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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1916.
THE PALATKA NEWS, PALATKA, FLA., PAGE NO. FIVE. INTERLACHEN NEWS. jjiss Ethel Gillett entertained with and party Thursday, evening, five .iim being F"J' c..vj, icucon- Lits of cake and hot chocolate were pie' choir of the Congregational wh IS I1UW iciicoiDiiig iiiuaii iui rul a: nu..:.i miUSUaliy uiuuutivt; urismicis. , 4-Vda ni. ie in Vu nljs of Misses Kephart, Eames and The management of the Oav T. 1. iuiaiiu imcu lus usual illthly appointment iierc ounutiy. may oe nis ust ounuay service lire, as conference meets before the i .J 1 1. .. regular ucite, uu ne may ue JLnt to another charge. Both Mr. and L Roland have endeared them virps to the people here by their l'1 . . i. -CC i. A j ;thful. earnest eiiuits, auu uieir ue- iu . j.1 1J J Mure to anouier neiu 01 service v . . v : . l- : . nlrt he naueu wiui sincere reKret. irt. E. A. Brush went to Francis :.'tnrdav to attend the wedding of jiS Margaret miner. tiss ('la rraser, wno nas Deen vis- . . i : r-: i inenus m uaiiieaviiit;, reiumeu '0b Monday. jhe opening service ot the winter kwn in ox. Annrews cnurcn was Lij Sunday morning. Service was ducted by Kev. Meivin jonnson ot tonstone, near h.ast Falatka, ac- apanying Kev. jonnson were Mrs. ijrt, Miss Catherine Burt, Miss W el and Mr. Chas. Burt. inother murder, involving the jrroll (colored) family, was com- itted at a late hour Sunday even- Alex Reese and Alex Carroll into a difficulty at the home of :e latter, both used their guns, and ;;ese was Kinea. uarrou was junded in the head and is in a crit- ial condition. Mrs. Alma Walker, with her two lie children, is visiting her parents, e J. M. DeTillas, this week. )Ir. and Mrs. J. H. Corthell arrived ssday from Bristol R. I. to spend winter as usual, in "Bide-A-Wee" tage. Col. C. L. Barrett has been quite posed for several days and is un- e to be up at present. Dr. E. Benjamin Andrews has not as well as usual lately, but is (V more comfortable, and equal to dailv outing, The Sunshine Societv met at the lie of Miss Coburn Tuesday after- with a large attendance. Af- the routine business was conchid- a short time was given to the dis- of current events, and fol- iring this was an interesting anksgiving program. POMONA NEWS. Mrs. Abbie Drake and son, Irving, arrived from New Hampshire j are located in their cottage for winter. Rev. E. H. Byrons of Danbury, ran., arrived earlv this week, to mid the winter with his family. Mrs. George Fisk left Sunday for er nome in uei.anfl, alter a visit ;th her mother, Mrs. Drake. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Turner arrived OTICE OF MEETING OF STOCK HOLDERS. Notice is hereby given, that the an ;al meeting of the stockholders of . A. Merryday Company, a Corpo :ion, will be held on Monday, Jan :ry 1st, A. D. 1917, at 10:00 o'clock . M., in the offices of said Corpora- la, at Palatka, Florida, for the Ijpsaction of such business as prop- y comes before such meeting. N'otice is further given, that at s.tid aual stockholders' meeting, an clec- bn will be held, under Section 2673 the General Statutes of Florida, to rermine whether or not the capi- s stock of W. A. Merrvdav Com- fci a Corporation, as r.foresaid, fall be increased, and to what extent 1 upon what terms such additional ck, if increased, shall be issued. II. O. IIAMM, Vice-President. ::est: T. IIAMM, Secretary. 12-l-4t FOR RENT Store and flat on flier, street near Court House. A;- " ti The News offices for partic- tf. FOR SALE At Bargain, 1 Upright iball Piano, onlv little used and in fit-class condition. Price $150. En- ie Saratoga Hotel, Palatka. Oct. 20-tf. in town last week having motored from the Danbury, Conn., section in their Ford car, and expect to pass part of the winter season here. Mr. and Mrs. N. V. Nihoul are re joicing over the arrival of a ten pound son, which was born in Palat ka last Saturday. Geo. C. Powell of Jacksonville! representative of the Consolidated Naval Stores Co., was in town Wednesday. Mr. A. L. Lavender and family of ten, ot Eastman, Oa., have come to Pomona to make their homo for a time. Rev. B. P. Capshaw attended the East Coast Congregational Confer ence held at Ormond this week. Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Dunn and Miss King went to Palatka Monday and purchased a new Ford car, which they returned in. Thev had as guest for the trip, Mrs. C. H. Piplar. Mr. Dunn will make his business trips through the state in the car, getting home as often as possible. Several cars of Pomonaites went to Palatka this week to do shopping for Thanksgiving. . Preparations are going forward for the usual Christmas tree and enter tainment to be be held probably on Christmas night. Sunday was observed as Thanks giving Sunday, and our church pre sented a festive apnearance. The chancel table was filled with fruits and vegetables, and branches of au tumn leaves were used for decora ting, making a veritable harvest scene, lhe thanksgiving theme was carried out morning and evening, and both services were well attended. School closed Wednesday for the Thanksgiving vacation, giving the teachers and pupils a short rest. Miss Holley will pass the time with her mother at Crescent City, while Mrs. Byrons will enjoy her pleasant home here. Mr. J. S. Peterson of Jacksonville was a guest at the Hayes .home re cently. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Dunn enter tained as guests over the week-end. Mr. J. O. Spaulding of Svracuse, N. and Mr. Hooker of Cleveland, Ohio. is attending cle J. E. Wells and school at Pomona. Mrs. G. W. Hammon was the guest of Mrs. II. A. Ring at the Wayside Inn recently. H. A. Ring was a recent visitor to Palatka on business and pleasure combined. FLORA HOME NEWS. The Florahome base ball team beat the Putnam Hall school team with a score of 15 to 13 last Saturday. This is the second of a series of games won by the Florahome boys. The "V. T. A. held its December meeting Friday afternoon at Hie Park Hotel. ' The date for the Christmas bazaar is Dec. 15 and lfi. A foot ball team has been organ ized for the school boys by Trof. Pinholster. Improvements have been made in the tennis grounds at the Park, ani a new net provided. The Library is open every Satur day afternoon. Mr. Walcott, who had charge of the shipping during the fall season, has left for Savannah to resume his construction work. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Revels and family spent Thanksgiving out of town. Prof. Pinholster returned to his home at Lake Butler, and Miss Pul len to her home near Palatka for the Thanksgiving holidays. Pro.f Pin holster was accompanied by Walter Smith, who will be his guest until Monday. Mrs. Stanley Knight has gone to Geneva to visit her sister. A Thanksgiving service was held at the Methodist church bv the Fo- worth Leatrue at 10:30 o'clock in the morning. Later a basket dinner was enjoved out under the oak trees near bv the chruch. Mrs. Mary Stonehouse formerly of California, who has been the guest of Mrs. A. W. Tucker for several weeks, left Tuesday for Miami to visit friends, and will reside there this winter. SISCO NEWS. County Commissioner W. C. Alvcrs was a visitor to rauuKa lasr wits. Mrs. II. C. Ragan of Oraniro Mills was the euest of Mrs. ,T. E. Wells for several days last week. B. B. Alvers spent the week-end in town with home folks, returning to Welaka Monday. Miss Grace Wells returned home Sunday .after a weeks' visit with friends in Palatka. Herbert Ragin of Orange Mills is staving with the lamiiy ot ins tin- Is Your Watch a Gay Deceiver ? Arc you one of the thou? nulh of Americans who, year after year, carry a deceptive, unreliable waich ? If so, why not " rijjht about face " today and get a real timekeeper. Let us show you the HAM I LT OX II A TCI "fte watch of Railroad Accuracy, Illllf Christian Endeavor In November. Please send Thanksgiving greet ings to Mr. Fagg, of the State Chil dren's Home who is recovering from severe illness. Thanksgiving time is here this week! That in, the official, all-together move ment sort of such holiday has come, out. snouiu we not have individually a Thanksgiving feeling every day in me year, as a good habit that is kept up? There is not a week, vear around, that in this office when time comes to get up some press, news that we do not thank God for the so ciety reporters and editors who help keep this department running bv iriv- lng space and by sending copies of tneir papers to us, helping our Sun shine as well as Press work this way. Florida, (that means US), though ranking eighth in size of its State Union compared with others in the South, leads in number of subscrib ers to the splendid paper, Dixie En- deavorer. It has 230 subscriptions. 