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Palatka new and Advertiser. fE77 , SERIES VOL. XXV. NO. 1. T PALATKA, FLA., FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1917. " , nrt ? U. i j ' pl.UU l'er Year. I M. n a - Club Discusses Submarines. The Men's Gab of the Presbyterian (lurch met in the Wilson Boat House onday evening. The subject for the ening : :was Submarine Wariare ' very j timely topic. Mr. Frank hapman had for his phase of the ipic,'."SHbmarines and Mines," deal g largely with the constructive de Jopment Dr. C. M. Alford, gave , i . account of the development of Ofj oubmarine since early times, and r. Merriam gave an interesting ac- IVf-'unt of the submarine in action or j t . i .v uestriictivc element ui liic unuer a craft. The round table discus- in was ; intensely interesting and ofl table. of; Saint Marks Episcopal Church. One block north of Post-office. The rector. Rev. Dr. Crittentoh. announces the following order of services for Sunday: Early service with Holy Communion at 7:00 a. m. Sunday school, Bible class and explanatories by the rector at 9:45 a. m. Literary and Ante Communion with sermon on the gos pel for the day at 11 a. m. Even song and sermon on Holy Confirma tion at 7:30 p. m. You are cordially invited to come and bring others with you. Assist ing at Divine Worship gives a man character. :i- Palatka Band to Reorganize. 1 St Under direction of Prof. J. W. Chat way and endorsed by a large num Wf r of business men and the city coun , the Palatka Band will reorganize jftd begin rehearsals next week. Of fc.old band nine of its members are w in thff city and tut seven are on e border.4 Those on the border will home about the middle of March, ,q d as they have already sent word -'at they .want the old band to con rae under Prof. Chattaway's direc n it will not be long before Pa 39;ka will be again enjoying its old ne "befo' the wah" street concerts, addition to the old members, there several other fine musicians now 1 the city who will likely identify gj-rimselves with the reorganized band. As a. band leader Prof. Chattaway s few equals and as he has long 3n a resident of this city and iden ed twith its band culture, wants stay, and is wanted emphatically old band associates, The News 'ks for another strong band made of old members and some fine mu- ally equipped new ones. - Woman's Club Meeting. The meeting of the literary depart ment of the Woman's Club met Fri day afternoon in the Putnam House with a good program and a good at tendance. ' Mrs. J. 'Leonard Burt was the leader with the book of "Ruth" as her subject. The book was studied and well prepared in every phase; inter esting papers were read by Mrs. Burt, Mrs. William M. Boyd and Mrs. P. Gardner. The round table discus sion was, as usual, interesting and inspiring. The meeting for this afternoon is a joint one with the Woman's Club and the Daughters of the Confedera cy. "Lee Day" will be appropriate ly celebrated with an interesting-program prepared by Mrs. J. N. Walton, who will be assisted by Mesdames Coughlin, Hilburn, Boyle, Bassett, Willard, Adams, Points, Lucas, Phil lips, Chamberlain, and Misses Susie Lee Walton and little Mary Belle Lane. It is hoped that every club mem ber and every Daughter will be present. Where Styles Or iff I a ate e Style In - Ladies' Shoes b!e All the latest Spring Shades and Shapes in Boots and Pumps are yet ,on display in our LADIES' EX CLUSIVE Shoe Department. Hanan Shoes, $7.00 to $15.00. Wichert Shoes, $5.00 to $12.50. de-t 01! 5 In Monster Street Parade for New Public School Buildings. Followed by Big Mats Meeting of Citi zens at Howell Theater at Night. PE 95 95 IRT, Evening Wear Pumps Gold Cloth Pumps . $6.75 Silver Cloth Pumps 6.50 White Satin Pumps 4.50 Black Satin Pumps 5.00 White Kid Pumps 7.00 : Ballet Slippers 2.75 1 All sizes and widths. We will be glad to send you your size on approval. Fearnside Clothing Co. " On the Corner." :s 5 RE GOOD BUSINESS JUDGMENT 'sanctions the payment of nil bills by check. I i In settling accounts in this efficient way, you have a receipt about which there can be no dispute and you also save much time and Npense. . CHECKING ACCOUNTS (large or small) ARE INVITED. !' PUTNAM NATIONAL BANK PALATKA. FLORIDA It was an. inspiring sight, that pa rade of school children through the business and residence streets of Pa latka on Wednesday afternoon. The parade was the first noise made in the campaign Palatkans are to wage for adequate and respectable school building accomodations for the children of the city. Frederick C. Cochrane, chairman of