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2 X Published Fridays by RUSSELL G VK $1.00 Par Taar in Advaac flOLIMG rLARGER EXPORTS". MAILS THAN EVER BtrUHb W South Second SL Phone 195. Wm. A. RUSSELL. Editor. WAS THE NEWS UNFAIR? In a recent editorial the Tampa Times takes the Palatka News to task for being what the Times ftles "unfair" to the authorities of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, when the News, in discussing the withdrawal , of a prominent pastor from the ministry and membership in the church at the last meting of the Florida Annual Conference, said: "Of course it is no one's business what the church does with its min isters, as the minister who takes the vows of ordination is required to submit to authority. But in the case of the Methodist Church, somehow there would be some ad vantage to it in having the public freed from the suspicion that it did always give its ministers a suuair oeai. The Times then states that "if there is in the mind of the editor of. the News the suspicion that the great church that he mentions does not al ways give its ministers a square deal he is almost alone in that mental at titude." The Palatka News yields to no man or editor in its respect for ministers of the Methodist Episcopal Church, eith er in its northern or southern branch. It believes them in the main to ba devoted men whose one ambition is to serve their Divine Master. He even goes so far as to believe these men are Divinely called to the work of the ministry. . But neither this ambition nor this call in. anyway interferes with a min ister's ambition to serve where he be lieves he can accomplish the greatest good. Where he shall serve, however, is left to the presiding bishop and his cabinet of presiding elders; they v:e clothed with autocratic power. They say to a minister, "Go there" and he goes. There is no appeal; he must swallow his disappointment and go, or get out. The News is not alone in this "men tal attitude" spoken of by the Tampa Times. The same mental attitude is shared by many of the ministers at every annual conference of the church after the appointments of the year have been isad. But as a rule these ministers pocket their disappointment and go to the fields assigned them, It is true that many ministers are moved who prefer not to go; that there is a demand for a change from the charge; that a man's peculiar ability may be demanded at another point. But there are other cases al:o. Here is one of them. A methodist minister in another state in a recent letter to a friend, told of sickness in his family and how under the circumstances it would be a great hardship to have to move; he told of the unanimous action of his official board and of his memebrs pe titioning for his return. Then, to quote his letter verbatum, he said: "The presiding elder and bishxp knew my case well in all its beam ings. My official board and mem bers had asked for my return. Thry (the bishop and cabinet) pretend. d the highest possible regard for my character and ability. The bishop took me aside twice during confer ence to salve things over and ex plain and apologize, and th.n dragged me the whole length of t'.ie state and dropped me in a place with a decrease of about $600 in salary and standing. Meantirie they tried to buy me off and hu h ma up." Of course this may be an excep tional case, but anyone who has ever conversed much with ministers of the Methodist Church immediately after the adjournment of conference, will know that it is not the only exer tional case, and that they occur f:e ruently enough to excite the suspi cion that ministers do not always et a "square deal." The Times is also reminded fiat this is the church militant and not the church triumphant of which we v.ire speaking; and that its officials, with all their spirituality, are but human . beings after all, and as such are lia ble to abuse their power. The News cannot see anything in consistent in the statement that "somehow there would be advantage to the church in having the public freed even the suspicion that it did not always give its ministers a square al." ov tention, an ington they pas.v each other: The country is in the mids financial and industrial panic- James R. Mann, Republican leader of the House. The lumber industry in my State is prostrated. William li. Hum phrey, stancpat Republican Con gressman from Washington. The lever of prosperity has been reversed. Joseph G. Cannon, ex Speaker of the House. Silent wheels, smokeless stacks, and suffering people will speak louder than any declaration of principles that we can make. Reed Smoot, Senator from Utah. Thus encouraged, the Republican leaders made up their minds that they need not even adopt the pre tense of the