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news and -Advertiser. NEW SERIES VOL. XXII NO. 5. PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1914. $1.00 Per Year. u & 0-nJ CO Q O to H to o 3 to w PQ S W 33 w o & o u CO 0) W (3 U a & o CO A hi o o S bo .S c .S 60 CO W US cu to S3 S3 H o IVER JOHNSON BICYCLES THE GO LIGHTLY KIND Lasts Longest, Rides Easiest, Gives Best Satisfaction " RQWTON'S Sold on easy payments to responsible parties. Write or call for catalogue, prices and terms. CHAS. E. ROWTON, 208 Lemon St., Palatka, Ha. A FEW SECOND HAND BICYCLES FROM $5.00 TO $15. BICYCLE TIRES A SPECIALTY, $2.50 TO $5.00 EACH. IMNMHIlHIHi ' At the nnnuiil mpptlni; of thn Stockholders rind n romilnr meeting of the Boftrd of Director of tins Hunk held .limuiiry l:ith, IH14. a Hesolutlon was dulv adopted thut this Bunk shnll necept the terms nnd provisions of the Federal Re serve Act, nppioved on the iSlrd day or l)eceinler, WIS, and has authorized, em powered and directed the flashier to notify the Krvo Bank Organization Com mittee of the acceptance hythls Bank of the terms and provisions of the Federal Reserve Act. and of the Intention of the Hoard to subscribe, on behalf of this Bank, to the capital stock of the Federal Reserve Rank to be oi'nunlzod In the district In whlcli tills Hunk will be located, after the Keomphleal limits to be served by such Federal Reserve Hank have been tlxed by the Organization Committee. - ' GEO. E. WELCH, President H. FINLEY TUCKER INSURANCE FORD BUILDING H.FinSif Tucker SBro. Buy It B ecause It's a Better Car h;j MODEL T lA Touring Car M F. O. B. I'alntka Get particulars from THE FORD SALES CO., Second Street, PalL'ka, Fla. WALTER W. TILGHMAN, Manager i" m Imi' irnpM'!.naup" UiHWi fix. Removes Cough Gone and "I had a chronic cold and cough which kept me awake nighta for two years and I felt tired all the time. I took Vinol for my cough. It cured it and I feel stronger in every way." (Mrs.) D. A. MeGee, Waycross, Ga. Chronic coughs yield to Vinol because it builds up the. weakened system, and heals inflammation in throat and lungs. Vinol is delicious cod liver out oQ. Yaw will bw iMtmJ if yoa mn m wtiefcd that Vinol bJpl ran ACKERMAN-STEWART DRUG CO mai Dni Stona mqrvban that dipUy thi sin A. S. WILLARD, Cashier L. KT UCKER, Jr REAL ESTATE PHONE 128 $597 The Cause She Feels Stronger and iron tonic with w I I TOM WILLIAMS WILL PROBABLY HANG. Special Lunacy Commission Says He is Feigning to Avoid the Rope. ' Tom Wiliams the Welaka murderer who was to have been executed last Friday, but who was respited by Gov. Trammell till Friday, Feb. 6th, in or der that a special commission might have time to pass on his mental con dition, has been by that commission pronounced SANE. The Commission was composed of Drs. A. M. Steen and Geo. E. Welch, and citizen! W. M. Cannon. They made their report yesterday and the same is on hie in the County Judge s court. It was unanimous. It was to the effect that Williams is sane. This report has been duly forward ed to Gov. Trammell by Sheriff Ken nedy, and it is expected that the Gov ernor will act on it immediately and forward his decision to the Sheriff. That it will be in accordance with the sentence of the court there is little doubt. In which case Williams will pay the penalty for his crime on the gallows one week from today. It will be remembered that for nearly two weeks Williams refused to touch food or water. The first that he had to eat was two oranges which Deputy Sheriff John W. Glisson crowded into his system a little more than a week ago. Since that time he has undergone a complete change. Ho now eats all that is set before him, and then licks up the crumbs that nothing be lost. But he will not eat during the day. His meals are set in the cage regular ly three times a day, but he touches nothing until after night, when the lights are out. In the morning ev erything has disappeared. Williams also eats the oranges, ot which he was always very fond, at night. But he still acts in a crazy manner. He doesn't talk much, but he talks some. On two or three occasions he has said to the sheriff: "Open the door and let me out; I want to go home and see my wife. During one of the visits of the com mission the sheriff said to him: "Tom, tvhat do you want to see your wife for? He didn't give any reason; he simply repeated the sheriff's ques tion. Even the officials at the jail who were inclined at first to think him insane, are now of the opinion that Williams was only feigning. That he is afraid of the death trap is certain. The callows is ready and the exu- cution will be in the jail enclosure, practically public, as any one can see from the street. Fancy Costume Party. A fancy dress party will be given at the Athletic club ort Friday even ing, February 13th. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes In dies and gentlemen's two for pret tiest, and two for best comic cos tumes. The grand march will start at i) o'clock, and prizes will be awarded at 9:30, after which refreshments will be served and dancing will be indulg ed in. The proceeds will go to the public library fund, and the commit tee hopes that the lovers of frolic and beauty will turn out in force. Tick ets 50 cents. BAD TASTE !N THE MOUTH, Dizziness, and a general "no account" feeling ia a sure sign of a torpid liver. The remedy ia Simmons Red Z Liver Reg ulator (The Powder Form). It exercises its greatest re storative effect in the liver, yet it ia effective in the stomach and bowels. Indigestion, con stipation and their attendant evils disappear before its pow erful, regulating influence. Try its wholesomo purifying properties. It will give you a good appetite, sound digestion and make you feel well. Sold by Dealers. Price, law package, $1.00, Alk lor the senulne with thfl Red Z on the label. It you raimot fut It, remit to ui. we will lend it by mill, pualiiRiit. tiimmoul Liver K-KUtor li also put up lii liquid form lor tboie nlio prefer it. lrit)l.U0 per buctitt. Louk lor the Hed Z Label. 1 H. ZEIUN I CO, Props, St Louis, Mo. )F TIIF tO.WK fV7 oiss.irolxiMt.STSii tl'SIXI-ls.iRkDt'f. TO A C.IKt.U. S si rut- risoxoh mm.s rii.iT MUSS vni-MATtir-nn i re. MLP.1 CI list. HATCH OS HfKY 'UK A St It Or-f.A'f.ME IS '0I jiff j i us. msishss . OR Dowfir;:;. ..vj ST.4R T A ancKisn .icciiust ii tm rov THIS A. VOX IX ACT if h HAT rOU JfiAO mi WW" I mil REGISTRATION B00KSJN0V OPEN. List of Precinct Registration utticers-Get Busy Now. The precinct registration books will be open another month. In some of the precincts there has been a good registration, but in other precincts the number has been small. It is thought that by the end of the com ing month, when the books close, there will be a good showing made in an tne precincts. It is in the city of Palatka precincts where the registration is lightest. Perhaps that is because the voters Know they will be given, another chance. ljalatka being the countv seat, the law provides that the Supervisor- of Registration, Henis Peter mann, shall keep the books open from March 15th to April 15th, in order to register any one trom any of the pre cincts who has neglected to register with the precinct officer. His office is at the courthouse , and he will be on hand between those dates. But voters in the country precincts will probably find it much more con venient to register at home. It was for this reason that the law provides that the precinct books shall be kept open from the first Monday in Jan uary to the first Monday in March. In order to vote in the coming pri mary every voter must register. No matter if he has registered at a form er time. That won't do; he must re register, as this is an entirely differ ent law and provides not only for the voter's name, but his party affilia tion' as well. None but Democrats will be permitted to vote in a demo cratic primary, and the registration books will show what he is politically. the tollowing is the list of precinct registration officers, and the various precincts served by them: No. 1, Crescent City, J. L. Burton. No. 2, Fruitland, Max Melzer. No. 3, Norwalk, J. McN. Bard. No. 4, Welaka, J. L. McLeod. No. 5, Lake Como, H. A. Perry. No. 6, Pomona, W. M. Williams. No. 7, Satsuma Hights, F. V. Owen. No. 8, San Mateo, W. F. Rogero. No. 9, East Palatka, S. S. Browning. No. 10, Federal Point, B. B. Dancy. No. 11, Palatka Heights, Robert Mullis. No. 12, Palatka, W. N. Coffee. No. 13, Palatka, A. G. Phillips. No. 14, Palatka, E. E. Dodge. No. 15, Palatka, A. T. Triay. No. 16; Interlachen, J. I. Wimberly. No. 17, Johnson, W. H. Cribb. No. 18, Baldwin School, L. M. Bald win. No. 19, Grandin, T. J. Rogers. No. 20, Bannerville, Aaron Varnes. No. 21, Bostwick, L. C. Williams. No. 22, Francis, Geo. Weathersbee. No. 23, Palatka, A. M. Haughton. No. 24, Palatka, J. W. Matthews. No. 25, Palatka, C. H. Wigg. No. 26, Hollister, M. B. Osteen. No. 27, Florahome, G. L. Knight. No. 28, Rodman, L. H. Thomas. Bungalow Park Booming. Of the nine pretty bungalows built this winter by the Palatka Develop ment Company, the company has al ready sold eight. This company has made a wonder ful improvement in the section of the city most seen by strangers on the A. L. L. trains passing through Pa latka, and many times has the News representative heard remarks favor able to the city and from parties whose only knowledge of the place has come through an impression gain ed by a view of Bungalow Park. These bungalows are certainly at tractive and convenient homes and have added materially to the attrac tiveness of the city. And it is with much pleasure that the News an nounces the purpose of the company to continue building houses of the same attractive design, at least un til such time as the demand for them ceases. Allen's Big Minstrels Coming. At Kalbfield's Grand on Tuesday night of next week the celebrated A. G. Allen's Big Minstrel Show will he seen, and if the people turn out in DroDortion to the merits of the com ing performance the theater will have a sure-enough crowd. The Little Kock, (Ark.) Uazette, in speaking of a recent visit of this show to that city said: "A. G. Allen's Big Minstrel Show gave a performance at the corners of l,rth and Kingo streets last night to a crowd that filled the large pavil- linn theater to its utmost capacity. The