the board of trade committee charged with organizing school house senti ment, and who has been working like a hired man to get material facts bearing on the subject to present to the people, was chief marshal. Soger's band headed the procession which started from the high school building at 2 o'clock and marched down Reid street to First, thence to Lemon, ud Lemon to Eleventh, counter-marching to Eighth, to Dodge, to Riverside drive, to Wilson's mill, thence back to Howell theater, where the parade Droke. It was something of a parade, too. and don t you forget that; several hundred children, representing the lit tie tots from the primary grades in the lead with the higher grades follow ing in the order of advancement up to tne senior class in the high school. All sorts of banners were carried bearing inscriptions appropriate to the occasion: "Progress in Every thing Except School Buildings," "Pa pa Give us a New School House," "Build Them for us Kiddies," "Don't Wait Till we Are Gray," "The Barn of Knowledge is a Thing of the Past, "Why Wait, Now is the Time," etc. One great banner had a modern school depicted with an inscription, "This is What We Want We've Got to Have It." Throngs of people lined the streets through which the parade passed and there is no doubt that the showing re sulted in enhancing sentiment in favor of a new school building. Fond par ents were out to watch their children and no one could escape the contagion of ioy and enthusiasm with which the children played their parts. Some of them were costumed to represent typ ical children of the backwoods. Sever al boys from the high school drew toy wagons on which some of the girls perched. It was a surprise to many to know that we had so many chil dren of school age in Palatka. They now realize that boys and girls con stitute our leading crop, and that in order to preserve the crop and get the largest benefit from it, it must be properly sheltered. The banners were left at Howell theater for the meet ing of citizens called for that night, and these were placed conspicuously about the theater. The Night Meeting. The children were nearly all of them at the night meeting in Howell thea ter. Any grown-up who was pres ent will vouch for that statement. They were seen and heard; heard so much that the grown-up "first en dured, then pitied, then embraced," not literally, but most of those who remembered their own boyhood and girlhood days, certainly felt that way. The house was packed, the great majority being women and children, though there were many men and vo ters. At a given signal Mrs. Mann began a piano accompniament and the cur tain went up revealing a stage filled with the smaller boys and girls car rying flags. They sang a couple songs and were generously applauded. These children then retired and the stage was soon filled with the larger I pupils, who also sang a couple songs built expressly for the school cam paign. These were rendered with enthusiasm and the melody was catch ing. They were applauded. The scene shifts j "and then the jus tice in fair round belly, with good capon lin'd, with eyes severe, and beard of formal cut, full of wise saws and modern instances, and so he plays his part." As You Like It. Now for business. There were two rows of them. In the front center was Chairman Fred Cochrane. On his right sat Prof. Geiger; on his left sat' E. M. Earn est, and Superintendent of Schools, C. II. Price. Back of these sat a Jack sonville architect, L. C. Stephens, Rev. R. L. Bonsteel, Rev. S. Gradv, then another architect (name un known). Spread about facing the audience were sketches of modern school buildings in other Florida ci ties. Mr. Cochrane explained the objects of the meeting; Palatka needed the school buildings and needed them badly; he had devoted .much time to getting information bearing on the subiect from other cities of the Pa latka class which had already built schools. People of this- city might disagree on just what was needed: whether one school, two or three; but he hoped all could "Unite on some proposition so a hond issue would be voted. He urged harmony, and in vited an expression of views. A vote of thanks, expressed in a rising vote was given Col. Madison PALATKA HAS CHANGE TO SECURE L Anyway Board of Trade is Going After it-Location Wanted. The State Baptist Convention in Or lando last week among other things decided that the denomination would own a hospital in the State, the same, to be under the jurisdiction of the church. A committee was appointed to select a location. The State Con vention has some $50,000 in