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thk pai.ATKA NEWS. PALATKA, FLA.
FRIDAY JUNE 16,
PAGE NO. FOUR
The Palatka News
Entered at the Palatka postoffiee as
nilable matter of the second class.
President Wilson's private secretary
is a Catholic. There might also be
a bolt against the Catts on the ground
that he is not a democrat.
Published at Palatka, Florida, ni
RUSSELL & VICKERS.
$1X0 Per Year in Advance
117 South Second St. Phone 195.
Wm. A. RUSSELL. Editor.
A Catts there wa9 and he stood on the
A "yeowling" to beat the band;
And the midnight hush was split in
tense, With horrid cries that drowned all
Of peace, y'understand.
Then flying boots and old cans galore
Were heaved at the humped galoot;
But the hump humped higher and he
As boots and canlets compassed him
But failed to strike his snoot.
Then the Catts jumped down and
(Showine that Catts have sense)
To a point of vantage where he could
The red-hill'd city where he longed
More'n a singed Catt on the fence
"And it isn't the shame, and it isn't
That stings like a white hot brand;"
It s the fact that the Catts wno work
ed the game,
Had his "kitty" supplied by one whose
Is an affront to the whole South
land; - M
That the "toil we lost r.nd the spoil
And the excellent things we'd
May go to the Catts whom most of
As a raucious voice in the wilderness
The Tommiest Catt in the land.
One or two publications in Florida,
and to the credit of the state be it
said there are only one or two, have
given expression to the thought that
an attempt will be made to count Sid
r.ey J. Catts out if the returns show
that he was fairly nominated for governor.
This is an aspersion which reflects
dishonor upon those who entertain it.
It constitutes an accusation against
a large number of men who are un
der oath to perform honestly and
faithfully a duty which may well be
considered one of the highest in our
political system. The canvassing
boards of the several counties are
composed of men who have been hon
cred with their ex-officio offices by
the people of their respective coun
ties, and to suspect them of dishon
esty is of itself a wholesale libel up
on the people of the entire county.
The state canvassing board is com
posed of men who occupy positions
of trust and honor relatively as im
portant to the state as the county
boards do as to to the counties. These
boards act in a judicial capacity, and
even if they were composed of the
rankest partisans they would never
theless be bound in honor and by le
gal enforcement to record the result
as it was registered. Those who
6uggest the possibility of unfairness
in the canvass impugn the honor of
the entire people. Orlando Reporter-Star.
The St. Augustine Democrat is
His Whiskers, Hughes, will never
get the barber vote.
Perry Wall, the Tampa business
man, made a remarkable race he
came within 23,320 votes of Trammell.
"Teddy of the Iron Jaw" is the
most bitterly disappointed man in the
United States today.
And Teddy chucked 'em all, even
Florida's faithful and prophetic Bull
Meeser, Col. Anderson.
The Hon. Terry Wall's talents as
a business man will still stand him in
The Jacksonville Free Press calls
Catts "The heroic leader of Liberal
ism in Florida."
William Jennings Bryan is attend
ing the St. Louis convention as a re
porter and has been sticking closely
to his business.
Our Catts is not the only "scat,"
On which anxious eyes are set;
For there is Carrie Chapman Catt,
Our winsome suffragette.
The Fort Lauderdale Sentinel has
already nominated Sidney Catts for
U. S. Senator. Better wait until
Sidney has been inaugurated Gover
nor. Catts and all Florida "Guardeens"
whqm he can control will bolt the na
tional democratic ticket because
Florida has lost much in the defeat
of Congressman Sparkman of Tampa.
Mr. Sparkman had attained to the
chirmanship of the Committee on
Rivers and Harbors, and had served
his district 22 years. Florida was
interested in the doings of this committee.
J. Walter Kehoe has been nominat
ed for Congress from the Third dis
trict. Kehoe is a brilliant lawyer
and for many years has been popular
throughout the Third district. Eight
years ago he came within a few votes
of defeating Hon. D. H. Mayes. Ke
hoe was born in Palatka.
Gov. Trammell carried 45 counties
in the State in his race for the United
Str.tes Senate, and had double the
number of votes given to Senator
Bryan, the next highest man. Put
nam county was among the Trammell
counties and glories in the success of
this man of destiny.
