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11 and Advertiser. SERIES VOL. XXV. NO. 9. PALATKA, FLA., FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1917. $1.00 Per Year. The Baptist Church. jching by the pestor at both s morning service at 11 a. ni., i. i 1 n.ni -- ei z service ai i.,w p. in. oun . ttool at 9:45 a. m.; Young Peo d Meeting at 6:30 p. m. .Visitors led to all services.. IT.- ; ock Mark's Episcopal Church. Lent Sunday, divine service i., 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.; f school at 9:45 a. m. The will preach at the morning ser Bishop Weed will preach at ming service. Daily Lenten j Monday, Tuesday and Thurs- "4:30 p. m.- Wednesday and at 7:30 p. m. Thursday at : Visitors cordially welcome. JOVfal Meeting Palatka Library. annual 'meeting of Palatka Li Issociation was hold on Wed av . and many interesting reports . iven. - - -.Lie? tbe- year the association has CClced payments on "The Wonder and has purchased "The Har Sassics," Kiplings Works and 1 Events of the World," also ! books of popular fiction and E-books for boys. On the read- - Je are found fifteen of the best d magazines, three Palatka pa-j-jjjnd the Jacksonville Timcs- Ireyprts also showed that 3,846 pcr d visited the library during the nd that 2,027 books had been ut. The cost of maintenance -nit three hundred dollars. BSafollowing officers were elected: nt, Mr..W. P. Merriam; vice- ". -it, Mrs P. D. Wattles; secre- rs. R. F. Adams; treasurer, Mr. lurdette. V, a da ; " ' " - ,Ct b , - For Benefit of Library. A dramatic and musical entertain ment wi'l be given next Monday even ing at 8 o'clock, March 19th, at the heme of Mrs. Dr. Geo. E. Welch, to which the public is cordially invited. The er.tei caimment is given for the Palatka Public Library. Mis Barber wUl render Brown ing's masterpiece, "Saul," and a num ber of dainty, beautiful selections por traying child life written by the In dian poet, "Tagore." All who have heard Miss Barber's reading know that a great treat is promised in her masterful handling of these strong delicate numbers. Musical numbers will be given by Misses Belle Welch, Winnifred Haugh ton, Ida Lieb and Mrs. Arthur Cor coran. Admission will be twenty-five cents. The Presbyterian Church. Regular preaching services Sunday conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. M. Alford, D. D. At 11 o'clock the pas tor's theme will be "Marvel Not at the Necessity of the New Birth." At 7 p. m. the theme will be, "Charac ter." Sunday school at 9:45 a. m., F. T. Merrill superintendent. Midweek prayer service at 7:30 Wednesday evening. The Men's Club of the church will meet Monday night in the Wilson Boat House, and have as its subject for discussion, "Irrigation." The Ladies Aid Society met with Mrs. H. M. de Montmollin and the following officers were chosen for the ensuing year; president, Mrs. J. D. Lane; vice-president, Mrs. F. J. Fearnside; secretarv, Mrs. S. G. Co burn; treasurer, Mrs. Albert Trom bley. The society will hold a bake sale in the Canova building tomorrow afternoon. " Where Styles Originate 9 he Price Remains The Same THE SUIT Wir new Spring line of STYLE PLUS has n scived all the latest colors, Greens, ellveies, Browns and Kool Weaves. to tlE BOARDWALK Model for the Young ava a snappish cut two-button coat with a loose ct belt back ; and , IE EXPEllLEXCEk Regular Three-But-- for the more conservative. ery Style Plus Suit has the guarantee America's Leading Clothing Manufao c :ers and Palatka's Leading Clothiers. Fearnside lothing Company sier) " Palatka's Largest Clothiers . et - : "Quality did it," STOP FOR A MOMENT consider the advantages of SAFE DEPOSIT PROTECTION 'your valuables. Rent a Safe Deposit Box invour Fire and glar Proof Vault the cost is only c $3.00 AND UP PER YEAR ; PUTNAM NATIONAL DANK PALATKA. FLORIDA DELAY IN TAX PAYING THIS YEAR Gov. Catts Has Ordered Col lectors to Make Returns April 1st. You Must be "Johnny on the Spot" Collector Weill Hat Been De nied the Customary Month's Extension. Gov. Catts recently issued an order requiring all county tax collectors to make returns of their collections on April 1st. He said that this former plan of extending