whole performance was clean and free from any objectionable features. The stage setting was very pretty, be ing tastily arranged and the entire back of the stage masked in by two large United States flags. The sing ing and dancing was lar above tne average. the performance was brought to a close by a np-roanng negro farce, which brought forth a storm of applause and sent every body home laughing. The Allen minstrels have never disappointed an audience." Royal Welsh Ladies Choir. The famous Royal Welsh Ladies Choir will appear at the Howell The ater on the evening fo Saturday, Feb. 7th. This musical organization which has attained much fame abroad and in this country1, having sang in all parts of the world and to representa tive audiences, is coming to Palatka under the auspices of the Woman's Club. The securing of this excellent musical company is looked upoa by musical circles here as another steD forward for this city, being signifi cant of a desire on the part of the people for that whicn Is best and highest in music. With the splendid performance in Grand Opera this week and the com ing of this magnificent company the people feel that we can compare ta vorably with any of the cities of our class in giving the people the very best. Every one should hear this wonderful choir, and thus assist the Woman's Club in making a great sue cess of the entertainment. We hope to have the program in next week's paper. Lift Your Feet. Many a man stubs is toe on tb threshold of luocesa. New Orlean: Pica uue AbsoIutelyPure ROYALthe most celebrated of all the baking powders in the world celebrated for its great leavening strength and purity. It makes your cakes, . biscuit, bread, etc., healthful, it insures you against alum and all forms of adulteration that go with the low priced brands. VON ENGELKEN NOJJN ACCORD With Majority of Rural Credits Commission-Makes Minori ty Report. cut little has been made public concerning the action of the Ameri can Commission which spent last oummer stuclying (.he various sys- terms of rural credits in continen tal Europe, though .t is expected that the full report of the Commis sion will soon be made public. Col. F. J. H. von Engelken of Pa latka, who was the Morida mem- and who but recently returned from a meeting of the commission in Washington, was seen concerning the action of the Washington meet ing this week and kindly consented to make a statement. Col. von En gelken said: the American Commission met in Washington last month to pas: upon the report as prepared by u committee appointed for the pur pose. By a vote of 2!) to 2 a re port was accepted which is a brief for co-operation among farmers, and urges that action be taken in tin. country to enable farmers to form co-operative organizations for cred it purposes. "the two members voting against the acceptance of the report were Mr. Gordon Jones of Denver, Colo rado, and myself. With the report insofar as it encourages co-operation among farmers in the coudu'l of their business, the dissenting members took no issue. With thai part of the report, however, which might be construed as advocarir;; the formation bv the farmers of co operative organizations for credit purposes, they took issue siiuarelv and since the limited time at the disposal of the commission did not admit of full discussion of this ques tion, tne two dissenting members have issued a minority report, which will appear with the majority repoi-t, and as a part of the report of the American Commission. The majority report embodied no plan for a system of rural financt in America. The Federal Commis sion appointed by President Wilson has, however, submitted to the Presi dent the draft of a bill for this pur pose, the minority report issued by the dissenting members of the Amer ican Commission also presents a plan. This step was taken bv the minority after careful study of the draft of a bill submitted to the presi dent by the federal Commission, anc in the firm belief that the plan pro posed by the Federal Commission is impracticable. The report of the minority will be placed before the President, and will enable him tc have available both sides of this im portant question in making his de cision as to what action is to be tak en. The plan proposed by the minori ty has received the unqualified ap proval ot men high in financial as well as agricultural circles. It ha? also been endorsed and signed by such members ot the commission, (who were not present at the session ir Washington) as Ruge of Florida William of Texas, Thrailkell of Ohic and Woodside of South Carolina. Ii has further been endorsed by the Col orado Farmers' Congress. It is hoped that all interested in this question will read the reports and will keep in touch with the actior to be taken in the near future in Washington." Palatka is Honored. At the annual session of the Grand Lodge of Masons of Florida, held in Jacksonville last week, Mr. R. II. Cooper was honored by appointment of the Grand Master to the olhce ol Senior Grand Deacon. This is an im portant office in the order and one from which many of the past Grand Masters have graduated to the higher office. Mr. Cooper