If Mr. Catts and his cohorts, who
entered the democratic primary as
democrats, are preparing as they
have announced they would do, to
bolt President Wilson in the Novem
ber election, what could they say
against the great body of anti-Catts
democrats in this State who refused
to accept Catts, if they should bolt
the aforesaid feline?
Bob Holly of the Sanford Herald
finds comfort in the fact that he was
"second man" in the race for the leg
islature. Here in Palatka the comfort
goes to the first man the second has
only charred hopes and a blighted am
bition. He's but a bung hole in a
discarded doughnut, an empty can
cut loose from the Catts' tail.
Judge C. L. Wilson in the Jackson
County Circuit Court on Thursday of
last week, declared the "Group Law"
invalid. Judge Wilson in rendering
his opinion stated that the section re
quiring candidates to name the group
number was inoperative because the
subject matter of the amended act
was not embodied in the enacting
The notion that a "biled" shirt has
no place in Florida politics, has been
disproved by Gov. Park Trammell,
who wears immaculate linen and who
ran ahead of Albert Gilchrist, who
worked the "back woods crakcr" rack
et, by over 27,000 first choice votes.
It pays to be dignified and dress ac
cording to your work and position,
even in defeat. No man who appears
in a campaign as his natural self, will
ever have reason to blush for his con
duct. J. Fred DeBerry of Tampa has ad
dressed a letter to Chairman George
P. Rancy of the State Democratic Ex
ecutive Committee, in which he an
nounces his withdrawal from the dem
ocratic party. Reason: He can't
rtnnd Catts. Fred is too previous,
lie should have waited until he learn
ed officially that he had it to do. De
Berry has announced his determina
tion to support George W. Allen, the
republican nominee for Governor.
The "Guardeens" of Liberty were
used to advantage in the Volusia
county campaign for State Senator,
where Bert Fish and "Jecms" Alex
ander were rival candidates. Both
are affiliated with "Guardeens." The
New Smvrna branch of this order
were a little skeptical about Fish, so
they wrote him to ascertain his views
nent a bill for the inspection of Nun
neries. Fish replied by letter that
he would favor such a bill. A copy
of his letter was given to Alexander,
who used it to advantage among the
unwashed, the Catholics and the dem
ocrats, securing their votes thereby,
nvA wbiVh. added to his share in the
"Guardeens" vote, gave him a big ma
jority and the election.
In a lengthy article dealing with
the personnel of the next Florida leg
islature, Editor J. H. Reese says of
Putnam county's place:
"Putnam county re-elected Henry
MacKenzic, editor of the Palatka
Times-Herald, and his colleague of
the last sesion, W. G. Tilghman. Mr.
Tilghman defeated Editor Russell of
the Palatka News. Editor Russell's
brethren of the press regret his de
feat. He was an able legislator, hav
intr served several terms, and is an
outspoken advocate of what he deems
to be right and is equally outspoken
airainst that which he conceives to be
wrong. This thing of being outspoken
is not popular always, and this prob
ably accounts for Mr. Russell's de
feat. But Putnam has a good dele
gation, as it is. Henry MacKenzic is
one of the finest young fellows' in
Florida, and Mr. Tilghman is a man
of talent and pleasing address."
of the national democratic ticket next
November and basing their fears on
the fact of a reunited republican par
ty, should not be in a rush about los
ing heart. The republican and pro
gressive parties have not been reunit
ed. Roosevelt has simply declined
to accept the progressive nomina
tion, an act which has already dis
gusted many progressives and which
is as likely to send them to the dem
ocratic party as to the ranks of the
republicans. Then they should turn
to such papers as the New York
Times, possibly as closely in touch
with public sentiment as any daily pa
per in the country, and get a bracer
for their despondency. The Times
says emphatically that Mr. Hughes
will not be elected. The Times
maintains that the republican party
could have made the issue sharply by
nominating Roosevelt; that in the se
lection of Hughes they have named a
man who holds essentially the Wilson
point of view, without the Wilson ex
perience and grasp on public prob
lems. Then again it is more than
likely that the democrats at St. Louis
today will kidnap the progressives
and make away with them. Wilson
has the every look of a winner.
