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HIGH GRADE TEAS
0ur SEAL BRAND of Coffee sold only
in cans, has been the standard of excellence
in coffee for many years.
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,re Styles Originate anil (Jurilily Don, i mil
The Ladies' Shoe Department
WILL BE THE MOST ELEGANT IN
THE CITY, handling
HUjh (irudv Shoes
Fi ARNSIDE CLOTHING CO.
ON THE CORNER "
J. WALTER MILLIARD,
he G. Loper Bailey Company
Life, Accident, Liability Insurance and Surety Bonds
Putnam County's Oldest and Largest insurance Agency. Over One
Million Dollars in Claims Paid Through This Agency.
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Taking up the study of "Political
Science" in the. Women's clubs has
only recently been inaugurated. As
yet, there is no ell'ort at anything but
very elementary work, though this
ftudy bears more directly upon the 1
home, and home safeguards, than oth
eidcpartments of club work. j
The cue thing that appealed directly
to club women and caused them to 1
lake up this as a study and working !
department was the fact that it takes ;
so lonf to secure legislation and laws:
upon t!ie reform measures that are?
so vital and important in the mutual
home life ol' those of high or low de- ,
grce. Of course, the study of govern
ment ami public affairs naturally
leads to polities and political parties :
-just why politics should he classed
by itself, yet reaching out as if an
endless chain is, as yet, not clear to
the feminine student. Women want
certain laws passed; they also want
certain laws repealed; the quickest
and best way to get them is to find
out why they do not get them. Hence
this interesting department work, has
been entered into by Club women
not purely for the benefit of them
selves, hut that they may lie better
able to train the rising generation in
to l'-iter, and mere patriotic ciiixens.
Women realize fully that to "stand
still' is to go backwards, however
contradictory that may seem. The
ouestion of suffrage is incidental. Wo
men want better and fewer laws; bet
ter homes: better surroundings; bet
ter nun; better women; better coun
try, no matter if this comes by legis
lation or public sentiment, moulded to
bct'.e" thimrs. Women, possibly
more than men, who are busy in the
hevilay of business life, almost to the
entire exclusion of the passing of
time ivnlizc that the home is the
heart of the nation: the place where
the voting are fitted for th" future
battle of life. Why should women
not s ' u 1 1 v this science so that they
. W. WARREN,
WALTER W TILGHMAN,
WHOLESALE GROCERIES, HAY
alatka - - - Florida
may do better the work at hand?
The work in this Department this j
year has been confined mostly to the
study of our Public School system and
the feasibility of compulsory ed-
ucation. A man well up in state j
affairs was heard recently to re-
mark, relative to compulsory educa- I
t ion, "Well, it has got to come; it will
be here in side of ten years." Ten
years! .Much good it will do the chil- i
dren of today now roaming the streets I
in idleness, who will be the men and
women of that time,
But some one says "we already have
Local Option, which puts it up to the
individual communities, or whole
counties, if they so desire." True
enough, but little seems to be known
or understood as to the strict appli
cation of the law. A very few of
the more progressive counties have
instituteil it but, owing to the lack
of housing facilities it has not been
largely enforced. It is strange, pub
lic funds can always be found, for
all sorts of public benefits, except
the children of today, who will be
the men and women of to-morrow,
doing the work of the world accord
ing to the training they received in
their childhood and youth.
"I'd like to know what you women
folks know about political science?"
said the big man in a guff voice,
though a twinkle gleamed in his
eye, "suppose you're gettin' ready to
"Oh, no! Mr. Bigman," replied the
little political scientist, "we are just
studying the government machinery
as outlined by the Federal constitu
tion so that we may be able to
know intelligently whether we do or
iio not want to vote. I am quite sure
we want the privilege but, oh, my!
there ore so many responsibilities!"
The Iligman looked frightened. As
he passed on he was heard to mutter,
"them's big words, arn't they?"
in those days. The colonists had not
yet become independent thinkers, and
weakly followed the path mapped out
"There are two theories in regard
to the voting power first, that it is
an inherent natural right, like the
right to life, liberty and the pursuit
of happiness but this theory is not
tenable. Suffrage is the gift of the
state. The second is that suffrage
belongs to certain privileged classes
the educated, those of wealth and
power and rank. It is a deep seated
belief that to admit all classes to the
voting privilege is wrong, because the
ignorant and irresponsible will not
know how to use the franchise for
the nublic welfare.
"The world has tried this aristo
cratic idea ifor hundreds of years
and demonstrated that in folly, in
humanity, in tyrannous spirit, in
avarice, selfishness ttnd in moral and
intellectual childishness, the rule of
wiser, better people has been a con
New Use For Grapes.
It takes Henry Ford to discover a
new use for grapes. He wants them
turned into alcoholic fuel products.
Said Mr. Ford, "Alcohol, you know,
is the corning motor fuel. Recently
we had a demonstration of three farm
tractors, one of which was equipped
with an alcohol engine. I believe al
cohol, for use in motors, can be
made from grapes. Our chemists of
the day I am sure, will be equal to
the occasion. Efficiency can and has
accomplished wonderful results and
this will be a great factor in eliminat
ing the drink habit.
"Three Stories of Solid
('oin fort. "
Palatka's Newest and
Most Modern Hotel
Without Hath, $1.00 per day
With Private Bath, $1.50
HOT AND COLD RUN
Price CAFE run
An idea seems prevalent that the
Woman's Club is trying to build an
expensive Club House, by borrowing
too much money. This is not a fact.
