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Pal ATKA NEW rggvOL- XXV. NO. IS." J - RLES STIDGAR BONDED WAREHOUSE PiRED WEDNESDAY. BDNGGONUED and Advertiser. Mo here. fifi of fat was s hia im. U leaves oniy " PALATKA, FLA.. FRIDAY, MAY 18, 1917. 0 Frt-rar, owner of the great ? Kd(rar, in this county, Tg rgia hospital on Wed- 1 a result of an accidental ' aS vSh at his mine in Mcln received at nib rfi nla if!. 'inere . r- lnn. num. r it;uP5 lie naa uucn mu te re atiyes. l th4 y a and these mines last 24 ye-"' ' f ti.e county's KEf The M. - Lv t Hp maue ixcHusii- s city ana u D-a-Philathea Social. L Athelelic club house Monday he Atnui-i Bar- Ci Leas held a business ses- "'" " ;i hour. Over one nun- Lmbers and visitors were pres EinK a lar?e number of sol- t0TS After installation ui tu F58, . c,..., M Davis, the lut Mr! H.' 0. Hamm, presided. Bent, .r. -nertain- matters Ui wuoiiivuu 7i r , the club were discussed, Mr. senby. the first vice-president, , .il nmnrphensive ideal ThTVccomVishedbythe b Mr. Chapman ieu 5., .L iio the platform otto Then followed a general social time in which games were 5 , .' ,r Tinrlov W. Holland Lpany F. being: the successful i winner of the most hearts in lame "Conversation," was pre d with a green card board par- Sandwiches, conee, mm punch were served. By a Competent Board Trade Committee to Re port Next Meeting, of DID ELECTION 10 SECURENEW SCHOOL For Palatka Has Been Ap proved by County school Board. There was more than ordinary in- S terest taken in the meeting of the Pa-' latka board of trade last Friday night. The matter of a bonded ware house for Palatka, sprung on the bus-! iness men in a thoroughly taking manner by Col. Jas. R. Murphy at a supper in the Putnam House last j week, was to come up for discussion. ' The business men are showing com-1 mendable interest. ! There was a thorough discussion of the matter by such men as Messrs. ' H. O. Hamm, T. B. Merrill, Dr. F. K. j Jenkins, L. Cantrcll, N. A. Shontz, S. J. Hilburn, J. H. Yelverton Jr., Chas. H. Sieg, E. L. Mann and others. The upshot of the matter was that on mo tion of Dr. Jenkins and D. W. Ram saur, a committee of five was ap pointed to go thoroughly into the mat ter and report its findings at a meet ing to be held next week. The com mittes consists of Dr. F. E. Jenkins, H. 0. Hamm, F. H. Wilson, R. F. Adams and E. L. Mann. Potato Shipments. Up to Wednesday evening there ha 1 been shipped from the East Palatka Hastingr, potato district a total of 2. 883 cars of potatoes, estimated at 00 per cent of the crop. The demand is still good, and the prices range from $11 for one's; $9.50 to $10 for seconds, and $7 for thirds. " Where Styles Oi-Ujlnutc" WE AGREE WITH YOU that A Palm Beach Suit Is Cool For Spring - OURS ARE $7.50 $8.50 $10.00 THE SUIT, MADE OF Genuine Goodall Palm Beach Cloth We have them in Blues, Stripes and Checksregulars, stubs and stouts Pinch Backs, Belt Backs and Regulars. HANAN AND EDWIN CLAPP SHOES Fearnside Clothing Company - On the Corner "Not Connected With Any Other Store in Palatka." PALATKA FLORIDA Tlio petition for a bonding election in the Palatka special tax school dis trict to provide money with which to erect a modern school house in this city was presented at the recess meet ing of the county board on Tuesday by the local trustees. The county board has acted on the petition, favorably, as was expected, but the calling of the election and the regular formula of advertising, etc., goes over under the law until the next meeting of the board. The petition is for an election to issue bonds in the sum of $100,000 for school purposes. Of this sum $70,000 is for a now fire proof school building in Palatka, the same to be located on the ground now used for school purposes and additional lots adjoining which have been provided through the munificent contribution of Mr. Jas. R. Mellon. Mr. Mellon gave $10,000; the property purchased cost $13,000, so that from this bond issue will be tak en th ; additional $3,000 required for this extra land. There will be taken also from this bond issue $12,000 for the colored school. Five thousand is for exten sions and improvements, and for fur