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N and Advertiser. NEW SERIES VOL. XXIII. NO. 33. PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1915. $1.00 Per tear. THE WS TWO MONTHS OF SUMMER to 1o and a bunch of hot weather still ahead of us. This is vacation month, too, and that calls for vacation clothes; cool, roomy clothes that won't hamper you in the pursuit of pleasure. WE HAVE THEM just what you are looking for. Palm Beach Suits for Boys The conventional outing rait. No man or boy should be without one. A light weight fabric that eU in the cool breezes. A cool price, too, $4.50. B. V. D. Underwear In Two-Piece and Union. You knowj) the kind. Arrow Brand Sport Shirts A decidedly popular thirt for every day'wear and just the shirt for your vacation. Low cut collar, short sleeves. These sell for $1.00. Other Sport Shirts for 50c. Outing Shoes To be "in it with both feet" Howard and Foster Shoes for Men and J. & K. Shoes for Women, in Tan, Russia, White, Palm Beach ; with rubber or leather soles, in the very desirable styles. Outing Hats, Ties, Socks, Etc. There isn't an item of your vacation clothing needs that we can't furnish. ( ; CURRY'S SHOE STORE OUR THREE IRRESISTABLE SALESMEN PRICE, STYLE, and QUALITY. MEET THEM ! TRAGIC DEATH OF LITTLJPRICE BABY Causes Genuine Mourning in at Least Three Communities The Putnam National Bank: of Pal at lea PALATKA, FLORIDA Total Atsets, June 10th $700,000.00 1 Liabilities to Depositors 495,000.00 Assets over Liabilities to Depositors 205,000.00 According to the New York Financial Review we are the second strongest Nat'o"f SaDe'posit Boxes, double lock system, are the best make. $3.00 per year. We solicit your banking business. Foreign Exchange issued, wirrrH President A. 8. WTFXARP, Cashier T?H. WILSON, tllZrSSSLnt MAS. BURT, Asst. Oa3hler 4 ANNOUNCEMENT The following prices f. o. b. Detroit, effective August 2nd, 1915 : Ford Runabout ..... $390.00 Ford Touring Car - - - - 440.00 Ford Town Car .... - 640.00 .No speedometer Included in this year's equipment, otherwise cars fully equipped. There can be no assurance given against an advance in these prices at any time. We guarantee, however, that there will be no reduction in these prices prior to August 1, 1916. PROFIT SHARING WITH RETAIL BUYERS On August 1, 114, we made the announcement that It we could make Hild Hell at retail SCO, Ford Oars between August I, lull, and Auijust 1 11115 we would share profits with the retail purchmers. to the extent of fronT M to W on eac'h car We have sold over SU Ford cars In ?netlm. specified, and profit-sharing check, of ja) -ach will he dl. irlhuted aiTapKlly as possible after August 15, US. Retnll purchasers who have not yet mailed u. their proUt-.hurlng ooupam, properly .ndoi-Hed. should do so without delay. . Our plan to prortt-share with retail purchasers of Ford cars during H.14-15 lias bwm most successful. We thoroughly believe In It. but reallilna the uncertainty of conditions generally makes It advisable W defer an" announcement of future profit-sharing uutll a later date. We are 'however, confident of our ability to reduoe costs for several months, and therefore can offer no profit sharing for oars delivered during August, (September and October, lBla. FORD MOTOR COMPANY, - - Detroit WHO'S YOUR PRINTER? NEARLY EVERY BUSINESS HOUSE USES PRINTING IN SOME FORM AND THE SUC CESS OF THE BUSINESS DEPENDS A GREAT DEAL. ON THE WORK OF THE PRINTER. THE NEWS PRINT. IS A BUSINESS BUILDER.. YOUR NEXT ORDER ? And Excites the Deepest Sympathy of all to Whom the Story of the Tragedy Comes. Little Charlotte Lillian, the 16 monthg old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. j C. H. Price, was killed instantly by being run over by an automobile at Blitchton last Tuesday afternoon. The little body arrived home with tie stricken parents Wednesday even ing, and the funeral was held Thurs day morning at the home of Mrs. C. J. O'Haver on Laurel street. The ser vice was conducted by Rev. P. Q. Ca son, assisted by Rev W. M. Poage. The interment was in West View cem etery. There was a large attendance of sympathizing friends and relatives, and many beautiful floral offerings at tested the deep sympathy which is everywhere apparent in this city, the home of the stricken parents. The story of the tragic death of this sweet little child The News is going to copy from the Ocala'Star of Wed nesday evening, as follows: Tuesday afternoon about 4 o'clock there happened one of those tragedies that in their suddenness