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SERIES VOL. XXIV, L iffs to Enforce Provi sions of Corrupt Practice Act. Park Trammell recently is- tthe following proclamation ad- jg their special attention to the Icgarding the conduct of candi before the primary election, and rovisions of which it would be lor all the people to understand iroclamation is as follows: STATE OF FLORIDA EXECUTIVE CHAMBER Tallahassee, Sherius ot Florida: section 16 of Chapter 6470 of us of Florida being the cor nicuce Act, specincaliy requires eiiits ot tne state to exercise wsiiunce in tne detection vi vi ol: its provisions, 1 beg to in) your attention certain impor jiuvisiuiis of this law as follows. Si.oii u miiKes it unlawful lor Ju.iu to attempt to further his iWy uy promising to give or Ik a person to a public or pn- io- iUun or to assist mm in pro- uny oiiice or position. ion 6 makes it unlawful for a iij or other persons directly or tlv or by any pretext whatever e or employ political workers sons to canvass, electioneer or e public addresses tor or t a candidate or to pay their ,ng or other expenses for such es. it is unlawful tor a per accept such employment. also unlawful for a candidate other person to hire or em person to go around over the x. - . ... to circulate campaign literature feerence to Section 6 will show prohibits all forms of graft. lion 9 requires that all cam- is literature be signed by the au land political newspaper "ads" larked "Paid Advertisement," frovides penalties for failure. $ion 10 is against eleventh hour gs. This section makes it un- Jf or any candidate or other per uring the 18 days next before unary to publish or circulate fee to be published or circulated urge or attack upon any can unless a copy of said charge ck has been personally served the candidate attacked at least .1 ; a- j-1 Jj j? (en nays prior to tne uate ior fcnary. jer this law a candidate who ds more than he is allowed to i under its limitations is sub- punishment and forfeit his 4o get his name on the primary for general election ballot. I law allows the candidate to I money only for the following fees, to-wit: "For his traveling ies, fee for qualifying, stenog work, clerks at campaign larters, to address, prepare and ampaign literature; telegrams, jones, postage, freight, express, fiery, list of voters, office rent, Jeper advertising, advertising in sgn book, printing and the rent 11 in which to address the vo- A. candidate whn exnends mnnev for iher purnoses in behalf of his er jfcu-y violates the law. law requires all candidates to tt iat certain times sworn detail tt. Bents of their campaign expen diti ts. Reward. . ward of $150.00 will be paid arrest and conviction of any fc violating the provisions of the fhapter 6470 or for the viola jf any o? t'le provisions of the (ration or primary election r for the violation of the law torbids the pr.yment of poll tax by the person who owes the h the exception of a few graft- w a lew corrupt politicians who attempt to buy their way into the people of Florida over- ngiy want honest, clean elec- Yours very truly, PARK TRAMMELL, Governor. assee. Fa.. 27th, 1916. Presbyterian Church. 1 pastor. Rev. C M Alfnr1 n n reach both morning and ev I Sunday, May 7th. Sunday fvu.nenes at 9:45 a. m., and fek prayer service on Wednes fveiung at 7:30. A cordial in I nr, ', a11 these services. The 1 i lub held a most interesting f at the Wilson boat house evening. Dr. Alford was pre f gave a history of the con- ' Mexico, after which the W was thrown open for discus I" this timely subject. rie PutnRtn National Bank: of PALATk A "otal Assetn. .Tun a 1 ntk abilities to Depositors . ............ . 495,000.00 Msets over Liabilities to Depositors 205,000.00 pirdina to the New York Financbl P' Bank in FlrSj (Safe Deposit Dox?s, double lock system, are the best make. $3.00 per year. Solicit vnnr ko.l,: t. : r c I :..H rnanfs P"""" ft'SUA, Io-Prt,irt-,,t NO. 18. OBSTRUCT NAVIGATION And Are a Source of Danger and Damage to Passing Boats. The Palatka News has received the following letter from Major W. B. Ladue, of the U. S. District Engin eers office, Jacksonville, which is self-explanatory: Editor Palatka News: Dear Sir: Complaints have been made to this office concerning sun ken logs and parts of rafts in va rious portions of the navigable chan nel of the St. Johns River, in the dredged channel at the foot of Cres cent Lake, and in the Oklawaha Riv er. 1 hese sunken Iocs and vnft.a