the time to the first of May had to be' abolished that it was a wrong thing to give a man any time on his tax payments, etc. County Tax Collector, Randall Wells, who is new to the job, but who is going to make this county one of the best, most obliging and patient tax collectors it ever had, wasn't satisfied; he wrote to the comptroller and asked a month's extension for the people of Putnam county, many of whom are go ing to, have hard times in getting their tax money together by April 1st. Of course Mr. Wells knew about Gov. Catts' order, but he still had hopes that he might get the extension. But no; the comptroller couldn't over-ride the order of the governor; he could only quote the law, which says: "All sums collected for State taxes you are to pay to the state treasurer at such time as may be required by law, and at the same time you are required to pay to the county treasur er all sums collected for county taxes, district school taxes and other special taxes; and you are further required to make all collections on or before the first Monday in April; and on or be fore the first Monday in July you will make a final statement to and settle ment with the comptroller and coun ty commissioners." Between the first Monday in April, when first reports are to be made, and the first Monday in July, when final reports and settlements are to be made, there is a lapse of 60 days. Heretofore, it has been the custom to allow the people at least 30 of these days in which to make a final effort to get their tax money together and thus avoid having their property advertised n. delinouent. It didn't hurt the State, and it did the poor people a lot of good. In fact it saved many of them the loss of their property. But the Catts administration don't seem to care for the accommodation of the people. Of course it isn't the poor people alone who are discommoded. Ihe av ci-age poor man is really more prompt about the payment ot Ms taxes man Ire average rich man, who likes to fondle his money and turn it over as many times as possible before releas ing it. These can pay their taxes promptly, but many a poor man in this county who has heretofore had to the first of May to pay his taxes, is going to be put to it now, on this short notice, to pay up by the first of April. Thank you Mr. Wells; you did all vou could do. The official notice to Mr. Wells is published in another column. Johnny J. Jones Shows Coming. The celebrated Johnny J. Jones Shows will begin a week's engage ment in Palatka next Monday, March 19th, under the auspices of the Loyal Order of Moose of this city. The Johnny J. Jones Shows are well- known in Palatka, and that they will have a wonderful week goes without saying. These shows present a wonderful collection of wild animals, some 50 in number, and including elephants, lions, monkeys and other beasts of the jun gles. Perhaps the most interesting of these is the six year old elephant, Baby Sue. Sue has attained a degree of training that far outshines any other specimen heretofore presented to the American public. She goes ahead with her various acts and takes a great degree of pride in their per formance. Children of the present day will en joy the sight of these animals just as did the children of past generations, and when your little "kiddie" comes to you and says, "Mamma, please take me to the show," why you'll have to be a hard-hearted parent to refuse. Worthy Charity Needs Help. The Children's Home Society of Florida, recognized by good people all over the State as Florida's best man aged and most deserving charity, is going to need some extra funds next month and Mr. Marcus ragg, the su perintendent, has issued an appeal for a special "tag cay as a means oi rais ing the needed money. Here in Palatka a committee com posed of the Philathea classes of the various churches will have this "tag day" in charge, quite likely some day early in the coming week. The News believes that the good people of Palatka require no urging to cause them to take interest in this cause. A society that has proved its worth in the rescue and care of hun dreds of orphaned and crippled chil dren; that has and is finding good homes for these