a fund for this purpose. The attention of the Palatka board of trade was called to this matter last Monday night by Rev. R. L. Bon steel, pastor of the First Baptist church in this city and who was a member of the convention.. Dr. Bon steel, who attended the board of trade meeting said: "As it is the purpose of our denom ination to establish a hospital in Flor ida, it struck me that there could be no more favorable location than the city of Palatka; it is central, easily accessibla from all parts of the State, and has numerous locations that would be ideal. This hospital when in op eration, while it will be under the general charge of the Baptists of Florida, will like all other hospitals, or sanitariums, be open to all pa tients and physicians. . I believe that Falatka should go after this institu tion, and I believe that if the people of this city offered a site, that the com mittee would see the advantages of this city as a location, and that our chances of securing the hospital would be more than good. I believe that a site could be secured on the outskirts of the city that would be satisfacto ry; all that the city would be required to supply would be light and water. I have talked with several of our phy sicians and they believe such an in stitution ought to be established here and that we should lose no time in going after this proposed establish ment." Several spoke in approval of a plan to go after this hospital, and Presi dent Earnest on motion appointed a committee consisting of Rev. R. L. Bonsteel, Mayor Merriam,, Chas. Burt and W. A. Russell to secure proposi tions for a site. This is a matter which should enlist the earnest cooperation of ail live bus iness men in Palatka. This city needs a hospital, and one under the direc tion of the largest religious denomina tion in Florida is especially desirable. PALATKA HEIGHTS LL of the Palatka sign company for paint ing and donating the banners used in the parade. Same thing, only more so, was done for Fred Cochrane, who had engin eered the parade, the meeting, and who had worked hard and faithfully in collating evidence of our great school need and its remedy. Mr. Cochrane took his medicine, blushing like a Stetson graduate but four years removed into the solemnities of vul gar trade. Prof. Geiger argued sensibly for a plan to embrace three schools a kin tergarten, a grammar school and a high school. He is an educator, and it is in his line to know what's what in school buildings. Like any man called upon to make choice of several propositions, he naturally chose the best, on the principle that it is best to ask for what you want and take what you get. then a motion was made that it was the sense of the meeting that we should ask for three schools. "All n favor of the three school proposi tion, please rise, said Mr. Cochrane. Four-fifths of the audience, including the women and children stood. Be fore the negative vote was taken Col. de Montmollin said he thought it was nice plan, but he didn t think it would carry at the polls; it didn't provide for any "sop" to the colored people, among whom were votes ag gregating 40 per cent of our strength. He thought two schools was enough to begin on; the third could be added as our appetite for learning strengthen ed. He was personally in favor of any thing the meeting decided on, but he simply wanted to warn them not to leap the boundaries of practicability to wander into the barren fields of theory where much of the talk seem ed to lead. Then Mr. Henry L. Miller struggled to his feet; he was for it. Well, Prof. Geiger spoke again; Col. de Montmollin also spoke again rr! made lis message clear: he ap preciated trc need for the school, ''.nit h" hiil been trrti'gh such .1 battle .. li'O nd had' received somj srn on t'le retreat, le wanted to go inti a winning fight before Gabriel called him hencely, and he wanted to go before the people with a practical, winning proposition, though personal ly he was for anything the meeting favored. Mr. Miller didn't quite agree with Col. de Montmollin; .but he was also for it. It was getting late; mothers with children began to go out. Then oth ers spoke briefly; Mr. Earnest, Mr. Plaekwell, Mr. Dressier, Mr. J. L. Burt. Then if was decided to have a com mittee composed of. two tax payer3 from each precinct to. advise with the school trustees and then submit a bond issue to be voted on. Curtain. For Baptist General Hospital and Masonic Orphanage. Editor Palatka News: At the meeting of the Board of Trade Monday two subjects of great importance to Palatka were discussed, the location