and absolute unexpectedness and their overwhelm ing horror, prostrate all- concerned. Mrs. Charles Henry Price of Palat ka, with her little daughter, Charlotte i Lillian, fifteen months of age, were Ivisiting the family of Dr. and Mrs. S. H. Blitch at Blitchton. They had been 'guests of the family for two weeks and the winsome little girl had be icoine the pet of the household, belov ed by all. Especially attached to each other were she and Mr. Landis Blitch, Dr and Mrs. Blitch's eldest son. Baby Charlotte was just learning to walk, and to keep her from going out of the yard into the public road the family wa.i always particular to keep the front gate closed. Shortly before 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Mr. Landis Blitch went for the car, which was in the garage. The child followed him to the gate. He took her up, kissed her, placed her on the ground and told her to run back to the house. Closing the gate after the child, he went on to the garage. The garage is situated more than two hundred yards from the front gate. There is no sidewalk and tho way is deep sand. Going there one turns two corners, for it is at the back of the block on which the resi dence is built. One would never dream that the baby, who could scarcely walk, would follow that long distance, through such sand, even had she been outside the gate. Mr. Blitch must have been engag ed in some occupation about the front of the car that required several min utes. He cranked the machine and Lacked it out of the garage. His hor ;ror can only be imagined, when ho jsaw in front of the car, which had i.iust passed over the little body with both wheels, the child his playmate of a few minutes before. He could not realize it, nor what had been done. Leaping out he gathered the little form into his arms and called to his mother, taking the little one towards the house as he called. His sister. Miss Legie, and his mother sarted to him, his sister afterwards stating that she knew by his voice that something terrible had happened. The mother of the child, and Mr. Bl itch's mother and sister rushed lo meet him. It was all too plain that the baby was beyond help, that death must have been instantaneous. Indeed, she never cried out, not even a dying gasp was heard by Mr. Blitch. as the heavv wheels crushed her little head into the sand. Mr. Blitch collapsed and went into convulsions. The child's mother was prostrated. Mrs. Blitch telephoned to Ocala for a physician, and one, a life long friend of the family, respond ed, driving out very quickly in his au tomobile, but he could only lend his aid to the stricken ones. Mr. Price was telephoned for, and with Mrs. Price's mother, Mrs. C. J. O'Haver, started immediately for Blitchton in an automobile, arriving there in the evening. Mrs. Price was formerly Miss Lily I O'Haver of Palatka and attended the Ocala High school for a number of 'years before her marriage. She and Miss Legie Blitch became very warm friends and have often visited each j other both before and since her mar 'riage. The distressing accident has cast a gloom over the entire Blitchton sec tio i ,and among the many friends of I the two families in Ocala, the deep !est sympathy goes out to both the (Price and the Blitch families. Mr. Blitch is suffering the most I acute mental cgony, and has compleie .lv broken down and refuses to be com forted. I Those who know the young man best, will know how utterly impossi ble it would be for this accident to 'happen through any carelessness on his part. There is no more kindlv, icaroful or gentlemanly young man in the whole country. Consideration for the rights and feelings of others is ,f3rst nature with him. To his gentle, christian heart this calamity comes as something too utterly crushing. It is rrore than he can bear and his condi tion is pitiful and his grief is second oi'ly to that of the TOtber .nd father of the child. LO, THE POOR INDIAN SILENT AND The cuddlesome winter girl dislikes the hot weather. Did you ever get so lonesome that you wanted to howl like dog! Came Proudly with Feathers to Show us the Game. But "Red" Holt and Linning gave the ball such a spinning. That the Indians and Live Oak now look much the same. Green's Nebraska Indi ns a semi- piofesional aggregation of baseball players from Lincoln, Nebraska, tour ing the country with baseball as their only visible means of support, her alded throughout the west and south as "phenom's" in their particular lin", ar.d with a record before they entered ralatka