a source of danger and damaee to passing boats. All parties towiner losrs on the St. Johns River and its tributaries are invited to cooperate with this office in keeping the channels clear by re quiring their employees to use care in making up and handling bundles and rafts of logs so as to avoid drop ping loirs in the channel. The Federal laws for the protection of navigable waters specially pro hibit carelessness in this respect, and this office will take steps to institute proceedings against persistent offen ders upon presentation of necessary evidence. The law provides that if a conviction is secured, one-half of the fine assessed will go to the in former. I shall be glad to have you give this matter publicity in your columns. Very respectfully, W. B. SADUE, Major, Corpe of Engineers. Band Concert Saturday Night. The regular Saturday night concert will take place at 7:45 at the corner of Lemon and Second streets, when the Second Regiment Band will ren der the following program: March Gippsland Lithgow. "Chinese Blues," Gardner. (a) Miserere II Trovatore, Verdi. (b) Humoreske, A. D. Vorak. One Step Loading up the Mandy Leo, Marshall. Overture Silver Flask, Chattaway. Valse Kathleen, Chattaway. Fox Trot Underneath the Stars, Spencer. Song Memories (baritone solo) Van Alstyne. Selection Songs of Scotland, Lampe. (a) Southern Stars. (b) Stars Spangled Banner. Dr. Johnson Says "No." Dr. H. A. Johnson of this city has been urged repeatedly by friends in the city and county who have come to know and appreciate his sterling "Democracy," to become a candidate for State Executive Committeeman, but to all importunities that ho run he has said "No" in such a way as to leave no doubt of his meaning. Dr. Johnson has a large practice and in addition to this he will from now on for the next year have some burden of a public nature to carry as one of the bond trustees of the local road district. That he appreciates the confidence of his friends, however, in thus urging him to take on the ad ditional duties, is apparent. Other candidates for State Execu tive Committeeman so far to an nounce are Chas. Burt, assistant cashier of the Putnam National Bank, and H. M. Fearnside of the Browning Fearnsido Co., both excellent young men. Exercises By Kindergartners. One of the most interesting classes of educational primary work in Palat ka, is the Kindergarten class, under the direction of Mrs. George W. Lan sing. The little tots show the care ful training bestowed upon them, as evidenced bv the obedience, and alert ness which they manifest and the won derful patience ot their teaener in dealing with their childish difficulties is really marvelous. The exercises given recently by the class in the par lors of Mr. and Mrs. Julian De Naza rie which were decorated in flags and white olianders, were delightfully ren dered by the class of ten little tots. There were songs, recitations and drills by the class. Mrs. R. S. O'Haver presided at the piano for th songs. After the exercises, the chil dren had an animal cracker hunt, for which a prize of a box of animal crackers was awarded. The class sat at a long table and were served cream and cake, as were the guests of the class, who came to witness the exercises. The class members are Lane Waters, Margaret and Frances Porter, Edwin Morrison, Charles Fields. John Berry Davis, Ju- lis and Florence De Nazarie, Freder ick Brown and Frances Thompson. Palatka F- QRI OA fftTflO. 000.00 Review we are the second strongest A. 8. Wlf.LARP, Cashier nmn BURT. Asat. Cashier and Advertiser. PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY. MAY 5, 1916. BIG REALTY DEALS E Good Roads and Other Im provements Creating a De mand for Real Estate. NEW HOTEL STARTED. Important Purchases of Large Properties in Clay and St. Johns Counties Considerable activity in real estate is noticed in the Palatka teriitory which includes parts of St .Johns and Clay counties as well as Putnam A very encouraging feature of thi3 activity is the building of a new hotel in Palatka and the purchase by a local company of a resort hotel in Green Cove Springs which indicates a very hopeful prospect of a pyhvI tourist business for this part of Flori da next year. Both of these hotels, it will be no ed, are on the great Spa route be tween Jacksonville and Tampa which will pass through Rodman, Kenwood, Oiange Springs, Bay Lake, Ft. Mc Coy, Eurbank, Silver Springs and Ocala. Work of demolishing the old Ar lington