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and Advertiser. Entered at the Palatka postoftu-e as mauaoie matter 01 ttie e-ul i-Ihm. Published at Palatini, Ftorma, on Fridays by RUSSELL Cs VICKERS $1.00 Per Year in Advance 117 South Second St. Phone 195 Wm. A. RUSSELL. Editor. AX EDITORIAL IXCUBUS. The officials of the Florida Citrus Exchange, one of the most carefully planned and efficient organizations for co-operation among producers that this country has ever known, is seriously handicapped in its growth and usefulness by giving recognition as an organ to the Florida Grower, a wholly irresponsible and scurrilous publication which for some time back has been issued from a Tampa job office and circulated through the State among growers. No matter how excellent the plans of the Exchange and the results ob tained for its members, it cannot hope to thrive on the public denunciation of fruit growers and communities which prefer to ship through private and independent packing houses. An instance of the sort of denunciation we mean will be found on another page of this paper, wherein the Grow, er attacks the town of Crescent City, without doubt the largest shipping point for citrus fruits in all Florida. Crescent City does not affiliate with the Exchange, but it is doubtful if in all Florida there is a community of growers who feel more friendly to that organization than those of this place. It has six large public pack ing houses represented by such dis tributing firms as Chase & Co., Crutchfield & Wqolfolk, Hardee, Mc Farland & Hunt, the Empire Brand, (2), J. H. Campbell, besides "many growers whose acreage warrants FARMERS' , RALLY DAY. The farmers of Putnam county and adjoining sections of St. Johns and Clay counties are not only cordially invited, but earnestly and insistent ly urged to put aside their home du ties, if possible, and come to Palatka on Monday, April 6th, 1914, bringing their wives with them, and take part in a Rally Day Convention to be held at the Court House, to discuss ques tions vital to the prosperity of our lo cality and Florida. ' Farmers of this section who are fa miliar with local conditions will be asked to offer their views of what is needed in the way of doing things in a better manner, and prominent speakers from other parts of the state will be present and discuss im. proved cropping and marketing sys- terns, and explain methods which are being followed with'success and profit elsewhere. the problem lacing country life is not only better farming but better social and living conditions. The time is near when men will associate the social element with the produc- tive value of land. Population is in creasing very fast and the specula tive features must soon be eliminated and the price of land established by its productive value, plus its social value. This will be largely brought about by better roads, better farm ing methods, better schools and churches and more and desirable neighbors. The young people cannot be kept in any locality now without the right kind of school, church and social facilities. It is no wonder that boys and girls are anxious to get away from the country as conditions exist today. Farming must be made attractive and it can be made so. The opportU' nities for improving the quality am increasing the quantity of plant an animal life are limitless. No field of investigation, effort and profit offers more to young men and women who aspire to real service to the nation than to engage in constructive and productive work. Farmers feed and clothe the nation, and a nation must The Tampa Tribune, without doubt r lorida s greatest dally newspaper, especially in the line , of furnishing Florida news, has just installed a magnificent new 32-page Goss Per fecting press. This great press is three stories high and basement of deep, solid concrete, and is capable of printing 35,000 32 page papers per hour. Hurrah for the Tampa Tri bune! May the time come, and order to' supply the demand for the paper. them in mainr-Suninc nrivnra nnnlrinrr industries. The growers of Crescent ! ,be we!1 fef wel1 clothed and wel1 City are deeply interested in the Ex change; they believe in the principles of co-operation for which it stands, but they will not be coerced into mem bership, nor will they stand for villi- fication of a whole community simply ! because the Exchange has attempted alocal organization and failed to suc ceed. The growers of Crescent City were never favorably inclined toward the bull dozing tactics of William Chase Temple, the recently deposed presi dent of the Exchange, and neither will housed to be prosperous and content ed