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PA LATKA and Advertiser. PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1914. n h An 0 or b lo mate fistfns Ir lie lis and summer season. ' Objects to Mr. Curry. Editor Palatka News: riease allow me space to comment on a circular letter sent out liy Mr. A. D. Curry. Yes, Mr. Curry, we saw your ad vertisement in the papers that you want to go to the Legislature. You class yourself as a Jeifersonian democrat. Since when did you be come such? We don't believe that Jefferson ever voted against a nom inee. But you can't say that you haven't, and then run against the same man that you two years before had helped to elect over the regular nnminee of the Dartv. whef you made all kinds of promises about road ex penses and other expenses of ths county commissioners. How many of these promises did you carry out? Them mules and six men and the con victs; you didn't do any of it, but you did draw $36 for A. D. Curry in Feb ruary, more than Moody ever drew. Is that cutting expenses? Then you claim equal rights to all and special privileges to none. Well, there has been one white man that looked to the public to have a special privilege. He scraped a little dirt out of the ditch, placed it on edge of same, which was sloping, and the first rain caused it all to nave to oe uone over, or he did it over. I say spe cial nrivileeres: vou drew pay for road inspection and did not correct the error. Then that old negro crew with negro foreman with white gloves nn and a notato rake to work with nn a white man's road. No, Mr. Cur- I ry, I can't vote for you for two rea sons. One is tne way you manage your business; the other is the way vou manage the county's affairs. J. W. CONWAY. I Buy now, be the Min fute Man, always on the i job. Don't let the cold wave deceive you by thinking you can wear I your winter suit thru I the spring months. Get ?in "The Well Dressed f Line." Make your selec ji tions early, don't wait till the good things are picked over. Easter is only" a few weeks off. Everybody looks forward to that. Its a time when everybody tries to look their best. When the world is. happy. Good will exists in the heart of everybody. And good clothes make the appearance. We are sole agents for all the good things worn by man-kind, and its a pleasure to us to show you what they are. ill $fr III F THE LOSSES ANT) 01SSAPOINTMF.NTSIN BUSINESS ARE DUE TO A CARf.Lf.ZS super V1SOS OF EXPENSES THAT WMM VL11-MATEI.r-FAlLURE. KEEP A CLOSE H ATCH OS F.VEW 'BRANCH of expense in rov AFFAIRS, BUSINESS OR Do.uisnc. ISO START A CHECKING ACCOUNT HERE YOU THEN KNOW EXACT LY IT HAT YOU SPEND LEON DESPLAND TAKES CHARGE OF PUTNAM HOUSE. Ledbetter Bros. Part with Half -interest in Big Hostelry. The Putnam House, for the past several years the property of the Ledbetter Bros., and conducted as an all-year round hotel by them, will go under the management of Mr. Leon .Despland of Daytona on the 15th of the present montn. Mr. Despland nas purcnaseu a imu interest in the house from the Led betters, and as he is a hotel man of prominence will have the manage ment of the Punam. One of the first things to be done by Mr. Despland on taking crarge will be to thorough ly renovate the house and put it in high-class condition. The house will be thoroughly screened, fire-escapes built, and many needed improvements made. . . Tna Ledbetters will soon retire to their summer hotel property at Men lo Springs on Lookout Mountain ,and where they conduct a now famous re so:t house,' They are not, however, to abandon Palatka. But expect to return here in the fall and engage In real estate and development work. Interlachen Road Material. Interlachen gravel is getting a port-inn of its due. Putnam county peo ple generally concede that there is nothing better for country roads than this gravel, ' which seems to have something in it of a cementing qual ity which makes it superior to any other for hard surfacing roads. J. H. Wylie, general manager of the Interlachen Gravel Co. returned nnlv a fnw Havs aeo from a trip down in Orange and Lake counties and where he succeeded in inducing tne powers to invest in some oi tne ma terial The comoanv is shipping sev eral car lots to Eustis for road pur poses, and it it proves an tnat us manager claims for it, a large order will come from mat section. Tho .Tarksonville Realty & Mort gage Co. which has a large subdivi sion in that city, has been using this gravel on its roads quite extensively unci writ.es that after heavy traffic has passed over it for eight months continuously it is still in fine shape. Tt is frnm this eravel that Putnam county has secured its best roads, and the time is coming and that soon when it will be famous in