devil when sick. They adopted a policy of standing pat and waiting for their ancient ally, gen eral depression, to drag them out of their pit. That a political or ganization should adopt so brutal and cynical an attitude toward the public welfare is bad enough, but there ia a worse element in the case which is clearly expressed by '.he New York "World'17 For such a paifj it is only a step from the Wish to ths deed. The evil passions that men se cretly cherish develop later into notorious wrongs that afflict the earth. When a political organiza tion devotes itself to panic it be-, comes an active agent of panic. There is not a Republican lead er who does not know that finan cial disquiet is universal. If those who wait upon panic and distress are familiar with foreign markets as they are with Wall Street, they know that consols in London reached the lowest price ever rec orded for them yesterday, and they know that i. every Continental capital there is commercial caution and uncertainty. Can a free na tion tolerate a political party that is in open and shameful alliance with the piratical speculative interests that find profit in disasters which they engineer? The Republican organization has made its bed. Barnes and Penrose and Watson :.nd Cannon can lie in it comfortably enough. It is to their liking; But what of the so-called progressive Republicans, Hadley' of Missouri, Borah of Idaho, Cummins of Iowa? They must now lie in the same bed. Thay had their opportuni ty to come out in a movement which embraced soir.3 of the finest spirits of the time. They stayed behind be cause they said they could make the Republican party progressive. Colliers. ing to fi iitnii i , n ini'Thri i r Ty time the terrifying vision, of one of Villa's rebels rises in front of them indicates that the end is near for the Huerta regime. Apparently all re sisting power has gone out of the Federal soldier in Mexico; he has no pride in his cause or himself and is willing to quit right now. We can hardly blame him, for he has nothing to gain by victory and little to lose by defeat. A Good Law Miami Metropolis: The State Ho tel Commissioner is about to make another inspection of the hotels and restaurants and any that are not equipped as they should be to give the proper protection to life and health are to be dealt with accord ing to the law provided for the case. The last Legislature unserves praise for the enactment of that hotel law. Woman vs. Hog Tampa Tribune: The relative value of a woman and a hog wu illustrated in Wisconsin recently. A woman wrote to the Governor tna; she had a large family to support and was suffering witn tuberculosis and desired Stale aid. About the same time a letter was received from a man who- desired aid for a h.ijr which showed symptoms of cholera. The governor sent word to the w.iman that no appropriation had been made for tuberculosis victims, and at the same time a man was hurriedly dis patched with the supply of cholera serum to the rescue of the ho;;, li'.s incident tells its own story without further comment. A Live Town Tampa Tribune: Lakeland gave a good account of itself ia its anniver sary celebration, which ushered in the New Year. The celebration was a very creditable one and served to emphasize the splendid growth which has characterized one of the best towns in the country. At a propor tionate rate of progress, Lakeland will, when it celebrates its sixtieth anniversary, be one ot the big cities of the South. And there is no ap parent reason why it should not con tinue to grow as it has in the pa.H. It has admirable location, solid re sources and the best of citizenship. Xtcd its of y, gone to- njr these we Cy the words of the Han. "Uf making many there is no end, and much them is a weariness to the fiesh." But this r.ew song put into the psalmist's mouth wan as much above these others as the heav ens are above the earth. In deed, it came down from heavc.i. It is the gift of God. The Psalmist defines his new song by apposition. It is "even praise unto our God." Arid thnt makes it new every day to the devout soul who realizes that tha goodness that inspires such praise is new every morning and fresh vry evening. Anil the very newest thing that could come to myriads of people nt this New Year time would be praise to God; fi.r they hiv-i nev er praised Him. Why not catch the new note now? The "new song" is the natural outcome of delivering blessings. Just see what words forerun the new song in the Psalmist's experience! Here is a "cry" in verse 1. Here is "an horrible pit" into which he had fallen, in verse 2. Here, at the bottom of the pit was "the miry clay" that Gripped and held him like a "Slough of Despond." But on the other hand, there was an ear for his