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THE PALATKA NEWS, PALATKA, FLA.,
FRIDAY, DECEMBER i lg Severe Fighting At J Teuton Invaders Florida's Road Near Bucharest development Chihuahua City PAGE NO. TWO. Ten Thousand Miles Improved Highways $13,000,000 EXPENDED This Does Not In Jink' the Expendi tures of Money Raised bv Direct Taxation Tor Road Purposes Good Work Will Continue. DRY'S BIO VICTORIES. Ai-mnlini: tit lii:nivs minimm-i'i hy thr statr l'o.id ilci;in ini'iit ;it Tallu- llMSSIV. I'li'l'ilhl 1 1 1 1 v boasts (if no liss 1 it lu.ii'in miles of i 1 1 1 1 i i - -il IMf-'h-w.iys. No less than 1 :!.titili,(t(lll li.-is ln'cn siclil in t lie last few years t li ! i i 1 1 tin- issuance of liomls. Tliin (lees not ineluile the expenilit ui'es ol money raised by direct taxation and iqioiit for road purposes. Tin- road department figures that if 1ii,imO.(HWl raised by bond issues by the various counties will lie spent in the next two years, and that in addi tion to this another $ 1.1100,000 raised liy direct taxation by the state as a whole will be expended on mad itn firnvi'iueni. In other words, in Flor ida will be siient duniii; the year 1 01 T not less than !?". 000. 000 and the tame amount will be spent in tlie year following. This sum added to the moneys Tvhich will be antlioriy.i d dnriny the years 1010. 1!l''( and 101M. by bond Issues for road work, and also with the .SslO.ooo in federal appropria tions allotted to T'lorida. and which will be matched dollar for dollar by the state or counties iluriiif:' the next five years, will put Florida in the front ranks, if not the leader, in road im provement expenditures. Only 355 Counties Lett Wet in United States. The recent eh el ion brought tin most sweeping victories for the anti saloon cause in the history of tht movement. Four states, containini; a popula tion of .1,-100.1(10 and area of ."L'ti. 11 J square miles, eipialinu' more than one-twelfth of the area of the Foiled Stales, went from wet to dry. If the L'.ol.'! counties in the Vniteil States. 2,017 were dry, either by statute or local option, before the elee. tion November 7. when 101 more counties wi re added, leaving only .'!.")." wet counties in the entire nation. The siirnilioniit trenj of the times is (lie turn of bitr industrial cities against the saloon. Kansas City, vot ing on state-wide prohibition, which failed: Cram Itapids, Seattle. Spo kane. Tacoma, all pivc decisive dry majorities. Bandits and Soldiers In Battle ROBS PETER TO PAY PAUL. Alleged Alan Obtained Half Million by Crime. Irwin I. Thai l;er. styled the master former of America, who is nllejred to have obtained almost half a million dollars through crime, is held in jail at Cliieiijio on a charge of stealinj; au tomobiles. He is said to have con fessed and to have declared that Hie proceeds were beinr devoted to repay ing $-10,000 which he obtained from' a company which had uiven him a posi tion of trust. Thacker tied last sprint: with the money and was arrested at Karba does on a ship bound for South America. He said lie already had paid hack .$:i.ooo. VILLA HAS CLOSE CALL Automobile Is Wrecked As Villa Was Watching Attack on Chihuahua City City Still Held by Carraiua Troops. mi the : fob ! tl. S'J, .1!)..".".. FLORIDA'S TOTAL VOTE. Official Returns From the Secretary of State. Complete otlicial returns fr secretarv of state's ollice nivcs lowing vote for governor: Total number of votes polh 70. Sidncv J. Catts received W. V. Knott received 1 0. .;.",:!. C. C. Allen received L. 100. Noel A. Mit chell received 101. Majority for Calts. !V-'11. In the .lone primary. Sidney ,T. Catts received .'id.O'.l'J votes, as com pared wi'h the above it will bo seen that he made a u'ain of 0.-101 over the vote in .Tune. Tn the same primary, William V. Knott received 27.7'JO lirst choice votes and in the election just closed in received ..(t."42. or a ir.-iin of .".(IL'J. The total number of votes account on" for in the June primary was K."i. 572. Total number accounted for in general election, nl'.sT'n or a decrease of !)." votes in the general election. The total number of qualified Dem ocrats in the state is given at l.n5,-000. MADE BIO HAUL. Good for Constipation. Chamberlain's Tablets are excellent for constipation. They are pleasant to take and mild and gentle in effect. Obtainable evenvhere. Nickel and Bismuth. Nickel and bismuth botli have the peculiar property of expanding as they become cool. Bandits Oct $40,000 From Express Ccmpanv at Chattanooga. Forty tl sand nine hundred dol lars was estimated to have been stolen from a Southern Kxpress com pany transfer wagon in the Western and Atlantic railroad yards at Chatta nooga by two white men who held up the lone driver. Fred Corneilsoti, who claims the bandits forced him to un lock a box containing approximately $100,000 in currency. The robbery took place in the heart of the business district, less than a block from the local ollices of the Southern Kxpress company. Tht money was. in packages made up for shipment from various Chattanooga banks to several southern cities. Francisco Villa's automobile, which was being used by him to direct bin campaigns against the Carran.a troops, was struck by shell life ami was abandoned near Fresno, south west of Chihuahua City. The shell holes and bullet marks were plainly seen on the sides of the big automobile when it was found on the battlelield after Villa abandoned It ami rode away on horseback. The battle (Saturday) started soon after the telegraphic communication with Juarez was cut. The wire went down at 10 o'clock a. m. and the bat tle was raging by ll:.