of a state institution for the care of the orphaned children of members of the Masonic Order and a state hospital that the Baptists of Florida have decided to build. Palatka is the logical place for both of these institutions because of its central location and its transportation facilities and above all its healthful ness and attractions as a residential community. In my opinion there is no site more favorable for these institutions than Palatka Heights and I appreciate that when I say this there are many who will differ from me. But I have in mind another city where the condi tions are almost identical and where for many years just such a splendid range of hills, as Palatka Heights with its magnificent home sites and unsurpassed location for a winter ho tel and golf course were long neg lected to the great detriment of the city's development. Today the Sand Hills of Augusta is one of the most attractive winter resorts in the South and brings thous ands of tourists there every winter. President Taft delighted to visit there. John D. Rockefeller is another dis tinguished visitor, and many more could be named. The Hotel Bon Air and the Augusta Country Club, with one! of the finest golf courses in the country, are the attractions that brought them there. There are the magnificent view, the healthful sur roundings, the invigorating atmos phere far above the river valley on Palatka Heights that there are on the Sand Hills of Augusta, and not until the people of Palatka realize what a splendid and surpassing asset they have that other cities would utilize to such great advantage will they see Palatka take her proper place among the most attractive tourist cities of Florida. We want these institutions and we want a golf course. With golf course established a magnificent tourist hotel will soon crown the Heights. Palatka has many more natural advantages and atretions as a tourist resort than Augusta. These thoughts that have grown to a conviction have been brought home to me by a recent visit to Augusta which prompted me to write an edito rial in the New Florida under the cap tion, "I Am Willing To Sow That Oth ers May Reap." It is very pertinent to tne discussion of the best location in Palatka for the Masonic Home and The Baptist State Hospital and it may be worth while reproducing it as follo'ws: "I am willing to sow that others may reap. These words and the sentiment that they embody are an inheritance handed down to the editor of the New Florida by a relative whose life has been an inspiration to the writer, am1 to whom he is indebted for the ad vantages of a good education and the benefits of close association with him in the work of upbuilding a sister state. The traveler arriving in Augusta. Ga., on emerging from the Union Station views the heroic statue of Patrick Walsh, erected by the peonlo of Augusta as an appreciation of his self sacrificing efforts to build up that community and the Empire State of the South. On a recent visit to Augusta the text of this editorial was brought di rectly home to the writer, by a friend who recalled an occasion when Pat rick Walsh standing in the middle of the splendid avenue of Augusta .known as Broad street and pointing in the direction of a glorious sunset to the far famed Sand Hills of Au gusta, now one of the most famous winter resorts of the South, said: "When I am gone, the people who cull me a. dreamer will realize that those hills are one of the finest residence sites in the world." "I recalled then a Sunday afternoon that I walked with Patrick Wal sn and a visitor to the top of the Sand Hills and as he told of the wonderful fu ture that was in store for Augusta when her people appreciated their ad vantages, he gave expression to that principle that has made his life one for men to pattern their lives by: "I am willing to sow that others may reap." Nearly a year ago Augusta was visited by a great fire that left many of its finest homes in ashes. Scarce ly one of those homes has been re built on its old site, but the Sand Hills, long since the site of many at tractive dwellings that are verifying the prediction of Patrick Walsh, have reaned the benefit of- Augusta's fire in the accession of numerous new res idences and has taken a long step to wards the realization of its future as one of the finest residence sites in the world. The seed sown by Patrick Walsh are bearing fruit and generation afte1' generation will continue to gather the harvest he was willing to sow ttrnt others may reap. M. P. WALSH Action Said To Have Been Taken to Prevent Loss to Depositors. On Tuesday