of a series of thirteen unin terrupted victories in Florida, and the loss of but a dozen out of the ninety games played since leaving home in the sweet spring time, came to Pa latka on Monday for a couple of games with the local team. These games were well-advertissii, with the result that not only did the people of Palatka turn out in gre.it numbers to see them, but many came from all parts of the county, from Hastings and St. Augustine. On Monday afternoon the Indian visitors were formed in line, followed by the Palatka Military Bend, which in turn was followed by the Palatka tall club. The band played "Moths.: Don't you Chide me When I Come Home Beat," and other supposedly ap pronriats airs on the way to the ball grounds. The visitors, their heads circled with a band of tail feathers, walked proudly erect like a company cf fore ordained filibusters featuring sure victory. It was an attractive sight. These Indians were the real thing; they were tall, erect and magnificent specimens of the genus homo; they bore them selves proudly as only those who are able to trace their lineage back to Charley Dirtvshirt and Hiawatha Hugmetight can; they were the real American aborigines with high cheek bones and long, limber noses that he'n or co-operate with an air of healthy hauteur to attest father's faithfulness to firewater before the government poked him with prohibition. Palatka people looked once and suc cumbed; they said we have no busi ness a goin' agin' sich. Our own players oozed modesty and helped to fool the fans. But, the game! Holt and Chapman constituted the Palatka battery; Chief Cleanlegs and Sweet Grass did ditto for the Indians. It was a great game from the Palat ka standpoint. The Indians couldn't Lit Holt, but the -Palatkans hit the In dian pitcher all over the damp field. That was the feature of the game the heavy hitting of the Palatkans; also their fielding; another feature was the supurb pitching of Holt, and another was the especially heavy hit ting of Brinson, Spitznagel and Ed- mondson. The first named and the last named made home runs with one r;n bases. The score was 11 to 1 in favor of the modest young men from Palatka. The Second Game. The game of Tuesday was a superb game of baseball from any way look ed at. The Indians played better bail. The pegging to second of Sweet Grass the Indian catcher was a work of art to be classed among the exact scienc es. The fielding of Spitznagle of Pa latka aiso caused much favorable comment. Linning's pitching was erand and that of the Red man who heaved the ball for the aborigines was like unto it. But Palatka, whose ball club always comes up to the ex pectations of the people in an emer gency that counts for something won again by a score of 3 to 1. The Indians were good loosers, bet ter than bne had any reason to expect from an aggregation who had bumped against but little of it in a long sea son of travel. They went over to St. Augustine from here and will soon leave for Nebraska, the home of their soul. When they get there and have time to reflect on the mutability of baseball and other things, they will remember some Palatka palefaces; we know it. PETE HAGAN, WHO IS E POLITII Presented With Gold Watch. By arrangement there was a lull in the game of ball last Tuesday after noon, just long enough for Judge Ju lian C. Calhoun to make a brief speech of public appreciation before handing a gold watch as a present to Capt. Robinson of the Palatka club from his admirers in this city. There was great applause as Robinson mod estly accepted the watcH, to wnicn an elegant fob was also attached Picnic and Ball Game at Hastings. Tomorrow there will be a picnic and ball frame at Hastings. A pro- -am has been arranged by that hus tling little town to have a game of ball in the morning between its home bovs and a hired team at 10 o'clock. At the noon hour the public is invited to a picnic dinner to be held at the Auditorium hall, the ladies are r- ouested to bring boxes of lunch with their names in them and the boxes arj to be auctioned off and the buyer eats his lunch with the lady whose name is in the box. There will ba vrcal end instrumental music during the dinner hour. At 3:30 the great feature of the day will take place when the lusty Hast ings team will cross bats with the fast Pi latka team, and it promises to b a battle royal. A bit? delegation s e-tpeeted to attend the jollification from this city. After the game supper and enter tainment will be furnished again at the Auditorium At 7:15 