8'i of them being new in October. But there should still be more. The Christian Endeavor World raises its price, Jan. 1st, to $2.00. You can get it and Dixie Endeavorers togeth er for $1.35, for new subscribers, and after Jan. '1st, this will cost $2.35. Renewals now are $1.60 for both pa pers. Send before Dec. 20th, to 2631 Ensley Ave., Ensley, Ala., L. E. Bru baker, publisher. Let us keep right up with the times. The special work for Dixie-Land Endeavorers in November was to hold a Sunrise prayer-meeting, Thanksgiving morning, and during that day follow the wise custom of "Remember the poor," by giving bas kets of eatables to those around us who do not have as much material reason for thank feelings as we En deavorers do. Live Oak Endeavor ers of North-Central field will follow out the full plan, and in Jacksonville there is to be a sunrise meeting Let us hear of others, also how the "bas ket plan" was carried through. Some places a gift to the Children's Home Society would seem the best offering. West Palm Beach had a fine mis sionary meeting, Nov. 10th, having besides the Endeavorers on program. C. C. Chillingworth, a lawyer; and Rev. George Waldron, State Congl. Church leader. The local pastor, Rev. Pettibone also gave a helpf d, though short address, and the time passed much too quickly. From the December issue of "Dixie Endeavor" is culled this item, "Day tona Congregational Society members committed the pledge to memory in October, and during the month many members gave talks on "What Part of the C. E. Pledge Impresses Me Most." This is a bright news-note, and there are hundred of such cheery happenings that could be told the State Press writer in Interlnchon; coming would thev be from all sec tions of this growing-bisr Union; and each item would rparkle with new life, not only for the society from which the note came, but we nil would feel new enthusiasm and vig or. Interlachen sent two delegates to Fernandina. Later they held an echo meeting. GRACE A. TOWNSEND. T Opportunity for Florida Far mers to Do Business Direct With Consuming Public and Do His Part in Reducing the High Cost of too stuffs. A Thanksgiving Wish. In counting my hlessintrs this Thankspivine time of 1016, It seem"! hist ricrht to count the continued service you and the nnncr, have giv en the Florida C. E. Pres de"-rt-ment and its small superintendent. Wo nlso appreciate both in wnvs of helping for prps and sunshine En deavor work, the vesrulnr issue sent us He-lit alone:. Mnv Th.'inksfrivinp 'ip indeed a iovful time to you. your homos iral the ipwsnnnnr fo'vp. i the desiro of your friend in Tner biclipn. I npi renlWnfr what theo hic'Vi nricps in stock mpnn but trii'-'t tlvit in somp wnv "its nil for tne linct" pvpn if wp nnnot PP the thankfi'' ctr-n'n 'n t'ip pro'dom now. Sincprnlv in His c""f". OR ACE A. TOWXSEXD. MWmm iHn'HM I' l'1 ill lrj C. J. SMITH .;ii-;.:a' palatka, florida I ibrnry Kntert'iinment. The Palatka Library Association extends thanks to Mesdames W. A. Walton, H. O. Hamm and Miss Grif fin for the very delightful entertain ment they gave in Mrs. Walton's home on November eighteenth. The program of music, recitations, tab leaux and dances, followed by deli cious refreshments, was greatly en joyed, and many expressions of ap preciation were heard from those who were present. The silver offering, amounting to eighteen dollars was turned over to the treasurer. Mr. W. S. Burdette, and will be used for cur rent expenses. . MRS. RICHARD F. ADAMS. Secretary. The high cost of liviiur in New York City has reached that stage , where it has become a serious prob- ! lem and the state and city officials ' are confronted with the necessity of taking some measure for the relief of possible suffering this winter. In ; their extremities they are turning to I the state of Florida and asking that tnis country so lertile and prolific in the bounties of nature come to the rescue and supply the New York market with food stuffs at reasonable prices. This is a great opportunity for Florida to demonstrate the almost unlimited