cry, au arm for his uplift, a rock for his feet, a way for his iioings and, then, "a new son?" for his grateful heart and joyful lips to utter. So, friend, "Count your many blessings. See what God has done" for you; and you, too, may feel, in your own soul, the throbbings of "the new song." That is the natural and obvious prompting. Singing the "new song" here is the prelude and preparation for the ridiant minstrelsies of the hereafter. For the heavenly music heard by John on Patmos was "the new sor.g." If we offer praise to God here, and induce others to ioin in the sweet symphony, we shll he tuning our powers from the heavenly choirs. "And when in scenes of glory, We sing the New. New Song, Twill be the Old, Old Story. That we have loved so lon." J. M. B. $129,000,000 TAKEN ROM' PUBLIC BY MAIL FRAUDS. THE 1913 EXCEEDED BEST EFFORTS OF THE PRECEDING YEARS. PLANS TO LOCATE REIOIIAL BANKS now comes Col. Geo. C. Mar- rooksville with the threat that may possibly run for the States Senate. The Palatka News closed the twelfth year of its existence with its last issue. It is an excellant pa per, one of the best' veeklies in the State and particularly strong on its editorial page. Russell ean wield a quill with the best of them. Lake land News. The annual tourist season on th Florida cast coatt was opened this week, when the Ponce de Leon and other great hotel palaces of the Flag ler system were opened to the public. The first air ship line in the world to make regular sailings and carry passengers was established between St. Petersburg and Tampa last week, Ex-Mayor A. C. Pheil of St. Peters burg was the first passenger. The trip was made in twenty-three min utes. Hon. John T. G. Crawford, member of the National Democratic committee for Florida, is opposing the re-ele tion of Senator Fletcher on the ground that he is not in accord with the progressive views of the demo cratic party; not in harmony with the views of President Wilson; that he has violated the democratic platform; has favored special interests; has en dorsed corrupt elections; that he vot edwith Bailey and for Lorimer. Mr. Crawford has a column interview in last Saturday's Florida Metropolis in which he cites instances of Senator Fletcher's non-democratic votes in the Senate. Mr. Crawford argues that if Mr. Fletcher is right the President is wrong, and it is not likely that many democrats at this stage of the game will admit that the president is wrong. The Tampa Tribune devoted its leading editorial of last Monday to its reasons for publishing the weekly sermons of "Pastor Russell." They are printed solely because there is u demand for the rot. "Individually," explains the Tribune, "we bslieve that 'Pastor Russell' is no more than a smart busness man, with morals ad justed to his conception of the easiest way to make money. Like many oth ers he has found that the pulpit af fords a broad field or spreading the Word with a golden ring. He doesn't do all this for nothing. He doesn't do it simply for the love of helping humanity. No sane man can read his sermons and say that they jo the needy any good, or that they are other than ridiculous construc tions of the scripture woven around fanaticism most unnatural. He has followers, thousands of them. So have other religious fanatics. Through no other medium may the grafter work so successfully as through that of some 'new thought' shocking all set ideas and disturbing all known principles." Further along the Tri bune says: "One newspaper, th Brooklyn Eagle, which is located in the same city with the 'Pastor's' head quarters, made bold to expose him in TH; Judge ParkhiU for Senator Tallahassee Democrat: The Gaines ville Sun endorses Judge Charles B Parkhill of Tampa as a most suita ble candidate for the United States senate. There are thousands of vot ers in the state who are opposed to both the United States senators coming from Jacksonville, and have an equally capable man lrom any other section of the state would sup port him. Judge Parkhill is particu larly strong in West Florida, his old home, and having been for years one of the most useful members of the supreme court, no one could question his ability. Should he decide to be come a candidate and be elected he would soon be occupying one of the highest positions in our highest leg islative body. PALATKA AS IT WAS TWELVE YEARS AGO IS RECORD OF TWO YEARS Many Schemes to Defraud the Public Are Operated Through the ' Mailt. - , ' Washington. Loss of 1129.050,000 In two years by the unsuspecting pub lic through swindling operation car lied on by use of the United States mails has stirred the postal authori ties to a drastic campaign . against fraudulent' schemers. Wholesale use of government's right to deny the mailing