all parte o the State. DISASTROUS FIRE SWEPT BUSINESS PART OF ST. AUGUSTINE Fire Originated in Florida House and Destroys Two Blocks to Bay Front Court House is Also Bestroyed-Several Injured While Es caping from Hotels at Night. A fire which orieinated a little af ter one o'clock on Thursday morning tn the old Florida House, St. Augus tine, destroying that structure, swept chroue-h the two blocks to the Bay front, destroying every thing in its path. This 'inciua.es me aionsou llouse, the old Theater building, and nil residences along the sea-wall. In addition to the buildings in these two blocks the fire spread i-cioss the narrow street and de stroyed the new $100,000 Court ilouse, though it is supposed that he records in the vaults are saie. Tho Old Curio Store, in one of the most ancient of St. Augustine's old ouildings, was also destroyed, as al so was the Yacht Club and many business houses. i The Maenolia Hotel caught fire but was finally saved with slight loss. It is thought that possiDiy some of the guests in the Florida Ho.He were, burned to death, but so far nine of the dead have been discovered. The house was well tilled with guests, most of whom escaped by jumping from the windows in their night ciotnes. miie weie imjio ui less seriously injured by burns and bruises and broken limbs and bones and one lady who escaped witn ser ious injury has since died. When it was seen tnat tne locai De partment was unable to cope with the situation, calls were sent for help to the Jacksonville Fire department, which came to the rescue on a special train. The fire was gotten unoer control after daybreak. A dozen or more automobiles went over to the stricken city from Pa latka yesterday morning carrying a large number of Palatka business men. LITTLE 0!HL OUTRAGED Modern Advancement, lust fhe use ot common sensa th following' of personal choice, bo far as that choice Is moral and measured by the best Instead of the worst of one's self, and the expenditure of a few pen nies will place at the disposal of any worker such means of self-education as were not to be had by tfcs rich of a ieneratio ago. -(Br !r.'.rlral,!l!twlWllllJ'i! iimiiiiiiiiinii mi mi milium IIPIIIIIIIIIPII tthennnunl nieetmu of tho RtoekhoM.'rs and (i romilnr niotitliiic of the Bonrii o- IXm-tm-s of this Bunk h-ld .Iiuniai-.v liirli. KM I. a It.jsoliition was duly nlcipti'il Hint lh-s Bank shall ai-.vpt the turms ami provisions of the FVilimil He "ervi V-t. iprovloii th- Uii-iWIay of Ihwmuer. Wis, ami has nut liorl.l , em poHi4l n. flt..-ie.l the fashk.!- ..notify the Reserve Bank i.rKi.ntailoii i 01 1 inlttee of .he Bo-entnnce by this Hank of the lemiB ami provisions of 1 1, r eel i 1 HesorvP Art. ml ot the intention 01 the Board to sub-erllie. on l.ehnlf of tl a Hank, to the -apl.nl st-ek of the Federal Reserve Bank to ho oritanlzed 111 the d-strt -t In whir , (Ms Bank wHI lie mwted. alter the (jeouriiphlrnl 1 nuts to be Sirvei b" s.icli Federal Reserve Bank have been fixed by the Oraam.atlon Committee. GEO. E. WZLCH, President A. S. WILLARD, Cashier Crime Committed by Negro Brute near Union Depot Wstiiiesday Aftsracon. A little seven year old negro girl was brutally outraged by a negro fiend some 300 yards west of the Union depot about 3 o'clock Wednes day afternoon. The girl was coming down the Georgia Southern track when she was siezed by the negro and thrown into the ditch alongside the track, where the outrage was committed. When discovered the ne gro had fied and was making for the day road running west. Only a meager description could be given by the negro woman who discovered the crime. Ur. Johnson was called on the case and reports that the injuries to the little girl are most serious. The sheriff's office was notified and every effort is being made to run the fiend to cover. Tho sheriff reports that he is on his track and expects to have him before many hours. H. FINLEY TUCKER L K. TUCKER, Jr. H. Fmlsy Tucker & Brq. INSURANCE REAL ESTATE FORD BUILDING PHONE 128 HIE IBM Lemon and Third Sts. "fcoiiii is Pinr 1 y, , It speaks to the heart through the pocket-book. That's why the Ford is a friend to thousands the world over. What any other car will do the Ford will do and more at a fraction of the cost- Buy today. Five hundred and forty-seven dollars is the price of the Ford runabout ; the touring car is five hundred and ninety-seven ; the town car even hundred and ninety-seven f.o.b. Palatka, complete with equipment. Get catalogue and particulars from THE FORD SALES CO., Palatka, Fla. WALTER W. T1LGHMAN, Manager Music Club. St. Cecelia. After the larjse of two months, tile St. Cecelia Music club of St. Joseph's convent held a meeting on Saturday last. There was no February meeting owing to the work of renovating the studio, and which has now been made so beautiful that there were many words of praise from the pupils as they entered the improved hull. At the meeting on Saturday ea:.