possibilities of its agricul tural resources. There is no ques tion but that this state is on the eve of a great movement of population to its millions of acres of cheap and fertile lands and that in the next few years it will experience a develop ment that will set a new record for all the states in the Union. Great as has been the growth of some of the western states it will be surpassed by that of Florida in the near future. Putnam and Marion counties are among those that have been called to the rescue of the people of New York. James R. Murphy, president of the Honda l'arms and Homes, Inc., on Tuesday received the following tele gram from the New York World: New York City, Nov. 27, 1916. Jas. R. Murphy, Palatka, Fla. Mayor Mitchell of New Yrok City has appointed committee to handle food emergency and Edgar U. Den nison is presenting plan on behalf of thousands of Florida growers to fur nish all food necessary at reasonable prices. Telegraph him, care New York World, offering your coopera tion if you wish your section to be represented. THE WORLD. Immediately upon its receipt Mr. Murphy sent out bulletins to all the postmasters within the boundaries of his lands and to the Farmers Union locals of Putnam County and the boards of trade of Palatka and Oeala inviting suggestions and cooperation in the work of extending assistance to the people of New York City to relieves situation that threatens seri ous results. Success Doesn't "Just Happen" There Is Always a Reason And the Reason in This Case is Better, Whiter Biscuits and More Food Value in the Sack. ryU-IE verdict of the buying public is a the one b'nj d cision from which there is nu appeal. lAh !c 1) and come back ;i';un jll'Oi if merit. An t and ai'ain that is real-for-sure that the article has positive that the is exactly wiiat case of IIoiicv has hap- Bo and pened m Colonial 1'Liurs, INCREASED SALES. The sales have increased by leaps and bounds. Grocery stores tell me that the flour has gained for them a lot of satisfied new customers. Now, that means souk thing. An article does not "just happen" to find wide distribution there is always a reason. And the reason in this case is that the home-makers who have charge of the selection of the table supplies and there are no more shrewd buyers in the world are absolutely convinced that there is no better Hour made. WHITER BISCUITS. They know it makes whiter biscuits and flaky, flavory pastry tender and delicious to the taste. There is more nourishment, for Indiana soft winter wheat flour absorbs less water, and there is more food value. Thousands of your homes have become satisfied users of Honey Boy Flour. l!ut there are others who prefer to add their own baking powder, and in order that they may be as sure of their flour, the same pure, wholesome Honey Boy Flour is sold in plain grade under the brand of Colonial. For sale at all grocers. Florida Grocery Com pany distributor. Thanksgiving Service. Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Meth odists and Baptists of Palatka unit ed last night in a union Thanksgiving servico at the Presbyterian church, and to the honor of the city be it said that the number to thus publicly give thanks for their blessings of the year was large. The sermon was delivered by Rev. Dr. C. R. D. Crittenton, the new rec tor of St. Mark's Episcopal church. The News regrets that as it was nec essary in order to give the force a holiday, to make the paper ready for the press on Wednesday night, else it would be glad, if possible, to re produce this able sermon. Palatka Organizes "Ad" Club. A start was made Wednesday night in the formation of an "Ad" Club in this city, the same to affiliate and be a part of State organization of boos ters with branch organizations in all Lve cities. As a matter of fact but a few were present at the organization, but ma ny of Palatka's leading business men have promised to co-operate with the new organization, become members and do their part toward making it a success. Col. Jas. R. Murphy acted as tem porary chairman of the meeting and explained at length the objects of the club. The News wishes it could pub lish Mr. Murphy's remarks in full; they would make some reading worth while as aids in the development of Palatka and the county. Suffice it to say that he put some of his pro gressive virus into the systems of all present and they are better Palatkans i for homing him. The club elected the following of . fleers: President. Fred. C. Cochrane; vice president. W. A. Russell; see I rotary. Bert Hodire; treasurer, How nrd Rowton. Messrs. Warner T. j Hamm and II. P. Norwich were elect j od state representatives of the club. Ladies Shoes. Company proposes doing by the la dies of Palatka. The lady with an A width foot will no longer be oblig ed to wear a D or E shoe. These shoes are of the exclusive pattern. 