privilege to persons or firms whose operations may be tainted with "get rich quick" and other false promises Is the weapon to be em ployed. ' An effort to stop this swindling by reliance upon criminal courts has proved ineffective, accordipg to W. H. Lamar, assistant attorney general for the postofflce department; whose an nual report was made public on the first. . "Criminal proceedings are necessa rily slow," says the repott, "and by means of appeals and other methods die execution of sentence are deferred for long periods, during which the concerns and individuals engaged in such fraudulent business continue to reap a harvest through their fraudu lent enterprise. In some Instances,' the penalty being merely a fine, there was nothing to prevent the parties from continuing their schemes ex cept fear of Subsequent fines. These they could easily afford to pay In view of the large revenue derived from the business." . Mr. Lamar points out that a fraud order immediately cuts of the source of supply of funds upon which the scheme largely depends for its contin uance and puts many prospective vic tims on their guard. Postmaster throughout the country, the report says, daily ask rulings on various lottery schemes which cause the department no end of worry. Nu merous concerns located abroad con tinue to mail their advertisements of foreign lotteries into the United States. Fraud orders were Issued against 74 such firms during the year. FOREIGN COMMERCE GROWS 1913 Imports Show Decrease, Due to Big Reductions In the Cost of Certain Articles, Items Taken from Files of Palatka Hews Jan. 9th, ' 1902. On Tuesday January Gth, I 02, Palatka voted a bond issue of $175, 000 for sewers, pavcmen,t3 and other municipal improvement. Only free holders were peimitted to vote and but 78 of. thaw voted. Of this num ber 64 were for bonds and 14 agair-ct. Judge Vcrtrees was the lending op ponent of the bond issue. Hcnnessy Lercyle's comedy com pany played to a big house in. the t'ry opera house on Tuesday night. The S. E. Bond store had bean losing goods for some time by a pet ty thief, but in the haul this week were valuble siU goods. These goods and otlieic were found by Llnet 1 . M. fiagan in the room oc Parkhill the Man Lakeland Telegram: We recently asked the Tampa Tribune to whom it. rpferrerl when it said it knew a Smith FlnviHa man who could win the cuuied by a negro named Jo3 Samp senatorial succession rrom Fletcher ' son, but the negro had skipped town "in a walk." The Tribune now an- on hearing ha was suspected, swers that C. B. Parkhill is the man. Mrs. Dr. Geo. E. Welch chauer- This is interesting it true. It would ' oned a large party of young people also be interesting to know if that ! from the city who attended a "Twelfth gentleman intends to sit in the sena- j .Night Party" at the home of Judge torial game. The U. S. Department of Agricul ture has issued a circular press bu reau letter conveying the information that frosted citrus fruit can be made marketable by storing it in cold sto- some of his personal affairs rage. It might therefore be well for , 'Pastor' entered suit for libel in the our growers to each establish a cold sum of $100,000. The libel wasn't storage plant on their groves. They proven and, in the sense of the law, don t cost very much, perhaps not the 'Pastor stands convicted of these over $5,000. ..... charges of moral delinquency," A Stockton Prophecy Ft. Lauderdale Sentinel: John Stockton, from all indications, will be elected in the next primary. The people cannot be fooled all the time couragement," sr.ys F. H. Burt in Palatka and Mrs Heights. "Fragments from Flowerlend,' neat little volume of poems by Miss Alice Whitman, and dedicated to Mrs. Geo. E. Welch, "whose kind en- the authoress, Dy the papers wnicn at au times has he ned to brine it into exis- support men that the interests want, tence," was issued from the presses ana are airaiu io come iui iui me 0i the ralatka .News, men tne people want. otocaion is M p,.i.0 Ackan one Ul u. "u ,St. ..mi..lu.. m ,whjlc dre,j,in near tne old Darby tne common people ana wouiu iwIb,, ..,,,, - u -.anchor very best man to send to Washing ton at this time. What has ruined : weighing something like 1,000 pounds, i and which it is thought was lost by tnis country is senuuiK lawye.s u. , Yanke o-i.n boat, in 182. a boat mane laws oui oi which mey iihm; , ,, f,,,i u i, rnnfOIi their living. The lawyer, as a rule, ! -'" . Z"' " , fWt s not uiouu in nia cuu--eiiiuu in ; . things. He is too much governed by precedent. He fails to progress be cause of the influence that past aees have upon him. People, study the life of Stockton. If you do you will send him to the senate. Announced that Rev. Dr. . Full wood, presiding elder, would