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THOUSANDS read THE PALATKA NEWS EVERY WEEK and thus keep posted on the Local, County and State news of interest. Are you one of that number? If not, subscribe NOW for The cleanest, most ac curate and most widely read newspaper in the County. The price is only ONE DOLLAR per year post paid to any address in United States. Send in your subscription today to THE PALATKA NEWS PALATKA, FLA. We have just installed a new, up-to-date Book and Job Press and are prepared to do all kinds of book and catalogue work. Also COMMER CIAL JOB WORK. IT Uneeda Biscuit Nourishment fine fla vor purity crispness whclesomeness. All far 5 cents, in the moisture-proof package. Baronet Biscuit Round, thin, tender with a delightful flavor appropriate forlunch eon, tea and dinner. 10 cents. Graham Crackers A food for every day. Cri'sp, tasty and strengthening. Fresh baked and fresh de livered. 10 cents. Buy biscuit baked by NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY Always look for that name J Realize Your Castles In the Air. We use the poetic expression, "cas tles in Spain;" we speak likewise of building "castles in the air;" we ruak' ight sometimes of tlie one given to building castles iu the air. but castles In tlie air are always necessary, and they Invariably precede castles on till ground castles in which to live. Tbt trouble ui'iny times with tlie one who is given to building castles lu the ail Is that he hasn't sustaining force, yes, mental force, if you please, and doesn't go forward and by daily work and ap plication externalize lu material form the castles he thus builds lu the air. Ralph Waldo Trine in Woman's Elome Companion. A pain in the side or back that i catches you when you straighten up I calls for a rubbing application of fcALLARD'S SNOW LINIMENT It relaxes the contracted muscles and j permits ordinary bodily motion with out suffering or inconvenience. Price ;-85c, 50c and $1.00 per bott'a. Soid by Ackerman-btewart Drug to. Tomtits, Tomtits are passionately fond of suet A lump hung in u tree will soon be found by them nrt devoured. 1 Snrams. Bruises Stiff Muscles are quickly relieved by Sloan's Liniment. Lay it on no rub bing. Trv it Ankle Sprain and Dislocated Hip. " I sprained my ankle and dislocated mr hip by falling out of a third Rtory Window. Went on crutches for four months. Then I started to use your Liniment, according to directions. 1 must nay it is helping me wonderfully. We will never be without SIohiTs Lint ment anymore." Jahiuan, Lawun Station, ff. Y. SLOANS LINIMENT Kills Pain Splendid for Sprains. I fell and sprained my arm a week agp and was in terrible pain. I could not use my hand or arm until I applied your Liniment. I shall never be with out a bottle of Sloan's Liniment" U. B. Springer, Elualflh, A. J. Fine for Stiffness. " Sloan Liniment has done more good than anything I have ever tried for stir? joints. I got my hand hurt so badly that I had to atop work right in the bui est ti me of the year. I thought at first that I would have, to have my hand taken oft, but I got bottle of Slonn's Liniment and cured my band." Viftm Mr, ilorrit, Ala. At all Dealers. 25c 50c and $1.00 Send for Sloan's free, instructive book on horses, cattle, bogs and poultry. Address Dr. mas. mi, be BOSTOH, BASS. - rn CANNON'S SWAN SONG OFTEN SUNG Uncle Joe Facetiously Referred to It on Eve of Retirement. HIS LAST DAYS IN POLITICS Fight In 1910, When Veteran Speaker of the House Triumphed Over Hit Foes Thirty-eiflht Yean In Con gress, It Wat Reported Ha Might Run Again. lu the closing days of the Sixty-second congress newspapers were every day printing stories about defeated members singing their swan songs on the Boor of the house. Joseph U. Can non, enjoying the distinction of louder sen-Ice lu the bouse than any other man lu the history of the Dnited States, made several speeches lu rapid succes sion, and each one was described In the public prints as bis swan song. The night that be attended the fare well reception to Representative Me Kluley of Illinois, also a "dead duck," Uncle Joe was down on the program for a speech. "Every time I make a speech," be declared, "the newspapers say I am singing my swan song. Just to escape that this time and to show that I'm a young buck with lots of years to live, I will now do a song and dance." Whereupon he sang a coon song and did a dance that would have made a chorus girl turn green with envy. One of Famous Four. Although more than 13.000 men have served In the lower branch of congress since the bouse of representatives as sembled for the first time in 1789, only four of them served thirty years or more and Cannon, who served thirty eight, was at seventy-seven the young est old man in public life. Elected to the Forty-tblrd congress, he was elected to every congress thereafter until his defeat in 1912 by Frank T. O'llair. with the exception of the Fifty-second congress. Four times he was speaker of the bouse of represen tatives. Since bis return to private life at Danville. 