2 mills was levied for that year for state purposes and i eductions for ounty purposes in samp proportion. This wTll show that a full cash value assessment will hurt no taxpayer in ur state. " Gilchrist Withdraws. A dispatch from Tampa yesterday morning announces that ex-Gov. Al bert W. Gilchrist, who recently an nounced himself a candidate for United States senator to succeed Senator Duncan U. Fletcher, has made public announcement of his withdrawal from the race. Gov. Gilchrist gives as his reason the pressure of private business. This eaves the field so far to Senator Fletcher and Hon. John N. C. Stock on, both cf Jacksonville. Money to lend on improved city property see O'HAVER & KNIGHT Dally Thought Keep your heart up and you'll do. Robert Louis Stevenson. If it's fire insurance you want, see D HAVER & KNIGHT. WHEN THE BOWELS ARE UNCOMFORTABLE and you miss that fine feeling of exhilaration which follows a copious morning operation, you should put a small quan tity of Simmons Red Z Liver Regulator (The Powder Form ) on the tongue and wash it down with a little water. Its action in the system is purifying and strengthening. It drives out hard impactions and impurities and gives tone to the muscular structure of the bowels. It overcomes the tendency to chronic constipa tion, relieves a bloated feeling in the abdomen, sweetens the breath, and promotes vigor of body, mental alertness and cheerful spirits. Sold by Dealers, Price, Itrge package, $1.00. Aik fnr the genelne with the Bed T. on the label. If you renoot let It. remit to ue. we will tend it by men. po.ipem. ouumuu... lie In liquid lorm . r thoie orefer It. Sl.OO per bottle, hook lot the Bod Z lebel. J. H. ZE1UN 4 CO, Props, St Louis, Mo. f w 1 IF THE LOSSES ASV WSS.1P0IS1MIHTIN 'ISIStSSARlDUlW A CAKEUS SLflR: risos of exnsstf- IH.1T MMASll''-MITELr-FIILl HE. "eER A CLOSE H ATCH OS ) ivtur VK.1SCH of expesse in roi'i OK DO.lliJT.-C. NO tTAK T A CHECKING THES KSOIT EXACT ilKHAT TOO MHO 17 PALATKA IN GALA ATTIRE FOR FAIR Lemon Street Decorated From End to End-Big Exhibition Assured. Carnival and Areoplane Flights Will llraw 1 houand to Palatka ail Next Week. Yoke up the oxen, hitch old Dobbin a the shay, fill the auto tunk with jasoline.then all aboard for Putnam county's first annual fair beginning icxt Monday, December 8th, and last ng all week. It's going to be a hum ner -the signs in town and through jut, the country all point that way md for miles around you can hear ;he noises of its coming. If you haven't the oxen, the sbnv Jr the auto, walk. Walking is good .'xorcise and will warm you ud to out- -er enjoy the many varied surprises n store ior .you. Palatka's ready to give her thou sands of visitors a -rousing reception. Vnd this is why: It will not only rive her visitoi S nil onnorriinitv fi iee the fair, but it will give them an jpportunity to do their Christina.-; hopping, for the stores are well toeked with the finest of holiday fifts. .Her streets and busim-sV: louses are dccorat.Brf wiih tha 3f Old Glory and her citizens lire -eady to extend the hand of welcome rhis is not only Putnam county's op portunity but Palatka's nnnrhinirv tn show to the best advantage. Palatka ;nouia leel roud. A'I'air is an innovation tn firan,l ")ld Putnam county, and it has stiri-nrl ler people as never before. "Bojst no' l'air ' is the slogan, for one and 11 are beginning to realize the great Tood fairs, have done for other coun ties. All. her advantages will be brought to the attention of the stran - within her gates. The fair's the thing! AH committees have worked inde- ratigably. They have left nothing undone. The exhibit committee ha the assurance that some of the finest oroducts of the county will be sent in for exhibition. In addition to what the mnaufac turers will have on display will be the exhibits from the farm: chickens, turkeys, pigeons, . peacocks, sheep, hogs, cows, etp. The citrus fruit growers will have oranges, tange rines, grapefruit the finest in the world. There will be Irish potatoes. sweet potatoes, cabbages, beets, tur nips, etc. Farm machinery a splendid dis play will be shown, and an attend ant will explain how to operate it and will show how to reduce the hard la bor on the farm. The fertilizer men will- show some of their goods and will explain how to get bigger anil better crops. there