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NEWS
ALATKA
and Advertiser.
NEW SERIES VOL. XXII .NO. 29.
PALATKA. FLORIDA, FRIDAY. JULY 17, 1914.
11.00 Per Year.
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There is a certain indi
.vidaality about those
who wear our clothes,
that distinguishes them
along the pathway of
everyday life. No mat
ter what vocation in life
may be yours, the man
in the lead is the Well
Dressed Man.
1
I!
and
1 1 mm i to.
Hand -made clothes,
have been recognized
leaders for half a cen
tury. Prices, ;
In stock, $10 to $30.
To measure $13 to $30.
Palm Beach Suits
$7.50 to $12.50
P
Lemon and Third Ms.
'te nil is Pawn
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Methodist Sunday School.
I There was some scoring last Sun
day and about two more weeks will
put some of them out. The score
stands as follows by classes, the
teachers' names being given:
' J. N. Blackwell, 3878; Miss Susie
Walton, 4250; Mrs. John Tilghman,
3970; W. T. Bogart, 3505; Mrs. Urie,
1381G; Miss Urie, 2540; Mrs. Steven
!son, 2890; Miss Jackson, 3520; Miss
: MeKenzie, 4IS86; Miss Chambers,
1 S590; L. K. Tucker, 2230; Miss Wind
j ham, 2891.
I Miss Jackson's class, the infant
i class of little girls, made a score of
1050 last Sunday, the largest score
made on the return trip. Miss Mc
Kenzie's class made next largest and
still holds the lead by more than 400,
with Miss Walton's class of boya sec-
iond. About two more Sundays will
j put some of them out. Several can
no out with a little ettort. iry it.
Collections last Sunday, $5.36; attend
ance, 94. Let's have a lull attend
ance next Sunday.
E. M. EARNEST, Supt.
State Bank
of Palatka
Designated Deposi
tory for State of
Florida
Your Account Invited
DAVID HOWELL,
Cashii
Expert Kodak Finishing
Do not waste films, time and money on inferior work. Let us do ynur
fi.iis.iti,! and it will be done right. WE USE VELOX PAPER EX
CLUSIVELY. Velt'X costs more thaii other papers lui is better that
is why we use it, getting the best possible results from every exposur. .
R. E, NECK
PUTNAM ATI'AL
Write For Price List.
The Putnam National
Bank of Pa latino
FPALATKA, FLORIDA
Total Assets, June.lOth I2fSoOO
Liabilities to Depositor. ........ 495.000 .00
Assets over Liabilities to Depositors 205,000.00
! According to the New York Financial Review we are ;the second strongest
NKK,, double locV system, are the best make S3 00 per year,
I solicit your banking business. Foreign Exchange issued,
?K &lS?l8!EL rri ah!' m'AsS: corner
H. FINLEY TUCKER
INSURANCE
FORD BUILDING
H. Finlay Tucker Bro.
Boston's Mayor has endorsed the
Ford for city service. So has John
Wanamaker, prince of merchants.
The shrewdest business men choose
the Ford because it gives the big
gest return per dollar invested.
It's small only in purchase price
and cost to keep.
Rutwliout $547. Touring Car 597. Town
Cr $717 f.o.b. Pak.tka, complete with
tqirpnu-iit. Gtt particulars from THL
FORD SALES CO., Palatka, Fla.
WALTER W. TILGHMAN, Manager
1 1 GO
TO
Next Tuesday, July 21, to
Consider Train Schedules.
The Florida Rail Road Commission
ers have sent notices to the railroads
interested and the people of the cit
ies and towns along the lines of these
roads, that they will hold a meeting
at the court house in this city next
Tuesday, July 21st, to consider the
question of ordering a new scheudle
for trains on the Florida Southern di
vision of the A. C. L. R'y between this
city and Rochelle, best known locally
as the "Peavine."
Of course any new schedule will
have to be arranged so as to serve
in the makiner of connections with the
A. C. L., Seaboard, and Florida East
Coast. The purpose is to nave two
trains a day between Palatka and Ro
chelle. One to leave here early in the
morniner and to connect with train for
Ocala. This train would return here
at night, thus making possible a trip
to Ocala and return the same day.
This is the nroDOsed new train.
Another train over the "Peavine"
would under the proposed change,
leave Palatka in the evening. All
these changes are to be so arranged
.as to connect with trains passing
vinnrtinn noints and terminals with the
main lines of the A. C. L., Seaboard
-and Florida East Coast Railways.