111., it has been reported at various time-; that be would run again this year. Be wus noncommital when asked about it Official Washington's Farewell. The former speaker's leavetaking of Washington was made memorable. On Feb; 15 last he was tendered a farewell dinner which was attended by President Taft members of the Taft cabinet and many prominent men regardless of political affiliations. When the guests assembled they found at each place a souvenir pro gram with a poetical tribute unsigned, but written by Representative Moore. It read: The storms may come, the winds may blow, The saplings and the pines may fall But. tempered to the sun and snow. The sturdy oak survives them all. And so In legislative hall. Where men and measures come and go. On Fame's enduring record calls. The honor rests with Uncle Joe. Inseparably associated with Uncle Joe, perhaps the quaintest figure In na tional politics, was the ever present Cannon cigar, and on the reverse side of the program beneath the curling smoke of a pictured cigar ran this couplet: Vou may break, you may shatter, the rules If you will. But the Cannon aroma will hang to them still. His Memorable Battle of 1910. It was in the middle of March. 1910, that Speaker Cannon's star began to set At tlie end of three days and three nights of bitter parliamentary battle be and bis faithful band were overruled on a critical point of order, and Uncle Joe was deprived of the chairmanship of the all powerful rules committee of the house. Counseling complete surrender, the senate leaders called upon Uncle Joe to resign as speaker. In Indignation he waved them from his room. He bad not yet begun to fight. And when the "elder statesmen" had retired to their end of the copltol Uncle Joe climbed back into bis chair and burled defiance at the victors. '1 will not entertain a motion." he declared, while the bouse listened with breathless susfiense, "to declare vacant the speakership of the bouse." It was a gage of battle, and the sieaker seemed to have calculated well that the Insurgents had gone as far as they dared. The motion was made and lost, and the speaker sat secure again upon his throne, but with his scepter nicked. For three days and three nights he had been at high tension In the center of the crisis, the man upou whom and against whom all was being waged rhen came the moment of defeat and the challenge that stemmed defeat and tvought out victory again, wltb Uncle loe triumphant From that time on his political pres tige suffered impairment. Inn even so. his defeat for re-election In lillli was a national surprise. A carload of Gurney Refrigerators arrived last week for Yelvertons' Big Furniture Store and are now on dis play. This is without doubt the lar gest display of Refrigerators ti er shown in Palafka. Modern Structures. "Whtit's the matter with this eleva tor?" asked the nervous man. "You keep trying to run It through the roof." "You'll have to excuse me." replied the operator. "I'm not used to one of these little twenty story buildings." Washington Star. Gloating Over the Victim. "Your teeth are in pretty bad condi tion." "They must be." sighed the patient "You look so happy." Judge. He is half done who has made good beginning. Old Saying. JUVENILE HIGH FINANCE. Give Him Half a Chance and This Chap Will Own the World. . A pupil. lu one of the well known boys' schools, being short ef pocket money, conceived a means of replen ishing bis funds by the following plan: He wrote to a Jewelry bouse In New York, where be hod an established credit asking that a sliver cigarette case selling at $25 be sent to him on approvul. Upon Its receipt be arranged a lottery among his chums at the school and offered for sale 100 chances at 25 cents each. He sold all the chances for a total of $25. The hoy who held the successful number that won the sliver case hap pened to be one who did not use cig arettes, and therefore the manager of the affair offered to buy the case for $5. The winner accepted the offer, as he thereby made a profit of $4.75 cash instead of having an article of no use to