and where is there a better re. gion for farmers to get all that is coming to them if well directed ef fort is made than in Florida The rally was suggested at the March session of the County Commis sioners, during a conference with the Agricultural committee of the Palat ka board of trade. Commissioners A, D. Curry and D. P. Hancock comprise the committee of Commissioners; and Secretary Moses Folsom, C. H. Ken nedy, P. J. Becks, F. J. von Engelken, they be drawn toward that organiza-n" T 'p 'p 'p,.i, ' j'w tion by a publication whose svcho- t i.jl... ....... phantic editor, puffed by a little cheap notoriety, has as his chief stock in trade an attitude of hostility to those communities which lie outside the Ex change's sphere of influence and operation. al Committee of the board of trade. Portraits of Senator Fletcher now running in a large number of the State papers remind us that the cam- e.cent utyu. among its citrus : Fletcher is leaving nothing to popu j - ' and intelligent producers in the state down to hard-headed advertising. and their groves, in thrift and pro ujiu v eiiews. iki ri Ms to miihtititi.' nnn m, , . .... , j i . nnp nnri short hnn hpfli'irtr n? quality, bear out this claim. The 0cala this week, and which is to be grove properties thereabouts are f,i,voj u 0.uD,. u00,.: , immee, will at least give tha people pointed out by experts as among the finac- in U 0- . . 1 11.-1 ; of the state some insight into rail owoiigtia aic Kiiveii nueil examples of thrifty groves are needed to em phasize statements as to Florida's leadership as a producer of high-class fruit. And yet this editor in a flying trip through the town damns the whole community with faint and questiona ble praise because some knocker from the outside has a grievance; damns it too, without giving the men attacked a chance to be heard. This is not the style of journalism that should rep resent in an "organ-like" manner such an organization as the Florida Cit rus Exchange, and the Exchange offi cials should call him. In other words, the Citrus Ex change of Florida can illy afford to recognize as an organ, a publication which thrives by blackmail in th-; hands of a cheap editorial four-flusher who has been swelled in the apex through contact with its deposed, bull-dozing ex-president. St. Johns county is getting excited over the coming wet or dry election and the prediction is made that Has tings and some others of the outly ing precincts that are getting tired of booze will vote dry. Otis R. Parker one of the comman ding figures in the last State legis lature has declined to enter the race this year, giving as his reason that since returning from the legislature he "has been engaged as counsel for the railroad company, which,' from my way of thinking, will preclude me from accepting a seat in the legisla ture should I be elected." This is the coming code among all high grade lawyers. Parker is simply the fore runner of the new order. According to present indications the next Florida Legislature wi'l number among its members quite a number of newspaper men. Editor Clarence Woods, of the Eustis Lake Region, is an announced candidate, as are S. J. Triplett, of the Kissimmee Valley Gazette and C. H. B. Floyd, of Apalachicola. Editor Holly, of San ford is mentioned as a candidate to ran against Forrest Lake, and "Bill" Russell, of the Palatka News is al ready announced for the Senate. Go to it boys, the state needs your ser vices. Mnite Journal. I way freight rates imposed upo.i ail 'who live between the large centers of trade. Hon. Edwin Spencer Jr., of I Ocala, author of the long and t.hort haul bill, was present at the Ocala hearing in behalf of the laws eni'orco j ment and he brought out some intsr- esting facts. In the first place h showed by testimony of the railway witnesses that the rate on grain from Philadelphia to Tampa was 12 cents per hundred, while the rate on grain from Jacksonville to Ocala was 15 cents per hundred. The Seaboard Air Line's vice president was also made to admit that he could give no reason why the rate on cigars from Tampa to Jacksonville was less than on the same goods from Tampa to Ocala, less than half the distance. If Spencer dosen't get an order from the Florida Railway Commission en forcing this long and short haul law, then the next thing in order will be to abolish the commission. Few, if any of us, have ever seen any results of this commission calculated to bene fit the people, for whose protection the commission was instituted. Ocklawaha River Improvements Now Under WayGovernment Dredge Passed Palatka on Saturday The U. S. Dredge Florida, Capt. Sharp, passed Palatka on, Sunday la3t on its wav to the mouth of the Ock- speedily, when the new press will be lawaha river where it has already be- obliged to run ten hours a day in g"" the . work of dredging a 7-foot miaiuiei m tuai. nvei xiuiu ii-a iiiuulii to Leesburg. This channel is to be 150 feet wide. It will be remembered that the Gov ernment has already made a survey of the. improvements contemplated and that the appropriation for the accomplishment of this big task has been made. ' ii.. iiUn a I Lapt. bnarpe states that this is un MCll WIN) ASpire I0 LeniSlS- doubtedly the beginning of the great i vp rinnnre. in irnminn " .... ........ ... WH l; tne work settles tne oddawaha river ri llHSrV. as tne rute to be used. He also stated that the work on the Ockla- It may be that there are others waha would Drobablv reauire a vear who will announce for legislative for its completion, after which he honors, though . it seems to be the would probably be directed to take general impression that the list is un the same class of work throueh now lull, it, however, others do an- Dunn s creek. nounce later, their names will hav consideration at another time. Up RaMDIT to fho nrnsonf t;m. ,1 - 1 1 vnilvll tlemen have made their announce ments in the order in which their names appear. r'or State Senator. mere are three candidates viz, W. A. Russell of Crescent City, W, Miaaieton oi romona and John tf. PUTNAM COUNTY IN THE LEGISLATURE. V OUR NATIONAL ASH HEAP. MAKES RICH HAUL Wall of Putnam Hall. Mr. Russell who was first to make public announcement is a resident of Crescent City, where he has resided for 27 years. He is the editor of the Palatka News. Mr. Russell served in the House of Representatives at the sessions of 1907 and 1913. In the session of 1907 he was chairman of the Committee on State Institutions. and second on the Committee on Privileges and Elections. At the session of 1913 he was also Chair man of the Committee on State In stitutions, and a member of the Com mittees on Corporations, Canals and Drainage, Claims, Privileges and Elections, and Public Printing. W. a. aiiddleton served in the House of Representatives in the ses. sions of 1911 and 1913. He is a na val stores operator at Pomona and interested in oranee erove nroDertv. In the session of 1913 Mr. Middleton held no committee chairmanship, but served on the Committees on Countv uniciais, tngrossed Bills, Lumber and Naval Stores and Unfinished Business. jomi f. wan has served many terms in the House of Kepresenta- Bandit Robs Express Messenger on Santa Fe Railway. Beaumont, Texas. After bundling the messenger, "Reb" 'Martin, In a gunnysack, a masked man robbed the express car attached to northbound Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe passeh ger train No. 202 of several packages of currency, estimated to aggregate about $14,000, -and escaped from the train at the village of Helblg, 12 miles north of Beaumont. Posses, which went to Helblg from this city In auto mobiles, have not found trace of rue bandit, who is believed to be hiding in the dense forest about the village. G. A. Taft, general superintendent of the Wells-Fargo Express company, es timated the amount stolen at $14,000. The money was part of a shipment made by a Houston lumber concern to be used In paying their employes at camps along the road. Tuscaloosa Swept by Fire. Tuscaloosa, Ala. Fire In the busi ness section of Tuscaloosa early did damage estimated at a quarter of million dollars. Three business hous es and their stocks were destroyed. The cause of the fire has not been de termined. Rosenau company, depart- tives and has long been a conspicu- ment store owners, were the heaviest ous ngure in the politics of the coun- losers, their building and its contents ty. He served in the Senate at the session of 1913. having been unop posed tor the unexpired term of Hoi, J. niipurn who resigned from the Senate to make the race for Con gress. In this session Mr. Wall was Chairman of the Committee on Ag riculture and Forestry, and also serv ed as a member of the Committees on Banking, and Pensions and Con victs. He has resided in the countv nearly all his lite, it not all of it. ror House of Representatives. A. D. Curry, the first to make an nouncement, is the present Countv Commissioner from the Palatka dis trict and is well known to the oeool: of the county. He is a timber man and land specialist, and a man of fine ed ucation iler F. Babers of Crescent City is young man who has made a con- picuous success as a fruit srrower and larmer. He grew up on thd Fruitland peninsular and has made is way unassisted. He now owns some 40 acres of excellent grove property, besides being interested in being valued at $150,000. One Rsason. Frprtorick T'"vnsend Martin, writer and social lwdor. was nsked at n din ner in New York If hi could account for the enormous number of bachelors. Mr. Martin stroked ills mustache and smiled. 