RusinAss men of Palataka have
long wanted better connections on the
'"Peavine." They want trains ar
ranged so that people living at towns
along this line can come to Palatka
'and return home the same day. And
they want it so a Palatka business
man can go to Gainesville and Ocala
nnH rofnrn sn.ma dav.
Will we tret the change. That of
course depends on the Railroad Com'
missinners. And the Railroad Com'
missioners' action depends on whether
the railroads interested are willing
to make the changee. The, Florida
Railroad Commission has long been
regarded as a body that moves, when
it moves at all, at the dictation of the
railroads.
THE PHOTOGRAPHER
IN YOUR TOWN
HANK III ILlINi
Phone 5
L. K. TUCKER, Jr.
REAL ESTATE
PHONE 128
St WiLL HEAD
BOARD OF TRACE.
This Leading Business Man
Was Selected last Mon
day Night.
At a meeting of the board of gov
ernors of the Palatka hoard of trade
on Monday night, E. M. Earnest the
big dry goods merchant of this city
was elected president to succeed Geo.
13. beluen, whose resignation was re
ceived and acted on the same night.
Warner T .Hamm, another of ttie
modern young business men of the
city, was elected for the membership
on the board of governors made va
cant by the elevation ot Mr. Earnest
to the presidency.
The Palatka board of trade is to be
congratulated on the wisdom display
ed in these selections.
Mr. Earnest has been a live wire on
the board from its organization, and
has served on several of the working
committees; he has never shirked any
work intended for the public good.
He has for several years ever since
the board decided to employ a paid
secretary given more money for the
support of the board than any other
member. This man Earnest has been
earnestly earnest for the growth and
prosperity of Palatka. He is a nat
ural leader in affairs of business and
he has unbounded faith in the future
of the city. His own business has
grown to such proportions that it is
known in all sections of north Flori
da. Warner T. Hamm is associated
with his father in the management of
the W. A. Merryday company, the
biggest business of its kind in Florida.
This company handles fully one-third
of the box and crate material used by
Florida shippers of fruits and vege
tables. It has done and is doing its
part to advertise Palatka. 'Voung Mr.
Hamm is a part of this business. For
the past two years he has taken an
active interest in the work of the
board of trade, and for nearly a year
has been chairman of one of its most
important committees. He also be
lieves in Palatka and its future im
portance. His home on the Riverside
Drive is one ot the most attractive in
the city.
iVIERRYOAY-WALTOfi
At Gallatin, Tennessee, was
bei-uufui Ailair.
From the Gallatin (Tenn.) News of
the 2d hist, the first account of the
marriage of Miss Sallie Kr Walton to
ur. harry Merryday comes to- this
jity. As both the bride and- groom
have many ardent friends in Palatka,
we reproduce the account as puulisn
ed in Gallatin:
"beautiful in all of its appoint
ments was the wedding at the Gal
latin Methodist church Saturday
etining at 7:30 o'clock of Miss Sal
lie K. Walton of Gallatin and Ur.
Harry Merryday of Daytona Beach,
Florida. The church was well rilled
with relatives and friends to witness
the ceremony which united the lives
of these popular young people. The
nuptial rites spoken by Rev. W. B.
Lowery of Nashville. The church
was beautifully decorated with hy
drangeas, simlax and ferns, among
which gleamed myriads of candled,
The background against which the
bridal -party stood was a mass of hy
drangeas with candelabras in which
burned wax candles.
"The white riubon pews were
gracefully decorated with clusters
of hydrangeas and with white tulle.
"Mrs. Fred S. I 'ay piesided at the
organ, and two beautiful solos were
rendered by Miss Sarah Boyers.
Miss Marie Merrvday. sister of the
groom, was maid of honor, and the
jnae s maids were Misses Nell Gii
,espie and Fannie Walton. Mr.
I.ihii Walton of Rockdale, lenn., a
nusin ot tne unite, was Dest man,
.Irs. L. M. Uouoson and Julian
tilue of Gallatin and Messrs. Jetf
Jrav of Rockdale and Chas. R.
i'oninkins of Gallatin were the
ushers.
"The handsome brunette beauty of
the bride was never more striking
than in her bridal robes of soft shim
inering white satin made with long
court train trimmed in pearls. T!ie
in.-Iice also was trimmed in pearl
nd the tunic was made of flounces of
In re edrod with pearl trimmings. A
lowing veil caught with orange hlos
;,ims covered the bride's face. She
carried a shower bouquet of orchids
md lilies of the valley. Miss Merry
day, the maid of honsr, wore yellow
crepe de chine with chiffon and car
ried a shower bouquet of white roses.
