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THE PALATKA NEWS. PALATKA, FLA.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 221916. PAGE NO. FOUR ft, at 'v5 fl I? 41 1 1 a 1 ! i ! 2 4 n't 9 v, The Palatka News and Advertiser. Entered at the Talatka postoffice as cilable matter of the second class. Published at, Falatka, Florida, or Fridays by , KUSSKLL & VICKERS. $1X0 I'er Year in Advance Win. A. RUSSELL. South Second St. Editor. Phone 195. DEMOCRACY'S OITOIMTMTY. At this writing (Thursday noon) it appears that the Democratic party has been continued in power in the nation, and that Wood row Wilson, of world wide eminence as a Christian states man, will for four years more wield the scepter of government in these United States. Xot since the election of G rover Cleveland in 1S54 has it required so much time to determine the results of a national election. At midnight on Tuesday, judging from returns from the eastern states, it appeared almost certain that the republicans had won and there was joy in that camp with a corresponding gloom in the camps A woman can vote in Montana, but she's got to have a sealskin coat if she hangs around the polls . The more conscientious the people, the healthier will be their political life. Punishment for stupidity is about fie only way to reduce the number of stupid people. heval in this State in order to teach us a needed lesson in self-government, and God knows we needed it. Wheth er that lesson is to come from good of the democracy. On Wednesday j management or bad management re spect for the man, it has the most pro found respect for the office. And it expects to manifest that respect just the same with Sidney J. Catts in the office as it has during the administra tion of his predecessors. This paper will applaud his every act for the advancement of Florida. It will not be his captious critic; it will seek for the good in his admn istration rather than for that which can be turned or twisted to his in- j Mr. Watts' tfter-election card "to jury. The free people of Florida j the people of Florida" will bj as cii.; have made him their Governor. ; appointing to the goo-goos those At times like the present some men saintly people whose piety beset them are apt to feel a disappointment injas physical affliction as it was popular government. But if we be j satisfactory to J. E. T. Bowden. In true Americans we must believe that ! it Mr- Catts says "my policy will lie an over-ruling Providence is guiding," broad, liberal and just one the destinies of this great nation, and ! alul no sumptuary or blue laws of that it has a mission in the world. I New England will ever find a place in No man can understand the ways of m' administration." How is that Providence. !for a cantlitiate who ran on the pro- "These strueelinir tides of life that , nwmon ticket .' lie also promises to II ave Breakfast at the new treat the gambler and the saint with Tn wayward, aimless course to tend, e,lual consideration. Which is very nice lor tne ganroier. Are eddies in the Vnighty stream, . , . i , ii That rolls to its appointee, enu. Providence mav have destined Sid-1 ney J. Catts to bring on a political up- j WHAT LEADING STATIC ir. CU11UUS AKt .SA (. .- morning this was changed as returns from the western states came in. These western states, together with the solid south, now appear to make sure the re-election of Mr. Wilson. Had the democratic party suffered defeat it would have meant the end of that party as a factor in national government during the life, : t least, of men now living. The continuance of Mr. Wilson in the presidency, with a democratic con gress, means that the nlans of whole some legislation for the betterment of the condition of the common peo ple will be continued, and that the Pemocratic party has been selected by these neonle to work out a greater destiny for them and the country. President Wilson has set a hifrh standard in intelligence and political ... - , , ,, , .. I morais ana tne democratic party can not afford to lowec the colors, and has not done so in order to gain a continuance of power. Mr. Brvan, possibly next in rank to the president in the councils of the party, has already said that he in tends to devote his time from now on to work for nation-wide prohibition. This is an issue the country must face, and the democrtac party under high leadership is preparing to face it. The liquor interests are at bay; are on the defensive, but are fighting des perately and are willing to hold any party between them and the fire. The democratic party can not af ford to shield the brewer, the dis tillery and the saloon from the rising wrath of a determined people. Dem ocracy is the nation's hope on politi cal and economic questions, and it will not, under present day leadership, by taking sides with the liquor interests, repel those who put moral issues