will be a jelly and preserve booth, a candy booth, and a needle work booth. Get your entries in and go after the blue ribbons. - 1 he aeroplane will be there one day only Wednesday. Remember this date, for there will be but one opportunity to see this wonderful event. The Johnny J. Jones Exnosition Shows in themselves are enough to set tongues wagging and hearts beat ing double time in expectancy. Ihe thirty-six big shows of Johnny Jones include Nicholas Chefolo, the world renowned "King of the Dare Devils," whose trick this year is a combination of two most daring feats, either of which would be well worth a hiirh price of admission. He has combined the looping of. the loop and glidin;; the gap into one act, and it will not cost a cent to see this act; then there is the wild and trained animal circus, under the personal direction of Capt. Curley Wilson, one of the veterar catchers and tamers of wild animals, with Charles Bustin, the boy trainer in direct charge of the animals; then there is "That Girl Sadie," a mystery that will keep you guessing; Dixie land Colored Minstrels, a real darky show with original plantation songs and melody unequaled anywhere; the "Ten Shows in One" laugh provoker, and other big acts as well as lwo splendid bands, including the famous Vitucci Royal Italian Band. At night the show grounds are trans formed into a veritable fairyland, the tents being brilliantly decorated and illuminated with 10,000 Mazda lights. It will be a great week in OLD PALATKA.' The Fair will be on the grounds recently purchased by the county school board, and the buildings are all up and ready for the display. INDIGENT POOR TO LIVE ON FARO Purchased By County Com missioners on Rice Creek. The board of county commissioners at their meeting this week purchased l2 acres of land on the north bank of ltiee Creek near the A. C. L. Railroad for u home for the county's indigent pool'. The land is level and has not been cleared; it is on the banks of Rice Cre?k and after the work contemplat ed has been accomplished will prove a oealtliy place with good water to be had from artesian wells. The soil is good and adapted to truck gardening. The price paid for the land was $500 It was urehased of W. A. Williams of Baidin, a clerk in the office of the county clerk. The board has had this matter un der discussion for some time. The resent system of pauper pensions is costly and is an increasing cost. At present the average paid oufcn pau per pensions is $340 per month, or $4,080 per year. The commissioners argued that by the purchase of this farm and the erection ot suitable buildings tor start that the farm could be placed in commission lor less than the pension roil tor one year; tnat alter the coun ty paupers were once housed there that the annual cost would be very much less; many of the inmates wu be able to do some little work on the place and thereby retain a feeling of intierenf'snce. Most of them will be able to do sufficient of some one thing to earn their keen. Of course the aged and infirm, who are not able to work will be cared for. They wili have a clean home and plenty of home grown fresh vegetables to eat, besides raising their own meat. They will have fresh air and sunshine and exercise, and when in the mood can go ?own to the rivei bank and let th"ir feet hang over the bank and fish. Then there is room, argued some of the commissiflspjers, to locate a stockade on the farm for county pris oners in case the county should de cide to work them on the roads in stead of leasing them as at present. The poor farm is the f pproved method of caring for paupers the country over. The pension system is not suited to the care of the really deserving poor. It works unjustly; in some cases the really deserving get too little money, while others not so needy get more. The county commissioners will get busy ii-. mediately and put the farm in order for the reception of its guests, who will be in charge of a superin tendent yet to be selected. Morrill-Bond Wedding. The marriage of Miss Ona Eliza beth Bond, younger daughter of the late S. E. Bond, to Mr. Joseph Howes Merrill of Atlanta was solemnized at the Bond home on South Fifth street 3n Wednesday afternoon at 4:15, Rev. W. M. Poage of St. James Methodist Episcopal church, South, officiating. The ceremony was in a