Under the present primary sys
tem no person who cast first and
second choice votes for Farris,
Hudson or Wood that is, no one
of the thousands who did not
vote for either Knott or Catts
has any voice whatever in nam
ing the Governor of this State.
A system which cuts out such a
large proportion of voters from
any participation in the nomina
tion of the State's chief execu
tive is decidedly faulty, and needs
a thorough revision. Lakeland
The Bryan primary law must indeed
be a complicated affair when a man
of such known intelligence as the dis
tinguished editor of the Lakeland
Telegram fails to comprehend it. Ed
itor Hetherington is certainly "way
off" on his interpretation of the law
when he says that "no person who
cast first and second choice votes for
Farris, Hudson and Wood has any
voice whatever in naming the Gover
nor of this State." It is as a matter
of fact the second choice votes of the
men who voted for Farris, Hudson
and Wood, who do name the Gover
nor of this State. It is the second
choice votes on the tickets of the men
who voted for Farris, Hudson and
Wood, that do all the determining be
tween Knott and Catts. They are the
men to whom final appeal is made.
Go read the law again, Mr. Hether
ington. & r- ?k y,i s-: jk -k ?k
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t- EDITORS ARE SAYING.
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A Religious Whangdoodle
Lakeland Telegram: The Talla
hassee Democrat declares there will
be a revolution in Florida if the can
didate it favors is not counted in as
Governor. The Democrat is noted
for its religious proclivities and is so
pure and undefiled that the sight of
a beer, bottle in the hands of a cer
tain candidate came near giving its
editor convulsions. We are there
fore a little surprised at its willing
ness to encourage riot.
Don't Like Catts
Ocala Star: A good friend of ours
says that the press of Florida has a
special dislike for Catts. The press
of Florida is pretty well up to the
average in fairness and intelligence,
If it doesn't like Catts, the probabili
ty is that Catts is to blame.
Ocala Banner: We must hand the
"blue ribbon" to Trammell. He has
all the other politicians and states
men trimmed to a finish.
Democrats in Florida who are ex
pressing doubt regarding the success
Not to Catts
Or-nln P.nnnpr: One of Ocala's
prominent bankers said yesterday that
an opinion prevailed that a Democrat
who participated in the primaries was
in duty bound to support the nomi
nee though a "yellow dog" but this
provision did not extend to Catts.
Trammell's Wonderful Race
Orlando Reporter-Star: That Sen
ator N. P. Bryan has conceded the
nomination of Governor Park Tram
mell as United States senator seems
to leave no doubt that this conclu
sion will be sustained in the official
declaration of the canvassing board.
Florida history doesn't disclose a ca
reer of greater political success than
Governor Trammell's. He has the re
markable record of never having been
defeated, and more than this, of run
ning far ahead of the ticket. This
was true when he was nominated for
governor, having such a great lead
that his nearest opponent refused to
enter a second primary with him.
The great vote in Tuesday's primary
for Governor Trammell is a splendid
expression of confidence, and he does
well to regard it highly.
Trammell Must be the Man
Tallahassee Record: Governor
Park Trammell surpassed his old race
fcr governor; he out-Trammelled
Trammell. He received a compli
mentary vote that he must always
feel grateful for and of which he may
always be proud.
Governor Trammell broke two pre
cedents, the first being that of send
ing a man directly from the guberna
torial chair to the United States Sen
ate, the second that cf not giving a
United States Senator a socond term.
When Mr. Bryan goes back to his
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BUT our opinion would not be of any particular importance to
you if it did not coincide with. the facts. We only want
you to look the market over carefully. Then we absolutely
know that you will agree with us.
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gardless of the price of the car it drives. It will climb hills on
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Any engineer will compliment the design of the chassis.
And those who are not engineers cannol fail to note its simplici
ty and staunch construction. As for what it is made of, we can
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The operation of the car is simplicity itself -the brakes are
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and the steering apparatus, like the rest of the chassis, is built
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Then if you consider looks important, and most people do,
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And it comes to you fully equipped with all the attachments
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We know you can't beat it.
TOURING CAR, $655. ROADSTER, $635.