little wards of the State and starting them in the way to become .good citizens, appeals to all real men and women, and they will do their part in helping at this time, when the society is in real need. When this tagging business begins, just go down in your jeans and pull out a coin for this organization that is devoting its sole efforts to the res cue of little helpless children. THE " OF E PLAYER" E Pulls His Gun in a Dispute Over a Couple Cords of Wood. W. A. Williams, the dapper little man who lives at Horse Landing on Dunn's Creek and makes a living getting out cord wood for steam boats, and who figured in the news items of this paper last week be cause of his arrest on a recquisi tion from the Governor of Geor gia and his trip to Atlanta in com pany with Deputy Sheriff McNair of that city, has again been going some. When the Steamer Crescent came through the creek yesterday morning Williams-was on the dock at Horse Landing and signalled the boat to stop. ' When the boat had tied at the dock, Purser George Miller jumped off. Williams claimed that the steamer had taken more, wood than it had given tickets for. Mr. Mill er stated that on the contrary he was entitled to more wood. Williams said he would go to the house and get a tape measure and measure the space. He did so, and on his return the dispute was contin ued.1 Williams got quite .beligernnt and made several charges; Mr. Miller then said: "You have been making certain charges about our stealing your wood; a man told me that you made this charge in his presence; now if you said that, you lied, and I want you to quit it." Then it was Williams began to storm; he said "G.-d cl , you; I want you to get off my dock," and as he said this he reached for his hip pocket and pulled a gun. "He didn't point the gun at me," said Mr. Miller, and I didn't see it at first, but the people on the boat did; he held it in his hand and that was a little back of him." Capt. W. H. Carter, First Officer Jas. B. Farris, Engineer E. D. Terry rnd others saw Williams pull his gun. Mr. Farris immediatelv got ready for Williams, he covered mm witn a pis tol. Said Farris, "had Williams rais ed 1iis gm and pointed it at Geo. Miller, that would have been the end of Williams." There were a large number of la dies on the steamer making the trip to Palatka and they heard Williams curse and saw him null his gun; they were greatly disturbed for it looked : n,,r .i-nro ivVinut to witness a Pt it mcj y.v.. .......... murder. These ladies of course, didn't know Williams; didn t Know that he is only a great, big bluff. But .i. :u ..rliAn ha ia nnnled be- fore Justice Marshal tomorrow, that this was one bluff too mn.iy. Mr. Miller swore out a warrant for Williams for carrying a concealed weapon. He has been arrested and is under bond for his apnenrnnce be fore Justice Marshall at 10 o clock tomorrow morning. The Woman's Club. t. of The Wo- man's Club held an enjoyable meting last Friday; ftirs. ueorKe . was leader, and her subject was bol- omon." . .. Rev. C. R. D. Cnttenton was invit ed to speak and he gave an address on the subject which was a treat. Ihe club will meet at 3 o'clock this after noon, with Mrs. H. M. de Montmollin, leader. She has prepared a good program on "Civics." Next Friday Mrs. M. S. Brown will have charge of the literarv nfeeting and her sub ;f ,;n "The Northern Kingdom and "Loss of the Ten Tribes." All on Account of Booze. You can trust your "Uncle Pete" tt (-v. anovn-otie sheriff of rut- nam county, it seems, for keeping his pre-election promises. Mr. Hagan ;j ralVinnn both stated re turn wuuft , , - peatedly in their campaign last spnng that in event of their election they would hunt down and break up the hi: i kneinisK in this COun- ty. Well, they are making good. These "tigers are run, :..- y capture; they work in the dark But 1 n,of wrtiii- "TIncIe Pete al- so has a way of getting about in the dark. It was alter aaiK. vnc,, ...n,j ;n n white man named i om Ferrell, out in the west end. Mr. Hagan saw Tom sell the booze, and he got a line on the men who bought !t ...i Tm onmo nn for trial 11, SO W11CII AV11I .1. before County Judge Calhoun the other day, he had tne evidence w convict. , , m r 11 fo-Vit the case hard: lorn reiicn iu. ....