measure private, only the family and other relatives and close friends of the con tracting parties being present. The Bond home was beautifully decorated for the occasion in green, with pink roses. Miss Mary Footc Merrill, sister of the groom was )ridesmaid, and Mr. Julian J. Suther land of San Mateo was best man. There were many pretty, useful and valuable presents attesting to the re raid of the couple by Palatka people with whom both had dwelt many years. The bride wore her traveling suit of battleship gray and carried a shower bouquet of bride's roses and lillies of the valley. Miss Merrill wore mustard colored crepe de chene and carried a bouquet of white chrys lnthemums. The happy couple took he evening train for Atlanta, where Mr. Merrill has resided for the past ;.wo years and where he is engaged in the general insurance business. who begs of merchants and at homes t;on. amj tor this and that religious orgam- ,w nereas, we believe these decla zation, or other supposedly wort ly rations should be enacted into legis cause, but who in reality buttons the i.tmn- 0n,i 8 swag inside his own vest. Whereas.'w.. , nti In anticipation of the annual in- nf ti,i nut t u : : flux of this class, and in order that iZ Tv, l. " ' L'auseu our people may be protected as much 8"itesT, the Unfon and 'iU SCa! as Possible from the undeserving, tion will benefit the whole nation and President Dav.s of the board of trade. ia . work of such magnitude that it on Monday night introduced the fol- justifies aenarate t.rrmnt. IZL' lowing resolution which was unani- tnro ' mously adopted: I Resolved. That th JWH of TM is the work of the Board of of Pnintbo t,'i Trade to give cordial reception and rnm7 ,7 !' J"'"., w"n L l"f r support to all new enterprises or any urge upon Confess t.h liT. 1 new idea ot use to the community, adoption of legislation for flood pro Schemes of all kinds are being con- tectinn nH r0,.iom,t; L tantly brought to the attention of firm f r 'j ., , our business men, some asking sup- approved by the United Stat pmS! DOrt witnout in return evt.pnriinrr nnv c benefit to the public or to the con tributions. To shield our members, therefore. Be It Resolved, that on and af ter December 1st, 1913, all promo ters of advertising, free gift and premium schemes of whatever kind proposed to give the merchants and The County Commissioners. Among Ahe more important matters decided bljthe board of county com-, missioners at the meeting this week' were: , i, " - - ; " i vuiiiiMiMiiuiier Aivers reported un- others of t he community, "much for favorably on the Durchase f a ri,h(- t' . c !5 smmnK r. nothlnK. or way tor a road through the cam- irrrTv, n a 5 pnor larm of the Satsuma Company, mittee of the Board of Trdae for ap- and was instructed to make estimates Postofiices- Changes Likely. Hon. H. C. Sparkman, secretary to Congressman Claude L'Engle, ha? been spending the past two days in the city and county on official busi ness. It is Congressman L'Engle's purpose in so far as possible to place progressive democrats in charge of the postofiices of the Fourth district, and it is to look over the ground with these appointments in view that Mr. bparkman is visiting various places in the county where the postmasters of the Fourth Class draw a salary exceeding $180 per annum. Mr. Sparkman- is an old Florida newspa per man and at the time of his ap pointment was editor of the Jackson County Democrat at Marianna. "L'Engle wants none but progress ive democrats in these places," -said Mr. Sparkman, "and where he can get men of this character to take the civil service examination, he promises to do the rest" Among the postmasters whose of fices are at stake are those at East Palatka, San Mateo, Satsuma Hights, Pomona, Welaka," Georgetown, Nor walk, Flerahome, Interliichen aw Rodman. ., In some of these offices it is not likely -that any change will be made. . St. Marks. Episcopal Church. Second Sunday in Advent. Ilolv Communion at 7 a. m.; Morninp Pray er at 11 a. m.; Evensong and lecture on Savonarola at 7:?0 p. m.. Wm. WYLLIE, Archdeacon. . FOR QUICK SALE 2 acre tract. with dwellnsr, located on unoer f,mon St. $1100.00, terms, O'HAVER & KNIGHT. In Mcmoriam. The following resolutions on the death of Sister Sarah E. Craig, were submitted by the committee of the