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and Advertiser. SERIES VOL "XXV. NO. 12. PALATKA, FLA., FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 1917. $1.00 Per Year. ..1 '.' ; I PA i " Where Styles Or if in ate'' Faster lothes Our stock of Spring Clothes is the largest i the city and embraces the most reliable iakes such as Mickey. Freeman, Hart Schaffner & i Marx and Style Plu, ;". . $15.00 to ,$30.00 PALM BEACHES and SILKS ; $8.50 to $12.50 INCH BACKS, REGULARS NOBBY STRAWS eghorns Bangkoks Panamas $1.00 to $10.00 - 100 styles to select from. i MANHATTAN SHIRTS Madras, Repps, Silks " $2.00 to $12.50 1ALSTON OXFORD EDWIN CLAPP 5, and EMERSONS - $350 to $12.50 See the TWIN SIX Oxford, a new Nut Brown color. W FEA Clothing company Not Connected With Any Store in Palatka. ison ew ! A ' Am or oia $56.90 $8l.oo . $30.00 Machine One $50.00 Machine One $75.00 Machine ' ine doz. records and one doz. records and one doz. records Four Minute Records. No.Needles To Change. bis-- . ,: ;, . pare tBe clearness of tone and other qualities to any e t ; $200.00 talking machine on the market. Palatka Stationery Co. COCHRANE BROS., Proprietors me 333 Wild Cat Corner.' Your Home Town by Home Patronage STOF FOR A MOMENT insider the advantages of SAFE DEPOSIT PROTECTION or valuables. Rent a Safe Deposit Box in our Fire and 1 ir Proof Vault the cost is only $3.00 AND UP PER YEAR PUTNAM NATIONAL DANK I. " I - . PALATKA. FLORIDA FLORIDA LEGISLATURE FULLTORGANIZED And is Now Hard at Work Hardee is Speaker of the House. The Senate aniJ House caucuses were held on Monday night, when the following nominations were made: In the Senate. President J. B. Johnson wannee President rjro tern W. M. Lake. of Su Igou of Secrtearv C. A. Finlev of Leon. Asst. Secretary J. A. Bedingfield of Leon. Bill Secretary John Anderson. Stenographers Miss Eliza Mc Keown, Miss Mabel Shoppard, Miss Mixio Gradlc. . Sergeant-at-arms W. P. Thomp son. Enrolling Clerk W. R. Tcrrill. Engrossing Clerk Miss Laura Mc Cord. Reading Clerk C. B. Smith. Mcsenger T. L. Wells. Janitor T. W. Gwynne. Doorkeeper W. C. Jackson. Chaplain Rev. R. G. Newsome. Parses Clyde Middleton, Robert Sandler and Toni Farr. Officers of the House. Speaker Carey A. Hardee of Su wannee. Speaker pro tem W. M. Taylor of Manitee. Chief Clerk R. A. Green of Brad ford. Assistant J. Irvin Walton. Bill Clerk C. C. Epperson. Reading Clerk W. B. Lanier. Assistant Miss Mrytice McCas kell. Serjeant-at-arms W. R. Griffin. Messenger J. N. Rogers. Chaplain II. S. Howard. Doorkeeper C. C .Lee. Both branches met for organization at noon on Tuesday when the above nr.med officers were formally elected, and committees from each body in formed the governor and the other branch that the Senate and House were organized and ready for busi ness. The first thing on tap was the message of the governor. In the Senate the various standing committees were appointed by the president. Senator Chas. E. Davis is the chairman of Judiciary Com mittee A, and Senator James E. Cal kins is chairman of Judiciary B. These are the most important com mittee assignments. Mr. Justice Whitfield of the Su premo Court administered the oath to members of the House, the mebmers going forward in blocks of six and being sworn. The new chaplain of the House made good the promise of his friends and his prayer on opening was inside of one minute. Representative h. K. L. Moore of Franklin, was shocked; he felt that the members needed more prayer. Mr. Moore is the champion of religion in the House and all bills of a religious nature will be handled by him. Senator Wells ot Leon win intro duce what he calls a "bone dry" bill; tViio niofieuro is verv stringent, nro- i.iKifn .nmmnn pnrripvs from handling liquor intended for shipment into dry counties or precincts uuio nave vuicu .l-.r. n,.nViilita Vinvinir linuor in vou" possession in; dry territory, but it rec ognizes the liquor Dusiness in wci ici rltory; it was likely intended to take the place of constitutional prohibi tion. , . T-irtwnvor n rpsnl nt-.ion is to be in troduced providing for the submission of an amendment to tne constitution providing for statewide prohibition. Senator MacWilliams of St. Johns introduced on Tuesday a resolution ,.nm m '"n Hint President Wilson for his address of Monday night, and pledging him tne support oi nuim in the war with Germnny. The Catts' forces in the House. were ..i nn tVio first round. The M(iuiiii;'cu wi. . , , House isn't" going to be dominated by Cattocrats. tnat was snown m ni nomination and election of attaches. Hon. William Jennings Bryan, cx Sceretary of State, who was in Tal- tVio Jntdrpnr.s of the pro hibition amendment, was invited to address a ioint meeting of the Sen ate und House yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. . . , , Thirtv-eight bills were introduced in the' Senate on Wednesday and thirty-nine in the House. Joint resolution No. 1, proposing (in amendment to the constitution of Flo'-ida, was introduced in the House by Representative Frank Clark, Jr. 