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3 Ui : and Advertiser. I p, SERIES -VOL. XXV. NO. 11. PALATKA, FLA., FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 1917. $1.00 Per Year. " Where Styles Originate" it i. lothf 0 h For Springtime tm rs. The New MANHATTAN SHIRTS Have Arrived. Furaif . shirts I "MADRAS -FkcINEN-REPPS i 5ILK LINENS ;;;tub silks . $2.00 to $5.00 $3.00 to $6.00 $4.00 to $7.50 $6.50 to $12.50 5 BARKER SOFT COLLARS 15c. 25c. 50c Z FEARNSIDE oCLOTHING COMPANY day Palatka' 8 Best Store Quality did It. TO THE PEOPLE OF PALATKA In view of the fact that the Congress of the United States' has been called to meet in special session on Monday, April 2nd, and in view of the fact that our country is now facing the gravest crisis in its history, it is befitting to Americans to manifest their patriot ism by displaying the American Flag from their homes and places of business. The American Red Cross has started an auxiliary in Palatka that every citizen should join. The fees are nominal, but the moral support manifest is great. We do not show cur respect to the Na tional Anthem or the Flag as much as we could, ftvery head should be uncovered at the playing of the Star Spangled Banner. I, there fore, ask all of the citizens of Palatka to remove their hats and stand whenever the National Hymn is played, and that we unfurl the Am erican Flag from our homes, stores and factories, thereby proving to our Government and to our President, that we are Americans first, last and always. Respectfully, W. P. MERRIAM, Mayor. Talatka, March 29, 1917. NATIONAL GUARDS BEINGRECRUITED Builders of Warships Urged to Hasten Their Completion. fcO Your Home Town by Home Patronage 0K bw April Record Special BOlr if? note; V sc JL C ETAIL lf I k of C Have You Heard Her ? GeUH- ; the : c jhas. E. SEE urci The Foremost Soprano Singer of the world. And she sings exclusively for the Victrola the recog nized Tone Reproducing Instrument of the World. No. 74512 Romeo e Giuletta. No. 74509 Lucia Mad Scene. No. 74511 Home Sweet Home Rowton The Victor Man in lour Town STOP FOR A MOMENT AitV f'onsider the advantages of SAFE DEPOSIT PROTECTION twr valuables. Rent a Safe Deposit Box in our Fire and I ur Proof Vault the cost is only ; ' . $3.00 AND UP PER YEAR .v,ptJtNAM NATIONAL DANK 'W - PALATKA, FLORIDA A Washington dispatch yesterday stated that the number of National Guardsmen called into the federal ser vice for policing industrial and other strategic points was brought up to 50,000 orders on Wednesday. At the same time the regular First regiment of engineers, scattered along the Mexican border, was ordered back to the barracks at the capital, the navy took additional measures to hasten construction, and equipment of fight ing shins, and both the war and navy departments announced further pro visions to facilitate recruiting. The National Guard regiments or dered out on Wednesday "for police purposes of protection" are the First West Virginia infantry, the Seventy fourth New York infantry, the Sec ond Connecticut infantry and the Sec ond New Jersey infantry. Because of misunderstanding as to the number of troops affected by the order issued yesterday stopping de moblization of the guardsmen return ing from border duty, the war de partment also directed that all organ izations which have been mustered out ofthe federal service but have not left the state camps for home be brought back under arms. The First Mississippi infantry and ambulance company ISO. I, Aiaoama, are uuecieu by this provision. A supplemental order is exp.jected to recall the First Kentucky infantry, a part of which was mustered out some weeks ago. The regiment itself has been retained in the federal service and to complete its organization the missing units may be brought back. Supplemental Orders Likely. It is not improbable that similar supplemental orders may bo necessa ry in regard to other organizations partially demobilized. The war de partment orders are based on latest official reports regarding the pro gress of demobilization but in some cases officials here have not been ad vised to date. In the order for the return of the First regiment of engineers, Company F. at Fort Sam Houston is expected. The other units will be assembled and will proceed to Washington as soon as transportation can be provided. The movement was announced without comment as to its purpose by the war department. At the navy department bids were opened during the day for a large quantity of ordinance supplies and Secretary Daniels announced that ad ditional bids would be opened Satur day for constriction of submarine chasers. He expects to order numbers of these small crafts as soon as all shipbuilding concerns have given the department information as to their building capacities. Asked to Speed Up Work. The New York Shipbuilding compa ny, the secretary said, has been re quested to speed up construction of the superdreadnought Idaho, building