-h of the pupils responded to roll call with a sketch of some musical au thor. Miss Emma May Pacetti, the president then introduced two honor ary members, Drs. A. M. Steen and Miller, who were greeted cheerfully and welcomed by the members. In the program for the day the rendition of the difficult numbers was excellent, the children playing with out notes and without the least em barrasment from memory solos, dueti, as well as a vocal solo by little Gladys Register, who not only sang but accompanied herself like a lit tle Mozart. Two musical games were played by classes A. B. and C One nf tVie mpmhers of Class A being ab sent little Gladys Register took net- place and surprised every one wun her knowledge of theory. She re ceived a special prize for competing with the larger girls. Miss Hazel Eenbow won the first prize in Class A, Miss Venita Trom oley, an honorary member of the club received the consolation prize. In Class C. the first prize went to Mas- tor Clifford Tromblev. and Miss ura COUNTY ADVISORS ON AGRICULTURE Are Coming inio Vogue-McLean Co., III., Pays Salary of $6,0011. McLean County, Illinois, last year produced over twelve million dollars of farm products, ranking second, al ter Los Angeles county, Cal., in total value of farm yields, among the coun. ties of the union. McLean County's total is nearly one-quarter of the to tal production of all of Florida, and Florida is bragging a good deal about being an agricultural state. McLean county is doing pretty well as an agricultural community, but the farmers think they need advice about doing better, and accordingly have employed Prof. Holden, the not ed Iowa corn expert, at a salary of $6,000 a vear to eive them needed instructions about "their business of farminc" There are none so wise that they cannot be given additional knowledge. Kansas, once considered a desert, has farm property by the census of 1910 valued at $39,000,000. And Kan sas farmers like those of Illinois an'l Iowa, and other prosperous states are engaging agricultural experts and advisors. Florida is a larger state than Illinois and was doing something in an agricultural way which now includes Illinois was oa when the region which now in cludes Illinois was on the map as a part ot the "lireat American Dep art." The census of 1910 places the total value of all farm property in Florida at $142,000,000, while Illinois was rated a tthree billion 'tine' hundred and five million, dollars and Illinois farmers are employing experts to help them to increase oroducticn fluff Values. - Several counties ill Florida are gAr ting in the procession of progress by engaging men well versed" iri farm work to go out and assist thosa who do not know everything about farming. The experts do not claim to know everything, but they know more than those who do not kmw as as much. These farms experts are always glad to get information from farmers who may know more than they do, and the experts impart it to those who know less. Congress sees the need of better farming and is cheerfully appropri ating money to improve agricultural methods, and it is thought that this is possible through advisors and dem onstrators, just as manufacturers send out experts to explain their goods. Congress does not want to do it all and asks counties to share in the expense. Congress gives $t75 to any county willing to give enough addi tional to employ a man. Futnam county is certainly not ad vanced so far in improved fanning :, ( thods as to reject this offer. incidental to this subject allow us to reproduce a letter from Mr F. J. II. von Enelken, an Ea-t Palatka 'arnier, to St retary Foism of the Ir.latka boar 1 of trade. The letter is as follows: "Referring to our recent conversa tion on the subject of the proposal being made to our county, that it raise the necessary funds, $(i00, I be lieve, to enable it to employ an ex pert agricultural supervisor "You stated, I believe, that this proposition is not meeting with much favor in spite of the fact that the Government is prepared to donate to Putnam county a like sum, SG00, which would enable us to have avail able the services of an agricultural advisor the year around. "I wish it might be possible to de vise some means for bringing home to our people suddenly and forcibly, the real importance of a progressive movement of this kind. The older agricultural sections of the country are losing little time in providing their farmers with such expert ad vice: and II it is a gooa inve.st,ment, how much more will it be 1 Absolutely Furo Absolutely