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FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1915.
and Advertiser.
Entered at the Palatka postoffice as
mailable matter of the second class.
Published at Palatka, Florida, on
Fridays by
$1X0 Per Year in Advance
117 South Second St. Phone 195.
Wm. A. RUSSELL. Editor.
When the war broke out we read
with thrills descriptions of shells
bursting a mile away, and the war
icorresporidei t's analysis of his con
fused state, half-elation, half-fright,
when first under fire. But now the
writer has to do more than that to
get a response from his reader.
Perceval Gibbon, who has represented
the London Daily Chronicle with the
Russian troops in Poland ever since
the war began, gives an extremely
vivid and thrilling description of a
German charge in this month's Ev
erybody's: The nights have a Russian fla
vor; they are acid, edged like a
knife, fanged like a wolf with
cruel cold. The wounded who are
not found till the next day die of
it. Yet these are the nights in
which the Germans come down
from behind their foremost
trenches, backed by a tempest of
rifle fire and shelling, a couple of
batalions at a time, and surge
across the narrow strand between
their defenses and the water, the
lines of them swaying back and
forth under the scourge of the
Russian fire. "
Down into the water they go,
the water that bites like vitrol,
stamping through the ice under
the bank, bearing ever forward
against the farther bank that is
lighted like a. festive street with
the blaze of rifles and mitrail
leuses. Armpit deep, with their
rifles upheld above their heads,
clear of the water, the search
lights that mock the light slash
ing across the sky and setting up
on them bewilderingly, pointing
them out to the immediate finger
of death, they come! I was in
the positions when they attacked
in force, four times between dark
and sunrise. Four times down
into that water in the face of
fire, four times blown off their
feet by the rifles and the pretty
little machine guns that do their
work so devilishly, four times
shattered and ground into a wa
ter staining pulp of broken flesh
and next night they attacked
Ex-Congressman Claude L'Engle is
at Tallahassee where he is furnishing
letters on legislative doings to a num
ber of state papers. From one such
we take the following:
One legislative subject on
which every one agrees is that
the power and privileges of the
County Commissioners must be
abbreviated. This class ,of
public officers have gotten in
to a perfectly inexplicable habit
of shutting their eyes and going
ahead and spending the people's
money without regard to what
the law says about it. By
this, the County Commissioners
have fixed a floating debt on
the people of Florida without
warrant or authority of law, of
just a little short of three and a
half million dollars. Starting
with a $:i00,000 debt in Duval,
practically every County, is in
volved in greater or smaller
amounts as the whim of the
County Commissioners may have
urged them. Goldstein of Nas
sau, Hurtenbach of Escambia in
the House. Farris of Duval, Cal
kins of Nassau, in the Senate
are working on the subject.
The prevailing belief is that it
is perfectly useless to pass more
laws telling the County commis
sioners what they can't do, un
less there is a punitive provis
ion in the law or laws that will
land the County Commissioners
in the County jail if they break
them. Senator Farris proposes
to make the Attorney-General
the official legal adviser of all
boards of County Commission
ers, thus insuring the Commis
sioners legal advice from a strict
ly legal standpoint instead of
the advice they have been get
ting from local attorneys employ
ed by them, which in most cases
fitted with the desires and wishes
of the County Commissioners
Hon John S. Beard of Pensacola
is strongly opposed to Statewide pro
hibition. So are the bar-keeps.
The House has placed the ban on
the daily journals they will no Ion
ger be distributed at the expense of
the State.
It is presumed that Representative
Bill Tilghman was on hand when the
prohibition measure was up for vote.
You can't lose him on an occasion
like that.
The Hon. Bill Maypole, a member
of the House of Representaiveg from
over in Vest Florida, has introduced
a bill in the legislature providing for
the investigation of Catholic con
vents. Bill has been reading the
Menace. And some say it . was Bill
who influenced Sidney Catts to start
in the race for governor about a year
Wo. ! "... -i
King George has offered to take the
pledge to give up booze during the
war, and thus has another kingly
iprerogatwe gone. How now can one
boast of being "drunk as a lord?"
