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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1911
THE PALATKA NEWS PALATKA.
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Entered at the Palatka postofflce as
mailable matter of the second class.
Published at Palatka, Florida, on
RUSSELL &. VICKERS.
$1X0 Per Year in Advance
117 South Second St. Phone 195.
Wm. A. RUSSELL. Editor.
As an exhibition of little sense
and small understanding the pa
latka News man often is in the
Umetight. I" this last week's pa
per, in commenting upon the law
suit brought by the L. B. Stan
ner Company against E. N. Maun,
he says that Maull was making
packinghouse machinery before
the Skinner Company ever at
tempted to "skin" anybody in
Florida. E .N. Maull sold out
all of his patents to the Camp
bell Company over two years ago,
and his new sizer is a recent in
vention that the L. B.. Skinner
Company claims is an infringe
ment on the Stebler patents now
held by them.
The News also states that tne
first man arrested . last year for
shipping green fruit was an ex
change Official. No Exchange
man was ever arrested for ship
ping green fruit.
F It may be that the News man
will have a lawsuit on his hands.
The L B. Skinner Company is a
rnnrern that IS not
"skinning any one
We will pass over for tne um uc-,
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o frequenly am.cted.ana a-
the trouble is inbred, or;
Maul tnVb e SpackinBhoWe
Maull h been m t, P e
machinery more je..i ...
t.n romfims tnat &
else in Florida. It is true that nyw. ...
sold out his patents to the Compel profit. ment.
Company over two yea.. . :
the Campbell Company
UKllt W ,
w v,im from again entering
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the manuiaciu.e v, i
but that the courts hew a
Maull had the right to con inue. -, Un
that time he has equ, some ofthe title o P Metropolitan
SSSt'Cr Ar a a fllof the' Church Militant."
tL otntr pl'acel during the past; Extravagance has been the rule ,n
summer Whether his new packing , nation stete and municipality supple
house machinery is an infringement , Rented by incompetence and graft.
cn the Stebler patents, now owned by A municipal lighting plant would of-
the L B Skinner Company, we are;fer but another opportunity for the
not prepared to say. The courts will ; exerose of extravigance a d.slay of
settle that But Mr. Maull HAS been , incompetence and the further prac-
making machinery of this kind longer t.ee of graft
Cn Anyone else in Florida. Andj The economic fact, are against it.
Zt orange shippers are indebted to ; These facts are presented to the peop
tim more than to any one other man pie through a bulletin recently issued
SrtrTpcS house equipment they, by the Bureau of the U. S Census,
now hav to meet demands of the Instead of analyzing these ac The
g ling citrus business, all growers .News is going to let Collier's Week y
familiar with the business will admit, do it. That publication for the 7th
A . . . '.i. inef mite Viom fprcplv C
As to the shipping ot green nuu.
contrary to law, The News simply re
iterates and insists that a certain vice
president of a south Florida Citrus
Exchange was the first man to have
his shipments held up in the fall of
,1913 by the State Citrus Fruit in
spectors, and for truth of this state
ment we refer to the files of the Tam
pa Tribune and other daily papers of
As to the law suit admonition, The
News can say that any judgement
against this paper would be a good
asset, and th.it is more than the Grow
er can claim, or any other publica
tion whose stock in trade consists
solely of a desk, a paste-pot, a pair
of scissors, and an editor whose nerve
was sufficient to warrant him in pos
ing as a citrus fruit and agricultural
expert two months after enttering the
State from his home "down in Maine."
But the time isn't ripe in Florida when
a man ca:i get judgment in the courts
from a newspaper that is guilty of
nothing more heinous than the mak
ing of an unprejudiced play on the
name of a citizen.
