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and Advertiser., VOL. XXV. NO, 45. SERIES PALATKA, FLA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1917. $1.00 Per Year. PALATKANS DONATE A THE NEWS ROUT YOUNG MEN GUBAN SUGAR SUPPLY PREPARE TO ENLIST PROMISES NEAR RELIEF : i a Where Styles Originate:' This Is It ' The minute you enter this store of ours you'll be impressed liththe spirit of service that pre- ls here. We try to be helpful, both the quality of the goods and seeing that you get what is ght for you and what you ought ihave. If we really serve, the selling takes care of itself. Just Arrived 25 cases High Top Gun Metal $3.50 Blue Chambray Shirts 60 Cents Borker Collars 2 for 2d cents Shoes at bcnuine It pleases us to please you Fearnside Cl othin C ompany Not Connected Vith Any Other Stora in Palatka. PALATKA - - - - FLORIDA f Storage Batteries Repaired, Rebuilt and Charged. Battery expert will test hm.ine your battery, fill with led water, FREE OF CHARGE Call us, we are at your service and dis- ALATKA AUTO & SUPPLY CO. Palatka, Florida pie 152 To Y. M. C. A. Fund, Through Efforts of Mrs. R. S. O'Haver. Palatka people are generous enough, all that is needed to get them to give to a worthy war cause is some one to take the initiative. The committee organized to secure donations in the great Y. M. C. A. drive of last week failed to get into action until last Friday, when Mr. R V. Adams consented to take charge Mrs. R. S. O'Haver of The News staff volunteered to solicit subscriptions bhe was given the necessary creden- tials and went to work. Bv Monday afternoon she had about $850; by Tuesday she had secured $905, of which amount $910 was in cash and 55 in perfectly good pledges. And that was a big job for one lit tie woman; but this woman had the cause deeply imbedded in her heart. which made it a labor of love, and success easy. The News is not going to publish the names of all the donors to this fund it is a long one and some names are not on who would be there had Mrs. O'Haver been able to see them They can still contribute by sending their checks to Mr. Frank E. Wood treasurer Y. M. C. A. Fund, Jack sonville. Fin., or handing it to Mi-. R, i F. Adams, local treasurer, at the "East Florida Savings & Trust Co. But it was the hiirh and grammar school children whose gifts impressed us most. A patriotic meeting was held in the study hall of the hia;h school on Mon dav afternoon. Mrs. O Haver was present and told of the great need of the work and the homes of the organi zation at the various cantonments. Miss Olara McDonald also made a personal appeal to the children for contributions. Supt. Price. Rev. T)r. MacQueen and F.. M. Earnest also made appeals. There was patriotic music and as a result of the meeting the children of the Palatka public school gave a tot.nl of Sll.",, of which amount more than $100 has already boon paid in. The following is a list of the school contributions: Ye'-hte Annlebv Kt.OO Hiu-h Dough erty SI-00. Miss .Alberta Schel'er SI. 00. a M ITolden S--! .00. W. I.. Wolfenden Ui.Oil Fra"k Mcintosh S1.00. I, h. 'ftridlev SI. 00, Freeman D. Smith $1.00. Ivineti TvomWv $100. IV H. Oilnnt I ,-;,.L- sin on Chsis. Oven SI. 00. I.n'iise T,,Wnn S1.00. Ruth M I SI : ti- Under the head of "new business" Prominent visitors in Palatka yes- at the city council meeting last Tues- terday were Messrs. D. F. Campana, dav niirht. Albion K. Hutchinson, the superintendente de mercaderias of, the clerk of the board, read his resigna- United Fruit Co. at Banes, Cuba, and tion, the same to take effect the first Chas. W. Hutchinson, who" .fills a simi- of the coming month. Mr. Hutchin- lar position with the same company or the War Albion Hutch- Crop This Year is Large ana inson Resigns as City , . is Now on Way to the Clerk. ' V States 1 .oveland Matie Wvlie hvelyn A;is S1 no Rernire Puck Si. 00. Catb- ,. Carv'ncto" SI. 00, Tbokla Wvlie Theodore RnuTi-o SI. 00. Kathleen 1-s S1.50. K. f. Milne S1.00. Harold !! (HI. Annie Gin SI 00. Ira Atv:'ter S1.0O, .Addle .