nishings and other incidentals such as cost of election, etc., $10,000 is pro vided. The News believes the people of Pa latka can get together on this bond ing proposition and carry the election with a whoopee. There has been some differences of opinion; some wantel more and some thought less would do. This $100,000 issue ap pears in the light of a compromise. As soon rs the matter is fairly before the people it will be the purpose of The News to keep them fully posted. Mr. E. M. Earnest, chairman of the local trustees, said that the people would be fully informed as to just what the monev was to be spent for nnd that he believed the peonle would fully approve the work of their ser vants by giving an overwhelming vote in favor of the bond issue. GRADUATION PRDGRAiV) Will Interest You Takes Place Howell Theater Monday Night. Pupils Give Recital. Phe piano pupils of Miss Alice Hutchinson gave their annual musi cale last Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Thomas Shinn. Light refreshments were served following a line program. The pupils participat ing were Virginia Shinn, Frances Williams, Mary Louise Squires, Lil la C'rittenton, Betty Hoist, Marga ret Melton, Louise Johnson, Mildred Goethe, Leonora Earnest, Clara Stiunz, Inez Wattles, Effie Appleby, Helen Rader, Leona Hagan and Hazel BenboW. The Class of 1917, Putnam High School, will come before the people of Palatka next Monday in a program of interesting exercises to mark the close of school life in this city. There are nine members of the class, viz: Dewey Hutchins, president, Ldlie Kanner, Priscilla Hamm, Max Wilson, Florence Smith, Butler Dow- da, Elizabeth Pursley, Gladys Bis choff and Birdie McAllister. The latter is the honor graduate, the one to whom is given . the honor of de livering the valedictory. The exercises begin at 8 o'clock. Palatka people have always taken an interest in these graduation exercises and they will not fail the Class of 1017. They will be on hand prepared to show their pride in these young people. The followng is the program of ex ercises: Orchestra selection, Seger Orchestr. Invocation, Rev. S. Grady. Address of Welcome, Dewey Hutch ins. Essay, "The American Woman in the World Conflict," Lillie Kanner. ' Essay, "Sidney Lanier," Priscilla Hamm. Essay, "Patriotism vs. Fanaticism," Max Wilson. Essay, "Athletics," Florence Smith. Vocal Solo, Mrs. Chamberlain. Essay, "The Super-Mystery," But ler Dowda. Essay, "An Appreciation of Litera ture,'' Elizabeth Pursley. Essay, "A Vindication of War," Gladys Bischoff. Essay, "The Land of Heart's De sire," and Valedictory, Birdie McAllis ter. Presentation of Diplomas, Supt. C. H. Price. An Address to Class, Dr. D. J. Blocker of Stetson University. Irehestra. The class will meet 'n the parlors of the Putnam House for the "Class Nicrht." this evening, when a musical and literary program will be presented. A "SOFT uNii K" TURHETHAWAY WRATH Argued The City Council When it Decided to Per mit 'Em on Sunday. STOP FOR A MOMENT nr,nlIT DPHTFCTION v.uusiuer me advantages of SAt L utruou pr your valuables. Rent a Safe Deposit Box in our Fire and .but rroor Vault the cost is only $3.00 AND UP PER YEAR PUTNAM NATIONAL BANK PALATKA. FLORIDA Presbyterian Church. On account of the Baccalaureate sermon tieing given by the Rev. C. K. Li Cnttcnton next Sunday morning in' St. Mark's church at 11 o'clock, there will be no morning service m this church, but we will unite with the other churches, with Dr. Cntten ton. Sunday school will meet at 9:4a a m. F. T. Merrill, superintendent, C. E. society meets at 6:30. At 7:30 die pastor will give the third of his series of Sunday night patriotic ad di esses, his subject being "Ihe Pun tans of New England." A cordial invitation to all services. A Birthday Party. . . . r..l .:..k,l.i,r ' Cine of the most successiui uni.."