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h THE ATKA Li; Pa i EWS ggTVOI XXV, NO. 47 ((Where Styles Originate." (fhere can I find a useful gift for ay Husband, Son or Uncle Ed? At The Big Store You'll find useful gifts for men it things they wear and need HOUSE SLIPPERS BATH' ROBES s 1 Doz. Barker Collars - $1.50 lie largest selections of Neck wear in Florida 50c to $2.50 Silk Shirts in boxes $5.00, $8.50 MANHATTAN h fact everything from a Hart Schaffner Suit to a pair of Cuff links It pleases us to please you fearnside Clothing Company Not Connected With Any Other Store in Palntlm. PALATKA .... FLORIDA orage Batteries Repaired, Rebuilt and Charged. Battery expert will test and amine your battery, fill with dis fed water,- ' FREE OF CHARGE pall us, we are at your service. ALATKA AUTO & SUPPLY CO. ""e 152. Palatka, Florida and Advertiser. - T IICIVI PALATKA, FLA.. I'lnnAY, DECEMBER- 7, 19177 $1.0f Per" YeaV. : . .- , . vJ. KNIGHT wance real estate 8ejTAL8. Taxes looked after for non-rll"ts. 277. . PALATKA, FLA. PALATKA YOUNG ifl 8EI THE " )5 In Their Systems and are Leaving in Droves to Enter Army. Pal; tka is losing nmn f brightest and best vounir men t.hesn days to the American Armv. And ev. fry day brings to The News names of other young men who are expecting to leave for the front before another week. Last week we told of the departure of Albion Hutchinson, Bill Pearce, Lew Barstovv, James Browning, and possibly others, but while we were telling the others were getting ready. Frank J. Fearnside, Jr., who had become an important cog in the Fearnside Clothing Company's busi ness wheel, left on Saturday also. He had made his arrangements quiet ly and was ready to go when the oth ers, named above, left. This young man has had the advantages of a military training in a military school and could have qualified for a com mission without difficulty, but he wasn't figuring on anything but serv ing his Uncle Sam. Others to go at the same time were Hoy Smith and Clarence Holden. AH of these will enter the 20th U. S. en gineers and are now at Fort Striven, with the possible exception of Lew Barstow, who was compelled to wait a few days because of the condition of his health. Fred Cochrane has been winding up his business affairs this week and expected to get away last evening. He is a graduate of Stetson and might have qualified for the of liters training camp, but he wanted to get into the engineers regiment along with the oilier Palatka boys. Dr. Leroy Brown, son of M. S. Brown, ami a young man who is rapidly making his headway in the practice of his dental profession, spent Wednesday in Jacksonville in connection with the recruiting olfi- i cor and to find out if possible if he would be physically acceptable. Dr. Jenkins told him some six months ivio that because of his eys he could not then expect to pass. Dr. Brown ! believes that he is now in n condi tion for acceptance. Anyway, he was iroimr to try. V J. TiKvlimun, of the Tilghman Hardware Co. and his accountant. Mr. Middloton. have decided to enter the service and have chosen the Xa- nl l.' serves. i ney win go in a naj or two. K.l. (lil'ett v.hoe parenN reside at I n' "!'' aeheu, but who has been living in P;htka some time and holdiivr a elerkshin with the A. C. L. has also ioieed the Naval Reserves this week i"d has been sent to Key West to join the wire'ess station force there. Then there is Max Wilson of East Pnla'ka: he too, has ioined the army and has been scut to Fort Striven for his innoculations. And our schools are paying a pr:ce -the price of some of our best teach- Delbert Gilpatrick. assistant prin cipal of the Palatka High School, left on Tuesday of last week for an avi ation tamp; he's going to be a bird man and do his fighting in the air. I list Tuesday Prof. Black, principal of the school at East Palatka quietly slipped away to enter the army. He one of the best teachers in the county and has a host of friends in this c'itv and in west Putnam. It is understood that Prof. Black, who is hi most excellent accountant, im assigned to the quartermasiei u,--rartment. . . , E E Hamilton, principal of tne school at Peniel. has tendered his res ignation to take effect today and will early in tne cnniimr ".. where he win ennsu or navy, lie is not RECTOR OF ST. MARKS WILL GOTOKEY WEST St. Paul's Church of the Is land City Sends Unani mous Call. Rev. C. R. D. Crittenton, D. D., rec tor of St. Mark's Episcopal church in this city, has received a call to the rectorship of St. Paul's c,hurch, Key West. The first intimation Mr. Crittenton had that he was being considered for this charge was when he received a telegram on Thanks giving morning telling him the call had been extended and would reach him in the first mail. Mr. Crittenton hasn't accepted the call, but the chances are that he will. Men in the ministry are like other mortals, they want to occupy the fields of larger usefulness. The Key West church has 509 communicants; it is an old and influential church and is just completing a new church edifice at a cost of $00,000. Dr. Crittenton can hardly turn down a cull of such importance. His transfer to the diocese of South Florida has been approved by the bishop of that diocese. But so far Dr. Crittenton has not talked the matter over with his own supe rior, Bishop E. G. Weed of Jackson ville. Neither has he communicated his plans to his own vestry. It can therefore not be said that he has de cided to accept; his mind is form ing, and naturally it will bend toward the greater work. There are two white Episcopal churches in Key West. One is a high church; St. Pauls is compara tively speaking a low church organi zation, and one