at its plant. The Idaho was to be ready for launching by October but the postponement has been necessary. Builders of the battleships Maryland, Colorado, West Virginia and Wash ington also have been requested to ex pedite construction work and to in duce more rapid work a special bonus has been suggested by the depart- " Both the war and navy departments are enrolling physicians from civil life in order to expedite recruiting. . -.i j..tanf intones in nermit any examining applicants or otner preliminary procceauie wm.... .... be caused by inadequate machinery during the rush of recruits now de veloping.' . T nnoinlT During tne aay eecreuuy Baker and Daniels conferred regard ing the army and navy preparations but there was no announcements of the specific subiect discussed. To night Mr, Daniels left for Annapolis to preside at the graduation exercises there tomorrow of the first class of 183 midshipmen ordered into active service three months ahead of iw reeular June graduation. The second; class, which will not be service in September, nrobaMy wiir be kept at the aemlemy this summer for , timine instead of 'taking Are Being built in Palatka Promise of a Good Season. There has been considerable in the line of building in Palatka during the past three months, but it is the prom ises for the future that are most en couraging. The coming summer is to be a good business season in Palatka; farmers in this section are in the way of making money, and when the farmers prosper, Palatka is bound to. come in on the tidal wave of prosperity. The greatest amount if prosperity is due from the potato fields in East Palatka and beyond. The crop is one of the most promising as to future re wards ever grown here. And the prices, according to present indica tions are to be enormous. That our merchants expect a good trade is seen in the fact that they have generally put in generous stocks of the best, most attractive goods. The city is growing rapidly. One subscriber who lived here formerly and knew everybody, wrote the other day renewing his subscription, but stated that he didn't recognize one in twenty of the names now appearing in the local news. People are chang ing, and the new comers are being mentioned. These new people are wanting homes, and many new houses have al ready gone up and more are promised. F. J. Fearnside in addition to mak ing extensive improvements on his own residence has built during the winter a mighty fine bungalow home opposite; this new house has been occupied since mid-winter by Mr. J. E. Johnson of the Merryday Grocery Co. J. H. Haughton built a pretty bun galow home near his own residence which adds materially to the good im pressions of this delightful residence section of Palatka. Another new and attractive bungalow is that at the corner of Olive and Fifth streets now nearly completed for Mr. and Mrs. Fred T. Merrill. It is a frame, with wire and a stucco of concrete the wire to hold the latter in place. E. M. Earnest who recently bought the Parker Smith house is having the same remodeled in fashioned like the homo of a plutocrat. By the way did it ever strike you that this north west portion of the city is one of the prettiest residence sections in Palatka. in the state of Florida for that matter. Out on Lemon street beyond Fifth the MacGregor estate is building a warehouse for the Hart Furniture Company, and as soon as that is com pleted will begin the erection of a store in front size 30 x 60 for the same company,. This new store is to bo built of concrete blocks. The old livery stable two or three doors be vond has been cleared and it is said that another building is likely to go up on that lot. The Bantist people are going to erect a pretty annex, or assembly room to the church, all of which was extendedly noted some two weeks The Woman's Club is eettmg readv to build a Club House on a lot owned by the club on Reid street. And the PaMka Public Service Company will likely be setting busv very soon to erect the three or four storv buildine on First street next to the Griffin building. This is onlv a few of the pros pective buildine operations scheduled for Palatka during the coming sum- Mo Eggs, Milk or Butter The following recipe shows how an appetizing, wholesome cake can be made without expensive ingredients. In many other recipes the number of eggs may be reduced one-half or more by using an ad ditional quantity of ROYAL Baking Powder, about a teaspoon, in place of each egg omitted. EGOLESS, MILKXESS, EUTTERLESS CAKE 1 cup brown sugar cups water 1 cup seeded raisins 2 ounces citron V cup shortening P The old method (fruit cake called tor 2 eggs 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon li teaspoon salt 2 cups flour 5 teaspoons Royal Baking Powdat DIRECTIONS- Put the first eight ingredient Into saucepan and boll three minutes When cool, add the Hour and br.king powder which hava been sifted together : mix well Bake in moderate oven In loaf