."jr ! surprises was perpetrated upon Har l.y Keiier on Saturday evening, the i .Members of the younger social set met at the home and at 8:1 o'clo. ' V,s Keller phoned for her son to iconic home and as he entered the house he was greeted by the merry Ir-utv in a hilarious way. Dancing ! ,;ul music whiled away the time and ! cn was enjoyed dur ng the even 1 L I iter cream and cake was u'en-vd. "Harry received many humor !;)U ,-ifts including many of a mili j ""rv nature. Mrs. Keller presen e.1 he voung ladies with favors in the ! orm'of sachet bags. Those who ; 'sMed the hostess were Mesdame., i Kalbfield, Hilburn and Chamberlain. I Woman's Club. ! The season's activities will soon be i.t nem closing with .the last meet- dress t ."" f ' .," The Club i. 'Conservation of 'T. Snru-ard U in need of tunas w r . lhe Sff but to P-ent, the succes-faiiJ. nuv activity m the usual cn..r seem to be EL.? so"te buildmg.e tanieht"be made T by any fund which might be ma one so Kinoi) , uj. ''uildi ushed for- 1 V.irram Wit" i"1 ,r. final library Pro r Sp,endid J- ' 'led 1 by Mrs. Cough- papers we. , nd a tine ar- sett -Vzek M and Jeremiah of See that U. S. Marine? Did you notice a young man in blue uniform on the streets yesterday. That was Levant DeWolf, a young man born and raised in this county, at Crescent City, a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. DeWolf. He has just arrived homo after a year or two of duty in Hayti, the island of mongrel French negroes who have learned just enough Hhortv to run a reDublie on the month ly revolution plan. These revolutions were getting too trequent, ana uncie Sam sent a war ship with a lot of mi rino rlnwn thpro to keeD order. Mr. DeWolf has been for more than a year in Hayti. It is more than likely he's glad to get back to God's country. Entertains Birthday Party. Miss Emma May Pacett'i entertain ed a number of her young friends last Friday evening the 11th inst. at tne home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Messmer, on North First street, the occasion being her 14th birthday anniversary. The decora tions were in the national colors and patriotism was the main thought throughout. Games and dancing were indulged in. Little Dorothy Slaughter and Catherine Ray served punch during the evening. Later on ice cream and cake was served. The young hostess was the recipient of a number of beautiful and useful pres ents. Those present were Misses Le onia Hagan, Ruth Loveland, Hazel Benbow, Mamie LeHardy, Catherine Leeks, Bernice Buck, Nellie Bond, Catherine Johnson, Evelyn Austin, Hattie Scheller and little D. V. Cook, John Smith, Joe Lamon, William Liv in rcf nil r.n-1 Zart. Rov Hairan. Ar chie Neck, Arthur Oliver, Van Helms and Adolph Dressier. Baraca-Philathea Entertainment. The soldier boys of Company F. tfi-ot Roo-impnt of Florida, who are guarding property in and around Pa latka were guesis oi me uaiiitn Pl,;iufV,on Ilninn nt Palatka at their first regular business and social ses sion held at the Athletic Club House That the bovs thoroughly enjoyed themselves was evident in the many expressions ui thanks extended their hosts. ti.a ulnacc 1-ipfnrp the Union was the installation of officers elected at the organization. Ur. &aran uavis acted as Master of Ceremonies, and ...no accictpH hv IVfrs. J. H. Millican rnd Ralph Tava'l. Each officer prom ised to perform faithfully the duties assigned to them. After the Dusiness session u suciui ,.-oc aninvoA Manv novel fea- l.uui ' " " J " - . tures were presented to bring the young people togeiner in an iniroouc tory manner, and not one of them left u'un,.f ttntMncr mpt. pvprv onp nresent. Refreshments of punch and sandwich es and conee were serveu. Over one hundred persons were present and each helped to make the first meeting a decided success. Ma .. maa eufh moptinfra hnve foeen ! V uiuic cuv. ... ----f,- planned for the summer months, and will proDamy ao more man unywunn else to promote me ieennp ui coon rn.cl,;r fint nnitv nrnnnp the vourer people of the different Sunday schools. Palatka has never been a tight closed city, but it did taboo the sell ing of soft drinks, cigars, cigarettes and newspaper on Sunday, between the Hours of 10 a. m. and 12 noon. The idea became pregnant that these closed hours was hurting the city; that automobilists passing through the city during these closed hours and being denied refreshments, was giving the city a bad name, and several of the councilmen had read somewhere that a "good-name was rather to be