F. O. B. DETROIT
THOS. B. RUSSELL
PALATKA - - - FLORIDA
77 mi: pa vmijxts if desiheik'
aw offices he need not feel that he
did not make good or that his ser
vice was repudiated. Such w;is not
the case. Mr. Trammell simply de
cided that he wanted the particular
iob that N. P. Bryan happened to
hold, and the people of Florida were
willing for Trammell to have anything
The people of Florida love Tram
mell. If he were not all rig.it, so
manv of them would not love him.
lie MUST be the man.
Trammell's Remarkable Race
Tampa Tribune: The remarkable
race made by Park Trammell for the
United States Senate sets a new
mark in political records in this State,
approached only by Mr. Trammell's
own race for Governor four years ago.
Opposed by four men of high stand
ing and strong connections, one ot
them the incumbent, another a for
mer Governor and the other one of
the leading business men of the State
and a man of winning personality,
Mr. Trammell has made a veritable
run away with the Senatorial prize.
The latest figures show that he re
ceived more than 30,000 of the total
vote of 65,000 and that his plurality
over the next highest man will be
close to 15,000.
Mr. Trammell's political career has
been a series of brilliant successes,
for which every citizen of Florida,
whether friendly to him or not, must
acknowledge his unprecendented
strength and popularity with the peo
ple. The tribune did not support
Governor Trammell in his race, natur
ally preferring a citizen of Tampa and
a man who richly deserved such sup
portbut we are not of that narrow
stripe which refuses to give credit
where it is due, and we extend our
heartiest congratulations to Governor
Trammell on his brilliant success and
wish for him a career in the United
States Senate which will justify the
splendid expression of confidence and
esteem he has received from the Dem
ocratic voters of Florida.
Broken Lenses Duplicated
Same Day as Recieved
WeSpciilize on flail Orders -We Rjy Postage
C5 140 W. FORSYTH ST J
Might Tear Away the Veil.
The Floridian: We fail to see all
that calamity that disgrunled demo
crats are howling over the possible
nomination of Sidney J. Catts for Gov
ernor. Ask these same men how they
stand as to the presidency of these
United States, and you are mighty
apt to pull out a Roosevelt advocate
from the "niggers in the woodpile."
Such men properly belong in the Re-m-''l''ci-.
c.:mp. And while it is gen
erally believed that this relict of the
eld "Know Nothing" party now mak
ing nights hideous with howling Catts
and their cohorts is being financed by
the Republican party, it is also equal
ly certain that a large majority of
our co-called Democrats in Florida
are as ardently republican in princi
ple and in fact as any of those who
vote the straight republican ticket.
We happened to know George W.
Allen of Key West: He is not a re
publican "for revenue only," but one
who honestly and sincerely believes
in the tenets and principles of his
party. He is as clean and able a man
as can be found anywhere in the
whole State, and we can see no good
reason why these Democrats who are
redly Republicans, should not rally
to his standard. Mr. Allen believes
in a Protective Tariff. Wo do not.
For this reason, we could not support
jhim. But we really think it would
be the honest and courageous thing
j for those who believe as George W.
j Allen, to tear away this veil of hum
j buggery and hypocrisy and go where
j they properly belong.
If the precepts and principles of
i the Democratic party of Florida are
; right, they ought to prevail. If not,
j they should be repudiated,
j We have always contended that
cleaner and better politics and poli
j tieinns are found where the tw. par
; ties are so evenly divided that the
j one suffers defeat at the kinds of the
; other only when a candidate whose
record is vulnerable, is that party's
I As matters now stand, we nomi
! nate and hand over the democrat-
i ie standard to men who could not in- j
telligently define the principles of de-
! mocracy to save their own lives. !
! Would we dare do this when there is
; an able and bettei man on the other :
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Poured It Out.
"My wife said she dM iai mind W
having a bottle of vbiky .i i siJe
board if I would permit li--r to l-'Urlt
out" . .,,
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Mixed In Her Mythoi3y.
Mrs. Kawler-Po you rei.-'.dor
very good looking? Mrs. r;-'naW-
Oh," Alice is pretty ei.-ii.:b. but
wouldn't call her au AiI iii:-l3ton
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suitors long ago convinced ''
of the same tuliig.-BiMoUyn Las.
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mamma V . m
"It is to your father when I as
to give nle oue."-BaltIniere America".
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discovering the depths that He a
common daily things. Brier iy.