- --- , he emoloved the Hon. J. N. Blackwell to defend him and that gentleman ised every trick of the ;aw to ciem t rkovUc PhiUins tirosecut- ed. A jury of Tom's peer's (no. we 11 i. i v. itr wcrn'r in lom S class) heard the evidence; rather they were his fellow citizens his fellow countrvmen said he was guil ty. Sheriff Hagan confiscated all the remaining booze in the house Tom sold it at his home. Now here's where Judge Calhoun comes in: He fixed the fine at $100 and costs. AND THREE MONTHS AT HARD LABOR. Then there was another "blind ti cer Sheriff Hagan captured on Sun Hav. She was a fast black named Julia Sutton. In addition to the ti ger Julia was charged with being the o-eneral manager of an assignation house. She was also found euiltv nd fined $200 and costs AND THREE MONTHS AT HARD LABOR. It is iust this sort of treatment that will break up the "blind tiger" busi ness in this city and county; the dou ble dose being the important factor in the treatment. Royal Baking1 Powder makes it possible to pro duce appetizing and wholesome cakes, muffins, cornbread, etc., with fewer eggs than are usually required. In many recipes the number of eggs may be re duced and excellent results obtained by adding an additional quantity of Royal Baking Powder, about a teaspoon, for each egg omitted. The following tested recipe is a practical illustration: 1 cup sugar H cup water 3 eees 2 teaspoons Royal Baking Powder 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt , H cup cold water 1 teaspoon flavoring SPONGE CAKE DIRECTIONS: Boil sugar and water until syrup spins a thread and add to the stiffly beaten whites of rccs, beating untit tlie mixture is cold S it toqether three times the flour, 6alt and baking powder; beat yolks of eggs until thick; add a little at a trme flour mixture and egg yolks slternately to white of egg mixture, stir ring after each addition. Add Hi cup cold water and flavoring. Mix ligh'.ly and bake in moderate oven one hour. The old method called for 6 eggs and no baking powder BAKING POWI Made from Cream of Tartar, derived from grapes, adds none but healthful qualities to the food. No Alum No Phosphate M. In Last Friday's City Con vention "Harmony Prevailed." The democratic city convention last Friday night was harmonious; in fact harmony was so thickly distributed about the room that it was almost im possible to assimilate the tobacco smoke. Mr. Chas. Ernest Rowton was made chairman, both temporarily and per manently; Frank Wattles was secre tary in ditto capacity. Both were nurtured on a democratic bottle; its in their systems. The delegates as published in the last News were all present. Dr. Johnson, 'nother democrat at all sea sons, nominated Hon. W. P. Merriam as candidate for mayor; it took; the nomination was made unanimous. Mr. Walton, Dr. Johnson and J. H. Yelver ton were sent as a committee to bring his honor before the bar of the house. He came; he spoke; he smiled; he appeared gratified; he said he felt just like he appeared; he thanked the delegates; told era he felt like con gratulating 'em on their ability to know a good thing when it was called to their attention; said he expected to impri;e as the time passed; told em if at anv time they had a kick to make to just "come and see me." There was applause. Ihe mayor is some orator, too. The convention adjourned after ap pointing an executive committee com posed of democrats in whom there is no guile and who know little about the taste of diluted, deceitful politics. The convention was largely composed of innocent men, with only here and there a politician. Ye Olde Ballad Concert. In this dav of strenuous seeking af ter new things, what a pleasure, and how restful to listen, as many did last Mondav night, to "Ye Olde Bal lot fnnnnrr" with its mmint costumes. and tuneful melodies that we all love. The concert, which was presented at the Howell Theatre by the Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist church, gave all music lovers a real treat, and with the able assistance of Mrs. W. G. Tilghman, Mrs. D. J. Coughlin and Mrs., H. O. Hamm, as accompanists, the affair