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THE PALATKA NEW
i t and Advertiser. Eppxpq VOL. XXV. NO. 19. .T ' . Eg?--. -- PALATKA, FLA., FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1917. ti n-p-"v PUTNAiW COUNTY MEN ARANTIC AND GULF TEMPORARY RESIDENTS' NAVY WHO WILL REGISTER INSURANCE BUILDING AND CONSCRIPT LAW Anderson Honored. Lair Anderson, who is a thter ot ivxajur v p . j.r, hna he.en se- fcton Anuei"". Lnne of the WO nrai r" . Tennessee, at Kate reunion at Washing- 5''.. . j:ti'n.f!nn tn hp. nuite a uiwmv... 2 maid of honor and one L entire community is lorganfield Sun. Baccalaureat Sermon. laureate sermon was ,de St. Mark's Episcopal church wming by Rev. C. R. D. I before a ,r P j v,; vt "Son. tnton useu " V oday in my vineyard, and I s snort ai, j--fully beautiful and practical I his hearers. The doctor I a (rood delivery, aim iuu f making his thoughts felt .4,i and the service IersLuuu, . it, was most impressive. Ld Mrs. Ross Honored. evening Mr. and Mrs. E. cs WhO nQ previimoij ic- Uprise by a largo number ifrienas. me i"vc rho are making their home toting people with hosts or Id these friends decided to k a "welcome home" affair. was earned out m a cnami- and SUCCeeueu wen. m;. :..J w.,nt.r Vlrtniltl- KOSS reteiveu liian,y uvuun- iseful presents, beside many c nature. Dancing and con- 1 Was enjo.veu bin ""ft" Murine which time refresh- ipuncn anu ruimvinn-o w Iv the bride's mother, Mrs. who was assisted uy mi a. ilkinson and Mrs. J. H. Ran- Red Cross Benefit. The Elks' Club will give a "Kcno Party" at the Club rooms next Tues day night at 8:30 for the benefit of the local Red Cross fund. The par ty will be held in the club rooms 'of the order and every one is cordially invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Commencement Exercises. An imposing picture greeted th eyes of the large audience Monday night when the curtain rolled up and displayed a row of bright and smiling graduates in a bower of green and Mid. The class nf 17 ;., :! .'.."" " - -- m num ber, delivered an evening's delightful enieiLuiiuneni witn splendid essays on timely topics. Prof. Soger's orches tra opened the program; this was fol lowed bv the TnvnpnHnn v.,. u.. o... mour Grady; the address of welcome was aeuveroQ oy Dewey Hutchins, af ter which came pssnvo lw tv, ,.i members, Lillie Kanner, Priscilla Hamm, Max Wilson, Florence Smith nutter Dowda, Elizabeth Pursley, Gladys Bischoff. and Birdie W.AHi' ter. Mrs. E. P. Chamberlain gav much pleasure with her., vocal solo, "Fiddle and I," with violin obligato by Warner T. Hamm. In a few well chosen words. Sunt. C. TT P,.;,.o ,. sented the diplomas, after which ail naa tne pleasure of listening to Dr. D. J. Blocker of Stetson University who gave much sound and sensible advice to the class interspersing with witty remarks. Mention should be made of the splendid essay delivered by Butler Dowda, which appears else where in this paper. Miss Birdie McAllister was the valedictorian and honor graduate, Miss Priscilla Hamm running a close second. The mental capacity of the class of '17 is above the average and the parting of grad uates and faculty is a sad one as the attachment has been great between them. , '' DENIED A CAREER IN THE 0. S. Because of His Great Age, Tim Merrill Will Take to the Army. " Where Styles Originate" :e Will Make a Hit ole Agency y 'e for Vt Pr Z Agency )EL PARK XJ&jVnd. f"- for Neckwear t'JI Manhattan BARKER N1 YORKE COLLARS J Sh'r" with Those New Tub Silk Shirts $4 to $10 'IFTY PATTERNS TO SELECT FROM. "THE PALATKA " i f new Barker Soft Collar designed by one of our sales- iwi. ad uttoman nque design to De worn wuua pm. 1 A ! J. J i .. ueuuea nit wnerever shown. Palm Beach Kool Klothes $7.50 to $12.50 25 PATTERNS The Big Store Fearnside Clothing Company "Not Connected With Any Other Store in Palatka." .PALATKA - - FLORIDA Congressman W. J. Sears only a lew days ago appointed Tim Merrill Ol this citV to ;i c:nl(Mslu, H, II Naval Academy, Annapolis. ru: . . im.i n no n nuMit ivnc i tinough Congressman Sears due to the activity of sonin nf Tim w..;iro latka friends. was J. II. llaughton, who ij an old inciiu ot .Mr. Sears. V1- n that appointment came Tim .UciriH was happy; what young man v.uuidn t be. This week his instruc tions ciinie from the commandant at Annapolis; ho was to report at uame,;vil.e June 2ith and take the ra mmed mental examination, which to Tim would