-j0 a. tn. The bandits' attack covered the entire southern frout. with flanking opera tions to the east and west. The most desperate fighting occurred at Zarco avenue, within the city. The bandies threw their best equipped forces against the entrenchments which had been thrown up across this street, and street fighting followed. The de facto infantry met these charges with counter-charges, and the battle waged back and forth in this narrow street until the Villa bandits were driven out of the mouth of the avenue onto the plains, where they were raked with machine gun tire from the housetops and the artillery fire, which had supported effectively the infantry efforts. HELD UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Adamson EigbtHour Law Being Fought in Courts. The Adamson tight-hour law was held iiiicoiiwt it lit ional at Kansas City by Judge William C. Hook in the T'nited States district court. Judge Hook directed the receivers of the Missouri. Oklahoma and Cnlf railroad, who brought the original ac tion in Ibis case, to enjoin the law from going into effect, to assist the government in expediting the case to the supreme court for linal decision and to invite the attorneys of every railroad in this country to p.ii:icipati' in the hearings before the siipreni'i court. Roumanians Reported In . Flight BURNING THEIR TOWNS i'nn Mnrkensen's Troons Have Crossed Swollen Danube and Are in Touch Near Alexandria With Forces of Von Falkenhayn Advancing From Craiova. ANSWER TO HUGHES. CONCEDES ELECTION. Hughes Send.-. Congratulations to Wilson. Charles K. Hughes, ltepubliean can didate for president in the recent elec tion, has sent to President Wilson a telegram congratulating him upon his re-election. In his telegram, Mr. Hughes said: 'Tiecans,. of the closeness of the vote I have awaited the otlicial count in California an-l now that it has virtually been completed, permit me to extend to you my congratulations upon your re-election. I desire also to ex press my best wishes for a successfuJ ndmiulstrat.ii President Acknowledges Congratula tory Message. President Wilson sent, a telegram to Charles K. Hughes, acknowledging liis message of -congratulation. The president's telegram read: "I iim sincerely obliged to you for your message of congratulation. Al low nit- to assure you of my good wishes for the years to come." The White House made public sev eral thousand telegrams of congratu lations from cabinet members, gov ernors of states, Democratic leaders and from presidents of several Latin American republics. No messages were received from any of the belli gerent nations. JACK LONDON DIES. American Author Passes Away Sud denly at His Ranch. Jack London, regard'.,! as one of America's greatest novelists, is dead nt his ranch at Clcti Kllcn. Cal.. :if"V an illness of only a few hours. !! was found unconscious in his room. His malady was declared uremic poi soning. London was 40 years of age. He achieved his lirst fame as a writer when "The Call of the Wild" wis pub lished in 100.'!. lie has witten some forty books, manv of which are re garded as distinctly valuable addi tions to American literature. FABULOUS FIGURES. Total Foreign Trade of United States $7,463,000,000. Foreign trade, as shown in a de partment of commerce statement, is sued at Washington, reached a total of .S7,4;.",. OOil.O'.lO in the year end ing Novenibc.' 1. a billion and a half dollars increase over 1:11.1. and two and one-halt' billions over 1011. Carnegie's 81st Birthday. Andrew Carnegie celebrated his Slst birthday tpiielly in New York at his home in Fast Ninety-second street. The condition of the aged financier's health is such that nothing elaborate was permitted. Scores of telegrams from all parts of the coun try poured into the home during the day. "For delicious hot Biscuits use Juba Self Rising Flour at all Grocers." "For delicious hot Biscuits use Juba Self Rising Flour at all Grocers." 9-15-tf His Reference. Young Lady (with hopes) What do you think ia the fashionable color for a bride? Male Floorwalker Tastes differ, but I should prefer a white one. Penn sylvania Punch Bowl. "Use Juba Self Rising Flour for delicious hot Biscuits at all Gro cers." 9-15-tf. Periodio Comets. There are only eleven periodic com ets of which the return has been ob served by scientists. MRS. SLACK'S LETTER To Mothers of Delicate Children Palmyra, Pa. "My little girl had a chronic cough and was so thin you could count her ribs, and she had no appetite. Nothing wo gave her seemed to help her, until one day Mrs. Neibert asked me to try Vinol, and now she is hungry all the time, her cough is gone, she ia stouter and has a more healthy color. I wish every mother who has a delicate child would try Vinol." Mrs. Alfred Slack. We guarantee Vinol, our non-Becret tonic, to make delicate children healthy and strong. Ackerman-Stewart Drug Co.. Palatka. i ii fiisffij Do You 1 iif1' I II i I j Prefer? - I! III lit Pullman or Freight ? With armies of the Teutonic Allies advancing toward it, both from the west and southwest, Uneharest, the capital of ltumatiia, apparently is in peril. Field Marshal von Mackcnscn's troops have crossed the Danube from ltulgarian territory to Zimnitza and are in touch near Alexandria. 