"Well, by jinks, th' time's a-comin'
when it'll be too durndasted hot for
some folks t' work an' all winter
'twuz too pesky cold for 'em t' do a
dratted thing. Beats all, haow th'
weather duz bother some folks, hey?"
Dr. J. A. Van Valzah of Volusia
county, a pioneer in the fight against
the insurance trust in Florida, will
have plenty of help in the present
legislature. There are already 28
bills before the legislature designed
to clip the wings of this monster
The Florida legislature has several
important matters of legislation up
for consideration, but nothing more
important than the bill providing for
compulsory school attendance. The
progressive forces of the State are
at work for this measure, and there
is reason to hope for its passage.
The Florida Association of Title
Men is to hold its annual convention
in Gainesville on the 19th, 20th and
21st insts. It is presumed that
among the important topics discussed
at the meeting will be the Torrens'
System. Mr. B. E. Jarrett of Pa
latka is president of the State asso
ciation. 1
Representative McKenzie has in
troduced a bill in the House provid
ing for a Mother's pension, presu
mably at the instance of the Chil
dren's Home Society of Jacksonville,
in which he takes a deep interest.
The measure, however, appears a lit
tle in advance of the times. Fath
er's pensions are even now taking all
our. loose change fathers who fought
in the war.
Victoriano Huerta, former provis
ional president of Mexico, for nearly
a year on the bum and an exile,
landed in New York Tuesday, where
he arrived from Cadiz, Spain. Vic
toriana has promised under oath to
do nothing to involve the neutrality
of the United States, and will be
treated as a transient ailen. He has
also promised t keep away from
Mexico as if that were necessary.
The News regrets that so promis
ing a man as Senator Farris of Du
val county should wreck his political
prospects by casting his vote against
the submission of constitutional pro
hibition. Farris is a large man
large enough to see that unless he
has the power within himself to shake
off the Jacksonville whisky influence,
he can never be Governor of Florida.
The time has come when men in pub
lic office must take one side or the
other they must be either cold or
hot lukewarmness will get them
spewed from consideration for high
The Miami Metropolis has made
the following ample correction of its
slam of a week or more ago at Pa
latka :
The Metropolis sincerely re
grets that this error should
have been made and apologizes
to Palatka. The information re
garding the presence of saloons
in Palatka was given by a Mi
ami citiz n in a Chamber of'
Commerce meeting, and The Me
tropolis accepted it as authen
tic. We are thoroughly sorry
for the happening and will here
after use every occasion that of
fers itself to say a good word
for "Saloon-less Palatka" which
is so rapidly becoming a "City
Beautiful!" Editor Metropolis.
By a vote of 55 to 14 the House
of Representatives on Tuesday vot
ed to submit the question of consti
tutional state-wide prohibition to the
voters of Florida at the next ensuing
general election. This in spite of, the
efforts of the Times-Union to make
sentiment against the proposition.
Those who voted against submission
were: Anderson, Escambia; Bussey,
Palm Beach; Dancy, Duval; Davis,
St. Johns; Goldstein, Nassau; Gomez,
Monroe; Harrison, Duval; Hurten
bach, Escambia; Jones, Nassau; Paul,
Columbia; Roberts, Monroe; Rouse,
Waukulla; Weimer, Levy; Wilson, St.
Johns. Those absent and dodging
the issue were: Lake of Seminole;
Strickland of Leon, and Wilder of
Hilsborough. In the Senate the vote
will be close and a hard battle is
Ex-Gov Albert W. Gilchrist, who
sometime ago announced that he
would be a candidate for United
States Senator to succeed Senator N.
P. Bryan, has stepped enthusiastical
ly into the ring with a circular to
voters in the which his platform of
16 planks is printed. He says:
"There are 16 planks in the platform.