has no substitute Many mixtures are offered as substitutes for Royal. No other baking powder is the same in composition or effectiveness, or so wholesome and economical, nor will make such fine food. Royal is the only Baking Powder made from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar FARMERS' RALLY KEXTJiQNDAY. Putnam County Farmers are to Meet at Court House The farmers of Putnam county arc, to hold a rally at the Court House in Palatka next Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and to this meeting all citi 7.Pns of Putnam and of neighboring sections of St. Johns and Clay coun ties are invited. Come and bring your wives and boys and girls. Matters of importance to the peo nl nf countrv and town will be dis cussed in short addresses by the fol loiwing speakers and experts: Hon. W. A. McRae, Florida State Commissioner of Agriculture, Talla- Prof. P. H. Rolfs, Director of the Florida State Experiment Station, Gainesville. Prof. Charles M. Mooney of the U. S, Bureau of Soils, Washington, D. C. Chief of the corps now making a soil survey of Putnam county. Prof.C. K. McQuarrie, State Agent 0f U. S. Farmers Cooperative Dem onstration Work, and Boys corn clubs, Gainesville'." - . .. - , .. Prof. A. P. Spencer, District Agent U. S. Farmers Cooperative Demon-1 -ov j.vf saMOd Hoyt and Varnes, ... 1X7-1. 11; I T i , - i. . . CHAS. SiEG'S RECEPTION. Mrs. Chas. H. Sieg received quite a number of friends on Tuesday af ternoon in honor of her aunt, Mrs. E. M. Gregory, of San Diego, Cal., who is Mrs. Sieg's attractive guest. The Sieg home on Oak street was never more beautiful than on this oc casion, a pink and green motif being effectively carried out with a profu sion of pink roses and green aspara gus. The bunealow house was a "dream of springtime." Under a bower of flowers, little Misses Hazel Benbow and Oma Da vis served delicious punch, a-la-Ray. These young ladies were dressed in white with pink ribbons and a sweet. er picture was never irameu these little faries surrounded with blossoms. , ,f ,The dining room table was laid with a lace cover and in the center was a large cut glass vase of beauti ful pink roses and asparagus fern. From the chandelier to each corner of the table were pink ribbons fastened with pink roses. Dishes of pink and green candies gave the table a finish ing touch. Dink and OTMrt fetid ni&fii ServsU stratum' Work and Boys corn clubs, Gainesville. Prof. W .0. Richtman, Superintend ent Camphor Farm, Satsuma, Fla., formerly of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Prof. C.L. Willougnuy, Department of Animal Husbandry, Florida Agri cultural College, Gainesville. I Mr. T. O. Plunkett, Manager rarm and Improvement Work, Southern Railway, Atlanta, Oeorgia. Mr. T. rJ. Waldrup, f leio Agent S. & F. Railway Farm and Improve ment Work, Valdosta, Georgia. Mr. F. L. Word, Live Stock Agent, Farm and Improvement Work, South ern Railway, Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. H. P. Lykes, Dairy ana roui try Agent, Farm and Imnrovemeat Work, Southern Railway, Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. H. A. Tripp, Marketing Agent Farm and Improvement Wor. , Sou. Railway, Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. C. W. Fitch, Land and Indus trial Agent Southern Railway, Ma con, Georgia. Mr. W. F. Kaderlv, General Super intendent, G. S. & F. Railway, Ma con, Georgia. Mr. J. M. Cutler, General Freight Agent, G. S. & F. Railway, Macon, Georgia. Invitations to be present ana speaii have also been extended to leading farmers of this section of Florida. This meeting was called by commit tees appointed by the Commissioners of Putnam county and Palatka board of trade. The County Fair Association is also to be fully discussed at this meeting. Amid stately pKlrtis, ferns and fra grant flowers Mrs. Sieg presented her guest, Mrs. Gregory, to her many friends. Mrs. Sieg wore a gown of white charmeuse and dutchess lace with ornaments of pearls and dia" monds. Mrs. Gregory, the attractive guest of Mrs. Sieg, was very charming in an imported embroidered net. Mrs. S. J. Hilburn and Mrs. M. M. Vickers assisted Mrs. Sieg. Mrs. Hilburn wore an embroidered crepe over charmeuse. Mrs. Vickers wore an imported tissue over pink silk. Miss Kathleen Hilburn who ' Is known as one of Florida's fairest beauties, wore pink chiffon over pins messaline. She received the cards in the hall. The strains of sweet music added much to this occasion. This was fur nished by the Palatka orchestra. Nature herself touched the event with her most charming gift, "the breath of springtime ladened Iwith perfume of flowers." Mrs. Sieg has given several pretty parties this season but on this pai ticular occasion this charming young hostess