The Palafka News does not expect
e friendship of the Florida Grower,
its editor, nor any other editorial
orflusher who makes his living by
nieans wholly without the pr.le of
reputable journalism. We cite him
and the people for facts to substan
tiate this charge to the Hon. H. Clay
Stanford, ex-president of the Florida
Chamber of Commerce, and whose
utterances in the Kissimmee Valley
Gazette of a year or more ago will
fully exp'.ain what we mean
Then there is the visit of this edi
torial fourflusher to Crescent City
last March and his villification of a
whole community because it well,
because it didn't meet his demands.
The News told the story of that visit
and the scurrilous "write-up" which
followed in the Grower. The News
said something concerning the Grower
and its editor following that visit
which -would have constituted a libel
under the Florida law, had they not
been absolutely true.
To show what the principle citi
zens of the town of Crescent City
think of the Grower and its editor,
as well as The Palatka News defense,
we publUh for the first time the fol
lowing letter of appreciation:
Board of Trade,
Crescent City, Florida.
April 11, 1914.
Hon. Wm. A. Russell,
Editor Palatka News.
Dear Sir: Permit us as resi
' dents and property owners of
Crescent City to thank you for
your vigorous defense of our fair
and flourishing city. Of course
reference is made to the malicious
Florida Grower of Maich 21,
1914. At no time and in no way,
so far as we are advised, has our
city been treated so unfairly and
unjustly as in this Grower arti
cle. Facts are not given. No
correct information is furnihed.
And all through the article is sad
ly lacking in the element of truth.
So far as known the editor of
the Grower did not see any officer
of the Board of Trade; the mayor
or other official of the city; the
postmaster; a real estate agent;
or any of the leading fruit grow
ers, any and all of whom would
have been pleased to extend to
him the usual courtesies to the
press. No notice of his coming
was given to any of these.
We cannot refrain from be
lieving that some unworthy mo
tive or ulterior object prompted
the Grower's editor to make this
venomous attack upon Crescent
Very truly yours,
B. F. TILLINGHAST,
President Board of Trade.
E. H. WILLIAMS,
Vice-Pres. Board of Trade.
M. F. PIXTON,
Treasurer Board of Trade.
C. E. GUTTERIDGE,
Secretary Board of Trade.
It was only recently that Palatka
was split up the back in an argument
over the question of municipal own-!
ership of th? electric lighting and
The cause of municipal ownership
was championed by a young man who
had been a resident of the city' but a
few months and who was a foreigner
by birth and education and habits of
thouL'ht. though through no fault of
h5m now sim-
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p y because his vehemace made an
vor municipal ownership on general
principles. It has a good look a co-
operative lookomething that .ortmanner of
,'0 makes us all partners who could ; , jn h
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thus far jn
practice we have not made a profound
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We pay mora for
nm.selve5 than we would
Perhaps the most obvious thing
for the average city to own is the
electrict light and power station,
since the city already owns,
paves, and cleans the streets. Be
tween 1902 and 1912 the number
of such plants owned by our mu
nicipalities increased from 815 to
l,5fi2, while the number commer
cially owned increased from 2,805
to 3C59. How did they work?
The Bureau of the Census has is
sued a bulletin which gives the
answer. The figures show that
in 1912 the city-owned stations
hired 10 per cent of the total
number of employees in order o
turn out 4.7 per cent of the total
product. Electriciy is sold by
the kilowatt hour, and the cities
increased their average charge
from 3.5 cents in 1902 to 4.3
cents in 1912, while the commer
cial plants reduced their average
charge from 3.4 cents to 2.5 cents.
It is clear that this reflects, among
other things, the growth of mu
nicipal ownership in the smaller
towns, where it really does cost
more to turn out the juice ;
but the trouble is that the whole
drift of the statistical evidence is
in the same direction. The city
owned plants tend to fall back
on higher rates and the kindly
nurture of taxes, and do not
deliver the goods. There is an
other seamy side to the story,
viz.. the way in which these mu
niciapl enterprises resist State
regulation and especially the in
troduction of uniform account
ing methods which would show
all the facts. Municipal own
ership spells opportunity for the
politician and his officeholders,
but it does not spell service.