-iue .iwaici 1 00 Harrison T. Hickenlooner $2.00, Fois MacOuee-i SI. 00. F. Herriiu'ton i...nn Tl.vt- M:inn 82.00, Fred Thompson S1.00. Archie Neck SI .00.! Kffie Annk-bv ?1.00. John Smith SI. 00. Irene Yelverton $2.00. Margaret Mann S-'OO. Mamie Meyer S1.00, Clara Mc Donald S 10.00. C. H. Price SIO OO. M. p Cei"er SI 0.00, F.stelle McKenzie s:,00 Nellie Wilson $1.00, James Urie il oo', Emma Stumpe .50, Dorothy c ' r. i ;,. Darr $1.00, Meda r...ll,. Tate SI. 00, Eunice Grady $1.00, I ,,mi Hasran S1.00. E' ti i.i r.,v,n.t .50. Florence 00 Ru'bv P.undy $2.00, Mary Mc Laughlin $2.00, Philip Peterson .n0. Wanner m.hu, , Johnson i.ou, - a" 0. Wil- lith Dunn $1.00 Darr itTor $1.00. Mabel i r,n (,i'ortria !,: J.:'.' in u -il nb Browning .10. I -... riwtins SI. 25. Frances 1 i-m'v',1 SI. 00. Helen Mo'it.mollin : Eli.i'beth fioethe .50, ( ,.i ... i oo KvnK-n Grady ! ,,.1 niiuvov t.'itrs that sh ! ... ' to visit the homes of the neo i ' i,t feels su'-e that had i so there would have b . limine. run a (time she confinei ! those in business Rai- $1.00. Trom- was son gave as his reason his desire to espond to the call of his country and enlist for the war. . Wall, it sort of put the blinkers of the councilmen in the brine; they all think a heap of this really accommo dating, gentlemanly young fellow who has been looking after the city s al- tairs for the ipast year and who is regarded as one of the most efficient clerks the city has ever had. Mr, Hutchinson's resignation was accept ed, however regretfully, and a num ber of the councilmen took occasion to pass him some very sincere com pliments. But none of therfi attemp ted to persuade him from his duty. The News saw Mr. Hutchinson. "Yes." said he, "I feel that it is my duty and a privilege to go; I don't like the idea of waiting to be drafted, especially as the country is constant ly calling for young men and there is positively no reason why I should not answer the call. Every day I put it off something has told me that I had the appearance of a "slacker," and I made up my mind to-avoid the very appearance of that sort of evil any longer. I have been corresponding with the department at Washington and have made up my mind to enlist in the 20th U. S. Engineers; I will go to Atlanta to enlist, and expect to be readv bv the first of December." Other young men who" will enlist from Palatka between now and the fifteenth of December are Lewington Barstow, Jim Browning of Hurds, and Bill Pearce of the Hotel James statt. Lew Barstow only recently under went an operation for "subsequent de jection," and is still somewhat lame as a result. He expects to go into the same regiment as Mr. Hutchin son, but hardly expects, though he hopes, to be able to report in Atlanta by the first. He is Palatka's star baseball pitcher and a young man whose fame is statewide. Like Mr. Hutchinson he is of Putnam county's best product. Jim Browning is a son of Robert Frowning the mill man at Hurds and i also popular with the young men of this city. He felt the call and made np his mind to answer and he can see i,o advantage in delay. Pill Pearce is among the best known and most likable young men in Pa latka; he has been night clerk at the I Intel James for more than a year and has a wide acquaintanceship through cut the State. "Yes." said Bill, "I'm going. What's the use in putting it off.' lin no slacker, and I don't want to be taken for one. I enjoy civil life and expect to come back to it after the war is over, but I also want to do my bit in the war. When this 'grim-visaged war has smoothed its wrinkled front, instead of mounting barbed steeds to fright the souls of feerful adversa ries, I can caper nimbly in a ladies ch nr.ber to the lascivious pleasing of a lute,' but this 'lute' business has no place for me now. It's a slackers job." Mr. Pearce and Albion Hutchinson will leave next week, the other youns men may not be able to get awav un- . i 1 .1 L ti: several uays aurr. Thcr there are several other voung men in Palatka who are now thin'dng perio-jsly of getting into the army soon and not waiting for the uncer tainties of the draft. "at Preston, Cuba. They with Mr, Robert Hutchinson of Jacksonville, were pleasant callers at The News of- Was One of Palatka's Most Promising Young Men Long Illness.