hold his first quarterly meeting at tha Methodist church the coming Sunday night. Mrs. H. S. Wilson entertained the Whist Club at the Saratoga Hotel Washington. The foreign com merce of the United States In the calendar year 1913 approximated one and three-quarter billion dollars of Imports and two and a halt billion of exports. . The Imports of the eleven months ended with November were- $1,609,000,000; should the December Imports equal those of November the total for the full year would be $1,- 756,000,000. The exports of the eleven months ended with November were $2,251,000,000; should the December exports equal those of November the total would be $2,497,000,000. This estimate would make the excess "'of exports over imports approximately $740,000,000. , ' ' The figures ot exports and of excess of exports over imports will exceed those of any earlier year. The "largest export In any preceding calendar year was that of 1912, which showed a to tal of $2,399,217,993; and as the eleven months ended with November are $102,000,000 in excess ot the corre sponding period of the preceding year the estimate of approximately two and a balf billion for 1913 seems to be justified. The excess of exports over imports in the eleven months ended with November was $642,000,- 000, and for the single months of November $97,000,000, thus apparently justifying the estimate of $740,000,- 000 excess of exports for the lull year. In imports, the total for 1913 win be less than that of 1912, but larger than that of any year preceding 1912. This decline in Imports in 1913 is due in part to reduction In prices of cer tain articles imported. While the quantity of sugar imported in the ten months ended with October exceeded that of the corresponding period of 1912 by 368,000,000 pounds, the value of this larger quantity imported dur ing the 1913 period was $22,000,000 less than that of the corresponding period of 1912. . . CIVILCOURTS UNDER TROOPS West Virginia Authorities Arraigned for Conduct During Strike. Washington. A severe arraignment of the authorities -who administered martial law in West Virginia from September, 1912, to June, 1913, when the Cabin Creek and Paint Creek coal mine strike troubles were In prog ress is contained in a subcommittee report made public by Senator Borah, member of the senate comiuittee that conducted an investigation into all phases of the West Virginia disturb ance. The report does not bear the formal indorsement of the full senate com mittee, but was given out as the "statement of facts," prepared by Sen ator Borah as the member charged with preparing that section of the report bearing on courtmartial trials and alleged violations ot law by mil itary courts. Senator Borah's statement holds that the military authorities, . acting under the direction of the governor, superseded all constitutional courts in West Virginia, imposed sentences not authorized by any standing laws, and took over all the duties of the civil courts of the district; and that at the time such martial law was being en forced there was no evidence that the civil courts had been intimidated or that they would have failed to per form their duties faithfully. Five Persons Killed in Collision. Memphis, Tenn. Five persons were killed and several Injured when train of freight cars struck a street car at a grade crossing here. The accident occurred In tha southern out skirts of Memphis where a belt line and the street railway tracks cross, The street car was crushed and the bodies of the dead badly mangled. Lower Express Next Month Washington. Lower express rates 1 Tnursday evening, throughout the country will become j Mrs. Harp, wife of Hon. J. II. effective one month from now by the Harp of Crescent City and mother terms of the recent interstate com-! "f Mr-s. R. F. Adams of this city, merce commission order. Not only Pastfd away 011 Wednesday, will the rates be reduced materially, i Perry Keener, jeweler, moved into but the companies will comply with! the store on Lemon, street just va regulations for improved methods of service. Experts estimate the aver age reduction in charges will approx imate 17 per cent. One official of a large express company said that the business for 1913 was 25 per cent, less than it was in 1912. Would Create Four Vice Admirals. Washington. Congress will be ask ed to create four vice admirals in the United States navy immediately after the holiday recess. Secretary Daniels said he had determined on this course to avoid the possibility of embarrass ment to the American navy in for eign service. Frequently Mr. Daniels explained, in a field which reasonably should be dominated by American in fluence, a foreign officer might take first rank because of the failure of the