first. The young men of the country are democratic by nature, but they will not submit their claims to political preferment to those who conspire against the home and every thing good, and neither will they find pot house politicians congenial Darty as sociates. To Mr. Wilson, more than to any other president in the past two generations, is the country indebted for this higher standard of politics. Those whose support depends upon subserviance to the liquor interests disgrace the party while they are with j it, and then leave it if it refuses to obey them. They have been the ! millstones about the neck of the parly ! in the past, but are rast being shaken I loose by President Wilson and leaders, I oro like Mr. Bryan. The democratic party is now. more than ever before, the party of the fu ture -and it has a chance to enter the Promised Land by continuing its record of moral achievement. And it 1 will not allow the liquor interests to . lead it away into the wilderness. Get read:: for the fight. 1 side of all the rest of my clothes- ,1 had any "rest?" Yes, I would. j What's th' use o' snending so much money on things which no one else ev !er sees? What? Tii rk -!t V v rK v -K Ht sfi H? rfc : Outside Palm Beach Post: Do you know that, if T wnc n wnmnr, artt nnnlA nf mains to ne seen, ine lesson can ne ; fon to weal. lheSe fifty-dollar corsets there in either case. Let us hope for ; that I'd just want to wear them out- the good. The democratic partv of Florida has "ot been blameless: its faults have been many; it has been slow to take a -tnl for reforms such a the science of government unmistakably demand must have their initiative in nolitioal nnrtv action- the partv has truckled n the powerful : there has been a ten dency toward 'ing rule. Certain vounir men in the Stntp have m-id- tho aehiovnm"nt of political honor the -nlp ambition of their life regardb'ss of fitness. Thev were becoming pol:- Vomi; of th" cheaper sort. M-miv of those hpve soon the risi'ii o" the Cuffs' t'de in time to rule th-1 raves. Thev are therefore still a i menace and will be until thev !o"i-r. fully the lesson that "a public Demonstration Farm St. Aug'r.tine Pecord: It speaks well for Florida that thirty-nine coun ties in the Strife i ow have farm dem onstration agents, or have made pro vision for them. This leaves only twelve counties without agents, and several of these will undoubtedly be in line before another year passes. The statistics from the agricultural department of the University of Flor ida at Gainesville shows that, thirty four agents are now employed. Five counties have made provision for agents, but have none. However, this shortage will, it is expected, soon c.,n be made up. There is no field of en- deavor along agricultural lines tint i onens mi .such tvpmendoitslv imnoi- office is a public trust." and not a pri- tant avenues of wealth for the farmer y:it- snap. . M'S do stock-raising and eonernl farm- There is but one tjii'm- for all pa- lr"-'. to say nothing ot the wonderful Miotic Flnri.li.ms to do at this time, j su,cceRS met in South Florida , , . , , ... where so many farmers are engaged :t,1 that is to forget the animosities ; in the growing of small truck. As a of the late campaign; give credit to j result of the introduction of farm ad- AM Grand Opening Today, Friday, November 10 Mr, (did Mrs. libbert Jfones cord tall in rite tjott to come and inspect I'((l((t, (t "s neic Itotel. DARINU VOYAGE. the other fellow for as much honestv of mirnose as you claim for yourself, shake hands and go to work for build ing up Florida in general and our own communities in particular. Florida is bigger than any of its politicians and its welfare of more im portance than an army of them. VOX POITLI. In the election f l;t r Tuesday Fi.l r.ey .1. Catts was elected Governor of l-'loi-i ia by a majority, at present not determined, but ranging from -l.onij to l'l.dlio. The Lord willing and the devil per mitting iie Will be inaugurated as the executive officer of the State on Jan uary l.-t, i:vx'. and will ,-erve four J ears. The Palatka News i:..t only did not support Mr. Catts. but it did all in its power to compass his defeat. We had little, if any, respect for him during the campaign, and now that his election is assured and he has issued his card "To the People of Florida," in which he repudiates his prohibition friends and brushes aside all his pre-election promises as so much trash, there has been taken from us what little we had. But while The News has little re- EXCFSE us, MR. LINING. There was one democratic slip re corded in the election returns from Palatka on Tuesday that, left unex plained, would give the democracy of this city a black eye in the mind of one of Florida's most conscientious officials, Mr. J. C. Luning, our State treasurer. Mr. Geo. E. Gay, the republican candidate for this office, has