The News therefore reiterates its
congratulations to the people of Pa
latka on the outcome of that recent
lighting franchise controversy.
The present commercially owned
lighting and power company has a
definite franchise which provides
rates and rules, andj penalties for
their violation. The people are al
ready receiving their proportion of
the dividends in reduced rates and
Governor Craig, of North Carolina,
has issued a proclamation calling
upon the people of that state to set
apart December 3-4-5 as community
service days. On those days the
people are asked to "meet, confer and
work together for advancement along
the threefold lines of investigation,
united labor for the immediate im
provement of the community, and
wise planning for its future." He
urges each locality to make a social
and economic survey prior to that
time, or on Dec 3, so as to know what
is most needed and how to do it
On Thursday, Dec. 4, everybody is
asked to turn out anc put In a good
day's work improving roads and
streets, interior and exterior of
schoolhouses, churches, courthouses
and other public buildings, clearing
off and beautifying their grounds,
parks and cemeteries, and planting
trees and shrubs in those places, as
well as along streets, roadsides and
On Friday, Dec. 4, parents are ask.
ed to unite with the children to ob
serve school and neighborhood im
provement day. The week is to con
clude on Saturday, Dec. 5, with a
grand round-up at the county seat
of all the people to discuss the needs
and possibilities of the county.
The Woman's Club, of Palatka,
made an appeal in the last week's
issue of The News asking the men
of this city to do something in the 1
way of planting trees and beautifying
yards and grounds, but no move lias ;
yet been made to begin this splendid '
work. We hope it will not take an 1
earthquake, a war or a tidal wave to '
stir our community to united action, j
It has been well said that "God helps
hose who help themselves."
Strange circumstance this. This
i war has progressed for nearly four
months and not a single story has ,
come to us concerning a soldier whose
life has been saved by having a copy
r.T the Bible in his pocket to stop the j
Villa seems to have the bullets and
the ballots in Mexico. He owns the
new provisional president (or at least
he did when this was written), and
may shortly own the scalp of tha old.
Before Villa there was Sulla in an
cient Rome. Surrounding himself
with his trusty cut-throats on the ap
pointed day, he asked: "Do you want
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Sulla for your dictator?" as was the
holding general elections
se days. "Hurrah for Sul-
la! 'Rah for Sulla!" shouted the as-
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sembled Roman sold.ers at the word
of command. And Sulla it was. And
so it promises with Villa. "Aut Vil-
la, aut nullus. Bully for Villa!"
To be perfectly frank it begins to
look now as if Leo M. Frank will be
finally franked through by the state
to that realm from which no traveler !
returns. Frank is the man who was
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convicted in the Atlanta courts for
the murder of little Mary Phagan,
and sentenced to death. He has t.p-
pealed to every court of higher juris-
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diction, one after another, until he
finally reached the Supreme Court of
the United States, where he is going
before one Justice after another ask-
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mg for a writ of error. Justice La-
mar of the Supreme Bench has just
turned him down. We wouldn't sav
that Leo murdered the girl, but it
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does begin to look as if he had been
given a fair trial. The jury said he
was guilty. And at the opening of
the trial Frank's attorneys were sat-
isfied with the jury.
The Boston school board has de-
j j n i mi nu v . i ti
c.ded that "My Old Kentucky Home
and "Massa s in the Cold, Cold
Ground" are insults to the negro race.