be easy. Than he read over the law covering appointees to the Naval Academy. What? Great Scott! Too old? Thj law requires that a freshman cadet in order to be eligible must not have reached his 20th birthday. Tim knew that 20 was the ago limit, and as he wr.n 20 years o'.d last Novem ber, ho thought he was still 20. But no; ". r.d passed t!:2 line. Investi gation showed that he ws ineligible Now wasn't that a big disappoint ment to a worthy Palatka young man who had his ambition centerd on a naval career, to be denied just when he thought every thing was settled? Tim Morrill is the voungest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Me'rill and is: a na tive oi' Palatka; a fine boy; just the right sori of stuff for an American admiral :i0 years hence when being an admiral will be a "snap" socially and financially. Palatkans generally will sympathize with this young man. He is a student in the University of Florida and is making a record; but he's going into Uncle Sam's ser vice in some way, probahly the army, and every man in Palatka ought to help him to some place with an oppor tunity to distinguish himself. Possible Soldiers Under the Selective Conscript Law. Dedication Service at Kenwood. An invitation is extended the pub lic to attend a church rally and dedi cation service at Kenwood next Sun day. The train leaves the Union de pot at 8:40 a. m. and returns to Pa latka about 4:45 p. m. Fare .for round trip, (i5 cents. You are invit ed to bring your lunch basket and en joy dinner on the grouds. There will be plenty of singing, a book for ev ery one 'ami it is hoped that a good number of people will attend COM. "he Presbyterian Church. Services will be conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. M. Alford, O. I)., at 11 a. m. and T:M0 p. rn. The morn ing topic will be "The Third Detail in the Temptations of Christ." The evening subject will be the fourth of the series of patriotic addresses, "The Hollanders of New Netherland." Sundav school meets a !!:4.r a.m., K, T. Morrill superinendent. C. E. at ii::;0 p. m. ana minwven. (jia.viri vice at 7::10 Wednesday evening, cordial invitation to all services. A i.itt; Children's Party. Miss Mary Lucas Barnett, Dor- o'thv Coburn, Frances' Yelverton, Clar ice "Newton. Klizabeth Boyd, Nolle On Tuesday, June 5th, next, every man in Putnam county between the ages of 21 and 30 years must register in the precinct where he resides. If he is a visitor, he must secure a reg istration card from the count.v clork- and send the same properly filled out to mo ciotK ot his home county. There is no way in which one can evade this law. It seems every male between the ages named, whether he be a citi zen, a prospective citizen, native or foreign, white or black or a Mongo lian must register. To fail means certain punishment. Knowing this to bo fact The News is trying this week to impress the fact on every one in this county. But all do not t:-.ke The News. Some people do not read any county paper. To such citizens who do read should help in carrying the word. From many precincts offers have come from patriotic citizens tendering their services as Registration Offi cers. Generally these men have been eommssioned. The government will pay for the work, but it at the same time has urged citizens to give thoir scrvicos. The lav makes the County Clerk, the Sheriff and the County Physician a board to take charge of this reg istration, appoint the registrars and see to it that the proper blanks r.rc distributed. This board is composed of R. J. Hancock, P. M. Hagan and Dr. H. A. Johnson. They have gone over the precinct lists and have selected such men for registration officers as they believe to bo thoroughly copipetent, and men whom they believed would gladly give this service to the gov ernment. They are all above the con script age. The following is the list by precincts: 1. Crecent City, W. F. Gljmn and Paul C. Smith. 2. Georgetown, S. R. Causey, Fruitl.'.nd, and1 Jas. Gale, Georgetown. :?. Norwalk, H. H. Bard. 4. Wclnka, L. J. McLeod and F. E. Reeder. a. Lake Como. W. Gable. (i. Pomona, W. M. Williams and H. H. Hayes. 7. Satsuma, F. V. Owen and A. W. Lo vol and. 8. San Mateo, S. W. Rowley r.nd ,1. I). Gray. !). Bast Palatka, Dr. F. E. Jen kins and T. L. Clark. 10. Federal Point, G. W. Atkinson and F. F. Tenney. 11. Palatka Height:-, Chas. Burt and Frank Sands. 12. Palatka, H. F. Leeks and H. M. de Montniollin.' 