'Tlrs is the prohibition amendment.) 1 House Bill No. 2 the "hone dry linear bill ws introduced hv Mr. Me.theaon of Alachua. This bill rec ognizes local option. , The Circuit Judges of Florida, through Attorney General West, have made recommendations to the legisla pTC to abolish capital punishment in the state except in certain cases. It was given out from Tallahassee on Wednesday nicht that leading members of the legislature v.'cre plan ning o bring the prohibition amend ment no for a vote on Thursday morning without discussion, get a vote on it and settle the matter so as to clear the way for other legislation. SENATE ADOPTS THE L On Wednesday by Vote 82 to 6 Now Before House of Representatives. The Baptist Church. The services next Sunday will be conducted by Rev.' Dr. S. B. Rogers, secretary of the Baptist State Board of Missions. Dr. Rogers will preach at 11 in the morning and at 7:30 in the evening. The Sunday school is ot 9-45 a. m., and the Baptist Younfr People's Union at 6:30 in the evening. Visitors cordially invited. The war resolution was adopted by the U. S. Senate Wednesday night by a vote of 82 to 6. It then went to the House, whose committee had re ported favorably on it, and was taken up at 10 o'clock Thursday morning, with understanding that House is not to adjourn until the matter is dis posed of. It will pass the house, if it has not already done so, by a tre mendous popular vote. The Senate's action came after 11 o'clock and after a debate which had lasted from 10 in the morning. The six to vote against the resolu tion were Lane, Stone and Vardeman, democrats; and Gronna, La Follette and Norris, republicans. Senator Lodge, ranking republican on the foreign relations committee, perhaps made the most vigorous speech of the day. Among other things he said: "We cannot send a great army across the ocean, for we have no ar my to send. Yet I would be glad if we could send 10.000 men of our reg ular troops, so that the flag of the United States might at least be un furled in the fields of France. I be lieve that the mere sight of that flag would stimulate the courage and help the success of those who have the same aim that we have. We can also help the allies, as the president recommends, with a large credit and with supplies. We cannot do more in any direction to bring this war to a speedy end than to give those cred its and furnish those supplies. Never a Military Nation. "We have never been a military na tion," Mr. Lodge continued. "We are not prepared for war in the modern sense, but we have vast resources and unbounded energies, and the day when war is declared we should de vote ourselves to calling out those resources and organizing those ener gies so that they can be used with the utmost effect in hastening the complete victory. The worst of all wars is a feeble war. War is too awful to be entered upon half-heartedly. If we fight at all, we must fight fov all we are worth. It must be no weak, hesitating war. The most merciful war is that which is most vigorously waged and which comes 'most quickly to an end. "Thare are, in my opinion, some things worse for a nation than war. National degeneracy is worse; nation al cowardice is worse. The division of our' people into race groups, striv ing to direct the course of the United S;-it?s in the interest of some other country when we should have but one allegiance one hope, one tradition. All these dangers have been gather ing about us and darkening the hor izon (hiring the last three years. Whatever suffering and misery war may lring it will at least sweep these foul things away. "I believe that on our entrance in to this war, under the conditions which it has assumed, our future pence, our independence as a proud and high spirited nation, our very security are at stake. But there is a still higher purpose here as I look upon it. We do not enter upon this war to tecure victory for one nation as against another. "We enter this war to unite with those who are fighting the common foe in order to preserve human free dom, democracy and modern civiliza tion. This war is a war, as I see it, against barbarism, not the anarchical barbarism panoplied ifi all the devices for the destruction