The bride's maids were lovely in yel
low crepe de chine and white lace,
i 'id each carried a bouquet of white
roses.
"Immediately after the ceremony
Dr. and Mrs. Merryday left for Ashe
ville. North Carolina, where they will
remain for several weeks. From
Asheville they will go to Daytona
Reach, Florida, their future horns.
Dr. and Mrs. Merryday received as
wedding gifts an elegant collection
of cut glass, hand-painted china and
silver."
Base Ball Next Week.
Next week Wednesday and Thurs
day, the 22d and 23d inst., the Palat
ka baseball club will engage in a two
o"rn contest with the crack ball team
of Hastings. It will be rememe'oil
tVmt r)ii notato diggers beat Palatka
the two games played here on the
Fourth. In fact they are about the
i Iv npTetfaHon this vear, excent
the Jacksonville Sally league team,
o het Palatka. So doubt tne ln
tprpst in q-ood b"ll p'aving will be
seen in big crowds on the grand stand
Hiirino1 thp rominir emes.
On Wednesday the Palatka club
Hed nn its south Florida trip.
Two or three games will be plav
with Lauchman at Orlando, two
eames at Lakeland artd one game at
Kissimmee. Manager Kennerly took
THE miS
RANDOLPH?"
This Question, Asked a
Few Weeka ;igo by a Local
Press Correspondent,
I. An.wereJ bv t..e Miami Metropolis
A"8WereJ ,f r M'Po1"
or lost Mo d,y,
It was only a few weeks ago tin t
'parties interested in the drainage of
the Florahome section, asked Mr. Ish-
am Randolph to visit the place ar.d
gie his opinion of the work now be-
in t' done. Mr. Randolph did visit
rloiuhonie, and did make a report
which he signed, "Isham Randolph,
coiisi'iting engineer.
t ... r u.,: ; TJ,ia
XjUICI &U1IIC living 111 UiB iwic-
i ,.,.; j ,t,. ,.,0 t nioocnt
11
with Mr. Randolph's conclusions, i , When the distinguished military oi
wrote and caused to be published a ficer stepped into the othce ot t ie
communication in which he sneering- Saratoga Hotel and went up to tne
ly asked "Who the 'ell is Isham regiatet to enroll his name, those who
. . . .. urara cittini, , r thn nhhvi nt that hn.
-S-r't-',". TV' . w,,, fv,.'tel were scared half out of their sox
date at hand, at that, time, so it could
not have answered the question fully,
though it was not propounded througn
the columns of this paper. But it has
since learned something of this Mr. """ " """
Isham Randolph, whom Mr. A. W. showed ignorance of the pui Tose , of
fucker of Florahome called in to in- the explosion, which wasn t an explo-
vestigate drainage operations at thatifwn at all; simply a salute Lieu-
place! !tenant Chas: Burttlil'ad A J tlfX
v tl 4..1. t tv,. iu: Die no warning they could only think
Al,e aiiawei is uiivcii imin i-i" mi- - 4. . . u..u- ; MwTl.4-
ami Metropolis o the 13th inst. and't BOumbsuana some thought it might
: fn,. possibly be the work of the I. W., W.
is as follows:.
too good for
Ihe best is
l 1 a I1UIIC VUJ tuuu iui
Miami, and the selection of Isham
Randolph as harbor engineer to
have charge of the very important
improvements for this city is wise.
He may be a little higher priced
than some other, the salary is not
named, but the money will be well
spent. Isham Randolph is a man
of experience, he knows what he Is
doing when he does it, and there is
a deal of satisfaction in the knowl
edge that with this world famous
man on the job there will be no
mistakes, no false moves, no lost
time. Through lack of knowing
what to do and how to do it, Mi
ami has lost many precious years;
but the majority of the present city
council has found out what to do
and Mr. Randolph knows how to do
it. There will be no more delays.
Miami wants a deep water harbor
and will get it.
When the United States govern
ment wanted an engineer to advise
as to the construction of the Pana
ma canal, the greatest enginteri
feat of a century, it secured the
rcrvices of Isham Randolph; when
the city of Chicago dn?:d?d to b-uM
the Chicago canal and the city of
Milwaukee decided to buili munici
pal docks which are considered tha
most modern of any, Isham Ran
dolph was the man chosen; when
the state of Florida wanted a com
rlete survey of the Everglades and
"oi-irete'it advice as hnw to ulti
rnntolv dvfiin them, it went to" Ish
am Randolnh. Because Rindolph
stands ft the ton of his nrofession.