The Club owns a lot, has (or will have
when all collections from this paper
are in) in the neighborhood of $1500
and proposes to borrow a thousand
or fifteen hundred more at fi per cent
interest. We think any business man
will back this up as "good business"
while a number of substantial dona
tions are promised when the building'
is actually started.
Cor. Reid and 6th Sts.
Side Lights On Suffrage
When you are having Card Parties, get
CARDS, TALLIES, PRIZES, Etc.
The Stoic HdhtbU
"I WE A HOT ONE"
lust "AS YOU LIKE IT"
Deii t COLD TOAST when you ran have HOT ToAS'l
V. ELECTRIC TOASTER DOES
is - it to you.
WORK. Lei "
SF NCER & COLEMAN
H. Tde HONTMOLUN
Bi LTING. OIL, VALVES, ROPt:, L:TC.
We sell the very best.
KA . FLORIDA
Miss Kate L. Lucas
h-utlvr in Millhivry mid Art Hoods
Phe Ford Sales Company
PHILLIPS BROTHERS. Proprietors
"Fuinnii.s: Ford Curs"
ka . - - FLORIDA
One hundred and fifty years ago
there was no such thing as manhood
suffrage in either England or Amer
ica. For Kill years (14:10-18:12) no En
glishman was trusted with a vote un
less he held land with an annual ren
tal value of 5 pounds (S'Jfi) or more.
Even then the statutes of England de
clared the vote was outrageously
large and cumbersome; that people of
"small substance" and of "no value"
presumed to cast their votes along
with the most worthy knights and
squires, bo a more stringent prop
erty requirement was inserted. This
condition prevailed untu IB6Z. ine
county sun rage in .bnglanu was es
sentially aristocratic, representing the '
land holding interests. In the cities
it was, according to the local cus
toms or royal character, limited
sometimes, to the score of city of
ficers; or the holders of land tenures.
Some of England's greatest manu
facturing cities were entirely unrep
resented. It was only after years of
effort, many riots and uprisings, that
a radical revision of suffrage qualifi
cations and redistribution of suffrage
representation was secured.
"When our colonists left England,
corruption, religous bigotry and in
tolerance were things to be accepted
as unavoidable evils; and so in the
beginning Americans held no exalted
ideals regarding universal male suf
frage. Among the Puritans, only land
holders and church members could
vote. (P.aptists,, ..Quakers and Cath-i-iiv
ree-arded as church
; members.) Cotton Mather said frank-ih-
enough. 'I cannot conceive that
hind ever did ordain democracy as a
j;,! government for a church or for a
j -In N'ew England, voters were re-iuui-ed
to be possessed of property to
j !'.' value of "f having an annual
I rental 'value of $."0 They must also
I ;' 'church members in good and rcg-
' "From one-sixth to one fifteenth of
'the population had that right. The
1 V)io was about enc-eightn of
th.'-'e. New York and Virginia man-
' t,, uvt about one-half of their
voter- tn ''he noils. Delaware had to
nnne-e a tine on her careless voters
I to Ve- them to do their duty.
Vir"-i: South. Carolina, Georgia
and lHawn'-o thoutrht it necessary to
mention specifically that women
should not vote; a fact that was sim
nlv t.-krn for granted by the other
'i-'ues exeont that in -New Jersey ecr--rin
influential women did on certain
occasions cast ballots that were duly
"At the time of the ratification ot
the Federal constitution no state had
.. ,,0neral manhood suffrage e"
'.i.e.?, be;n" the first state to adopt
i he" unhiue feature as a part of its
-AH durine- the Revolution no pnn
,.;,, ,,f government had been more
Ioud'v proclaimed than this: All
Governments derive their ,ust powers
from the consent of the governed.
v, no t of the states ken the suf-
,-, ., limitations of toe Colonial era
,mf when the effort was made to
onen up the suffrage ranks to non
im,,.tv owners the conserve itiye
leaders watched the experiment with
the eroatest alarm.
About 17110 the liberal ideas eme-,rl-(i
g from the French Revolution
An to be felt in this country and
, H.ing the next ten vears eight states
Ano,! their suffrage and office
,te privileges. The property test
was abolished first by Maryland in
1801; and last by North Carolina in
From the above it will be seen that
when manhood suffrage was first giv
en it was an experiment that still had
to be tried out. Possibly it was hard
er for the men of that time to under
stand, than it is for the woman of to
day. Besides many of the questions
so vital today had not come to light
"Did you get your piano on the in
"Yes, but the man we bought it from
declined to follow bis own rule. lie
took it nway all at once." Atlanta
He Lumped It.
"My coffee is not quite sweet
enough," remarked he.
"Well, if you don't like it I suppose
you'll have to lump it," said she, with
a smile, passing the loaf sugar his
Bones and Muscles.
The 200 bones of the human body
are worked by the aid of 52 2 volun
All Styles and Colors.
M. S. BROWN
Savings & Trust
Palatka - Florida
Capital - $50,000.00
Surplus - $ 1 0,000.00
R. F. ADAMS,
J. A. CROSBY,
E. P. ROSS,
Solicits accounts from people of
Palatka and Putnam County.
General Banking and Savings Busi
ness. Interest paid, on Sav
ings Account at 4 per cent.
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