of human life which science, beneficent science, can bring forth. "We are resisting an effort to thrust mankind back to forms of gov ernment, to political creeds and methods of conquest, which we had hoped had disappeared forever from the work!. We are fighting against a nation which, in the fashion of centuries ago, drags the inhabitants of conquered lands into slavery, which carries off women and girls for even worse purposes; which in its mad de sire to conquer mankind and trample them under foot has stopped at no wrong, has regarded no treaty." THE U. S. WAR RESOLUTION "WHEREAS, the imperial German government has com mitted repeated acts of war against the government and the people of the United States of America: therefore, be it "RESOLVED, by the senate and house of representatives of the United States of America, in congress assembled, that the state of war between the United States and the imperial Ger man government which has thus been thrust upon the United States is hereby formally declared; and that the president be and is hereby authorized and directed to employ the entire na tal and military forces of the United States and the resources of the government to carry on war against the imperial Ger man government; and to bring the conflict to a successful ter mination, all of the resources of the country are hereby pledged by the congress of the United States." GKEjTJISIST When He Astvt Congress to Declare War and Raise an Army. RECRUITS FOR NAVY . WANTED If! ATLANTA Twelve Hundred to he Sup plied by Atlanta Station by April 20. A telegram from the U. S. Naval Recruiting Station, 514 P. O. Build ing, Atlanta, Ga., says: "Thirty-eight thousand five hun dred additional men arc rreeded im mediately to fill Navy's cmeregncy completement. A quota of twelve hundred has been assigned to this station to bo supplied by April 20th." The traditional patriotijm of the South can be depended upon to fur nish this quota of men in record time. Putnam county has already furnished several young men, who enlisted even before the call. Now that war lias been declared to exist between the Imperial German empire and the United States, a war of Germany's making, The News is sure that this call to arms will not go unheeded by the young, men of this section . The democrats with the aid of four or fiva independents, took complete control of the House when congrass assembled in extraordinary session on Monday. Champ Clark was re elected speuker. The Senate and House met in joint session at 8 :;0 p. m. for the purpose of hearing President Wilson's mes sage. President Wilson reached the capi tal about 8:40. As his big motor swurt around before the cast front the two troops of cavr.lry on guard, sabers flittering under the arc lights, swept the plaza clear while the hun dreds cheered. He was taken immediately to the speaker's loom and then into the waiting house chamber, as the sena tors encored just before the presi dent. The six members of the su premo cotvt who had taken seats in front of the speaker's stand, stood a I'd faced about. They remained sir.iiding until the last senator had entered. '"ho usual committees were ap--dntcd to escort the president to the 'li form. !T.e entered at 8: :i o'clock .-mid deafening cheers. Never in t!le ,i "tory of his administration had be eccn cheered as he was tonight. The chccrlnc lastet' far two minutes, er.ato:'? La I'o'ie'io, Stor.o and Cum mins, who helped 'feat the aimed neutrality !'!!, did not join in the applause. Senator La FclleHe stood v :th arms ci'f e:' a"..' head sunk over his chest. Senator Lane, another of the group, applauded mildly ar.d Sen ator Kenyon a little more vigorously. With only a few seconds' delay the president pi mged into his add: ess. At first he hesitated Then ho spoke a little faster than usual. His voice, however, was clear and grew stron ger as he proceeded. Attention to his remarks was un divided. Of all the audience Senator La Follette stood out. Seated well down in front with folded arms, he razed steadily at the president unci gave him the closest attention. As the president proceeded t-'o chamber became ouict. Mem'-e-s sel dom moved in their sent. Not- imt . the president declared "We w:.1 n;. choose the path of suhn-us--or, d-d his auditors nnrdn'id. Th--" 'v--' s hovevc moved them to vcl'-v.