Pock Commissioner McDoiald and
the other members of the city coun
cil with whom he consulted are to
be complimented upon securing the
services of such a competent engin
eer to have supervisory charge of
the harbor and municipal dock im
provements at Miami, for that
which is recommended and approv
ed by Isham Randolph will not be
ouetion ed by the war department
I in Washington.
Dr. Goethe Comes to Palatka.
Dr. J. E. Goethe, late of Fitzgerald,
Ga., has decided to locate in raiatKa
for the practice of his profession. Dr.
Goethe is a practioner of the regular
school and is a brother of the Messrs.
W. A. Goethe and W. in. uoetne oi
Rodman, gentlemen well-known in
Palatka business circles.
Dr. Goethe has leased the new
Fearnside bungalow on North Fourth
street and expects his family here to
occupy this pleasant home next week.
He hns secured offices in the Hick
building on Lemon
.tioet, over the Kennedy Hardware
("o's store.
Pr. Goethe is a scholarly, rather
distinguished appearing gentleman
somewhat past middle life, but with
uu'oubied mental and physical vigor,
he looks the successful practitioner.
And his coming will add anotner to
Palatka's already prominent list of
physicians.
Saloons Not Always Profitable.
Palatkans will have an interest in
this bit of news concerning an okl
'time Palatka young man who moved
:o Ocala at the time Putnam county
went dry. We refer to R. L. Keat
ing. News comes that he has failed
ii'S saloon ',iusiness in uraia.
Ocala Star tells it thus:
'The saloon business ot Messrs. K.
L. Keating & Company, in the Har-
ngton Hall block, was closed mis
morning on a writ ot attaenmeni
taken out by tne lanuiora, ivir. iv. i.
Adams, for rent due. Mr. Keating s
business has been operated at a loss
for the Dast two years or more, but
le had a re-arrangement wan
his
prlitrirs something over a year auo
whereby extension was nau un an ui
his accounts, but the inevitable has
- - ,,
eome and he was forced to give up
tne struggle. Mr. and Mrs. Keat
ing will leave Ocala, going to Day
tona. where Mr. Keating's parents
Kiave lived for a number of years, to
reside. They have many frienus
here who will be sorry to learn of
tne business misfortune that has over
taken them as well as to know thev
are to leave Ocala."
Poor In Pocket.
"'Indeed, sir. you atv m very poor iaj
dies' tailor."
"I know, ma'am, but I wouldn't bf
If all you i-iistnment paid my lillla."
Baltlinore American.
Natur Slips a Cag.
Then- Is H wnw mo In thf ftfr
mil fitness ot things Mhii a man who ,
ww.rs " n'E n,,s sliuve j-very morn-
till! t'lili-ngn News. I
rrriiptiin
ttiist 'ato.
will never want a pre-
PUMA ARTILLERY
illS A 8ALUTE
Fur Major 6.u,w on his Ar- Gubernatorial Laiiuuiate Re
, riva: to Ma&itr iutiic. j calls link; lit; Reived as
: Gujrb. Deputy Ciciiv.
hen .Ma.J01!' ?,now of-rSt" AuSUSllr'e
arrived in Palatka on Tuesday eve,,-
ihg 0Ver the . b.L. Ry, tne Neu-
beck cannon boomed forth a salute of
verai guns in his honor. Alajor
)."ow :a.me mustering olhcer ot the
uardsk on appointment
"lade oy the ollit-era of the company,
u,,(i to muster them into the State
"'vice as a company ot tne iNational
ior iviajor ijenerai j. minora ros-
j . , . , , j
ter, adjutant general of State troops.
th.nolse 5 the eQxp d,"?tca":
nn - Vj made some temaiks as
rr" " , ' "f
nothing said to hurt the feelings of
-..v. -
getting even with the Palatka ice
. t. i
to satisfy few whiU i strikers who
had left because they didnt want to
associate mdustnally with the man
of co or and kinks.
Only 52 of the guards showed up
at night at the temporary armory, not
enough to constitute a Quorum ana
the mustering m process instead of
IhPinp- ncriornied to the tune ot loo
"Zl -tac :r&: rh
c , , . . t,
Much Mustard, had to be postpone
oecause there wasn't a sufficient num-
tier to muster.