has surpassed even the lovely ones of the past. H. H. Kent Died Sunday Morning. Mr. H. H. Kent for many years a well-known and much esteemed citi zen of Palatka, passed away at tne home of Judge E. E. Haskell at an early hour on Sunday morning after un illness of some length. Accompanied by Judge Haskell the body was taken on the afternoon train to Beverly, Mass., for interment, at which place Mi. Kent was born 75 years aso. Mr. Kent had long been a member nf the Masonic order, and before his death made request that the impres sive rjtes of the order oe usea at nis 1. Ai-eordintrlv Rev. Wm. Wy- I Hie. chanlain of the Masonic lodge for them. fnr .us with our agricultural efforts 'ust making a beginning. Where ny was performed by Rev. Dr. W. J. farming has been estalinsnea tor a Carpenter ot tne i' irst Aietnoais ' Married Last Saturday. Mr. Fred. E. Bailey, a popular vounsr man of this city and well- known as holding a responsible posl- );., ,..;tli tht. Pnls.tl.-a Antn & Siinniv Co., and Miss Rena M. Chase, an aC- funeral. i. j ij.. i? t?. Dnln- Hip. rhf COmpilsnuu yuuilg liiuy ui iaai iomi- - - ---- , . i r,.. k5. were married in Jacksonville last i bere had charge of the funeral ceie- Marv.li 9Sth The ferpmn- h.iomes Held generation or more, experience dic tates to the farmers much that is to '.hsir advantagesons learn from the fathers and newcomers profit from the experience of those who have grown up in the section. Our Put nam county farmers have no such aids. Our farming is done blindly, in Clark took home the consolation prize, a measure, and our progress, euaca It was announced that at the next ttonaUy is achieved generally through meeting of the club Miss Emma May, the medium of failures of one kind . j mi.. i?inn Smith, an or another failures which annually Par-otti and Miss Florence Smith, an honorary member will act as hostess es. A dear friend of the club has promised a reward to the pupil who plays the best at the next meeting. Of course no one can compete but those who take music lessons at the Convent. Register Now . The registration books will be clos ed on the 15th inst. But they will be open each day until that date at the Court House. Registration Offi cer Petermann is on the job each day, but only those who apply before the 15th will be permitted to register. That is the law. Any one from any precinct in the county who neglected to register in their home precinct can do so at the court house. Many Pa latka voters have so far neglected to register. No one not registered will be Dermitted to participate in the IJune primaries. cost the county far more in loss of revenue to its farmers than is involv ed in the outlay necessary for an ex- Dert bv whose counsel many such failures and bitter experiences could be avoided. Furthermore, it is our ambition to make Putnam county rank high in the State as an agricultural county. To accomplish this we must have an in flux of settlers on our lands, this being so. can we afford to have our neighboring counties of Alachua, Marion and Duval use our neglect as a weapon against us by pointing out to the newcomers that they are pro viding expert advice to enable him to undertake his new work more in telligently and with greater assu rances of success : WANTED Student nurses at the Marion County Hospital, apply in per son r bv correspondence to Miss Mary . Marshall, Supt, Ocala, Fla. yews Embarrassing. Mamma." said Mary, eight old. "I'm glad I'm not a boy." "What ninkesT'yon fool that way?" xnid mamma. "Well. I Uilnk if 1 were a boy It would Iw so embarrassing to propose,' she rvplled -Indianapolis Xewa. Episcopal church, South. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey are making their temporary home at the Brake man House. Engagement Announced The manv friends of the contrac ting parties will be interested to learn of the following announcement which came to The News this week: Mr. and Mrs. William Thigpin of Hastings, Fla., announce the engage ment of their daughter, ura irene, to Mr. John B. Hightower of East Pa latka. The marriage will take place in the earlv summer at the home oi the bride elect. from the Haskell resi dence on Sunday afternoon, being as. sisted by Rev. W. M. foage oi tne Methodist church, of which deceased was an attendant. . Mr Kent is survived by his wile and one daughter, Mrs. E. E. Has kell. With Mrs. Kent he had made his home in Palatka for many years, residing with Judge and Mrs. Has kell. He was a veteran of the civil war. During his long residence in Palatka Mr. Kent came to be known and esteemed by a large circle of friends who will greatyl miss his ge nial hand-clasp and cordial greetings. Rubber Dust In New York. 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