been a citizen of Palatka for "0 years, dur ing which time he has been one of our leading business men. By demo- ratie votes he was once chosen may or of the city, giving us an efficient administration of city affairs. Mr. Gay has always been a most consistent republican; which is some thing of a job when one's life is spent among friends who are almost solely of an opposition party. He didn't ex pect 0 be elr-f'jc.f! treasurer of Flori da, but he wa hoping that he would gei a big vote, especially at home, so that in event of republican national success his claims to recognition as the dispensers of federal pa- tvini;T(i would be recognized by the .Ini'idstration. His democratic friends in the city '-,,,,., nlso. tlat thevp was no chance 'ir his election that Mr. Lulling wa; s si! m of securing the oTice a that he sun would shine after the cloud's ki-;p.!'. P.ut thev wanted to he-n Mr. (lay in his ambition, so thev eo-ed for him out of compliment to ':' good citizenshin. That is all. While the returns were heiri" chalk ed -in op. the bulletin board Tuesday :"h. the 'igui'es howed that Mr. C;:y had carried his own precinct. TV..'.,- -on" the megaphone man was handed a slip of paper: he read it. aid then putting the megaphone to hi- litis he called out: "Mr. Geo. E. G-y wi-hes to thank his democratic friends fo,- the complimentary vote which has enabled him to carry hi? own ward." That was all. It wasn't the correct thing for a democrat to do, but The News knows I. C. I.unir.g. and it knows that un der the circumstances he will forgive those Palatka democrats who thus complimented a worthy fellow citizen, who, now that there is to be nonfed eral patronage, is more than likely to become as good a democrat, or better, than some who are such only when the skies are clear. visers into the Mate there has been a remarkable improvements in farm ing conditions, which, of course, means better returns for the products of the farm and grove. St. Johns County is a notable example of the advance that has been made, and itis safe to assume that other counties in the State fortunate enough to boast of a farm demonstrator have enjoy ed a similar experience. It means just the difference between a lack of system and knowledge, resulting in slipshod farming, and the adoption of practical methods that bring splendid results. German L'-Boat Again Reaches Amer ican Shores. The lierinaii I' boal, I eut seliland. lias made aimllier during trip aeros tlie oeean from llrenieu, arriving at New London, ('nun., with mails and a cargo valued at $l(i.ooO,oilil. (-(insisting of drugs, ilyost lift's, etc. Captain Knenig. the intrepid com mander. reiorted a stormy trip all fhe way across the ocean, encounter ing storm afler storm until the Amer ican coast was nearcd, when the boal ran into calm water. Captain Koenig says that the boat was compelled tn submerge frequently tn prevent being wrecked, and that passing through the English channel they maneuvered under the keels of some of Britain's most powerful battleships without be ing molested. (iermanyV intention is to establi-li a regular eliedule of merchant I' boats with the United States ports. Where Every One Is a "Majesty." Who are tlio politest people, iu Eu rope? If common speech is any crite rion, surely the Spaniard must carry off the palm. The author of "Heroic Spain" tells of many high down phrases still in common use. You bid farewell with "Bcso a v. la uiano" (I kiss your liaiuli or "A los pies de v." (I am at your feet). The "listed," short ened to v., with which you address iiljUi or low, is a corruption of "your majesty." The love of abbreviations is a curious trait in a people with such leasurely ways; thus,a row of cahilis tic letters ends a letter: S. S. S. Q. B. S. M., which means that your corre spondent kisses your hand "su se t'uro servidor que besa su uiauo." Proof In the Pudding. Said the cook to the mistress. "We're out of nutmeg, ma'am." Said the mistress to tin- cook. "Yes; when I tasted the pudding last nic'.it I saw the grate need of it.-'-I'.iUtimore American. Old-Time Ball Player Dies. Nicholas E. Young, "Uncle Nick." an old-time baseball player and for merly president of fhe National league, died at his home in Washing ton. I. C. He hail lieeli employed in the treasury department for some time. .Mr. Young was born in Am sterdam, X. Y.. and was 7ii years old. He played professional Iciscball with the old Nationals of Washington in the slxl ies. Be Irocjuois Fire Hero Dead. Charles II. Cubbon, a hero of the IroiUoj's theater lire disaster, is dead at his home in Chicago. Cubbon. ;i painter, was working on a scaffold across the alley when the llamefl broke mil. 11,. swung a ladder 1,,.. Iween Ihe two buildings, made it so- safety. and helped many per- ili- P Chicago's Auto Toll. Thirty-one persons have been over and hilled ill Chicago by s ing antoinol