The boys didnt show up; they had
had no official notice, nothing but a
press notice which some faded to see
An omcer 01 tne guaru
in person. I
Lapt. Points deserves gieat c, ,
for expediune the work of this com-
paiiy. anu ic3 aim
generally will regret that the boys
were not all out on Tuesday evening
not all out on Tuesday evening so that
so that the organization could have
been completed.
ESGAFIJI MUKIMR,
SHtil 'FULL OF htilfS
B , a 1'osse
under Sheriff;
Kenneily, Flies the Coop.
Aaron Carroll, a negro convicted of
murder at the term of the Putnam
Circuit court last October, and sent
enced to life imprisonment, was shot
and killed by a posse under Sheriff
Kennerly last Saturday night.
Carroll was taken to tne convict
camps near Hastings in November.
In December he made his escape
from the camps and since that time
has been hovering about in the woods
of west Putnam. Carroll lived near
Interlachen, and his liie sentence was
for the murder of his sister-in-law.
His wife and other members of his
family continued to live near Inter
lachen after his conviction. Soon af
ter his escape Carroll began sending
letters to Sheriff Kennerly, joshing
tnat official about his inability
to catch escaped convicts. .
The sheriff laid low and watched his
opportunity. He knew that Carroll
was in the county and that he fie
(luentlv saw memoers of his family.
! ;.-enW he not information that
Can oil was working at a certain tur
pentine camp near his old home.
i Kai,-,l.iv niii-ht accompanied by
TiH. Mintnn and Messrs. Hilburn
and Hutchinson, the sheriff went out
to Interlachen in his auto, here, en
,i tne services of some negro
scouts the party proceeded to with-n
a short distance ot tne turpentine iu-
cucoii, wnere t..e po.e aoanuoueu
auto and walked on. Approaching
the camp the negroes were sent on
ahead to locate the party wanted, lie
was in a cabin with some other ne
groes playing craps. As soon as Car
roll saw the negroes of the posse ne
suspected an attempt to trap him and
immediately opened tire. This was
returned immediately by the negroej
of the posse and as soon as Sheriff
Keir.icrlv and his associates heard the
firing they rushed for the cabin. The
niiilaraf rPCP ivpd five wounds and
was mortally wounded by several of
them. The other negroes got away
: v,a c.ramhlp nnd the wounded con
vict was brought to this city where
. i.,.Miu were dressed. He died
next day.
.; ., i !,., ,1 Kv
u:r Wit in the calf of the
i in on""! -
j
j Carroll, a brother of the mur-
derer, was overheard after the shoot
ing to remarK tnat ne wium 6 "
t u ,n,ith rvf his brother,
ti : Shr ff Kennedy asked
Mr. Storv, the operator at Interlach
en, to arrest Boss. This a little la
ter, Story did, but in getting his man
was fired upfln. Storv then opened
fire and put three bullets into Boss
i Carroll, who also was brought to this
!city in a wounded condition and I lodcv
led in rail. Boss may recover, but he
will never be the same Boss.
1 The dead negro was a dangerous
'man and had made many threats to
i:: ; h v rinitv of Inter-
lach n, and these it is thought, kept
hem in such fear., that they hesitat
ed to inform the sherin oi nis
abouts.
Pirates.
"Father, are all the pirates dead?'
"No. my son. They now run the
rhoiklnc nrirlli-cps th hotels
iu uni.B u.. m..i .M-v...v recollections ot his brief career here
i., t be fji.-1 A, efl.iit Ml, U'. in the ear, d besideg a number
made at a latot day, when it u. Mof young men e Joe priCe, Fred
pectea that Gen. l'os.er w,:l De n-10 Cochrane and others whose fathers he
and restaurants." Town Injurs
COMPTROLLER 40TT
HIS PALATKA
Hon. W. V. Knott, comptroller of
the state of ssl0, th(J
most popuiar oilicial of the entire
SUit6( arrived in the city Wednesday
evemng ovel. ttle A- c. l,. from Or-
lanUo and t the ni ht at the gar
atoga Hotel
nis bslness here was to see Mr
jjuilard in relation to county tax as-
Bessment3 but Mr. Knott had some
time which he devoted to
walkintr
about after supper ad looking over
tne ousmess portion of Palatka. he
saw much to recall experiences he
had in this city as Deputy Clerk of
the Circuit Court unden W. C. Har
grove in 1888, at the close of which
year, owing to the change of adminis
tration in the office, Mr. Knott went
Mr. Knott tells many amusing tales
of his experience here a3 a young
man, especially as clerk of the board
of county commissioners of whieh the
member Irom Banerville was chair-
ma and when Granville priest wag
the member from the first district. It
was at Mr- Knott-s suggestion that
some system was inaugurated for
uorii ' tu if t n .