13. Palatka. R. C. Howell and J. II. Yelverton, Jr. 14. Palatka, Walter McNally and E. E. Dodge. 15. Palatka, D. W. Ramsaur and ,1. A. Shelley. lfi. Interlachen, Chas. Irancis and J. H. Wylic. 17. Johnson, A. P. Johntry and D. Williams. IS. Melrose, L. M. Baldwin and L. W. Fenncll. 1!). Grandin, Dr. Z. Brantley and J. W. Brockman. 20. Banncrville, Ivan Bohannon and N. L. McRae. 21. Bostwick, B. B. Highsmith and D. P. Hancock. 22. Francis, L. Levraz and D. Bj hannon. 23. Palatka, T. B. Nerrill and F. P. Wattles. 24. Palatka, Will Douglass, I. L. de Y'oung and Albert Browning. 25. Palatka, C. H. Wigg and II. A. Davis. 2(i. Hollister, E. J. McLendon and John Livingston. 27. Flornhome, G. C. Hardy and W. R. Revels. 28. Rodman, L. H. Thomas and Dr. W. F. Rosborough. Next week The News hopes to give in addition to this information the rxact location in each precinct where these registrars will be on the day of icsMstration. Now, fellow citizens, help the Unit- d States of America in this war to Nearly Completed- Marks New Era in Palatka Business Structures. You of course haven't failed to note the beautiful front of the Atlantic & Gulf Insurance building on Second street directly opposite the Putnam House. The ornamental brick work German and French bond with recess joints the terra cotta ornamental trimmings and the beautiful terra cotta columns which also ornament the front of the North entrance. Mr. G. Lopor Bailey, head of this insur ance company, has spared no expense of time or money in completing this building. It is after plans made by Archi tect C. P. Neiderhauser of Jackson ville. There is nothing prettier in all Florida. But it isn't all front. The interior is just as substantial and beautiful. The north ground floor front will be the general offices of the insurance company. It will be finished with all the general plans of a banking office. The entrance floors and the lobby will be of tile. The wood work is noticea ble in that only selected woods are used, and when finished will have a Wall street appearance. There isn't a flaw in any piece of wood. The drainage, the plans of electric light ing, gas, etc., are all modem. The south ground floor will be used for store or office purposes, and is equal ly artistic as to plans of finish. The upper floors are divided into four separate flats, and here the com forts of a modern flat have been ex emplified as never beforo in Palatka. The lay of the rooms, was with tha sole idea of convenience. The baths are in white enamel finish and the tubs, lavertories, etc., are all that could be desired. Ventilation throughout the rooms is perfect. Each of the front flats has recess bal cony, or porch sleeping rooms. There will be no street porches to this building; no man now living or to come will ever give his consent thus to mar its beauty. Palatkans owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Bailey for allowing the outlet of his artistic soul to take this sub stantial form. was hos- tess to a large company ui n--i juuns friends Saturday afternoon with a lawn party given at her home. Many of the out-door diversions were enjoy ed after which by coupling the little ladies and gentlemen, they marcned into the house where they were serv ed ice cream, cake and mints, the din i,.,r table beimr artistically decorated with red and white festoons. Each uue-t was presented a tiny silk flag a, a favor. Mrs. Lucas had as her eitant Miss Nellie Lucas, Miss Irene Yelverton and Miss Fannie Points. The little Mends invited were, l'.lizaueui .. iila I rittenton i'liabeth Neck, Mary Uuisc V"; I, 1' Points. Kloried Burt, Petty ',, , . ni .! Mildred de Mont- !.M, Charlotte Grimm, and Harry the extont 0f spreading this informa , Phi 1 n de Montmollin, Jim Mil-1 tion. A'ldrev svkos, nurr i it" " -. . in i aiatKa on v eoiic-Mici twm su itor of three colored men in his town who had stated that they were going to leave home a few days before reg istration dav. therobv hoping to es cape. THESE PEOPLE are igno rant; they must tie neipea to a run won t you The Senior's Banquet. A pretty custom which was begun by the class of '17 when Juniors in preparing a feast for the senior class was carried out in charming detail Saturday evening at the Putnam House when the class ot 18 tendered a banquet to the class of '17. The di ning table was decorated with quanti ties of asparagus fern and yellow dai sies, r