'Well." he said" thoughtfully, "a bachelor, you know, ts a man who nev er has to answer questions that he doesn't want to answer." Washington Star. : J Saturday Scrmoneuc "The first nf tho first fr,,ita of- peach growing and is a truck farmer thy land shalt thou bring into the mouse oi tne Lord thv God" Exodus 23:19. In these March davs a body of Christian people than ev- er before, and with greater fi- anncial ability than ever hefnrp. are seriously takine- un tho nnoa. tion of financing the causes of the It is characteristic trait of humanity to view with equanimity dis- asters which do not affect individuals directly. Stories of great loss of life and property suffered by distant communities may stir for a moment by their magnitude or by their horror, then are forgotten together with the warning and the lesson conveyed. The precise sig- nificance, in fact, of great calamities is not impressed upon the aver- age mind unless one happens to have been an eye-witness of them or unless they are made comprehensible by some striking compari- son. It was not long ago that crowds of our people watched the Pa- latka fire department save the Athletic Club House from the flames L that destroyed over $10,000 worth of other property. A worthy citi- t zen saw his place of business go up into smoke and a half dozen t others helplessly viewed their boats burn to the water's edge. For nearly an hour the flames ate up values at the rate of about $200 a minute. The cause of this disaster is not known. Perhaps a cig- arette started it a ten cent boy was the cause of the loss of $10,000 worth of property'. The annual fire waste in the United States .is lappalling. Ex- perts who have made a study of the subject, say if the buildings con- sumed every year were placed on lots with sixty-five feet frontage they would line both sides of a street extending from New York to Chicago; and reckoning the killed and injured, a person journeying along this street of desolation would pass in every thousand feet a ruin from which an injured person had been taken, while at every three-quarters of a mile he would encounter the charred remains of a person who had been burned to death. To take another illustration which conveys to the mind just what it all means: If the total cost of the Panama Canal on com- pletion amounts, as is estimted, to $325,000,000, then the money lost through fires in the United States every year would suffice to pay for puclic improvements costing nearly twice as much as has the Manama Canal. This loss according to official reports of the National Board of Fire Underwriters varies Between $200,000,000 and $250,- 000,000 in actual cash. To be added to this there is, of course, a definite loss of a correlative character estimated at $250,000,000 more that is, loss of business, up-keen of fire and water departments, t nre insurance tax, disturbance ! nnancial and economic conditions, loss of life, etc. making a total cf nearly $500,000,000 Computing, then, the waste as approximated, $250,000,000 per annum during the last ten years, this means that every ten min- utes the price of a $5,000 home disappears in smoke. This is at the rate of $o00 per minute or $30,001 per hour m cash alone. ' The facts are staggering. They have been insisted upon again and again. They have been the text for volumes of talk. But what actually has been done in the vital matter of prevention? The underlying causes of the vas majority of fires in this coun- try are general carelessness, "cussed" recklessness stupid indiffer- ence and positive neglect, combined with a' widely prevalent idea that when a man has insured his property responsibility for its pre- servation ceases. .5. Mr. Ordinary Citizen, if accused of being a menace to the com- munity and of displaying a tendency to criminality of the most dan- gerous type, would resent the chnrge with furious indignation when he had recovered from his astonishment. Yet, dissected and anal- yzed, that is exactly what his' attitude amounts to. This tendency was recognized long ago by the enlightened na- uons oi tne uio worm, ano tney aoopteo drastic measures to combat" it. There, every individual is held directly responsible for loss of life and property caused by carelessness and neglect. Similar action must be taken by every municipality, big and little, in the United States. If fire prevention by