is one of Florida's most efficient Masons, and his brethren in Palatka are proud of the honor shown him, not only at the recent meeting, but at former grr.nd sessions, as it if not a new thing for Mr. Cooper to re ceive appointment at the hands of the Grand Master. Masons here are sure that the tim- is not far distant when Mr. Cooper will be advanced to the Grand Mas tership. In fact it is said that he came within two votes this vear of being elected Junior Grand Warden, an office from which he would hnve naturally succeeded to the Grand Mas tership "in- three years. This honor fell to Mr. T. Picton Warlow of Or lando, whom Mr. Cooper modestly de clares is really deserving of the hon or and in whose success he takes spe cial delight. Religious Census of Palatka. The Putnam County Sunday School Association has this week decided on taking a religious census of Palatka. This decision of a question which has for some time been in the minds of the association, was made at a meet ing of the association held at the home of Mr. A. T. Anderson last Tuesday evening, at which all . the protestant churches of the city were represented. The date fixed upon for taking this census is Friday, Feb. 20th, and the following are the chair men of the committees charged with the work: Archdeacon William Wyl lie, Episcopal; Henry S. McKenzie, Methodist Episcopal; B. E. Jarrett,. Baptist, and W. N. Markey, Presby terian. Mr. Frank S. Chapmaa was made chairman of the publicity com mittee. The city will be districted and can vassers assigned to each district. The canvass will be taken during the noon hour, and will cover the city proper and Palatka Heights. I'alalka Elks Entertain. The Palatka Elks had the pleasure of entertaining at their meeting last Monday night, B. E. Megmms ot lal lahassee, district deputy Grand Ex alted Ruler, and M. B. Craig, Ex alted Ruler of the lodge in Jackson ville. Judge Meginnis is the county judge of Leon county. The guests were introduced by H. M. Fearnside, Exalted Ruler of .the local lodge in well-chosen words and in order named addressed the gather er! members. Judbe Meginnis paid the Palatka lodge a very high compli ment for efficiency, membership and work. The meeting considerde tho subiect of asking the next State As sociation to meet in Palatka, but it s decided not to do so until the lodge can have its own building. The lodge however decided to send a large delegation to the State convention in Miami. At the conclusion of the meeting a banquet was served in the hall and s;ood fellowship vied with good eat-ir,-, as leader for a pretty entertain ment. Death Removes a Noble Woman. The death of Mrs. R. T. Brantley was reported from Grandin on Mon day. It seems that Mrs. Brantley had come from her home down to the randin station Monday forenoon lor the purpose of taking the tram to Palatka to do some snopping. mr. Brantley stepped over to the station to secure her ticket while Mrs. Brant ley went into the store of Fred Green to await the train. It was while her husband was out, and after she had entered the store that Mrs. Brantley was suddenly stricken with apoplexy and expired. She was taken to Mr. Green's home and every effort made to restore her to consciousness, but it was death, and there was no recalling her de parted spirit. The funeral was held form Parart church on Tuesday, and in the ab sence of a minister, the Masonic rit ual was read by Hon. John P. Wall, who also made some most appropri ate remarks concerning the life and character of the deceased. The in terment was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Brantley was a native of South Carolina, but had resided at Grandin nearly if not quite 40 years, ind here she had raised a fine fami ly consisting of four sons and one i.n.rriior All of whom will rise up and call her blessed. They with her husband, and one sister, Mrs. B. N. Brantley are her near survivors. Tho ons are Levi, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Fred, of San Francisco, California, nnd Lawrence and Allen; of Grandin. The daughter is Mrs. C. F. Haskill of Okeechobee, Fla. The people from all the country round turned out at the funeral, for Mrs. Brantlev was a woman whom all loved and the sense of community loss is great. The family desires through The News to thank all for their loving aid and svmpathy in this hour of their great bereavement, and espe cially Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Green, to whose home the stricken wife and mother was taken and her body ten derly kept until the final service the following day. - The Earnest Company, always on the lookout for an opportunity to bet ter its business and make a popular move in its own and the city's inter ests, has iust nnrehnsed a Ford toi"--: r.ar hich it will use exclusively or carrying itscustomers andMheir bundles to androm the depot. The "r of course will also be used for '!e1ivrrin parcels about the city. Rut the Earnest Company has a large out-of-town business and its custo mers are frequently hurried and an noyed to make trains. It is the m pany's plan to save them this annliy ance and hack fare at the same time. V.