estoons oi green anu goiu were suspended from the chandeliers. Ar tistic vases of white carnations, the class flower, were at each end of the table and tiny diplomas with carna tions were presented as favors. Pro fessor Delbert Gilpatrick was toast master and in happy style. After com mending the junior class on the con tinuing of the loVely custom of ban queting the departing seniors, intro duced the following speakers and sub jects: "Class of '17," Vaneti Trom bley; "Response," Dewey Hutchins; "Putnam county schools," Supt. C. H. Price; "Our New School," Priscilla Hamm; "Athletics," Iva Mae Atwa ter; "A Senior Girl's Reflections," Florence Smith; "From Dune'.lon to Palatka," Butler -Dowda; "Vacation, ' Harry Keller; "The Faculty," Inez Wattles; "Response," Miss Estelle McKcnzie. Sheriff Hagan Issues a State ment to Temporary Residents. The following notice is published at the request of Sheriff P. M. Hagan for the benefit of all those persons be tween the ages of 21 and 30. inclusive, who are temporarily located in the county of Putnam. Your place of registration is the voting precinct at your domi cile, and your domicile is your permanent home. Although registrations must be in the precinct of domicile, and al though the burden is on you to see that your registration is en tered at your domiciliary pre cinct on the prescribed day, yet, for your convenience and to ob viate the necessity of your go ing home for the purpose of reg istration, the following is provid ed for the registration of absent ees: (a) Six days after the Presi dent's proclamation there will bo a supply of registration blanks at the office of the county clerk of every county in the United States, or at the office of the city clerk in every city of over 30, 000 population. (b) The county clerk or in cases cf cities of over 30,000, the city clerk, is authorized to rec ord tho answers of persons ab sent from their domiciliary coun ty and to certify to their regis tration cards, (c) Upon application by you your card will be made out by the clerk, turned over to you and hy you it MUST BE MAILED IN TIME TO REACH YOUR DOMI CILIARY PRECINCT BY THE DAY SET FOR REGISTRA- (d) Therefore, six days after the President's proclamation is published, go to the office of the sheriff of the county in which you may be and have your registra tion filled out and certified. Then mail the same addressed to: The Registrar, Precinct. Care of Sheriff County, State. 1 . " . ' " c .-L.W Krhv J i lean. - . nMimrton, George i V W, II randon and Lamar Warren wVymus and Albert Walton, Merr.ll Wattles and Gilbert Coburn. Class Night Fete. 1 a arere aim- , p.'.i,,,. nA!iim '".r o ei .iv s and friends mot he Putnam House to enjoy w,th 'Ai. "School Senior clas hour of fan and amusement. lhe STOP FOR A MOMENT consider the advantas of SAFE DEPOSIT PROTECTION lyour valiiaMoo D er n nv in nur Fire aDd f glar Prcf Vault-the cost is only $3.00 AND UP PER YEAR PUTNAM NATIONAL DANK PALATKA, FLORIDA S?WP.th. The Pr?5ram,fll0r;:1in Tonight-Senior 0f Welcome Dewey W'e Meet Class. Address Hutchins, Klizabeth Pursley . cillaHamm. son Giftonmn-auJ, wn. Planting of Senior ire Song-lass. Rutler Dowi Carnation . Grumbler "-o. Pml 'KtalmHigh-Clas,. nderstanding of the law. help them. "Paying the Fiddler." Jerry Littles, Charlie Strong and Mattie Jones, the three Welaka ne srroes who were captured by Sheriff Hagan last week at the Dunn's Creek bridge, and who had some 25 bottles of "red licker" in the automobile with them, were before Judge Calhoun one day this week and found guilty. Each was fined $250 and costs, or six months in the county chain gang. Jerry Littles paid the fine, which with the costs amounted to $266.99; Char lie Strong has been delivered to the chain gang, and Mattie Jones, being a female, is held in jail, where the sheriff will find six months work for her. These, fines seem heavy, but it is not all the law allows to be imposed. These negroes have been law break ers and their fine was for the purpose of showing that the Sheriff and Coun ty Judge mean to put an end to the "blind tiger" industry in this county. Keep Your Shirt On. A man named Ewers, who styles himself an Evangelist and is holding tent meetings at the corner of Fourth and Reid streets, is reported to have said in his sermon Wednesday night that "Gray headed men now living will live to see Christ come. We are now living in the last generation