Hotel, in Palatka preliminary to the erection of a modern, three- story brick hotel by Dr. Geo. E. Welch, was commenced last week. The new building, will be one of th.; best equipped and most modernly ap pointed in this section of Florida. In Green Cove Springs R. L. Do,v ling and his associates acquired the stock of L. H. McKee in the Green Cove Springs Development Co., and purchased from Mr. McKee the Qui sisana hotel property. All of the property, spring and ho tel, golf links and the vacant lots be tween the spring and the river are now the property of the Green Cove Springs Development Co., with R. L. Dowling, as president, John T. Craw ley, secretary, and R. O. Dennard, as treasurer. This and the Palatka hotel will be open all the year. Recent large investments by the Southern Cattle Feeding Company of Ohio which has a 25,000 acre ranch near Green Cove Springs and by Du Pont Company of a camphor farm of several thousand acres here as well as at Satsuma in Putnam County have had a tendency to in creased land values in the Palatka Green Cove district particularly along the line of the Georgia Southern and Florida Railroad. A deal involving several thousand dollars has been closed in St. Johns county whereby E. C. Poe of Dun nellon becomes the owner of the Mc Callum property at Matanzas. There are about three thousand acres in volved and it is the intention of Mr. Poe to operate at full capacity the manufacture of naval stores. He has also some important plans in view along the lines of agricultural devel opment of a portion of the property which is admirably situated on the old King's road and on the banks of Pellicer creek, eighteen miles down the coast" from St. Augustine, and due east from Hastings. Over in Lake county, Mr. Poe has met with considerable success in the growing of natal grass, and it is his plan to sow a small acreage on his new property with a view to seeing if it will not prove as successful in St. Johns county as it has proven in Lake county and other places in mid dle Florida. New Florida. Parent-Teachers' Association. The last meeting of the school year of the Palatka Parent-Teachers' As sociation will be held at 3 p. m., next Thuisday, May 11th. The meeting will be first a business meeting, fol lowed by the annual election of of ficers, this will be followed with a social hour ,when light refreshments will be served. Then will be an in spection of exhibit work throughout the school, it is urgea mat cvwj member of the association be present , at this meeting, and all others inter-1 ested in the welfare .of the school are . invited and will be made welcome, it , is expected also that the new school trustees will be present, and it is hoped to make this a real get-together meeting in the interest of the Pa latka School. The Bardin Picnic. Farmers and others interested in the meeting to promote interest in the cultivation of strawberries in the wes tern section of the county, especially in the neighborhoods of Carraway, Bardin, Harlem, Bannerville and other points, should not forget the mcet-.ng and banket picnic to be held at Bar novt. Wednesday, the 10th inst. Sneakers familiar with strawberry culture, will be present, and their ob iect will bo to so stimulate interest in the work as to secure a large acre age in these sections, acreage suffici ent to warrant buyers being present to pav the market price for these ber rie! dailv on delivery to some central point. It is believed that much of the land in these sections is specially "dnpted to strawberry culture and that their growing in large quantities will mean a splendid money crop to the people. Great Truth. "H who plays the fool will the prize "Aesop. TICK ERADICATION Has Begun Under Direction of Well Known Organi zation. At a final meeting held at Jackson ville on April 25th, an organization to be known as the "Florida Cattle Tick Eradication Committee of the Southern Settlement & Development Organization" was fully completed, and will begin active operations im mediately. The committee is com posed of J. M. Burguieres, chairman; J. E. lngraham, vice chairman; Ar thur G. Cummer treasurer, W. F. Coachman, secretary; Clement S. Uck er, and Robert M. Pindell, Jr., the last named being vice-presidents of the Southern Settlement & Development Organization. P. L. Sutherland of Jacksonville, has been appointed man ager, and offices have been taken in the Consolidated building. In addition to the gentlemen above