Palatk Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star at the last meeting. Whereas: Death has again entered our chapter, and taken our beloved sister, Sarah E. Craig, a charter mem ier of this chapter, who died at her home in Palatka, Florida, on October 4th, 1913; therefore be it Resolved: That we acknowledee with the deepest sorrow the great loss we have all sustained in the nth of this dearly beloved and faithful sister; and we realize that ;n her life we have an example of loving faith, hope and devotion to 1utv, worthy of emulation: Resolved: That in her memory, the iewels of our Chapter be suitably draped for the period of thirty days; and that a copy of these resolutions he entered in and upon the records: that a memorial page thereof, be set apart properly inscribed to her menw- i r"C that copies be furnished to the Citv papers for publication. ALICE H. HASKELL, LILLIAN S. KNIGHT, SARAH M. DAVIS, Committee. FOR SALE Cheap. Chest with omelet" set of Tunine Tools. Mrs. W. H. ALLEN. 124 King St.. St. Augustine, Fla. 12-5-lt. Elks Memorial Service The Palatka lodge of the B. P. O. E. vi!l hold its annual "Iodge of Sor row next Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Elks lodge room. The -peaker for the Ofcnsion will he Adiu "int Cencral J. Clifford R. Foster of St. Aurrustine. The nublic is cordial ly invited to attend the service. AH over the land nevt Sunday the r,!l:s will q-nther for this service in memory of dwsoil member. For- 'unately the Fnlntka lodge has not 'teen bereaved this year, hut the ser vice will he held iust the same and n common with other lodces of the order to make reference to the mem ory of departed Elks. For a home rlosi in, or snhnrhxn on ot-ir -vment, see U HAVER KNIGHT. 4 TAIL BAKING POWDER ABSOLUTELY PURE Insures the most delicious and healthful food By the use of Royal Baking Powder a great many more articles of food may be readily made at home, all healthful, de licious, and economical, adding much variety and attractiveness to the menu. The ' ' Royal Baker and Pastry Cook," containing five hundred practical receipts for all kinds of baking and cookery, free. Address Royal Baking Powder Co., New York. BOARD OF TRADE TO FIGHT FAKIRS Want Merchants to Refer all Schemes to Board's Committee. Palatka like most other wide-awake cities and towns in Florida at this season of the year is over-run wth fakirs. The North seems to empty itself of them at this season and they come from all sections, and with all :inds of schemes, principally adver tising schemes. then there is the charity fakir, HAMM'S HEART IN ALLUVIAL LANDS Wants These in Lower Mis sissippi River Reclaimed. At the meeting of the board of traue last Monday night Mr. H. O. namm ottered the following resolu tions which were unanimously adopt ca uy the board: W nereas, The democratic, republi can and progressive parties in their 1S112 platforms declared that flood protection of the lower Mississippi river and the reclamation of its al luvial lands was a national oblica- on a hard surface road from Crescent . , i j. . , . ... -"".-j uic , uiuaia UUUI11.V line. caoie, internal and religious orgam- i The contract fnr t.h ations of falatka be reauested. when or u tl V. approached by solicitors, to insist ; er at Palatka wis awarded to T S upon being shown ample evidence of Ellett. the lowest bidder, at siV their reliability and backing or else Petition concerning the Melrose refer them -to the Advertising Com-1 r.r.A;n ..,.. :. ; , atinatiofn."he - VuUon" a change ofroTd r.. . rt i . i I R. M. Burt submitted a proposition Oyster Dealers License. !to place sifjn boards at aU rosPs.roads Section 10. Chanter 6531. Laws of throughout the countv as reauired hv Florida, provides: No person, firm or the state law, free, he to have the corporation shall engage in buvinir privilege of placing his own adver- for re-sale raw oysters or clams un- tisement on the boards and to sell ad til they shall have first procured vertising to other merchants; the from the Commissioner of Agricul- county also to say what' it wanted on ture an annual police license, which the boards. amounts to when sold open. commissioner Hancock was author- and $2.25 when sold in shell. A . ized to investigate road material at penalty of $100 or six months in I points near Bostwick. lail will be imposed on anyone buv- Poor