was a decided success fi nancially and artistically. The male quartette consisting of Messrs. Vick ers, Noah Tilghman, J. Q. Tilghman, and McCrocklin, gave the old favorite, "Love's Old Sweet Song" in eood style and for an encore they obligingly re sponded with, the humorous song "The Backslidin' Brudder." Miss Ida Leib gave two "cracker songs dressed in fantastic costume and her rendition called for much amus ing comment. Mrs. Arthur Corcoran o c fnllin Mnnw. snnrr most chnrming- Iv, "Those Endearing Young Charms." Mrs. Corcoran was assisted witn a violin obligato, by Miss Lucia Nixnn. a guest at the Putnam House. The duet. "C.vpsev Countess." rendered by Mr. Vickers and Mrs. Warner Hamm. was most charming. The Ballad "Nnncy Lee," sung by Mrs. Georg2 W. Btissett, was sympathetically tri' cn pnd her encore response was "In the Gloaming." The ladies nuartettc Mrs. Lucas. Misses Leib, Talbott and Bnrstow. in ouaint costume gave "When You and I Were Young. Matr ie" and to the encore they respond od with "Silver Threads Among the Gold" most graciously. Mrs. S. J. Hilhnrn as a eyosey, sang "La PM oma" in a most charming style. The T USE MY NAME, T WANT 10 Myself Up in The Matter But The News is Wrong. A nice old gentleman met the edi tor on the street the other morning and said: "RuFsell, some one has been a put tin' one over you; about three or four weeks ago you published a letter from an official of the Atlantic Coast Line R'y to the city engineer, in which this official commended the pur ity of Palatka's municipal water sup ply, and furnished an analysis which the company had had made, showing its purity. Now the funny part of it is that the Atlantic Coast Line doesn't use our city water; it has its own wells and gets all the water it uses in Palatka from them. Some one has been a joshing you." The editor asked this gentleman if it wasn't possible that he was mis taken? "No, sir," replied he, "I know what I'm talking about: the A tin Line hasn't used any Palatka city wa ter in several years; it uses water from its own wells." The News looked the matter up. It finds that if the Atlantic Coast Line R'y doesn't use any Palatka city water, that as a corporation, suppos ed to exercise good business sense, the company is doing a mighty foolish thing in paying the city of Palatka three separate bills for its water each month. But the Atlantic Coast Line does use tie Palrtka municipal water; for one tlnno- it uses it at the Union de pot and for beverage purposes on its trains, and it. i hAnoeA , ----- ... v.iL..T UA gei. v'ce a"d its interstate character, that the federal law requires an analysis of the water to show its purity. That is the reason the published an alysis was maac, and a copy sent to Engineer Stallings. This contleman whn wno tive can find out the other places in Palatka where this company uses city water by applying to Mr. Thigpin, who pays the bills. It is evident that it wasn't The News that was being joshed, but that it's Critic hfld hppn r enma ftMn rUrt has an object in decrying the product ui ine neopic s plant. Ihe News doesn t care a rap lyiw the neonln rtf PnlntVn citH a 4V.n;w own differences, but the time hasn't come yet when it is going to join nnv set rif men in nfFnrie f m!oi.An resent a Palatka institution. The truth is bad enough. The News' critic didn't want his name used: "he dirln't. want. tr he mixed up in it." solo "Shame On You." a humorous number by Noah Tilghman, gave much pleasure and he was obliged to re spond with "Uncle Rome." Mr. W. G. Tilghman was very good in the Campmeetin' Songs, "Talk About Moses." and in the last song he show ed his powers as a ventriloouist. Mrs. Walter W. Tiltrhman as "Man- dy" and her dilatory husband, "Phile-" tus H. Harrison, gave a most in teresting tale of their traveling troub les with various houshold utensils and baggage that accompanied them in "Goin' Som'ers." The duet. "Juani- ta." sung by Mr. Frank Chapman and Miss Dorothy Talbott in full Indian costume, was cleverly rendered, and the closing number "Tenting To night, a scene in which some of our real soldier boys appeared, was very effective as accompanied by the-male quartette behind the scenes.