named, there were present at this meeting, Dr. E. M. Nighbert, of the Federal Bureau of Animal Industry, Inspector in charge of Tick Eradica tion in Georgia and Florida. Prof. P. J. Rolfs and Dr. J. M. Scott of the University of Florida, and Dr. F. Dawson of the Florida State Board of Health. It is the purpose of the committee to at once undertake an ac tive State-wide campaign of informa tion and education in cattle tick eradi cation, and to bring to its aid and assistance, as far as possible, every orgnization and individual in the State of Florida who is interested in a big gef and better Florida. The warm co operation of the Federal Department of Agriculture; the State Department of Agriculture? the State Agricultur al College; the State Board of Health, and the Florida Live Stock Associa tion have already been assured, and resolutions were recently adopted by the State Bankers Association at Day tona and by the State Press Associa tion at Kissimmee, offering definite co-operation in the proposed campaign and characterizing it as the principal business issue before the people of Florida. The organization of this movement arose out of the conclusion reached by the officers of the Southern Set tlement & Development Organization, after full investigation and considera tion 'that the substantial Florida of the future must depend upon an in telligent and steady development of the cattle business along with the de velopment of other lines of agriculture now so well under way. The first concrete step in this movement was the Florida Cattle Conference held at lampa on February 7th and 8th last. This was designed to bring out as far as possible, in open discussion, by men of special training and experi ence the real conditions in Florida, whether advantageous or otherwise, with respect to the cattle industry. Much of a useful and interesting na ture was disclosed in this meeting, and it was shown in a most striking manner, by speakers of experience and expert knowledge, who took part in the discussion, that until the Texas lever cattle tick is entirely eliminat ed from the State, and the Federal quarantine restrictions removed, the cattle business can never reach that hiirh state of development which is justified by the conditions of Florida soil and climate. Since the Tampa conference there have been a series of meetings in Jacksonville of representatives of large interests throughout the State, for the puropse of discussing the method which ought to be pursued to obtain the most satisfactory results. The earnestness of these discussions has been striking, and as a result a large fund has been placed at the dis posal of the committee for the purpose of prosecuting the work. Manager Sutherland is now en gaged in preparing a plan of cam paign for submission to the Executive Committee at its next meeting, which will be held early in the month of Mav. It is the desire and intention cf the committee to seek all the ad vi(.e possible jn the preparation of its panS( and when these pIans are finai ,y agreed upon to press the work ;.ith the utmost vigor. The com- mittee has already been assured by those in a position to know, that the methods thus far followed in com pleting its organization are by far the most effective and far-reaching of any movement of the kind heretofore un dertaken in the quarantined area. Woman's Club Musicale. The second "open musicale" of the Palatka Woman's Club will be held in the parlors of the Putnam House this afternoon at 3 o'clock. The program follows: Piano Duet, Coun try Dance, Nevin, Mesdames Lucas aiid O'Haver; Voice, Miss Leonore Purcell, (a), Lilacs, (b.) The White Rose For Her Hair, Cadman; Piano, Miss Helen Tilghmnn, "Caprice Vicn nois, Kreisler; Trio, The Nighting e:;de's Song, Nevin, Misses Lewis, I.eib, Mrs. Mann; Quartette, Grand aunts' Minuet, Patty Stair, Miss Lew is. Mrs. Lucas, Miss Leib and Mrs. Mann: voice. Miss Leib, (a) Magic Snng, Oscar Weil, (violin Obligr.to by Miss Bovd); Violin, Miss Louise Boyd, Selected; Piano, Miss Mave i Boyd, Second Rhapsodie. Linzt: Voice, Mrs. Mann, Selected; piano, Miss L onore Purcell, Masoue, Debussy; Trio, Serenade, Nevin, Misses Lewis, Leib. Mrs. Mnnn. An admission of 25 cents will be charged non-members. STATE AUDITOR'S SPECIAL REPORT Ordered Published by Cir cuit Judge Wills. It will be remembered that at the spring term of the circuit court last month the grand jury in its present ment recommended that the report of tne