him, whereas the promoter of the deal had $20 left. The promoter now returned the cig arette ease to the jeweler and asked that It be credited to his account. This being a frequent occurrence, nothing was thought of the return of the ar ticle. By this scheme the pockets of the young promoter were replenished by $20, the other boys bad enjoyed their little game of chance and were per fectly satisfied with the operation, and the business house was likewise satis fied. Yet some people who have heard of the transaction are asking. "Is the young financier open to any criticism for his methods?" New York Sun. SINGULAR DREAMS. "Poetic" Effusion That Drew Tears of Pathos From the Sleeper, Lord Roberts records a remarkable dream. In October, 1853, bis father, to whom he was acting ns aid-de-camp at Peshawar, India, had issued invitations for a dance. Two days before it was to take plnce he was silent and de spondent during breakfast and eventu ally told his son that he had bad an unpleasant dream, which had visited him several times before and bad al ways been followed by the death of a near relation. As the day wore on his depression grew, and he wanted to put off the dance. Ills son dissuaded him, but that night the dream return ed, and the dance was then postponed. "The next morning the post brought news of the sudden death of the half sister at Lahore with whom I had stayed on my way to Peshawar." Many people have dreamed poetry In their sleep.' The London Chronicle tells of one man who awoke from a dream with the tears streaming down his face at the pathos of the following lines: - Walker with three eyes, Walker with two, 1 Something to think of, Something to do. But the limit of absurdity In this curious art was achieved by the wom an who composed a whole epic In her sleep. On awaking she found that she could remember only the concluding couplet: Admiral Klnkums and hla seven daugh ters Hung in a bark suspended o'er the waters. Pepys on May Dew. In Pepys' time May dew that Is. dew gathered from the grass on a May morning, and especially on the morn ing of May day was highly prized for bleaching linen and Improving the complexion. Pepys wrote in 1067: "My wife away down with Jane and W. Hewer to Woolwich In order to lie there tonight and so to gather May dew tomorrow morning, which Mrs. Turner hath taught her is the only thing In the world to wash her face with, and 1 am contented with It." Two years later he made this entry in his diary: "Troubled, about 3 in the morning, with my wife's calling her maid up and, rising herself, to go with her coach abroad to gather May dew, which she did, and I troubled for It for fear of any hurt going abroad so betimes happening to her, but I to sleep again. She came home about 6." What Ailed Him. "They tell me you've lost your hired man." "Yep. best farm hand I ever had." "Sho! What wuz the matter?" "Xothln'. John's a German, you know, and these here Germans hev what they call the wanderlust. It's somethin' thet keeps 'em niovlrr" from one place to t'other and don't let 'em stay long anywheres." "That's queer, ain't it? How long had John been with you?" "Only eleven years." Cleveland Plain Dealer. What Changed Him. Mistress (finding visitor In the kitch en) Who Is this, Mary? Mary (con fused! My brother, m'm. Mistress (suspiciously) You're not much alike. Mary (stammering apologetically) We were. m'm. but he's just had his beard shaved off, and that makes him look different" Philadelphia Ledger. A beautiful line of floor coverings of all kinds are now on display at reivertons Dig furniture store. Rags, Crex, Matting, Wool-Fibre, Taps, Velvets and Wilton Art Squares in a large variety of patterns. Also a large shipment of Linoleums has just arrived. The Secret. Blobbs There is only one thing a woman loves better than to be told a secret. Slobbs What is that? Blobbs To find It out for herself. Philadel phia Record. AN OLD MAID IN LINCOLN'S EYES 4 ll 1 1 1 S IIS I Remarkable Letter Emancipator Wrote To Be Said. WOOING THRUST UPON KIM Placed In an Embarrassing Position as Result of Rash Agreement, He Later Penned Grotesque Account of the Lady and Unexpected Outcome of the Strang Romance. Major William II. Lambert civil war veteran, who died in Philadelphia Juue 1, 11)12. owned the finest Abraham Lin coln and William M. Thackeray collec tions lu existence. Owing to his death they have come Into the public market and will be sold at auction. Perbups the Item of greatest general Interest In part one is the five page quarto letter written by Lincoln to Mrs. Orvllle H. Browning, telling how he made love to Mary S. Owens, after ward Mary S. Vineyard, asked Ber to marry him and was rejected. The let ter, which Is worn at the folds, is dated Springfield, April 1, 1S38. Lin coln first met Miss Owens in 1833 at the bouse of Mrs. Bennet Able, ber sis ter. The letter reads in part: "It was then, lu the autumn of 1836. that a married lady of my acquain tance (Mrs. Able) and wbo was a great friend of mine being about to pay a visit to ber father and other relatives residing In Kentucky proposed to me that on ber return she would bring a sister of hers wltb ber on condition that I would engage to become ber brotber-ln-law with all convenient dis patch. 