chosen than great riches," and they thought it would be an easy thing to acquire the name by removing this legal, impediment to it. Hence the ordinance passed last Wednesday night which will permit soft drinks, cigars, cigarettes and newspapers to be sold at all hours be hind screened doors. No, that s a mistake; newspapers, being harmless will be allowed under the ordinance to be sold openly. Of course if it is wicked to sell soft drinks on Sunday, it will be hard for the average imbecile like The News to see how the council is to take the curse off by permitting a wrong thing to be done behind a screen. However, we would not question the wisdom of the City Council of Pa latka. Asked as to whether they would now open their place of business on Sunday, Mrs. L. A. Smith said: "No, we are not going to open." $1.00 Per Year. NEW LIQUOR M IS EASYJTO ENFORCE Reports Sheriff Hagan, who Has Made Several Captures. . H. S. EXPEAINS HIS VOTE On Convent Inspection Bill in Legislature. The convent inspection bill, a meas ure aimed directly at Catholic institu tions of learning in the State, and the passage of which was a part of the secret order's political program as an nounced in the late campaign for the election of Gov. Catts, was up in the House of Representatives on Tues day and was occasion for a stormy discussion. The bill was passed. Representative Tilghman of this county voted for the measure. Rep resentative McKenzie voted against it. Mr. McKenzie has authorized the fol lowing explanation of his vote, which has been published in the leading dai lies of the State: In this time of the nation's greatest crisis, when the presi dent and those in authority are appealing for the undivided sup port of all patriotic Americans, regardless of religion, sectional or political differences, and when united action is so necessary for the success of those principles of free government for which our forefathers' fought, and died, I deem any act tending to arouse hatred, prejudice and passion of religious or any other nature as being not only ill-timed, but as unpatriotic and un-American. Inasmuch as the present law gives a grand jury the power to investigate and inspect any insti tution, whether it be Methodist, Baptist or Catholic or non-sectarian, I fail to see wherein this proposed act will accomplish any thing for good or reform. To the contrary, I believe that at this time of national trtil. whpn unity in all sections and classes is so imnpraive, the "issaee f such a bill will not reflect c'pdit or honor on our state; therefore, I vote "No." Last Monday Sheriff Hagan captur ed a young man named Rawls from Edgar as he was on his way home from St. Augustine in a motor car with enough whisky to supply an or dinary small hamlet for some time. Rawls had been suspected, but no one -could just get a sure line on him When Mr. Hagan caught him as he was ocming over from St. Augustine last Monday, Rawls would even then been allowed to pass on had it not " been for the new "one-quart-to-a-head -of-a-family-law." In the auto with Rawles was some 25 quart bottles. His plea was that he was simply get ting these quarts for some 24 or 25 of his friends, all of whom were re spectable heads of families. He . didn't have a written list of these . families with him; he said "he car ried the list in his head." Mr. Ha gan is not simple-minded. He was for a long time in Uncle Sam's reve- ;nue service and is familiar with hooze "excuses." He couldn't hold Rawles for selling liquor for he couldn't prove that he had sold any; he simply held him on the new law which limits a man to a quart a month. Judge Calhoun read Rawles a good lecture; it was his first case under the new law; so he fined Rawls $75 and costs, which made the amount more than a $100. But he told the voung man that on his, next offense he would sentence him to six months on the roads. Rawls paid the fine. Wednesday night Mr. Haeran cap tured three negroes from Welaka as they were on their way home from St. Augustine with a careo of whisky. The capture was at Dunn's Creek bridge. The negroes were Mattie Jones, Jerry Littles and Charlie Strong. They had five gallons of whisky with