special auait ot the books and ac counts of the various county officers be ordered published, and Judge Wills, in coriiormity to tne recommendations of the jury ordered County Clerk Hutchinson to procure a copy and nave it puonshed. Ihe report arrived yesterday, and was sent to tne limes-Herald as of ficial paper of the county for nubli cation. The lateness of its arrival made it impossible for The News also to give the full report. It is sufficient to sav that the re- port finds that the books and records of the clerk, the sheriff, the tax col lector, county treasurer. suterintend- ent of public instruction are all correct and given a clear bill. In the case of the Countv .Tudirn there is a difference of some $40 in lees in dispute, and which the auditor claims should be turned over to the county, but Judge Haskell, who comes pretty near knowing the law as well as the auditor, refuses to pay the amount over, stating "that his acts in binding over the various parti were judicial determinations in the in terest of the public and should be pai for." In the case of Justice J. E. Marshall, there is also a demand on the pnrl the auditor for the return of fees. Hr He finds that it is the usual custom of this officer in cases where a num ber of parties are arrested on the same date for such offenses as gam bling and train riding to try each in dividual case separately. This cus tom violates no law within my knowl edge, but the costs to be paid by the county would be decreased by making one case against a group of offenders when the parties are all arrested at one time and guilty of the same of fense. There is some other criticism of Judge Marshall's system, with a re quest that he return to the county cer tain excess fees, but this request Judge Marshall refuses on the ground that he felt that he was entitled to them. In the case of the county commis sioners it was found that they had drawn during 1915 more than the $200 per annum which they are allowed by law. This was pointed out by the au ditor to have been regularly drawn as per diem pay, but as the statue pro hibits county commissioners in coun ties of less than 20,000 inhabitants to draw more than a total of $200, there was an excess, which the commission ers have returned as follows: D. P. Hancock, $81; W. C. Alvers, $68.25; E. B. Perry, $80; T. M. Wal dron, $6; C. E. Rowton (proportion ately) $8. It was pointed out also that the board had sat many days as drainage commissioners, which ac counted for the excess time. In the case of Treasurer J. E. Ed-' monson there is a lost check to ac count for. His records show that a check for 111.50 was probablv received from the late J. L. Burton for justice court fines. Judge Burton's letter enclosing check is on file, also Mr. Ed monson's receipt made out and sitrned but never delivered. But there is no evidence thnt the cheek was ever cash ed. The check vps never accounted for pnd a demand his bpen made m Mr. Edmonson fc the amount, which he, nor any ore else ever drew. Miss Purcell Honored. Miss Leonore Purcell, who is the guest of Miss Annie Bruce, is re ceiving much social attention. Sat urday, Aubrey Melton had as his mo tor guests, Misses Purcell, Annie and Vi Bruce and Louise Melton, on a trip to McCullough's Creek," where they spent a delightful day. Tues day Mrs. W. A. Walton entertained at dinner for Miss Purcell. Tuesday afternoon Mrs. R. S. O'Haver gave a thimble party in which Miss Purcell was one of the honor guests. Wednesday afternoon, Miss Winnie Barstow entertained her club, and invited Miss Purcell with Miss Bruce, as spectators. Tomor row, Mrs. Bruce and family with Miss Purcell will take the Oklawaha trip by boat, remaining over Sunday. Entertains For Miss Cowles. Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Robert S. O'Haver gave a thimble party at the Manse in honor of Miss Marjorie Cowles of Chicago, who is a niece of Rev. (J. M. Alford. Miss Cowles whj is a student in the Chicago School of Applied and Normal Art, has been spending a three months' vacation in Murry Hill, Jacksonville, with Dr. and Mrs. Alford. The afternoon was delightfully spent while tongues and needles were busy. Punch was drunk during the afternoon, and later, an ice course with salted almonds was served. The guests were Misses Marjorie Cowles, Leonore Purcell with Annie Bruce, Irma Jane Lewis, Louise and Maye Boyd, Ida Ieib Mesdames E. L. Mann and J. E. Lucas. ' Finest new 191a Cane Syrup, '"" Cypress