If you agree with 9, a majority, Gil
christ is satisfied; if you agree with
all, he is 'dee-lighted. " In the cen
ter of the circular, at the top, is a
picture of the candidate surrounded
with the following in bold-faced type:
"Height, 6 feet 2 inches; weight, one
tenth of long ton; Age? Unmar-
ried, yet hopeful. The votes of the
unmarried and of those who have
been unmarried' will almost elect him.
He wants your vote. He has never
made, directly or indirectly, as much
as one cent from public office. He
has never, directly or . indirectly,
sold any influence he might have had.
An old negro prayed that a chicken
be sent him. None was 'sent.' He
then prayed that he be sent for a
chicken. He went and got it Gil
christ is not 'sent' by any man or
set of clique. He is just going after
this 'chicken.' He will get it too
if he gets votes enough. He wants
the votes of prohibitionistsy the suf
f rage-to-gets local optionists, corpo
rationists, and. antis,. the rich, want-to-bes,
the poor, and don't-want-to-bes,
the good Pharisees, Publicans
and Sinners."
It Often Yields to Dredgers Relics of
the Ancient Romans.
. "Yes, sir," said the skipper .of a
Thames dredger us he wiped his grimy
hands on the legs of his trousers,
"there are many worse Jobs than dredg
ing. It Is interesting and exciting work,
too, for one never knows what the
bucket scoops are going to pick up.
"Do we make nuy rich 'captures?'
Occasionally we do, but of course we
bring up more mud than anything else.
But, personally, I believe that the bot
tom of the Thames Is a small gold mine
In disguise, but one that It Is impos
sible to 'work.' A 'nugget' Is brought
up now and again, and a 'nugget' may
mean a gold watch or coius.
"Some time back a bucket scoop
brought to the surface a small sack,
and this sack contained a number of
watches, mostly minus the cuses. Evi
dently they had been thrown Into the
river by thieves, who had no use for
"Human bones are brought to light
at Infrequent intervals, and so are old
metal Implements. Roman coins nre
fairly plentiful close by Billingsgate
and London bridge, and some of the
copper ones which have been recov
ered are as clean as new coins from the
mint. Julius C'aesnr coins nnd weapons
have been found In tire upper river and
some stone age Implements down by
Hampton court." London Answers.
W Saturday
Scrtnottcttc :
"Where be all the miracles that
our fathers told us of?" Judges
That is, why are our own times
so empty of God ? This speech has
a flavor that is familiar. "Where
nre the miracles?" Whv do we not
have the same sort of revela
tinns that thev had "in Bible
times?" We hear that nowadays,
We hear it from good people
just as it came from the lips of
a good man on to this page of the
Book of Judges. Might one re-
mind such questioners of the ex-
perience of Gideon, realized so
soon after his question? He
wanted miracles. His Question
has a shade of doubt in it as to
the existence of such signs. And,
already, verse 12, God had given
him assurance of His Presence.
And further miracles be-an to ac-
cumulate about him as a center.
And, then, brave Gideon began to
be timid. It is not always easyT
to bear the answers to our own
prayers. So Gideon, who was in a
fair wav to Bret miracles, wanted
to beg off. "Wherewith shall !
save Israel? Behold! Mv family
is poor in Manasseh, and I am the
least in mv father's house." Just
like Job and Moses, when God
got near to him, Gideon began to
shrink up in his own estimation.
Well, now, we want signs, mira-
cles "as they had in Bible times,
you know." "Bible times"! That is
a bit indefinite. And "Bible times"
were not just as thickly strewn
with miracles as, maybe, we im-
agine. We read of such signs in
the close succession of Scripture
pages, perhaps, but there may be .