It is to be hoped that Boston will not
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suppress "Tne Wearing of the Green
as an insult to the Irish. It was giv-
cn to Stephen Collins Foster, a white
man and a Yankee, to make the best
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southern songs, songs which invest
even Old Uncle Ned or the Camptown
Races with the dignity of real sentl-
ment, and give to the Old' Folks at
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Home and Old Dog Tray the poig-
nant heartfulness of true ballad mu-
sic. Now, after a generation has ac-
cepted these songs, not one of which
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is nearly so absurd as Yankee Doo-
die, Boston discovers that the Pitts-
burg poet really insulted the land
and the people whose minstrelsy was
made by him. When shall we mere
human beings begin to understand the
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The peculiar state of mind which
regards with composure the slaught-
er of thousands of men in the prime of
their manhood like rats in the trench-
es, but which goes into a frenzy, now
over Belgian atrocities and now over
German atrocities, constitutes in it-
self a mental atrocity. There will al-
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ways be persons who fret about non-
essentials while the grim, terrible es-
sential realities escape them. Public
opinion which magnifies the impor
tance of "atrocities" and which mini
mize the importance of the general
slaughter makes war ever possible,
inasmuch as, in company with the
butchers, it seeks to make war re
spectable. Those who spend their
time denouncing the burning of a Bel
gian village over the heads of the
women and children, of the outrage
of some old civilian, or the crippling
of a girl, while failing to denounce
war, will never prevent war or these
other "atrocities" which are but its
incidental accompaniments. The Na
poleons, the Caesars, the Krupps and
the Vickers have always denounced
atrocities. Whenever one finds a man
who spends his time decrying atroci
ties, one usually finds a ma.i who is
(enthused over "civilized" butchery.
Only a Trifling Delay.
Plgg Did yon succeed tn persuading
your wife when she geta angry to
count ten before she speaks) Fogg
Tea, bat (he's a very rapid counter.
Make your life your monument Ben
for all that God (n
for health and children, home and trlende; ,
for comforte tn the time oT neea,
for every Mildly word or deed,
for happy thoughts and holy talh,
for guidance fn our dally wall.
In everything, give thanhd.
for beauty fn tWo world of oure,
for vjrdant graee and lovely flowere,
for eorTga of birds, and hum of bees,
for the refreshing summer's breeze,
for hill and plain, for stream and wood,
for the great ocean's mighty flood
In cvwythtng give thanhs.
for the sweet sleep which comes with nfgbt,
for the returning morning light,
for the bright sun which 6hlnes on high,
for the 6tars glittering In the 6hy
for these, and everything we see,
O, Lord, we lift our hearts to thee;
In everything, give thanhs I
"Comfort ye, comfort ye, my peo
pie, saith your God."
A little attention to the phras-
ing of this text will repay us in
very practical dividends of bless-
. . '
For example: The repetition of
the injunction with which the text
opens indicates mat me conuuiv-
ing of His people is a thing about
estly concert,ed. This is iterated
and intensified expression. It also
is in point to note that this high
function of comforting is conferr-
'edonus. God has His own direct
method of confronting ' His Peoplj.J
4.work is to be th( Comofrter."
That is one of the specialties of
the Third Person of the adorable
Trinity But we, too, are to bet
comforters. "Comfort e, Comfort
Ye .g what God gayg
Again taking the two phrases,
"My people," "your God," we get
?Tsubt1e suggestion Those whom
He calls "My people" are those
to whora He may be mentioned as
"y0ur God." And the persons to
whom He is named as "your God"
are the ones He would name "My
people. And this involution of
hrse really means that all of
God's people are to comfort one
another. This is reciprocal com-
forting. Let no class stand off and
wait to be comforted. Let them
comfort. and comfort wiu come
to them. This is the way the cool
and warm currents of the sea
share their qualities with each
J eance of this related wd "Com- !
fort?" It is a compound word of
Latin lineage. Its two syllables
are two words of that old tongue.
Com ig a Latin prepositioni Con
meaning "with" in English. "Fort"
is the Latin "forte," an adjective
with noun force. It is the basis
of our word "fortitude." And
that giyes the key of itg meaning
here: Strong, brave, courageous.
Therefore, to comfort one is not
t? be weak with him, but to make
him strong with your strength
and fortitude. As the field sur-
geon must get down to the weak-
ness of the wounded soldier with-
out being weak, so without weak-
ness we must get down to the dis-
consolate to cBourage him up to
What a blessed office is here
Pscbeu(l for. ?"r performance!