barrels, also a f"11 ,"!e Staple and Fancy t uiwieucB. run wcikiii. aim ucai quality at this store. L. C. STEPHENS, 628 Kirby Street. $1.00 Per Year. TIE LIBRARY VOTING CONTESljMROWI Another Large Number of Votes Cast. The big Library Contest which opened recently and news of which has Been given in the Palatka News, has exceeded all expectations on the start. Interest was at fever heat even the first day and those who are watching the ballot box at the Ackerman-Stew- art Drug Co., say it is wonderful the way people are becoming interested in this grand offer and a glance at the standing of contestants will convince you that they are correct. One of our City's most brilliant lit erary men has examined the books and said that no hand could have se lected beUer books than are contained m this library and the sincerity of the many compliments that have been received at the Fearnside Clothing Co. where the books are on pvliihiH ; evidenced by the large poll of votes'. oeverai oi tne merchants who are interested m this grand offer say they know of many people who are holding back many thousands of votes! Some are undecided what organization they will work for and others are prepar ing for a dark horse, so it behooves all who are interested to clip the cou pon from this paper and insist on re ceiving votes from the merchants and outness nrms who are giving them. Lear them in mind. You will find their names in the advertising col umns of this paper from time to time. Judges Messrs. Will N. Walton, C. H. Price and R. M. Coleman counted the votes again this week and submit the following: Palatka High School 12850 Woman's Club 12825 Masonic Lodge 12823 Public Library 10680 Hastings High School 9670 Baptist Club 10660 Red Men 8043 Catholic Club 7814 Moose Club 7513 M. E. Church 6970 0. p o.-E ::: m K of P 150g M. W. of A. 1250 I- O. O. F. 1235 Presbyterian Church 290 W. O. W 2 ADDIHUOCALS J. H. Tucker, a Drominpnf ohivar, f Pomona precinct, was a visitor in thn city yesterday. C. H. Wiffer will makn thn ran. f juauce 01 tne reace irom the Palatka Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Hn)v aA m Dunmier of Florahome were mntnr visitors to the city yesterday. L. Smith of DeLeon pending a dav or two in th t-,r business and calling on old friends. P. M. Hasran is the first. qualify in the race for sheriff. Pete paid the clerk of the court his $75 fee esieruuy morning. The Associated Charities will knU ts regular meetinc on Wprlnocicr May 10th, at 3::i0 p. m. sharp, when ill members are reauested to ho nr. sent. The Putnam Spectator for hn been issued and is a fine specimen of the High School idea in newspaper make-up. The May number is a spe- mi cumuli 101- commencement. Shoes, underwear for adults ar,J hildenr are needed verv mm-h W tVia Vssociated Charities. hats. If not convenient to send to the rts-sociatea Lharities office, please tel- C. H. Kennerlv retnvnprl vavtarAa from a two months' campaign in In dianapolis and other citios in tl-m die west where he represented the luiuia rarms to Homes, Inc. Mrs. Kcnnerly will remain in rnisviHo ioi a time. Hon. John P. Wall of Putnam Hall was a visitor in the city yesterday. It has been whispered on the streets here that Mr. Wall contemplates en tering the legislative race, but that gentleman says there is nothing to the rumor other than that there has been a demand on the part of his neighbors and friends in West Putnam that he should enter. There are oth er reasons, however, which Mr. Wall says will keep him from it. Asked as to any expressions he might wish to make, the ex-Senator from Putnam Hall said, "No except that it's very dry out our way." Dr. Frank MeRae of Melrose drove to the city on Wednesday, spending a good share of the day here calling 011 friends. Occasionally one meets with a person who expresses a regret for what he styles an - "old-time demo crat. A little talk with the doctor on Wednesday, convinced The News man that here was one who held to the eld-time principles of democracy and who was a democrat with ample rea sons for the faith that is in him. Dr. McRae, when the new law enacted by the last legislature, and which re quires candidates for Representative to run in groups, said "There is noth ing fair in such a law; it deprives the people of freedom of choice it was not enacted as a measure for the peo ple, but it was evidently intended as a measure to heJp re-elect those al ready in." i, ft i ilM': 1 H' i. ; ; v 1