pan (round tin with hole in center Is best for 35 or 40 minutes Ice with white icing. Booklet of recipe which economise in eges and other expensive ingredients, mailed free Address Royal Baking Powder Co. 135 William Street. New York. JLi Made from Cream of Tanai. derived trom grapes, adds none bt'.i hesJihful Cjur.iuios to the food. No Alum r?o Phosphate Palatka Bed Cross Societv. met at the Putnam House on Wednes- rary Red Cross Society, the same to become an auxiliary to tne state Chanter of the National Red Cross. Mies MulVinllntiH wns plActpd phnir- man, Mrs. F. H. Wilson, vice-chair man, Mrs. J. H. Hauenton, secretary and Mr. F. H. Wilson treasurer. The local society will aid all it can in the matter of preparing linens nr,A AtttAW MnmSl'fH far hnnitfilft lf the Red Cross, and the first nwtinsr for sewing of this cnaracter win txs held at the heme of Miss Mulhollnnd tMKt week Wenesdyr .both $n the morning n afternoon, , iaies . or Wlitk mr intittA to m roll tntlrf- ORGANIZE HOUSE ON STRAIGHTPARTY PLAN Mann's Suggestion on Non partisan t'ian Has Little Support. A telegram from Washington states that preliminary conferences of House leaders this week develop ed little but opposition to Republi can Leader Mann's propisal that he withdraw from the speakership race in favor of Speaker Clark, and that the House committee be organized on bi-partisan or nonpartisan lines at the opening of the extra sessiin Mon day. Kepresentative Lenioot of Wiscon sin, a Progressive Republican leader, declared after a conference with Rep resentatives Longworth of Ohio and Towner of Iowa that he could not consent to such a program because it would "constitute an admission that if the Republicans organize the House the country will suffer." Speaker1 Clark, after discussing the Mann proposal with many Democrats said he had found only one who favor-, ed it. The speaker is advising the Democrats to make the organization contest as a party unless it is fully demonstrated that one or the other cannot win and in this the rank and file are supporting the Speaker's stand enthusiastically. They declared generally today that Mr., llann's proposal simply was an admission of doubt of the Republi can strength. Representative Randall of Califor nia, prohibitionist, who has been ac tive among n little group of independ ents who will have a balance of pow er in the House organization, declin ed today to add to his declaration of last night, that four if the five inde pendents will vote for Sperker Clark and the Democratic organization. The conference between Represen tatives Lenroot, Longworth snd Towner revived discussion of i n'.nn advanced by Representative Towner to continue the House orpanizntion of the last Congress until disnosition i made of international ouestions. This proposal will be taken un in the Republican conference Saturday. Mr. Mann, contrary to his nlnnf. held no conference with Republican leaders today. Although President Wilson has not F0RIV1ERPALATKA BOY Sails on American Mer chantman to Guard Uncle Sam's Gun. Marshall Rampaur, formerly of this city but whose home for some time back has been in St. Petersburg, joined the navy about one year ago. He was on the Delaware, one of Un cle Sam's vessels. Recently, however, he was one of seventeen men selected from each warship to serve with the guns mounted on merchant ships. While on the Delaware he was in Cuban wa ters, but on his transfer he went to Key West and Jacksonville on a tor pedo boat, thence to New York by rail. Young Ramsaur is a gunner in the navy and it is only natural that he should be selected for special service aboard merchantmen which are now being supplied with guns in order to destroy German U-boats. He was not allowed to divulge the name of the ship on which he sailed. Marshall left some time last week and is probably now on his way to the war zone. Before leaving New York he wrote his mother a letter in which he told of his assignment, and in which he bade her not to wor ry. That he realized the seriousness of hi3 undertaking will be seen from the language of one sentence in this letter: "If you never hear from me again you will know that our ship was sunk and that I died for my country and the people I love." Suspicious Uttering. "If it was really Jones who uttered (lint forged note they should have dis covered him at once." "Why should they?" "liectuise he stutters so." called any congressional leaders into consultation about the legislative pro gram leaders are proceeding on the theory that he will not ask for con sideration of general legislation. None of the widely discussed gen eral issues, it is believed, such as pro hibition, suffrage and railroad legis lation will be brought up at the extra Efi " One of America's Best Drug Stores" ffi S . - and jjj j ''The Finest in Drug Store Service" if? These are our slogans and we mean to live up to S them in every way. 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