United States to provide for the trade above that of rear admiral. Fashion's Poor Slave. Willie Paw. what Is a slave to fash ion? Pnw-A man who bus a wife and some grown daughters,-my sou. Cinciunatl Enquirer. , An error gracefully acknowledged Is a victory won. Gascoigne. eated by F. J. Fearnside, Elmer E. Smith, a prominent citi zen of Crescent City who had not been heard from in some three years end who was mourned as dead, turns up at Beaumont, Texas. He had just neglected to write. Announcement is made that the State Convention of Federated Wo man's Clubs would be held in Cres cent City January 29th and 30th. The first number of the Palatka ' News was issued on Friday, January 9th, Kussell & Vickers, publishers; W. A. Russell, editor. Negro Is Lynched in Louisiana. Shreveport, La. Dave Lee, a ne gro, was taken from the Marion coun ty jail at Jefferson, Texas, by a body of masked men and hanged to a bridge nearby. The mob com pelled the jailer to give up his keys, quickly secured the prisoner, execut ed him and quietly dispersed. Lee was charged with shooting and wound ing- Constable Matt Taylor, while re sisting arrest. It is said there were but fifteen men in the lynching par ty. No arrests have been made. PLAN TO DROP CORPORATIONS Men of Affairs Decided to Line Up With Spirit of Times. New York. The withdrawal of J, P. Morgan & Co. from moretnan a score of great corporations and the statement shortly afterwards by George F. Baker, an almost equally dominant figure in American finance, that he soon would take similar ac tion, gave Wall street generally thrill that almost brought trading on the stock exchange to a halt. While it prqbably is true that many prominent bankers had information foreshadowing this momentous move toward ending interlocking . directo rates, the public and brokers had no advance knowledge ot what was tak ing place in the inner councis of the greatest of all American houses of finance. Wherever telephone and tick er flashed the news about the street groups of men gathered to discuss what was the all-absorbing ' topic. Mr. Morgan, departing from his firm's traditional policy ot silence, made a public statement announcing the withdrawal of five-members of J. P. Morgan & Co. from the drector- ships in twenty-seven corporations and the intention to withdraw from more. McADOO AND HOUSTON ARE TO -HEAR THE CLAIMS OF ALL . THECITIES.V CITIES TO PRESENT CLAIMS Only Fourteen Large Cities to Be Vis- -. Ited by the Organization Committee. ' Washington. The Federal reserve bank organization tcommlttee supple mented Its plan for locating federal reserve cities with an unofficial an nouncement pointing- the way tor all cities to present their cla.ms for banks. Before the committee, con sisting ot Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo and Secretary ot Agriculture Houston starts upon its tour of the country, it will advise clearing house, , associations and 'boards of traie In cities that are in the field tor a re serve tank, wnen ana wnere uioj can be heard. The committee will suggest that representatives of such organisations be supplied with all the facts each city wishes to produce in its favor. Only fourteen large cities in addi tion to Washington will be visited, ut it was the understanding that any city and any community can be heard at some point on the trip around tne country which has been mapped out' Although details tor the hearings have not been worked out, it is prob able that the claims of Baltimore, Phil, adelphia and Washington will be heard here. Pittsburg will have an opportun ity either In Cleveland or Cincinnati. Fort Worth, Texas, which is in the field, will be allowed to argue in Hous--ton, and St. Paul and Minnepalos in Chicago. Information the committee procures from the cities will be use- . ful in determining th boundaries of the reserve districts. " .- - -- . It was said that neither cabinet of ficer on the organization committee had determined upon the. number of reserve districts and cities. The trip to be taken Is almost as much for this purpose as for actually locating the cities and defining the districts. Treasury officials praised the de cision of the committee to workout the district limits and cities by public hearings. They said that already scores of telegrams had been received asking for a hearing in Washington, on the supposition that the work was to be done here. By holding hearings in many cities the committee hopes to avoid trouble and save time. - ' Exports to South Africa. Washington. Success that bas marked the efforts of American manu facturers to establish markets for their exports in the union of South Africa, long considered to be exclu sive province for foreign traders, re futes any assertion