the individual is enioreed legally in every state ana city in the country, so much attention will be focussed upon our national "ash heap" that at least one-half possibly two-thirds of the loss will be wiped out lhere will have to be a consensus of action throughout the States and cities of the country. This movement will have to be uni- fied and co-operative. Fire prevention in a few large cities will only benefit locally. What is Palatka doing to prevent fires? The city has a good fire department, but it only puts out a fire after it has started. An active inspection of all property in town would detect many danger spots. The public mind must be aroused throughout the United States morning we had a .white frost nj some ice. "V8 Mr. Hammond of Campbell wa visitor to our . place during the hi,-7 of Mr. Minton. . 6 burial Mr. Ben Pruitte visited the r. City last Saturday. e Ge" Miss Effie Manning ia nt i, her teaching. . ,UB"B The Putnam- Union will con. ' with the Providence nJLCTw beginning the ,27th inst, and contin uing through the 28th and 29th FV ery body is cordially invited to attend this meeting . . "a We had another fmat t...-j ' morning but it was light. y Mrs W. D. Hunter has been verv sick with lagnppe for some davl but is better now. 'a Mrs. W. J. McRae is improving from an attack of erysipelas. 8 w. j. MCKae visited the City Tuesday. I 6 Gen W. J. Sears of Kissimmee, a lawyer by profession and a good fellow by nature, well-liked and admired at home, has finally and formally an nunced his candidacy for Congress from the Fourth district. Mr. Sear: was until recently the head of -the oitier tf Knights of Pythias in Flor. ma rna as sucn nas Obtained qui:s an extensive acquaintance in the State, thojgh outside this magnificent fra- tirnal order and his own county hi ut comparatively little known. I goes without argument that h will have i fine complimentary vote in his home county, but being so little known over the district his chances re not considered at this time good; However, in the two months tanr paign before him he will ' naturallV grow in strength. Mr. Sears is, one of four candidates who will oppose Ciuuoe L'Engle, and who will con tribute his share toward dividing the anti-L'Engle vote and cementing the L'Engle strength. It is generally thought that Mr. L'Engle is not as strong as formerly in the counties comprising the Fourth district, but he has a following that will go to none of the men opposing him. on a large scale. He is also the rep entative of the Crutchfield-Wool- folk Co. of Pittsburg and Chicago and manages their big packing house in terests at Crescent City Junction. also represents this company down on the east coast, where he looks after their tomato interests. Tnis is his first venture in the polit ical held, exce.'t that he is president the (.rescent City town council. W. G. Tilghman, the third man to announce for the House is a success ful business man of Palatka, where he has resided for some thirty years, He was for many years engaged in the manufacture of cypress shingles, inly retiring last year. Since which time he has had the first vacation of his life. He has never sought publi office, but being a man of property. experienced with matters of business and the world, and with leisure for public duties, he has determined to offer his services to the county and state. Henry S. McKenzie is the editor of the Palatka Times-Herald and young man of character and ability He served in the House of Represeta- nves at tne session oi iii. and at the 1913 session he was the assistant secretary of the State Senate. He has grown to manhood in this city and every where enjoys the respect and confidence ot the people. Ueorge W. Bassett Jr., the last to announce for the House is by no means lagging in ability. He is a young lawyer who made his unaided way to the front. He is a fine advo cate at the bar and has won several important cases. Only a few months ago he was appointed a Commission er of the U. S. Court for the South ern District of Florida. He makes a fine speech and will as the campaign proceeds have an opportunity to mee the people on the stump. TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS. We have recently issued bills to all subscribers in accordance with the postal regulations for all sub scriptions due and many of our sub scribers have responded readily to the call. There are, however, a large number from whom we have not yet heard. We have no inten tion of dunning our subscribers, but under the postal laws wa ara nun. pelled to ask them to pay their back subscriptions and brine- the dates on tneir papers in advance. The