morning the big Heard National Bank of Jacksonville failed, to open its doors for business. The affairs of the bank were left in the hands of J. K. Doughton, chief ! national bank examiner. On Wednes day evening J. B. Pike, one of the vice presidents of the bank was ap pointed receiver. President Heard said: "The suspension comes as a result of four years in which business has been admittedly not of the best, and while the progress of the institution during that time has been remarka ble under the circumstances, at a spe cial meeting of the board of directors Monday night it was decided to take summary- action as a protection against loss to the depositors. The bank has $1,046,396.68 cash on hand' and in banks, and deposits of $3, 020,555.31. Comptroller Williams of Washing ton in a statement issued on Tues day night attributed the suspension to "mismanagement by the bank's of ficers," whom he characterized as "incompetent and reckless," and to directors, who "seriously neglected their duties and ignored their res ponsibilities." On Wednesday President Heard took exception to the language of the comptroller; he denied all of the comp troller s statements and reiterated Viia j belief that every depositor would be paid in tull. I his seems to be the general opinion of business men in Palatka who are posted regarding the Heard's assets. On Wednesday the First Germania Bank of Jacksonville also closed its doors and notified State Comptroller Ernest Amos. " The Germania is a State Bank. D. J. Herrin, president of the bank, said that the board of directors had met at his residence Tuesday night, and that after a full discussion of the condition of the bank it had been decided to close the institution. This bank is composed of the First Savings bank and the Germania bank, two in stitutions which were consolidated about two years ago. The bank is declared to be solvent and it is the belief of the officers and directors that the depositors will be paid in full. It was stated by President Herrin that there was no physical connection between the First Germania bank and the Heard Na tional bank. Live Oak Bank Closes. On Wednesday afternoon a special to The News also contained the in formation that " a silent steady run on the Live Oak Citizens Bank this afternoon was responsible for a meet ing of the directors and officers, held last night, at which time it was de cided to close the bank and notify the state comptroller of such action, this step being deemed the proper "one to nrotect all interests concerned. The uneasiness here was caused bv the failure of the Heard National Bank of Jacksonville, to open its doors on Tuesday, it being the general im pression that there was some connec tion between the two banks. While the closing of the doors of the Live Oak Citizens bank caused inconveni ence, the depositors feel confident that their interests will be projected. So strong was the confidence of the peo nle in the bank that in the face of the run being made, friends continued to make deposits un to the hour of closing. Club Musicale. The series of concerts to be civon during January. February. March and April under the auspices of tbp mu sic department of the Woman's Club, are being prepared under the able direction of Mrs. J. E. Lucas. The first of these concerts will be nre- sented Friday evening January 26. at o'clock, at the Putnam House, with Mrs. Mark Johnson of Jacksonville, as soloist, assisted by splendid locnl talent. These concerts will be n rpnl reat to music lovers, aside from tbp fact that your presence will add it hare toward the fund that is being raised to build the much needed club house. The season ticket is 50 cents, and tickets will be on sale at the Ackerman-Stewart Drug Store or by any members of the club. J. Buys Valuable Property. H. Yelverton. Jr., Palatka's live- wire furniture dealer and home out fitter, on Thursday closed a deal for the purchase of his old store premises at the corner of Lemon and Sixth streets. The property was owned by Miss Burt of St. Augustine and was purchased through her agent. Mr.. Yelverton nb'endy owned r large furniture warehouse in rear of this store, and since his removal sev eral months ago to the down town store, he has had both the warehouse, and the old store chock-a-block with goods. His down-totvn store is not lorge enough to even show his goods to ad vantage. As soon as he can remodel this new purchase. Mr. Yelverton will m(ivc bnck to his old place of business, "-"vpntually. ti said, he w'll erect a s'ibst"nti!il hr'ck store on the site pur chased yesterday.