- Funeral on Tuetday Afternoon Wai Largely Attended K. of P. Lodge Conducted Service at Grave. . ' fice, en route to Crescent City for a short visit with relatives of Mr. Hutchinson there. , "The sugar crop in Cuba this year is larger man last year, sam mr. Hutchinson, "and is already being shipped to this country. Of course it arrives here in the raw state and has to De rennea in American lenucnra, but it should be moving in a few days and will no doubt relieve the present situation. Mr. Hutchinson has lived in Cuba over a dozen years and has acquired a semi-Spanish look and accent. But he is a Florida cracker or tne nrst class and a son of former County Clerk Henry Hutchinson. He stop ped over in Palatka to see his broth er and sister, Miss Alice and Mr. A. K. Hutchinson, and to encourage the latter in his determination to enter the army. Mr. Canfnana is a pure-blood Cas- tilian but a gentleman of democratic ideas. He said that Cuban youth were constantly coming to the United States and entering our army, and the Cuban Congress was even now debat ing the question of organizing an ar my of 150,000 and sending to the aid of the allies, ' Asked as to the" probably product of sugar from the estates of their company this year, Mr. Hutchinson and Mr. Campana, after figuring- a moment, said that it would go some thing over 100,000 tons. The gentlemen are spending but a few days in Florida. "It took nearly six months," explained Mr. Hutchin son, "for us to secure passports to ?et into and out of the States. I had to have papers from Washington showing my American nativity and "itizenship and attested by people who knew mv parents and mvself on my invent into the world. But I finallv "ot the naners and came over only for a short visit with my parents and other relatives." Germans Must Quit Washington. Washington, D. C, Nov. 21. Today is the last that natives of Germany who have not become naturalized citi zens and who have come to Washing ton since war was declared on April R may remain in this city. Germans whose residence at the national capi tal antedate the declaration of war have until Dec. 15 to leave. William Hickman. Collins, up to his illness a couple of years ago consid- . ered one of the most promising young men of Palatka, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Col lins in Palatka Heights, a little before noon last Monday, the 19th inst. News ' of his death spread rapidly , . . and there was expressions of sorrow on every hand. The end was not un expected, as Mr. Collins had been a victim of tuberculosis for several years, and' for much of the time dur ing the past year has been confined to the house. - ' The funeral was one of the. largest seen in this city in a long time, and -attested strongly to the respect in ; which the deceased was held by all classes of people in the city of his birth. Ven. C. R. D. Crittenton, rector of St. Marks church officiated, and in hia impressive conduct of the service -was -assisted by the choir of the church. The Collins home where the cere mony was held was filled with beauti ful floral designs and tokens of loving re-yard from friends and neighbors. Some 50 automobiles were renuired to i , , , i carry the people to me nouse aim grave. , At the cemetery the commitment, service was conducted by St. Johns Lodee, K. of P.. of which Mr. Collins had been an, active member for many -years. The service was impressively rrend by Messrs. L. A. Smith, b. J. Hilburn, M. B. Cochrane and Frank p. , Wattles. The pall bearers were .Herbert Crook, M. B. Cochrane, J. H. Haugh- ton. Andrew .Shelley, Wm. N. Marshall and S. G. Coburn. "Hick" Collins as he was familiarly called by all his friends, was borh in Palatka in 1884, and aside from a few vears in Lake City, this city has been his home since. After his grad uation he servpd several vears m the . Palatka nostoffice. and at tne time of the resignation of' Postmapter Kirby was a prominent candidate as