scores or hundreds of years be-
tween them. And, maybe, we shut
our eyes to miracles that we do
have. That was a weakness of
Gideon. He was looking back to
Egypt for miracles such as the
fathers had recalled. He didn't see
the miracles of his own day, and
right at his own door. Right near
to him were the miracles of his
heroic and immediate patriotic
predecessors, Othniel and Ehud
and Deborah and Barak, when the
very stars in their courses fought
against Sisera." He didn't see
them. He didn't recall Shamgar
and his terrific ox goad. He was
blind to all this. "Where are the
miracles?" That was the cry. And
that is the way we behave some
of us. We have miracles. The Bi-
hie is crammed full of them. But
we don t believe them some cf
us. We do not even read them
some of us. They are in the
events of the day. But we do not
make them out some of us. They
are "in the times" as fully, rer-
haps, as they were ' "in Bible
times." But we do not discern
"the signs of the times" some of
us. They are in the wonderful de-
velonments of science; in Harold
Begbie's "Twice Bom Men"; in
the transformation of a profes-
sional ball rdaver into one nf th
mightiest soul winners of modern
davs. Yet we do not tha
wonders Some of us. We are
like astronomers who can see the
wonders in the boundless fields of
space, but cannot see their own
gardens. May be the want with
us. as with Gideon, is not so much
miracles as sight J. M. B.
American Vessels Carry Goods
- "Made in U.S. A."
Follow Trade Routes Devised by Drake
and Other Freebooters Big Busi
ness No Longer Needs Urging
to Seize Chance.
New York. Down at' the -wharves
these days there are Yankee steamers,
flying the Stars and Stripes, loading
with "Made In U. S. A" products
bound for the Spanish main.
The trade routes that Drake and
his crew ,of freebooting heroes orig
inated in their task of plundering
Spanish cities of South America, are
followed by more American ships than
European now, where a few months
ago it was the Union Jack or Norwe
gian or German flag that flew from
the mastheads of the ships in the
Big business, the kind that deals In
millions, no longer needs urging to
seize Its opportunity, and the little
fellows who deal In thousands instead
of millions are following the leaders.
A dozen or more ships are clearing
every week for Argentina and Brazil
and for ports on the west coast of
South America, via the canal.
And South American goods are com
ing back In American bottoms. Man
uel A. Molina, consul general of the
Argentine republic in New York, Is
sued an official statement in which he
pleaded for closer trade relations be
tween the United States and Argen
tina. ' -
"We have products you want, as
well as markets for your products,"
he said. "The United States is inter
ested in capturing our markets by
selling its products to us, but does not
reciprocate in purchasing our goods
to a similar degree. Argentine wool
and hides are bought In the London
markets by American importers. Why
not Import them direct to America
and save the middleman's profit?" .
Yankee millionaires saw the chance,
and there are a few ships now en route
from Buenos Aires with Argentine
products which will be sold in the
open market here.
The Argentine consul's plea was fol
lowed, a few days later, by an an
nouncement from Peru. The govern
ment there decided to Import flour
from the United States and sell It at
cost price in order to reduce the cost
of bread there.
These announcements had immedi
ate results, and, as a sequel, a chain
of government-encouraged schools for
the training of foreign commerce ex
perts may soon be realized. Prof. C.
L. Swlggett of the Liverslty of Ten
nessee, who Is a member of the com
mittee on commercial preparation of
foreign trade of the National Foreign
Trade council, announced that Impor
tant links in this chain of schools
would bl Columbia university In New
York, the University of Chicago, Tu
lane university. Harvard, University
of Cincinnati and Charleston college.
Helps Husband With Carpenter Work;
He Sells His Wheat
at $1.50.
Culver, Kan. Last summer before
D. H. Knott threshed his wheat he de
cided to hold the crop for a higher
price. He built granaries and repaired
others on his farm, but the work of
harvesting and threshing made labor
scarce and he finally secured his
wife's services in assisting In the car
penter work and she make a good
hand. When the work was completed
and the threshing machine was ready
for his stacks, Mrs. Knott said: "Now,
husband, what am I to get for my
"Well, when wheat reaches a dollar
and a half I will sell and we will have
a motor car," was the answer.
The wheat is sold and Mr. Knott's
bank account shows that he received
a dollar and a half a bushel. Mrs.