What a blessed thing it is to con-
forte make somebody brave and
hardy and courageous with us!
Nothing is finer than this. To
T Yf. courage, lorcrtuae, to a nttie-r
how beautiful it is! To hearten
man who is ready to sink because,
with all his toil and anguish, he
i has not realized his ideals and
hopes, how noble it is! To put for-
into the heart of the invalid
trying to struggle back to health,
how fine it is! O, there is nothing
T0UL P.oor old sinning, sorrowing,
Here is a great chance for us.
. Shall we not hear this Divine
th$ "Comfort ye, com-
, fort ye?" And shall we not try to
be C(mlforters to our fellows?
J. M. B.
Did you meet that trouble that came your
With a emlllng- heart and cheerful,
Or hide your face from the light o' day.
With a craven eoul, and fearful?
Oh, trouble's an ounce or trouble's a ton!
Tea, trouble la luat what you make It,
And It Isn't the fact that you're hurt that
But only. "How did you take itf"
Tou are beaten to earth, well, well, what's
Come up with a smiling face.
It's nothing against you to fall down flat
But to lie there, that's a disgrace.
The harder you're thrown the higher you
Be proud of your blackened eye.
For it Isn't the fact that you're licked that
But "How did you light and whyr
And, though you be dona to the death.
If you've battled the beet you could.
If you've played your part tn the world e
The Critic will call It "Good I"
Death cornea with a crawl or be cornea
with a pounce.
And, whether be be slow or spry,
Irs never the fact that you're dead that
But only "Hew did you die?"
Prosperity of this country is based
on agriculture. Agriculture builds op
the cities, the counties, the states; and
it makes it possible to build railroads
and manufacturing plants.
Bead Backward or Forward They Tell
Scaudalous society and life make
gossips frantic. This reads backward.
Frantic gossips mnke life and society
scandalous. Apply the same rule to the
others glvea below:
Solomon had cast treasures -silver
and gold, things precious. Happy and
rich and wise was he. Faithful served
She sits lamenting, sadly, often too
Dear Harry Devotedly yours remain
1. Have you forgotten twenty dollar
check? Keply Immediately, please, and
hand to yours, Grace Darling.
Man Is noble and generous often, but
sometimes vain and cowardly.
Carefully boiled eggs are good and
Love Is heaven, and heaven Is love,
youth says. All beware, says age. Try.
Ing Is poverty and fleeting is love.
Exercise take; excess beware.
Rise early and breathe free air.
Eat slowly; trouble drive away.
Feet warmish keep: blend work with
Adieu, darling! Time files Vast; sails
are set. bouts are ready. Farewell!
Matter and uilnd are mysteries. Nev
er mind. What Is matter? Matter Is
uever mind What Is mind? Mind is
Hnuesty aud truth are good and ad
miruhle qualities, us sympathy and love
are endearing milts.
Politics and religion avoid arguing tn.
Here Is good and sound advice. Phila
The old toper doesn't mind being
treated for the liquor habit by men
who say: "Have one with me."
ATLANTIC COAST LINE.
Curtails Passenger Service.
The Atlantic Coast Line announces
that on account of the great falling
off in passenger traffic ana conse
quently decrease in revenue they have
been compelled to reduce train ser
vice in each of the six states served
by them. Florida is the last state
to feel the effects of the depression,
which so seriously effected passenger
traffic, especially local travel. It
was found necesssary to reduce train
service in other states on account of
existing conditions several weeks ago.
Trains Nos. 27 and 28, formerly
operated between Sanford and Port
Tampa will now be operatde only
between Lakeland and Port Tampa.
Trains Nos. 35 and 32, between Ocala
and Lakeland (for Tampa) formerly
operated daily, are now operated
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Trains Nos. 44 and 47 between Ocala
and Homosassa have been discon
tinued. The schedules of other
trains on the Ocala District have been
re-arranged so as to give what it
thought will provide adequate ser
vice. In deference to the request of their
patrons and complying with the sug
gestions of the Railroad Commission,
the following new service became ef
fective on the 15th.