of men who will stand on the earth. In a little while fifteen hundred million souls will close their destiny. Among them are your neighbors and mine some of them our children and loved cnes. Some of them are without hope, and probation's hour will close some of these days." Now we don't want the people of Palatka to get excited nor alarmed. Part of what this man said is un doubtedly true end of time is coming for all of us. But take it from us, when this man goes to predicting that fifteen hundred million of us are all going at once, and that the world is coming to an end within the life of gray headed men now living, he's go ing beyond his authority. Ewers means well, but he's only a fake prophet a desciple of William Miller who in 1833 predicted the end of the world, set the date and was so dead positive that thousands of his follow ers sold, and what they couldn't sell gave away, their property in order to ascend without any worldly goods to impeed their progress into the heav ens. Ewers may be right, but at best he's only guessing at it. He is a fa ker in that he affects to speak- ex cathedra, or as one having authority. Don't get excited; keep your shirt on; pay your taxes and other obligations, get readv to register under the con script army law, quit your meanness, raise food stuffs, flowers, trim the lawn and your whiskers, patronize home merchants, subscribe for The News. If Evers insists on his knowl edge, make him show his credentials. The Red Cross Cabaret. The success of the first cabaret en tertainment given several weeks ago for the benefit of the Red Cross, Led many to believe that a repetition of the cabaret idea with a good catchy program would be a (rood thing, so the Woman's Club under the manage ment ot Mrs. U. J. Coughlin, pre sented in the Putnam House Wednes day evening, an entertainment that was most enjoyable and successful from an artistic and financial stand point. There was a largre crowd and something doing every minute. Lit tle Clarice Newton, Palatka s minia ture Pavlowa, showed again her won derful talent; special mention should be made of the most charming But terfly Chorus" with Miss Dorothy Merriam, soloist; the lovely colors combined in the evening dresses made a beautiful vision and Miss Merriam made a hit, undoubtedly. The drill given by a squad of our soldier boys of Company F, brought forth un bounded, enthusiastic applause and gave the added patriotic spirit which represents the cause for which the entertainment was given. During the evening chero-cola, ginger ale and ci gars were passed. TheWoman's Club. The last meeting of the Woman's Club was held Friday afternoon in the Putnam House with a large at tendance. The reports from various heads of departments were given and. all showed an increase in the interest of the members along all lines of cluo activity for the past season. Interest in the new club house is keen at the present time and with every member doing all in her power to aid, and with the generous donations promised by friends, the site of the new club building will soon begin to show signs of hustle and active work. It is hoped to have the building ready for occupancy by the time the club season opens next fall. After the splendid report given by Mrs. J. L. Dunsford, the president, a copy of which is reproduced in another col umn, the club had the pleasure of lis tening to a practical address along the line of "Food Conservation" by Miss Josephine Sipprell, which was followed by one given by Miss Lay ton of the Florida College For Wo men on "Home Economics," bringing in this time, especially during the na tion's crisis. The club then adjourn ed for the heated term. A Bible Institute. Last Sunday night witnessed the opening of what appears to be one of the best conducted religious tent meetings ever held in Pala'ka. It is known an "The Big Bible Institute" and it is located on the corner of. Reid and Fourth Sts. Evangelist A. H, Evers of Columbia, S. C, is in charge, ably assisted by a corps of workers. Services are held nightly, and largq audiences have been in attendance. The tent is well seated, well lighted by -electricity, nicely decorated, and a thick layer of clean dTy sawdust eov. ers the ground. Mr. Evers carries his own choir with him, as well as a pian ist, choir leader, cartoonist and art ist, and efficient bible workers, who visit in the homes of the peopl.- Communicated.