his suc cessor. In 1914 he entered the At lanta Dental College, and it was while entraeod in his studies that he con tracted the disease which resulted in his death. Mr. Collins was married in Decem ber, 1012, his bride beine Miss Imo- p-ene Fearnside, daughter of Hon. and Ms. F. J. Fearnside of th's city, who. with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Collins, and two brothers. Elmer and Percy, are his immediate snrvivers In a long acquaintanceship with Pa--latka, The Newt can recall no younq; man who has' been more universally esteemed than Hickman Collins. she done en a hearty re- Vie was limited ior tier solicitations to and whom she met.- A Soldier's Thanksgiving. vho have vl . T IMIGH I France real estate reUI-i'' PALATKA. FLA. Miss DeVall's Death. Miss S. R. DeVall died at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. A. Kimmons, in Live Oak, at 1:30 a. m., last Mon day, the 19th inst. The body was brought to this city and the funeral v as held at the Presbyterian church Tuesday morning. The interment was in the family lot, West View cemetery. Rev. Dr. MacQueen pas tor of' the church officiated. The pall bearers were Harry Gray, J. H. Haughton, R. F. Adams. M. M. Vickers. A. S. Willard and S. J. Bar stow. Miss DeVall is survived ,by four sisters, Mrs. Calvin Gillis of Un,.:iln V r. Mra lr V Renef n-hipn iiiir, I'V I ,1 LIU? till. .ti... a.wc," v. " l.n',i i bead of the department. an you , Vnley Head, Ala , n:i rents ruuuwn ii........ i wtann mv I I'll- (in for ., -m- tin Ion nmmds of Turkey to among the companies nnfhinir the-menufonecom Rentals Orange i I .1 -I, u Taxes looked after for non-if 10,000 be portioned there by Uncle ,.f the extras. Here names the beat it? flvster Soun 'Stuffed Onions i T,,Jor New Koasi ii..- , . , ptotnes f reamed .- Candied Sweet Potatoes st-inee inea .nnr "";"-. f-,.nam runs ....- I SKI- - t To Saltine Crackers Celery- Mixed llCKies Tnorland Style Fruit Wa- preparedness ! he WA-L THE HOUR llr.-n j Rentine one of our r.v.rcnnen insula imerm SAPtr r-r -- BOXES BfrO .nd d.po.i.in, .Wainvour Deed. Mortg.gg. '"V""?. taErf d7j',U'bl" property would be "pr.pTede .."" of W.. k fr S3.00. $5.00. and $8 00 per (5J Surplu..of $148,000.00 U our guarantee to nu-i-Korrv .Turn larrs trs mill rw 4v tv Mince Tie Umon Merengue Pie Candy rt: nnnU Pie Mixed Nut. Assorted Fruits Coffee Oraneeaue Cigars Cigarettes Thos marine to hole Will b Called Soon. C.rimsley. who enlisted in the r . orders Teaauicoa 1 himself in He has gone on a at short nonce. c:ty to AttW.Mr: Grims- bid nis r Meitin ana a KgustlneSt.Augus- and Mrs. J. A. Kimmons of Live Oak, with the lat ter of whom she had made her home for the past 21 years. Onlv the older residents of Palat ka will remember the life of Miss De Vall in this city. She was among the early settlers of the place and except for the time when the family during the civil war were refugees at Oranee Sprines. made her home in this city until her removal to Live Oak. Miss DeVall was a native of North Carolina, but came to Flonda when a little pirl. settling with her parents Sanford and Enterprise in 1847. The famflv moved to 'Palatka in 1851, where until his death Col. DeVall was atrent for the Charleston and Savan nah steame'-s and conducted a com mission business. The family is now the oldest In point of residence here and is represented by Mrs. Benet All the sisters were rtresent at the funeral excent Mrs. Gill'o of Ashevi'le. There was also Present Mrs. Mary De vall of Jacksonville, a sister tin-law, GLAUS The I! Headquarters at . euse o! Bowton As Usual We Lead Others Follow TOYS and DOLLS-Yholesale and Retail We bought our Goods early on a very low market, therefore, we will he able to sell at a LOW PRICE. TOYS, TOYS We have 'em COME TO SEE US Horseman Dolls in all sizes, Sleeping Dolls, Dolls with and without T-T nlt vopa ii"fc mtmmm CHAS. E. ROWTO'N 208 Lemon St. ' PALATKA, FLA. Express Wagons, Doll Carriages Velocipedes, Toy Autos,' Etc. Established 3 1. Years. r i'; 1 l.t 'it if r j , V .r IL1 5 1 fUTNAU II&TIQIIAL BANK OF PALATKA tine Record.