Train No. 89 leaves Palatka 5:50
a. m., arrives Rochelle 7:25 a. m.
connecting with No. 141 for Ocala
and No. 10 for Jacksonville.
No. 78 leaves Rochell 7:40 a. m.,
arrive Palatka 9:15, receiving connec
tion from 141 from Wilcox.
No. 87 leaves Palatka 6 p. m., ar
rives Rochelle 7:35 p. m., connecting
with wo. y for ucaia ana mo. 14u tor
No. 76 leaves Rochelle 7:40 p. m.,
arrives Palatka 9:15 p. m., passen
gers getting connection from Nos. 9
Nos. 142 and 141 leave Wilcox 5 a.
m.. arrive Ocala 8:50 a. m.. connec-
Lting at Rochelle with 78 for Palatka.
Nos. 140 and 14a leave ucala b:10
p. m., arrive Wilcox 10:05 p. m., con
necting with 76 at Rochelle for Palat
ka. The above schedules will be daily
Sunday schedules on the Palatka
branch will be as follows:
Train No. 75 leaves Palatka 11:30
a. m., arrives Rochelle 1:05 p. m.
No. 70 leaves Rochelle 3:02 p. m.,
arrives Palatka 4:30 p. m.
State of Ohio. City of Toledo, I
Lucas County. sa,
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he
Is senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney Co., doing bualneas In the
City of Toledo, County and State afore
aald, and that aatd Arm will pay the
aum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for
each and every case of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by the uae of Hall's
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed
In my presence, thle th day of De
cember. A. D.. 1881
(Seal.) A. W. GLBASON,
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Inter
nally, and acta directly on the blood
and mucoue eurfacee of the system.
Send for testimonials free,
F. J. CHENET CO- Toledo, O.
Sold by all Druggists, 76c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for conati-atloB.
Why Is The
City Cash Grocery
Because few merchants are willing to work
as hard for so small a profit. Send a trial
order and let us prove that you get a better
quality and at least 20 per cent, more
goods for the same money.
C. H. PRICE
407 LEMON STREET, PALATKA, FLA.
This is a JOHN DEERE
Riding Disk Cultivator
Farmers, the world over, long since united in
pronouncing it to be the best, most economical
cultivator made. IT DOES THE WORK
QUICKLY AND THOROUGHLY.
The JOHN DEERE COMPANY Farm Implements sold only in Palatka, by
KENNERLY HARDWARE CO.
AGENTS FOR PUTNAM COUNTY
A good assortment of unmount
ed Diamonds, set to order in Tif
fany or fancy ring mountings.
RANDALL WELLS, C. E.
County Surveyor of Putnam
Land Surveylnn, Drainage Work,
Maps, Blue Prints, Drawings of all
kinds Timber Estimates, Land In
spection, Eto. Accuracy guaranteed.
YOU WILL FINDI
The best Ice Cream,
made from Hastings
Fresh Jersey Cream
We make CANDY as ever
PUTNAM 1PITL ARMACY
Drugs, Chemicals, Druggist Sundries and Patents
rRBSORIfTIONS OAKEFULLY OOMROUNDiD
FRKBH GARDEN SEED. Aenu UMorJ ntn,h'ip L1B.
G. J. SMITH
enclosed by a new fence. Six acres 1a
Bearing Orange Trees,
Reraaininf twenty acres in truck farm, alt
irrigated. RESIDENCE containing nine
rooms and bath. BARN. STABLES, etc.
One horse, wagon, two buggies, harness
and farming iplements. Considers bis
fruit stiU on the grove.
TERMS: $3,000 down and $2,800 In
Ave years, 8 per cent. First mortgage
lein on property.
1'. J. BECKS
REAL ESTATE PALATKA. FLA
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