the moving picture show will begin. Says he Believes Collector Hayes Lewis will Run for Governor. Peter M. Hagan, deputy collector of Internal Revenue, arrived in the city Tuesday evening for a day or two With his family and look over his cor respondence betore again, starting out en another round of the countici which comprise the territory nlaced urder his jurisdiction. Pete Haq-an loves politics; it is his bread and meat and drink, and whun he came into The News office it was as natural that the conversation should turn on State politics as that a modern club woman should talk household economics, or an automo bile dealer1 should talk hard roads. Mr. Hagan says Gen. Gilchrist is going to get more votes for senator than many people give him credit for being able to secure; that Bryan is going to run like a race horse for the same job. He also thinks Trr.mmell is gome to pull down a few himself. Ki d that Perry Wall will carry Tampa. "I don t believe the man who is to Le our next governor has yet announ ced," said Mr. Hagan, "but I do be lieve that if He n. Hayes Lewis of ftia rianna announces that he will land the jib. My own opinion is that he will announce before long, and that when he does and starts in on his campaign that the people will, rally to his ban ner. His plan of the State loaning money at a low rate of interests to farmers and others his rural credit plan is a winner. It is practical and puts every man who has property on the same level." Mr. Hagan who already had Nas sau, Duval, Clay, Putnam, Volusia and St. Johns counties to look after, has recently had Baker and Bradfori added to his territory, and a letter addressed to him by Collector Lewis instructs him to make his headquar ters in Palatka still and look after the additional counties. Hayes Lewis is the all-wool demo crat who is now the Collector of In ternal Revenue for the district of Florida, an office which under repub lican rule was held so long by the ne gro, Joe Lee. Lewis is a native of Jackson county and was sheriff of that county. He is a lontr. loose jc inted, good-natured cracker boy who nas, a smile that thaws through the coldest exterior. He wins friends by the great gross wherever he goes, and should he enter the race for governor, as Mr. Hagan predicts and many newspapers of the State have hinted, there will be a rattlin' of the dry bon-s which now make up the list of candidates. With Other Men Prominent in State Affairs Will Attend ELLIOTT AGAIN CHOSEN SECRETARY Palatka Board of Trade by Unanimous Vote of Governors. The "Get-Together" meeting of the Palatka board of trade last Monday night was a very pleasant affair. It was more in the nature of a social meeting, and the first of the kind wherein the old chamber of commerce members and the board of trade mem bers met in joint session since the amalgamation. The meeting was conspicuous for the number of active young business men of the city who were present and for their pledges of agressivo work for the upbuilding of Palatka. President Jarrett made a fine talk in which he urged a spirit of unity and agressive action, and pledged his best efforts in trying to make good in the position with which the members had honored him. Mr. Jarrett was followed by all the newly elected officers, who talked much in the same vein, and these suo ordinate officers were in turn followed by retiring officials who said they would continue their work in the ranks. Then came short talks by members. Harmony? Why it was so thick you could carve it with a cheese knife. Secretary Elliott, assisted bv Bert Eodge, dispensed cigars and lemonnc'i" during the meeting. At the conclu sion of the meetme the board of trov- ernors held an executive session and transacted some matters of business which neded immediate attention. the governors also elected E. W. Elliott secretary and treasurer of the board for the ensuing year, action which meets the approval of the bus iness men of the city perhaps more enthusiastically than the selection of any man to that place in the history of the board of trade. Elliott is a mixer; he was designed on the rjlans and specifications of a politician; he is a natural man who has never had leisure to accumulate a grouch or any symptoms of dyspepsia; he oozes har mony from every pore and his smile is infectious. He also seems to know intuitively how to approach a prob lem and make it yield a point for the advantage of the city in whose inter est he pledged to devote his talents. Mysterious Disappearance. nbnfl