4 PROHIBITION. William Jennings Bryan. All legislaton against the sale of liquor, from the slightest restrictions to complete prohibition of the manu facture and sale of alcoholic bever ages, rests upon the fact that alcohol is a poison which, when taken into the system, saps the strength of the body, impairs the energies of the mind and menaces the morals. No normal brain needs alcohol to stimulate it to action; no one is so strong but that the appetite may overcome him; there is no day between infancy and death when it is safe to form the habit. The sentiment in favor of prohibition, lecal, state and national, is growing because increased intelligence and an awakening conscience unite in con demning the license system. No community would permit the ex istence of in institution which, mere ly for profit, cut off fingers, toes, hands and feet; why should any com munity permit the existence of the saloon which, for the money to be made by it, cripples the body, enfee bles the brain and destroys the mor als? No community would license a per son to scatter the germs of hog chol era among hogs; why should any community license a saloon to spread disease and death among human be ings, and, through tainted blood, close the door of hope to innocent children before they see the light of day? But besides being an economic fal lacy, the license system involves a moral responsibility. If a saloon can not exist except by the consent of the people, then every one who, by voting to license the saloon, helps to bring it into existence must share with the liquor dealer responsibility for the bri m done by the saloon. The voters throughout the land are, in in creasing numbers, refusing to enter into such a partnership. And this hostility to the saloon is intensified rather than diminished by the threat of the liquor dealers to sell in spite of the statute. Lawlessness is not attractive to the American, and then, too, a "blind tiger" is not as dansrer- Soinething For the fir-t time in the history of merchandising in this city the ladies can go to a local shoe dealer and get the be-t. the most stylish in foot Friendly Candor, we.i:-. "Is he a friend of yours?" j The Fearnside Clothing Company s "Well, he scorn, to think He Is. He 1 " h'Pnrtmo"t referred to hereto- , , fo'-e in these columns, is not yet m rover nippts n;e uiihoat lcMiig that it , full n,Mlu tnp furniture and fix- ft his duty to toll me sunu-thiii ' l':'t ; tines; to set off the goods and give ill leave me lail.ai'i'' ''''' the rest of j the department that exclusive air to tin, ,a.v." v hi it i entitled, are not here. But : the shoes are. The furniture and fixtures were -'hipned three weeks aero from Cincin nati, '.he bill of lading has been re ceived, but the goods have not yet ar-ived. Slow trains. Put the shoes they have come, l.adie: who dote on fine footwear n u c been coin? in to look. One look was all that was necessary. They were satisfied, and bought. The leading shops shown and many many, acting nirmiv ; . . , , , . ., . , and miu-mis surfaces 1 varieties of which arrived this week. Citizens Must Help. To the Citizens of Putnam County; There has been a great deal said in regard to the whisky traffic in our county, and a great many people have stated that they would like to know how I feel about the matter whether I was going to stop the sale of liquors when I assumed the du ties of sheriff next January. In the first place, I will have taken an oath to enforce the law, and this is the one I am going to do my ut most to enforce), but to eliminate the unlawful sale of whisky in Put nam county, it will require the ef forts of more than the sheriff to ac complish it. I want to say that it is the duty of