that competition is driving Americans from the field of trade, according to a statement made nuhlic by the department of com merce, ' ' , The liver loses its activity at times and needs help. HEKB1JNE is an el fective liver stimulant. It also pu rifies the bowels, strengthens diges tion and restores strength, vigor and cheerful spirits. Price 50c. Sold by Ackerman-Stewart Drug Co. Family Affair. She-Are they happy together? He -Well, he stnya In every evening She -Then they must be. He But Blie goes out. Judge. Any little wound or abrasion of the flesh occurring in coio: weather that :s not promptly treated becomes- a -bad sore and is difficult to heal. Ap ply BALLARD'S SNOW .LINIMENT at once when, such accidents nappen. The wound heals promptly and- soon does away with the annoyance of a bandage, rnce zuc, ouc ana i.uu per bottle. Sold by Ackerman-Stew art Drug Co. SUSIE DURHAH, DYEING, PRESSING, RENOVATING Ladies' and Gent's Suits Made to Order. . All Work Guaranteed. ' 409 Lemon Street Palatka, Fla. 14. LOPIR 6AII.IY, President. - J. WiLTtB H1L1LABO SecT.and Trpas. The G. Loper B?iley Qo Fire Insurance. Leading American and Foreign Companies . Life Insurance: Marine Insurance: The Leadimg Companies AU Claims Promptly Settled. 117 Lemon Street Palatka, Florida Fortune displays our virtues snd'onr vices us light makes nil objects appar ent Ln Rochefoucauld. Preparation. Cuest-So your fellow keeper Page Is gnim; to im- iniiriied. Is he? (!nnie-lict'l'er-Aye. sir. that a he. He wor limyi'd fin- in church four the second lime Sinidity lunst. London Mull. No Change In Mfcxic Policy. Mexico City. The announcement that President Wilson's policy proba bly would remain unchanged .after John Lind's trip to Pass Christian, is a source of disappointment to most I foreigners and many Mexicans, who believed the interview between the president and his personal represen tative might result in some definite step to put an early end to the dis tressing conditions, which, so far as business Js concerned, are fast grow ing acute. FLORIDA NEWS NOTES. Two Questions. "Do yon believe the theory that dot1- i business transactions How's This 7 We "Offer One Hundred Dollars Re ward for any case of Catarrh that can not be cured bv Hall's Catarrh Cure. P. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last IB years, and believe him Deifectly ,unoraule In all business transactions and financially tors li.i re n right to kill where tbey Sy his firm " rim nut cure?" I WALDINli. KINNAN & MARVIN, il,,,-.,i,-t tliuu ulwnri hpen dolnir 1 Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Slnwiit they smays oeen aoing .Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken Inter It?" -Boston Transcript naly, acting directly -upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. " " Testimonials sent free. Price 75c. per The night Is long thnt never finds the bottle. Sold by all Druitslsts. . a ci Tak Hall'i Family Fills for constl- dBy.-Slwkcspeare. . pation. Five Jacksonville attorneys . have given the opinion that it is not neces sary to hold a separate election to abolish the old sub-school districts es tablished some years ago before es tablishing new ones for the purpose ot bonding for a million dollars for new school buildings; but that an election forming the new districts will change the ones already existing in compliance with the laws regulating such matters. President II. B. Race ot the board of trade of Jacksonville received a letter from Gov. Park Trammell to the effect that he would do his best to be present and deliver the address of welcome at the opening of the con vention ot the National League ot Commission Merchants, which con venes on the 14th. , 1 Assistant Secretary of Navy Sweet and George R. Putnam, commission ers of lighthouse, will leave between January 10 and January 15 to inves tigate all the sites offered for the sixth district lighthouse depot, in-1 eluding Jacksonville and Fernandlna. pMw sWim Mi mmmm 1 SMITH'S I Home made Candies. Alao Agent fur Huyler's and Park & Telford Candies. . " Fine PipesT Cigars and Tobaccos. Im. A. SlkXITH, S Palatka, Florida. 9 DR. F. E. JENKINS EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT Office Hours: 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. Other hours by ap pointment. Hickman-Kennerly Block, PALATKA, FLORIDA. IMPROVED PROPERTY For Sale, 4 Acres land, 175 bearing orange trees, i room house. Price, $1,000. , 5 Acres lard, ISO bearing orange trees. Price, $1,000. 10 Acres land, 212 bearing orange trees. , Price, $1,200.00. 40 Acres land. 20 acres of this Is good muck, 500 bearing orange trees and 200 ........ iMa. min A iADa : r. ,1 l.arn Price. $3,500.00. T Address . P. J. BECKS, REAL ESTATE, Palatka, Fla.