them in ouart bottles, and most of it was high grade whis yk. These negroes have lone been susnected of operating" a "blind ti per" at Welaka, but they hve been able to cover their track. They will he tried today under the one-auart -law. The News is willing to trust Judge Calhoun as to the matter of their punishment. It will be nil that is coming to them from a long-suffering and outraged law. Sheriff Hagan said yesterday morn ing that he pronosed to break un this blind tie"er business in the county and the tigers might as well take notice. Red Cross Auxiliary. Yesteiday morning at 10:30 o'clock the executive board and the chairman ot various committees of the local society of Red Cross, left on the "Margaret" for Welaka, where at 2:30 in tho afternoon the delegates laid before the people in the town hall, the work and aims of the society. The result was the formation of a branch society there which will be an auxiliary to the Palatka Branch of the North Florida Chapter of Red Cross. The "First Aid" class of the Red Cross met Tuesday evening and with Dr. Jenkins as instructor, studied the first chapter of the "First Aid" class with valuable information added by Dr. Jenkins. There were twenty three members present. The classes in "FMrst Aid" meet Tuesday and Fri day evenings. An afternoon class has been formed and more are being formed, in elementary hygiene and home dietetics, these to be held in the afternoon. SUCCESS. Show me young man who ha not succeeded at first and haa than gone and .riaen and I will lack that man to do better than those who aueeeeded at the firet trial Charles James Fax. The County Commissioners. By a resolution adopted in April the regular meeting day of the board of county commissioners was changed to the second Monday in the month. That brought the May meeting on the 14th. All members of the board were present at the appointed hour and the work was cleaned up by the middle ol the second day. There was some heavy routine work. The board has a great many applications for its time; ii must hear this, that and every oth er complaint, and must at least lis ten to every petition. ihu board expressed its opposition to the abolition of the loose-leaf rec ords system in the clerk's office, on a motion by Mr. Alvers and seconded jy Mr. Revels, and the clerk was in structed to let the legislature know just what the board thought about the proposed abolition. A. Usina and J. H. Wylie spoke in favor of wider public highways, and Mr. Revels, who knows something of such need offered a resolution which' Mr. Worley seconded, whereby the County Attorney, A. H. Odom, be re quested to draw a bill to be sent to representatives in Tallahassee fixing the width of public highways, or right; of way, at not less than 60 feet. The cage of county prisoners was ' ordered on motion of Mr. Alvers ship ! ped to Long's Station in the first dis- trict, so that needed work on the I public roads could be made by the i prisoners. Mr. R. C. Middleton, representing j the late circuit court grand jury, I made an appeal for county jail im I provement. Mr. Middleton's charac terization of the present jau was not flattering to the county. He was in formed by Chairman Rowton that the board had long had jail improvement vmder discussion and had made up its mind that as soon as the new bud get wrs made up it would include a sum equal to the necessities of the case. The recent work in aid of greater food crops under direction of Col. Jas. R. Murphy, was reported on by Mr. Cantrell, county demonstration agent. That the board was pleased with results was easy to see. fut nam county is a well known leader in this movement in Florida and the board is most generous in its praise of Col. Murphy's work, and the gen tlemen who assisted him. Perhans the most important busi ness before the board at this session was the presentation and favorable re- ceDtion of a petition for the creation of a special road and bridge district to be known as No. 4, and embracing the precincts of Putnam Hall, Gran d'n ?nd F'oiKhome. These people are coin to build a fine rond of Putnam Hall travel. The petition laid over to next meeting Under the law.