every citizen to assist and co-operate with the sheriff in en forcing the law bearing on this sub ject and unless the business men of Palatka and Putnam county help the sheriff he will always have a diffi cult time in correcting this evil. I know that the sale of liquor is going on in Palatka now, and the present sheriff knows this statement to be true. Mr. Kennerly has al ways wanted to stop it, and desires to do so now, but he is unable to do so for the very reason that the peo ple do not assist him as they should, by furnishing him with the informa tion that would lead to the appre hension and conviction of the par ties engaged in whiskey selling. Now, I am in possession of infor mation that Mr. Kennerly could not get. While in the government em ploy, I caught a number of people in Putnam county selling whiskey. This may sound strange to many, but according to federal rules and regu lations, a government employee is prohibited from giving out informa tion; and that was why I captured them they paid only the govern ment fine "of $"7.50, and that settled the matter. Now, as I have said, I have this information and I want to say to all who are engaged in the whiskey business, that 1 am not going to take advantage of them on account of the information I now have, but I want to warn them, that thev must cut it out before January 1st, and if they do not and I catch i ous to the youth of the land as a tiger them selling whiskey, which 1 eer- j that can see. Illicit sales in dark tainly will do if they persist, I am alleys, if there be some und r probi going to use this information against j bition, are not as great a menace as them, so they may govern themselves j the open saloon which, planting itself accordingly." ' t on a principal street and boasting It is pist as much an miraclion oi ; rnac it is a legitimate business, sends out its agents to bring in new re eruits to take the place of the drun kards it kills off. jtVare of Ointments for Catarrh ; That Contain Mercury, as mercury w ill sar, ly destroy th.' s.-nse of smell eempletely derange jtli.. liele ssttoi wfi.ti entering it I Thnnmli tie1 niuenus surf;H-t-s. Such larticl'H should never be used except ; on jnesi'ri i't ions freni reputalde pliy jsieians. as the damage they will do fa ! t. ii fold to the iood you can possibly i derive from them. Hall's rntarrii Cure, nianut'acturetl by K. ,7. Cheney & Toledo. O., contains no mercury. and is taken internally, actinsr directtv upon the lilnoil of the system. In buytntr Halls Oa- ale the Hannan make. Thev are in tarrh Cure lie sure you tret the uen- j , i A tr, V nml .,U 7, ia l..pnnl).. anA ,n'HUM.- II, Mil .., ...... .... J. Olieney & U!!H 111 Toledo. Ohio, hy V. Co. Testinloninls free. Sold by Druiridsts. Trice boltle. i i.e. sizes. New York does not do better by its I hidY shop shonners as to stvle and per finish, than the Fearnside Clothing the law to srive away whiskey as to sell it, where it is kept in places of business to treat customers for the purpose of inducing trade, and I de sire to warn all such handling it' in this way that the practice must be dwennfinnpd. I have heard a number of people sneritt ot this county, say that thev knew whiskey was sold The people have elected me and it in Palatka, and that they knew wno the narties were, but on account of I business reasons, they would not tell. My opinion is that those who make such assertions do not want to see the law enforced, and "business rea sons" are not really their true ex cuse; this may be plain talk, but I do not want to be misunderstood in this matter, and I desire to have my motive made clear. I appeal to the citizens of Palatka and Tutnam county to take an inter est in this important matter nnd fur nish me with the information they have and can obtain, and if I do not break up this whiskey sellinrr. I will cheerfully tender my resignation as is their duty to assist me in enforc ing the law; I am expecting then help and I confidently believe I will receive it. Very respectfully yours, P. M. HAGAN. Sheriff -elect, Putnam County, Florida. Not the S.-:i..c. "What's the difference between ad mission to u .picture show nnd admis sion to the penitentiary?'' "I give tt up." "One is 10 cents nnd the other Is sen tence." St. Louis rost-Pispnteh.