47 miles southwest of rileharest. with tin forces of (icneral von I'alkenhayn's army from Craiova. All along tht front on the Wallachian plains east of the Alt river the Hnnianians are in flight, burning towns behind them, says lierlin. To the north, on the heights of Cur-tea-Dearges, in the region of Drago slavele, northeast of Campulting. and iu western Moldavia, near Oituz. the Itumanians ate offering strong resist ance to the southward advance of the Teutons. (Mi all these sectors at tempts by the Austro-Cernians to ad vance have been held back by the Rumanians. As yet there has been no indication of the arrival of Russian reinforce ments to aid the Rumanians on the Wallachian plains, but the Russo-Ru-maiiian troops in Dobrud.jn are active, possibly in an endeavor to push back the invaders to the Teherinivotla-Con-stanza railway line. Sotia reports that this reinforced army intended a general attack along the entire front, but has been com pelled to confine itself to partial at tacks. In the Macedonian theater bad weather prevails and there has been no infantry action except on the left wing of the entente allies' line, where the Italians have made further prog ress toward Trnova, near the Motia-stir-Rresba lake road, according to I'aris. This statement, as regards the gain, is contradicted by the Sotia war otlice, which says an Italian attack here was repulsed and that the attackers lost n large quantity of war materials. So fia also denies a recent French report that the French had captured the town of Dobromir, saying the Iiulgarians are fully in control there. The French front also is experienc ing another spell of inclement weath er, ami except for small attacks nt various points, little activity has been displayed by either side. There has been considerable artil lery fighting along the eastern front at various places from the Riga re gion to the Carpathians with the Ger mans the aggressors and also on the Austro-Italian front with the Aus trians on the initiative. AIR YACHT NEXT. Schedule Trips P.;-twecn Ncw v.. and Plorida. ' nni ..! l.,. i jut- .in .icii i uas conn, f',i. stoned by the Aaero club of a gigantic air-watei "tnmi! f Allit-rle; ' erart. r,.i . long and 7(5 feet fro,,, , j,, , ' -tll,lU 1,.,L. t,,t.f 1 ... 11 " i,... .iii.-i occii liiuh f. Florida from Xc null Cough Medicine for Children. Mrs. Hugh Cook, Scottsville, N. Y., says: "About five years r.go when we were living in Garbutt, N. Y., I doctored two of my children suffering from colds with Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and found it just r.s repre sented in every way. It promptly checked their coughing and cured their colds quicker than anything I ever used." Obtainable everywhere. PEACE TALK FUTILE. Impossible at Present. Savs Lord Rob ert Cecil. Rumors that there was a possibility for some definite negotiations toward peace were discounted by Lord Robert Cecil, minister of war trade, and who told the Associated Press that "in view of the ltelgian deportations and the sinking of hospital ships, any talk of peace at the present time must be futile." Lord Robert continued : "We have not yet had in the case of either the V.ritaniiic or the Rros mar Castle any otlicial report as to whether the ships were torpedoed or mined, but the proximity of the dis asters inevitably leads one to bcllova that a submarine must have been responsible." BLEEDING BELGIUM No one would think of riding in a freight car if he could enjoy the comfort of a big, comfortable easy riding Pullman parlor car. So with automobiles. Most of the popular priced cars ride like freight cars. This is due to the old fashioned type of spring. Many manufacturers still continue to use them. The Overland does not. The 75 B Overland has the latest type of cantilever shock absorbing springs. As a result it is one of the easiest riding cars in the world. One demonstration will prove this. $ 635 f. o. b. Toledo. ft ti Palatka Auto & Supply Co., Dealers Second St., Palatka, Fla., Phone 152. The Willys-Overland Company, Toledo, Ohio "Made in U.S.A." Germany Increases Levy Upon Con. quered Country. The Ceiiuan levy on i'.elgiuni has 1 " increased from 10.(100.0(10 francs a month to ."lO.ooo.OOO. according to a Renter's Amsterdam dispatch quot ing The F.cho P.elgo. The dispatch says the new order was issued by the governor general of Relgium and was signed by the Hiikt of Wiirtteniburg and (icneral Fried rich von FalUenliausen. It states that the levy is tn pay the cost of maintenance of the Orman army o occupation and the Gorman adminis tration of the occupied territory. "Use Juba Self Rising Flour for delicious hot Biscuits at all Gro cers" . 9-15-tf. July and the President. 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