Thnmncnn tt fan n.all known in Pnlnt.lrn. whora ha i'i,nnaFli, resided, is accused of jumping into the river ac tne loot oi iteid street about 10 o'clock Tuesday night and drown ing. The little 12-year old girl who says she saw him disappear in the dark depths of the river, gave the alarm, and several policemen and oth ers from the street spent several nours mat nignt in trying to locate the body, but without avail. ... -1 ... "-""vi i y uau a f.iree of several men dragging the riv er in me immeaiate vicinity, and just oeiore noon two sticKs ot dynamite were exnloded. rmisino- sm-h on heaval as to bring the body to the sur- lace naa it Deen near there. Thompson is young and peculiar; he is credited with being but half-wit- lea; ne nas a orotner and sister liv ing in Ocala; his parents are dead. Thomnsnn was Kwn in fha if,, evening, but has not been seen since. .Many uoudt. inat ne was drowned, and tlOthin? Will Pnnvlnmi fliam onn- f --- --o ' HIV.IU oiiui. ui a discovery of the body. The News will refrain from publishing his obituary until it can be assured that the young ii mi la auii ueaa. Extra fine new can lyrnp in new Cypreai barrels. IS eta Qt. L. C STEPHENS, 628 Kirby Street WWWft And Make Addresses at Palatka's Great Boat Launching Celebration. Chas. Burt, chairman of the special committee charged with arranging the . details of Palatka's great celebratir.i in honor of the launching of the big schooner "City of Palatka," has had replies from a number of the promi nent men who have been invited to have a part in. the exercises of the day. . . .. Gov. Park Trammel! writes that it will be his pleasure to try and se ar range his official duties so as to be present, and asks that he be notified as soon as possible of the date in or der that he rr.ay make his arrange ments. v Senator N. P. Bryan has also writ ten that he will be present if possib'e. Ex-Uov. Gilchrist also replies that it will be his pleasure to be here and deliver a short address. Perry G. Wall, wholesale hardware merchant of Tampa, and also a candi date for the U. S. Senate, has written of his deep interest in the event and has promised to be present. Chairman Burt tells The News that hr personally invited the Rev. Sidnev J. Catts when he was in the city last week, and that the Rev. Sidney said t he would come if it was possible. Other candidates for the governor ship have been invited, and the chan ces are favorable that they will all come. The occasion will give them opportunity to meet the people, ai well as have a hand in the launching of the biggest ocean schooner ever liiilt on the S:. Johns river. In company with Secretary Elliott of the board .if trade, a representative of The News visited the big ship on iueSday and noted that great pro gress is being made. A large force - of men is engaged in its construction. Climbing to the deck and looking into thj great hold it was easy to believe tht this vessel when completed will be capabiy of carrying out a half-million feet of lumber. RUSSIA REJECTS OFFER OF PEACE Reported That German Emperor Made Offer Through King Of Denmark London. Reuter's Petrograd corre spondent transmits the following: The Bourse Gazette learns from an unimpeachable source that the Ger man emperor made an offer of peace to Russia through the king of Den mark. The answer sent to the king stated that the question-of peace ne gotiations could not be raised at the present time. Petrograd. The report that Germa ny had made peace proposal to Russia became known in official circles here several days ago and was discussed freely in the lobbies of the duma, says the Vechernee Vremya. "We learn on good authority," says the newspaper, "that Germany through Denmark proposed to Russia a sepa rate peace, Russia to receive Galicia, while Germany would retain the west ern district of Poland. A representa tive of the foreign office categori cally denied that there was the re motest possibility of any peace nego tiations. In the lobbies of uie duma the proposal was dismissed as 'un worthy ot serious consideration.' " CARRANZA IS RESOLVED TO FIGHT INTERVENTION Vera Cruz. General Carranza's at titude towards anp intervention by foreign powers In Mexican affairs was indicated in a message which he sent to one of his military chiefs who had assured him of loyalty in such a contingency. "I am confident," said General Carranza, "that the sit uation in our country soon will be adjusted in a favorable and dignified manner, and In an adverse case Mex icans will do their duty." , v.