Knott is waiting for the auto.
Detectives Get to Chinaman's Before
Bundle With $1,000 In
San Francisco. After pinning $1,000
worth of diamonds to the Inside of
her nightgown to insure their safety,
Mrs. Leo Shaplrer sent the jewels and
the gown to a Chinese laundry and
almost succumbed to hysterics before
they were recovered by the police.
With Detectives Grlslm and How
ell, Mr. Shaplrer hastened to the laun
dry, arriving there before the package
of laundry. The diamonds were re
covered. Takes Seven to Handle Souse.
New York. It required the services
of seven able-bodied policemen to re
move a 350-pound woman from, her
home to the alcoholic ward at Belle
vue hospital.
Tangoes at One Hundred and One.
Kaw Haven. Conn. Asher Sheldon
celebrated his one hundred and first
birthday by tangoing with Mrs. Sarah
Cook, ninety-three, at a reception
given by his friends.
Pays for 8tolen Rides.
Newark, N. jr. "Conscience Strick
en" has sent 25 cents to the Publle
Service Railway company for Ave
rides taken on street cars and not
paid for.
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3-Jh-I " at 'the : :
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Copyright Hart Schaf fner & Marx
Call us up Phone 91 and we
will be glad to send you an as
sortment'of suits for you to select
your Spring suit from
and remember if it comes from Fearnside's,
it is guaranteed.
Fearnside Clothing Co.
The Dig Store on the Corner.
You can do it at the City Cash Grocery.
By buying and selling for cash only, we can
give you more groceries for your money,
and give you absolutely fresh groceries.
Have you tried the cash plan ? If not, ,
why not try a few orders with us and
prove us.
The City Cash Grocery
Opposite the Court House and 618 Lemon St.
C. H. PRICE, Proprietor
Rule by Which to Figure Out Its Con
tents In Board Fast.
The contents of trees in board feet
is usually figured by Doyle's rule. This
rule is to deduct four iuches from the
small diameter of the log for slab,
squaring one quarter of the remainder
and multiplying the results by the
length of the log In feet For example,
to find the contents of a twelve foot
log twenty-four Inches In diameter (In
side the bark) at the small end 24
inches minus 4 Inches equal 20 inches;
20 inches by equal 5 Inches; 0 by 6
by 12 equal 300 board feet
Perhaps an easier way to get at the
same result Is to state the rule as fol
lows: From a sixteen foot log deduct
four inches for slab and square the
remainder. For longer or shorter logs
the contents would be proportioned to
the length. In the above case it would
be worked out thus: 21 minus 4 equals
20, 20 by 20 equals 400, for a sixteen
foot log. But a twelve foot log is
twelve-sixteenths or three-quarters as
long as a sixteen foot log; therefore
this log contains three-quarters of 400
board feet, or 800 board feet If the
log were twenty feet long It would
contain one and one-quarter times 400
feet, or BOO feet
common way of estimating stand
ing timber is to estimate the length
and the top and bottom diameters and
apply Doyle's rale, using the average
ef beta diameters ad the whole
length ef the . ttoaei Mr Terker.
For Sunday
be sure to ask for
Smiti s
Candy or Chocolates
- Unadulterated, crisp and
delioloue. Made In
Very Easy.
"It is said that two people can live
on less than one. Hnw An vnn
count for it?" '"Necessity."
1100 Reward. $100.
The readers of thla paper will be
pleased to learn that thera la at leaat
one dreaded disease that science has
been able to cure In all lta stages, and
that Is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
Is the only positive cure now known
to the medical fraternity. Catarrh
being; a constitutional disease, require
a constitutional treatment Hall'
Catarrh Cure la taken internally, acting-
directly upon th blood and mu
cous surfaces of the system, thereby
destroying the foundation of the di
sease, and giving the patient strength
by building- up the constitution and
assisting: nature In doing Its work.
The proprietors have so much faith
""'l "i ney oner-
One Hundred Dollars for any case th
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