1 bad seen the said sister some tbree years before, tbougbt ber intelli gent and agreeable and saw no good objection to plodding. through life band In bund with ber. "A Trifle Too Willing." "Time passed on. The lady took ber journey and lu due time returned, sis ter in company, sure enough. Tbis stomached me a little, for It appeared to me that her coming so rendily show-, ed that she was a trifle too willing, but on reflection It occurred to me that she might have been prevailed on by ber married sister to come without any thing conceruing me having been men tioned to ber. "Iu a few days we bad an Interview, and. although I had not seen ber be fore, she did not look as my Imagina tion bad pictured ber. I knew she was oversized, but now she appeared a fair match for Falstaff. I knew she was called an 'old maid,' and I felt no doubt of tbe truth of at least half of the appellation. A kind of notion ran in my head that nothing could have commenced at the size of Infancy and reached ber present bulk in less tban thirty-five or forty years, and, in abort. I was not at all pleased wltb ber. "But what could 1 do? I had told her sister that I would take ber for better or for worse, and I made a point of honor and conscience in all things to stick to my word. "At once I determined to consider her my wife, and.' this done, all my powers of discovery were put to work in search of perfections In ber which might be fairly set off against ber de fects. 1 tried to Imagine ber hand some, which, but for ber unfortunate corpulency, was actually true. Unexpected Developments. "After all my sufferings upon this deeply interesting subject here 1 am. wholly, unexpectedly, completely out of the 'scrape,' and I now want to know If you can guess how I got out of it out clear In every sense of tbe term no violation of word, honor or conscience. I don't believe you can guess, and so I may as well tell you at once. As tbe lawyer says, it was dune in tbe manner following, to wit: After 1 hud delayed tbe matter as long as 1 tbougbt I could in honor do 1 concluded 1 might as well bring It to n consummation without further de luy. mid so 1 uiustered my resolution and made the proposal to her direct: but shocking to relate, she answer ed 'No.' "At first 1 supposed she did it through an affectation of modesty, which 1 thought but 111 became ber under the peculiar clrcumstauces of her case, but on my renewal of the charge 1 found she repelled It with greater firmness than before. I tried It ngain with the same success, or. rather, with the same want of success. I finally was forced to give It up. at which I very unexpectedly found my self mortified almost beyond endur ance. "And to cup the whole I then for the first time began to suspect that I was really a little In love with her. But let It go. I'll try and outlive it Oth ers have been made fools of by the girls, but this can never with truth be said of me. I most emphatically In this instance made a fool of myself. 1 hare now come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying, and for this reason I can never be satisfied with any one who would be blockhead enough to have me." Lincoln was twenty-seven years old when bis marriage proposal to Miss Owens was rejected. HERBINE cures constipation and re-establishes regular bowel move ments. Price 50c. Sold by Acker- man-Stewart Drug Co. Beef and Milk A-plenty Cattle are kept for two purposes; for beef pro duction and for milk production. To do either right they must be healthy. There is nothing better to keep ti m in continued good health, or to make them well quickly when sick, than a few doses of STOCK MEDICINE Bee Dee Stirs up the liver Drives disease poisons away. Any tune sny of mx cst Ue set anything wronj with them I five them a lew doses of Bee D ee STOCK MEDICINE They soon net well John S. Carroll, . Moornead, Miss. 25c, SOc and $1. per can.