label on your paper will show the date to which your subscription is paid, the first figures showing the month, the second second the day, and the third the year: thus 10-20-13, shows that your subscription is paid to October ZOth, 1913. We would deem it a great favor if all those whose labels show date of 13 or less will remit a sufficient amount at once to brine tha aate up to 114, laakaiMtf Stiver. A weak solution of ammonia will re move from aUver black stalna caused by aalpbor fai t Kingdom oi uod. it is a great united forward movement, nf tho Church of God to put more man- ey than ever before into the reg- ular work of the church. Let the Tsermonette of the week touch some of the high points and prin- ciples that oue-ht to hold in thU work, ihe first point to be em. phasized is the fact that this mat. ter is spiritual, not secular. So many people feel that this is a theme that must be touched upon in whispered words lest we trench on the spiritual with tha secular, that this needs to be said, and said very emphatically: That Tims tneme is spiritual in its f The tonic is Scriptural. Nearlv every book in the Bible has some thing to say of it. And the scriptures thus handling it are given by the inbreathed Spirit of God. So, here is a sDiritnallv t treated topic. L.ei no one call it secular, and be shocked at its open mention in the house of God. lhat is its rightful place Another point: Cost has al. ways been associated with the work and worship of God. Itis not the extravagant device of a degenerate age. From the very first offerings of men to God down to tomorrow's worship, there has always been the element of post. And this is good. It crucifies selfishness, which is the inmost essence of sin. It is just. It gives back to God a bit of His own. It accords with the sensa nf noblest manliness. King David refused to worship God with that which cost him nothing. A man- ly man wants it to cost him something to worship the God whom he loves'. Again: The raisins- of tha ra- venue of the kingdom of God to meet this cost is always tied up with His worship. God makes it so. It is shown so here in the text. It is so all throueh the Pa- triarchal age, the Mosaic regime, and the New Testament And so mpressed has the church of our own day become with this idea that now one element of her ru- brie is "The Worship of God bv So instead of thinking that we are runninir into a reelon of sn- called "begging sermons" and the intrusion of secular thine-s unon sacred," let us just realize that we are running: ud into the face of a judgment seat that will test here and now how sincere wt are in our loud protestations of loyal- ty w innst. n we are like Him we shall give freejy,, as He gave, and grumble not. , J. M. B. An Arabian Feast. Ina description of nn Arab feast in honor of a visiting dignitary the Xortb African News gives the following as the "main features" of the meal, which is spoken of as having been "a regal repast:" A sheep roasted whole and filled with pistachio nuts: the national couscous.- the dish both of rich and poor. served up with roast chicken and or namented with n wreath of hard boil ed eggs cut in slices. Then chlkonka.' composed of capRicunis. tomatoes and pgiis beaten un with oil and lemon ul"e; cakes spread with butter and honey: artichokes dressed like Spanish onions, but prepared with the pistils of beau lioweis; cakes of semolina, kneaded with dates, mid pastry of va rious kinds seasoned with sugar and '.Ue essence of rose and Jasmine." IMTEKLACHEN. A very successful food sale for the benefit of the V. I. S. was held last Thursday, supplying our townspeople wnn tooinsome viands and material ly swelling the fu;;ds of the organi- i zation. Misses Viola P.. Fox and M. Eliza- i beth Evans are enjoying a trip through the State, visiting a numbe" of important towns en route, and will return to their apartments this week. Mrs. Rosa Richarcson, and her daughers. Mrs. Burnham and Miss Richardson, entertained a select par ty of friends at their beautiful home last Saturday evening. Mrs. E. L. Parson and her dauch- ter, Miss Trulette Parson terminated a very pleasant stay in Interlachen Tuesday, going first to Jacksonville for a day or two, then to Washington where they will spend several davs. and from that city they will go to tneir nome in rortiano, Me. The Lothrop families, who have been enjoying an extended tour through Florida and Cuba, returned home last Saturday. Mrs. A. C. Jones visited friends in Starke Sunday and Monday. Mrs. E. R. Glass is a guest of the Webers at "Villa Dona Major" this week. Mrs. Wm. Lorn motored to Jackson ville with friends last Friday, return ing nome Sunday. Boyd D. Gilbert of Washington. D C. who is making a soil survey and map for the U. S. Dept. of Agricul ture, is now working in this vicinity and has established headquarters at the Lake View where he will be ioin ed later by Mrs. Gilbert. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Andrews and niece, Miss Charlotte Andrews left luesday morning for their home i.i New Haven, Conn. Mrs. J. H. Corthell entertained the Sunshine Society Tuesday afternoon. Many of the members were prevent ed by colds from attending, but ai interesting meeting wr.s hjld, and dainty refreshments vici-e served at the close of the melting. Mrs. Geo. Berkelmann, Mrs. Selma Oswald ar.d Mrs. Schwartz, w.-r; be-tween-trains visitors in town Wed:.es day. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Butler a -.d Miss Cushman, who have been spend ing some weeks at "The Olives," Mr. Butler's suburban cottage, left Sun day for their northern homes. Mr. Benton and wife of Lake City were visiting Monday at the home of J. G.( Minton. 1 Ivan Bohannon visited Palatka hst Friday and returned Saturday. Morgan Bohannon Ws a visitor to Palatka Friday, w E. R. Conway of Bostwlck is gath. ering up his cattle preparatory to turning them in the flat woods; his cattle are looking well. He is stav- ing at Ivan Bohannon's while en gaged in this work. "HARLEM." RODMAN NEWS. Our community was shocked on last Friday morning when it was learned that Mr W. T Spencer had lost hi life at the mill. Mr. Spencer was foreman of the mill and commanded the friendship and esteem of his fel low employes he had for several years been connected with the Rod man Lumber Co as their foreman, and was considered a most valuable employee. He was a man about 50 years old, leaving to mourn his death a wife and four children. His body was prepared for interment by a Pa latka undertaker and was intered in the Greenwood cemetery at Ocala last Saturday afternoon. Mr. Spencers memory will always be warm to our hearts and to the sorrowing family we offer condolence. E. C. Smith of Ocala came over Saturday and es. corted the remains of Mr. Spencer to Ocala in behalf of Mclver & McKay, undertakers. Mr. Malphurs of Savannah was a business caller Wednesday. Mr. Wainwright is co'hfined to his room with mumps. We hope for him a speedy recovery. J. P. Buie visited at Lochlobsa Friday. Work on the Canal is nroeressincr rapidly and contractor Griffin has se cured the services of J. S. Edwards of Jacksonville who with 15 head of very fine mules will make the dirt fly. MrS. J. B. Smith nf Mlllincrovillo Ga., is the guest of her sister, Mrs. p! B. Goethe. The infant child nf .T W HacV,Ve is very sick. A. Walls surprised his f Hon no ho Sunday by bringing home a winsome bride. The happy pair are tempora rily located at the Hotel Grant. After a successful term the school closed here Tuesday. On account of illness of so many the exercises that were so well arranged were dispens. ed with and the school closed as a sual school day. The teachers, Miss Roddy of Palatka and Miss Stone of Oveida, won the highest esteem of the community, and we were sorry they had to leave and hope they wiil grace our school another year. Mr. Fisk, a promient merchant of DeLand, is registered at The Hntrl Grant on a visit to his son, Roy D. DR. F. E. JENKINS EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT Office Hours: i a. m. to 1 p. m. Other hours by ap pointment. Hickman-Kennerly Block, PALATKA, FLORIDA. 28 A HARLEM NOTES. Wm. Minton who was reported as very low last week died last Saturday morning and was buried Sunday af ternoon at Providence Baptist churcl: Deceased leaves several children an.i a large number of relatives to mourn his loss. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. R. Thomas ot Perox, Fla. We had a cold rain Saturday and Sunday morning and on Monday enclosed by a new fei.ee. Six acres- in Bearing Orange Trees, Grapefruit and Tangerines. Remaining twenty acres in truck farm, all irrigated. RESIDENCE containing nine rooms and bath. BARN, STABLES, etc. One horse, wagon, two buggies, harness and farming implements. Considerable fruit still on the grove. Price $5,500. TERMS: $.1,000 down and $2,500 in five years, 8 per cent. First mortgage lein on property. J. BECKS REAL ESTATE PALATKA, FLA. The Economy Grocery With a neat and com- plete assortment of Fancy and Staple Groceries, will open m Palatka .tomorrow morning, (Saturday, March 28th). Suppose you take a look through the ECONOMY when out - for your Sunday table supplies. You se J. T. ASHBY, 36 N. Second St. Proprietor Next door to i.t Florid. Saving. & Trust Co.