iles during six w according to liginvs made publi Ihe covom idlice. City olliciai the head- o,' motor clubs have i in a niovi nn nt to minimize i bo in the slreel. run I- l'.v i ml Barber R-.. tires Rich. After sixty years of In.rberini;, ,l;i eob llvsler, si, of New York. tiviir of ihe shop iii the Hotel Manhattan, has retired with a $:ill0.iilio fortune. In his lime Ilyshr has shaved Col. Tin o,o,e 1. osevcll, I'ercy and Wil liam Heel:: ; it. and lias Irimm d the beard of Charles Evan Hughes. ARRESTED IN MONTANA. Alleged Land Grabber Will Brought to Georgia. Charles H. Davis, indicted in Cobb, Cherokee and various other Oeorgia counties for alleged land swindles, comprising thousands of acres in ninny parts of the northwestern sec tion of the state, has been arrested in Tiiille. Mont., according to a tel gram recoivid at Marietta by Solicitor Herbert ("ay, who lirst uncovered the hold sehinus of Ihe land grubbers. Davis was arrested by sheriff Charles i:. Henderson, uiu, recognized him from a photograph forwarded by the Cobb nullity sheriff, v. I-;. Swan son. Sheriff Swansea will apply for reipiisitioii papers and start after his niil" ils s i as ho secures the neces sary authority. An English scientist is of the opin ion that if the radium buried in the in terior of the earth is equal in quantity to that in the surface rocks the world wili grow hotter in time instead of colder. Oermany to Stop Iron Evports. The German government h.-i- ,l,. eided to prohibit the i-xi.nrtati,,,, Mf iron to neutral slates beans,. ,.f ),(, growing needs of the army. -,-,ys a dispatch received at CopeidniL'-n. 15,000 Belgians Are Taken Into Oer. many. The Amsterdam Tolrgraiif suites that the Germans are tr!inj..irtiiig 15,000 Belgians to Germany. French to Summon l"Jlt Reservist Class. The military e' ss or mis v. s,.Vr. lsts will be called up at otn-e. It wan announced at Paris. I a Tragedy After Funeral. Mrs. .laspcr Whiteliehl. u if farmer, le ,.r I lopk ihsvil lc. Ky.. V tin I from a funeral to Mud her has band lying dead in the stable with hi head blown off. A discharged shot eun was on the .ground beside th body. 100 LIVES LOST. Ships Collide in Hurricane Off Irish Coast. At least loo lives were lost in the Irish sea when the steamer Coiine mara and the ocean tug ltelriev.-r were in collisi luring a hurricane off Carlingsford Lough, off the coast of Ireland. Reports said that then were .'10(1 passengers mi the Conne mara. but a telegram fmni the super intendent of the London and North western railway, owners of the vessel, says that there were only tifty-seveii passengers, all British subjo'ets on board. Both steamers sank before lifeboats could be lowered. The only sur ivoi ' is believed to be .lames Boyle. M member of the Betriever's crew. I National Thrift Is the Slogan of the Day. s 'TATISTICS show that the eountrv today is tirospcroas. Hank deposits have increased. Statisticians agree, how ever, that a period of depression is possible after liic -l'u- l'opeati war. ise people are preparing" by :ib:n:r : their bank balances. Are you ? If you haven't a bank ;uc-'.m:, open one today. If you have a bank balance, make up your n.:nJ to add to it. See us about your banking. CRAZED MOTHER'S ACT. Throws East Florida Savings & Trust Co. Procrastination is the Thief of Time. Don't wait ! Start YOUR Savings Account NOW- Axiatrix Saes Her Life. While Hying at the fair grounds at Mobile. Miss Katberine S;iiioti saved her life by volplaning to the ground when her engine stoppid. she made a successful lauding a mile from the fair grounds ami escaped unhurt. Died at Wilson Speaking. William Johnson, of Adelphia. N. .L. dropped dead of heart failure while l'resideiit Wilson was speaking at Shadow Lawn, N. J. Most of the crowd did not know of the death. Johnson was a farmer, 70 years old. Mrs. Wherioti's Cad.-d obi dauci , son. to tin threw ihe el Pel--' !; bill's- If .,.; drowned. Fa mil v I r cause ,,f th,. Children Into River Drowns Herself. Charles c.-uiei-, nvjn 's Item!. due miles -'lc. I' d Ilva, her v. ' r. : ' '. i- m. )., .Vv.-i I:!.- the Co, .-a llei , t and .: at from ear I!' old MANN-HODGE SEED CO. Seed and Poultry Supplies 121 S. 2nd St. PALATKA, - FLORIDA th ltV.T. I ' 'lie water a 1 1 1 1 The Price of Love. Says an advertisement in the London Express: "Mary-Waited three hours at appointed spot until questioned by suspicious policeman. If this Is the price of lovv it is to heavy a one for uie to pay. Farewell. Potts." Brokan Leases Duplicated Same Day as Rgcieved We5ptc,l,Z( on flail Orders -Wt fey Poste Z MO W rORSYTW ST 3 More than 400 patents have been is sued by the United States for devices intended to harness the power of sea waves. PUTNAM PHARMACY fALATKA. FLORIDA Drugs, Chemicals, Druggist Sundries and Patents PRESCRIPTIONS O ARB FULLY OOMPOUND&D. KKIHH UAKHKN HKKIi. Agenti Mallory Mf,l) 1 . It