farm purchased on Rice Creek ing for re-sale without license. This! of which full details are given in includes hotels, restaurants, bar another column. rooms and any other place that may I Of course there was the usual num sell raw oysters. " ber of bonds approved, and many lhe purpose of this act was to other matters of business reauired the regulate the shell fish industry. It ; attention of the commissioners. Dur singles out this industry, prescribes ing the session the board made a visit certain rules for the encouragement and developemnt of the industry and imposes certain taxes upon it and those who engage in it or deal in the products of the industry, with a view to its development and protection. A Handsome Yacht Here. G. V. Van Vleck and party of friends in the yacht Indian, three weeks out of New York, arrived in Palatka last Friday and spent a cou ple of days looking around. The craft, one of the most attractive to visit or port this season, is 100 feet long, 17 feet wide, has a 250 horse-power engine and a crew of six men under command of Capt. Ole Bogstrand. It is the plan of the party to spend the winter in Florida and the West Indies and return to New York in the spring. They report the voyage along the St. Johns a very pretty one, and will urge their friends who are as fortunate as they to be sure and make a trip up this way whenever they come to Florida. of inspection to the Sisco-Satsumn shell road under construction and al so to Rice Creek to investigate the poor farm land prospect. lhe board gave the Countv Fair promoters the $500 promised, it be ing understood that it was to be re turned to the county in event there was a profit, and that the county was only to share proportionately with any loss. The Commissioners also endorsed the fair and hoped for its entire success. Valery Thomas Married. A clipping sent to the News from a Racine, Wis., paper contains a no tice of the recent marriage of Val ery C. Thomas, a former Talatkan I and eldest son of the late Walter Thomas. The following is the notice: "Miss Myrtle Ray, a trained nurse who has made her home with Mrs. Carrol of 708 Park avenue for the last year, was united in marriage to Valery C. Thomas of Palatka, Flori da, at Chicago Saturday morning by the Rev. Hutton, pastor of the Epis copal church. Mr. Thomas, who is a young automobile agent, has made his home in Racine for the past three years and is well and favorably known by a host of (friends. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas expect to make their future home in Palatka, Florida." Drainage Prospect Good. County Commissioner Perry, who ia the chairman of the board of drain age commissioners charged with the drainage of the Florahome district and who is giving close and intelli gent attenton to his job, assures the News that the work is moving along as expeditiously as could be expected. ine ureuge is nearly completed and Mr. Dillon, who has the practical work of dredging in charge, will be gin actual work by the 15th inst. Mr. A. W. Tucker of Florahome, perhaps the one man in his section who has given closest attention to the drainage scheme, has visited th new dredge within the past few days, and although he was originally op posed to the type, is now pretty well convinced that Mr. Dillon is going to do the-work. At any rate, Mr. Tuck er, who in his active career was a builder and contractor of large expe rience, is satisfied that the dredge hns been solidly constructed and is the work of a master-hand. Mr. Dillon who was also in the city this week is enthusiastic, and savs that he will show some results dur ing the next few weeks, results that will convince any one that the Flora home drainage is going to be accom nliphed at a minimum of cost way un der the estimate furnished bv Maior Wrieht Mr. Dillon will follow th Wright survey to the letter. 4 p Soi i.je ce An Tu N j Dece Hion . Sir "-t jvom v abi .'rite as o nth .i pla ti Pre ; heu ':a th in tl '. :; ? sine, J AJ. awn ,'nent , it ii f me an fill" ! for : V I girl 'w-wist a ( ii-brat , i pa ieade "evera Is am i com t num ed b; dowi (:o thi id an( "1 foi U Id. iomc : re i , rved lusi : rous ! begin 'tn in seJ1!-'Orders iae mince pi-s. cakes, etc.: atari tills. Mr L. S. Hammond. uiiMwflfn. j or. N. 5th and Reid sts., onnosite the 12-20-lt . Uurt House.