"-k'"6 - i'""wa m mo iiiccKiiiua
and thfi document and he g0 wor) v
,....-:,,.. tht th .iro-.H v,im
commissioners mat tney urgea
to accept a deputyship under the
him
wvr mi-vvu u t
new
stati that un',eSJ Wright
a to int him ft (ft com
missionersfrwouid n'ot lppr0ve his
(Wright's) bond. But Mr. Knott had
made other arran ntg and would
not consider the Boffer
Mr R t y regretted that
he could not hae f his ,d
. .... , ,. ,
republican clerk, Frank Wright,
iiieuuo, uul as ne waa ouugeu to leave
Qn morning train and the
' sr,Hsfi-.H
with seeing only those of them he
, chanced toeet the street. Among
thege were G L Bai, H(Jnr
j.Htch.nson A vr Q Ff B n J
a ffiw nthers whn uaH nprsnnal
knew wel,
he
tQ come paatka ,n g ghort
for a couple of days when he expects
to get a lot of pleasure in meeting
old friends and talking of the Palatka
he knew back in the 80's.
The comptroller is still a young
man considerably under the half
century mark, and looking much
younger. He has already announced
that he will be a candidate for Gov
ernor of Florida to succeed Gov.
Trammell and his candidacy is meet
ing with a most enthusiastic recep
tion at the hands of the press and
people of the state. Here in PalatVa
and Pntnnm ennntv he is an nndnllbt.
ed favorite.
Mr. Knott assured tne rvews that
the valuations on railroad property
for the purposes of taxation in the
state had been increased over
$3,600,000 this year.
He also stated that it was likely
that the state millage would be re
duced from 7 1-2 mills, levied last
year, to hve mills, though ot course
no dehnite statement could be maoe
until after all the county assessors
had made reports of their work in the
counties. There had been some com
plaint regarding railroad vaulations
in Orange county and Mr. Knott had
been to Orlando where the matter had
been explained to the entire satisfac
tion of the Orlando-Reporter-bta",
the paper which had criticized the
state assessors.
It seems that last year Orange
county comprised all that territory
now embraced in the counties of Or
ange and Seminole. The railway
terminals and shops are at Sanford
in the new county of Seminole. Last
year this shop and terminal property
was distributed in mileage all along
the railroad through Orange countv.
Now this property is all on the rail
way line in Seminole county, and Or
ange county which last year received
benefit from the shop and terminal
valuations at Sanford, is cut out ot
these values this) year.
So well satisfied was J. Hugh Reese
editor of the Orlando Reporter-Star,
with Mr. Knott's explanation, that he
tated editorially on Monday:
"No person who knows Comptroller
Knntt, thnroutrhlv could suspect him
of wilfully neglecting his duty or do
ne anvthing but that which ne be
lieved to be right.
"A few days ago the Renorter-Star
contained an article relating to the
assessment of railroad property m
Orange county showing a reduction
from last vonr In view of the agree
ment to increa.? assessments ait
.round it appeared that the board
having the assessment of ranroaa
nrone'-tv hnd taken advantage oi tne
situation to lower the valuations.
"The Rennrter-!Star was tusiineo in
Hs assumption nr the figures tor
Orange county did show a decrease
nron the face of them, but Comp
troller Knott has come in person to
nyHnin how this happened. The
-,t.nilr claims that the railroad
property has been assessed for the
State as a wnoie at an
figure of approximately ten per cent.
it Vnntt hns Hone the frank and
manly thing in coming straight to the
source ot tne criticism, onu i alli
ed his case in such a way as to leave
no doubt as to his sincerity and de
votion to duty. The country .would
be much better off if all public om-
cials were as consciencious as riori
ka's Comptroller."
Not ths First.
Pat was servant of a farmer, sod In
his charge was a donkey, wliti-h wns
kept to amuse his employer's rhfldren.
The donkey was fiillnwlnt! the runner's
wife round the van! one d.iy. mid lh
fanner, turiilntt t I'm. sunl:
"I think that donkey Is Hiking a llk
mv to my wife"
"Oi-h." said Pt. "satire. t,l It's not
lie first dmikey that's took a liking to
"r. sir " Eselwtice.
a strong team with him on this trip,

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