-r rv hand clanning. No atle-""- ,v" ' nvdc by Sneaker Clark to nir U.p ''emonstration. Scarcely had sound died rv--" ;en the president, decbml th-t "" .rress should declare that n stat of war existed. A second (le-n:-H- tinn began. Representative t ald-.ve I cf New York, rose and vr'led fv' most of the other members stood aiMi clanncd their hands. All the opnreme court judges 'ton , T..i: TirUUn emboli n'll land v ti 'ct .him 'i-ei " --. denned his hands, -s did Justices 1 st HV and Clarke. Senators Cummins. jKenvon, Stone. LnFollette and L-ne "eve no expression. The declaration that this cenrtrv should he'n the allies until the end of the war also was cheered. The Greatest Outburst. TI'" eacatest outburst came when the president declared for an r.rmv of nnO.000 men and universal service. Chief Justice White ioined heartily in the handclappmg, which lasted nearly a minute. Applause greeted the declaration re 'arding supplying the needs of the al lies and also the statement that prin ciples of peace and justice should be vindicated against autocratic power. "We have no quarrel with the Ger man people" was another statement which received an enthusiastic recep tion. Mention of the recent over throw of the Russian monarchy brought loud cheers. Presbyterian Church. Service will be conducted at 11 a. r., and 7:30 p. m., by the pastor, Rev. C. M. Alford, D. D. Morning Mibiect, "Resurrection of Christ." Evening topic, "The Effects of the Resurrection on the World." C. E. will meet at 6:30 o'clock. Sunday nehool meets at 9:45 a. m.. F. T. Merrill, superintendent Mid-week o raver service Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. TO INCREASE ARMY Is Plan of General Staff Now Before the President. Detailed plans of the war depart ment for raising an army numbering millions if that is necessary "to bring the government of the German em pire to terms," were placed in Presi dent Wilson's hands today in the foim of a bill prepared by the gener al staff and reviewed and revised in part by Secretary Baker and tho general officers who are his military advisers. The president, as commander in chief, already has approved the ba sis adopted for the war army and preparations have been made at the war department for presenting the measure to the military committees of congress. Secretary Baker said today it would go to the house and senate committees as soon as the War resolution hnH heen ndnntoH Ma jor General Scott, chief of staff, will explain tne plan and the military reasons for the need to train the number of men tVin hill will nvnr),,nn ! This is believed to be not less than two nr.I.ions to be trained within two years. In the navy department Secretary Daniels announced during the day that contracts for approximately 200 Mdimarine chasers and coast patrol boats had been let and additional j contracts were being signed each day. j Preparations to take into the service ! a. huge fleet of small motor craft for i inshore pe.trol work are being com ; plcted. j Details Being Withheld. Tho scope of the war department's a: my plan is gradually becoming clear, although the details are being withheld until they are sent to con gress. Included in the scheme must be the funds and equipment neces sary to establish military training on a basis never before attempted in tho United States. Trench fighting is the predominating feature of the battles of today. Mimic trench war fi.ro, realistic to the last possible de gree, must replace much of the old open order skirmish drill, supplement ed with hard marching and vigorous physical exercises to harden the men i.s miickly as possible. The-e are maiiv indie.af-.ions tfinf if I 's p'-oposcd to build up a fighting I machine composed exclusively of men j in their twenties and each man free farm home responsibilities or cares lk.it .might embarrass his soldierly l-.ilit e;. A perfect military weapon I is to lie fashioned, officers say, if the I army's Han is accented bv congress. It will take time and monov. hut will Ornish cnch a force ns well mnWr its weight tell against any troops in the world. . War is popular. , Pabtkn is gay with flags. Staid business men are jubi lant. The man w ho argues for peace is called "a nut," Seators li'io La Follette and Viirdrman are referred to as traitors. '!Jah for Wilson! To b with German v! These are tN- popular senti ment. Pal'itl-n "ill come m'!rhfy near to furnishing a company of yrimg men. Dozens of them have told us thev intended to enlist. War is certainly popular. But it costs money. It will harden this and the coming generation with a tax al most incalculable. Rut we will have had some thing for our money. Gen. William Tecumseh Sher man, who was vulgar at times, said "War is Hell." Perhaps that is one reason it is so popular. We are on the verge of "Hell." Now we see as through a glass darkly. But once in war will be suffi ciently lurid. Funny, ain't it? How we all clamour for War?