into which Dr. Crit tenton will fit nicely. Dr. Crittenton came to Palatka a little more than a year ago from Dallas, Texas, where he was arch deacon of the diocease. He has been a faithful and popular rector, and has made a wide cirtle of friends among the people of all denomina tions in the city. Mrs. Crittenton also has been aetive in church and social work and the departure of thej family will be a matter of regret on the part of all the people of this city. BOYS SERIOUSLY ILL With 'Pneumonia at Camp Wheeler Lloyd Clark and Frank Chapman. Frank S. Chapman of this city, a corporal in the 100th U. S. engineers at Camp Wheeler, Macon, Ga., is se riously ill, of pneumonia in the camp hospital. Lloyd lark, a son of Mr. Thos. Clark of East Palatka, a young man who enlisted frpm St. Augustine, is also very 211 with the same serious disease. For several days Mrs. Clark has been with her son and while he is yet in a dangerous condition, it is be lieved that the crisis is past and that his chances of recovery are good. Regimental Sergeant Wallace Griggs, who is home on furlough and ill with a severe cold, informs The News that' Mr. Chapman was in the hospital when Mr. Clark was taken ill, and that as no word has -' come from him, it can be taken that he too is on the road to recovery. Mr. Clark was a clerk in the office of President Ingraham of the F. E. C. R'y, and like Mr. Chapman, is a very popular young man. Palatkans will feel a deep concern for them both until word comes of their recovery. Thefe have been nearly a hundred deaths from pneumonia at Camp Wheeler since the disease became ep idemic some four weeks ago, much of it following cases of measles which was trought into the camp from the west. m PALATKA Says He Likes the Town and Wants to Form the Pa latka Habit. St. James Methodist Church. Owing to the illness of Mrs. Grady, Rev. S. Grady, pastor of St. James Methodist church, was unable to at tend the 74th annual session of the Florida annual conference which opened its session in Miami yesterday morning and will continue over Sun day. He wity therefore be present nml Will VinM a imnnl Q.mn.. . ..... ..ui.. .,,1. u)uai uuiiua.y Dtl vices at St. James church. leave Jacksonville nlther in the army certain which. Then there is E. B. Perry. Jr.. prin cipal of the school at Jt-" lvls also resigned to take effect to day and who is to itay n' Young Porrv has a brother in the m my. recently commissioned a second ; lieutenant. Kotn "ip'",""f rountv commissioner E. B. lenv or iv.w and among the best product ' " mi ,.iL-n tan CALLSi GROCERS For a Meeting Next Wed nesday in Interests of Food Conservation. Wholesale and retail grocers of the State have been called to meet in Or lando on Wednesday Dec. 19th. The meeting is for a conference with Food Administrator Beacham, and will have reference to the administration of the law regulating food conserva tion. Delegates will be present from all parts of Florida. At least they had better be present and learn what this food administration law means. As chairman of the Food Conser vation Committee in Putnam county, Mr. R. F. Adams has called a meet ing of the wholesale and retail gro cers of Putnam county at the court house in this city next Wednesday, Pec. 12th, at 4 p. m. for the purpose ot selecting a delegate to represent Putnam county at the Orlando confer ence. "This conference," said Mr. Adams, "will mark the first announcement of Food Administrator Beacham's plans to lower the cost of living in Florida a id for that reason will be of much interest to the trade and the public, and it is imperative" that Putnam county be represented." At Kalbfield's Grand. The Droeram at Knlhfiplrl'a fn tlio coming week is most promising in entertainment for theater goers, and includes the following: t Tonitrht (Friday) Julian Eltinge in "The Clever Mrs. Carfax,", and a pic tograph. Saturday, Mollie King in the "Seven Pearls," Marin Sais in "The American Girl," and a Ham and Bud comedy. Monday, Dec. 10th, Pearl White in "The Fatal Rine-," Fattv Arbuckle in "The Country Hero," and a Hearst Fathe news. Tuesday, the Darlii"- of the Screen Mary Piokford in "The Little Prin cess." and a Vic Moore comedv. Wednesday Harold Lockwood in A Metro Production and Helen Holmes in "The Lost Express." Thursday June Caprice as "Miss U S. A.". . Theodore N. Vail, president of the American Telephone and Telegraph ' Company, accompanied by Mrs, Vail and Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Hubbard of Jacksonville, spent some 24 hpurs in Palatka, coming on Tuesday and re maining over until the following day. Mr. Vail was traveling on his beau tiful private yacht, the Gadfly, and with his guests left for Sanford on Wednesday about noon. He expeeted to return to Palatka on Thursday af-' tcmoon for a brief stay. Mr. Vail is possibly one of the most interesting and patriotic of Ameri ca's great captains of industry. A3 head of the great Bell telephone in terests he has a commanding place in our American financial affairs, and because of his influence the President of the United States has called upon him since the beginning pf the war for patriotic services which have been heartilv given. Mr. Vail. was on the Food Conservation Commission and as such had an important work -in placing minimum prices on cer tain staple articles of food. Mr1. Vail says he likes Palatka. He was here on one of his other ' yachts last February, and he told Manager Brown of the local telephone comnany that he was going to form the Palatka habit, and come here jus.t as often as he could; He is a man who has' passed his 70th mile stone, but is vigorous in "mind and body. Commission in Aviation Corps. "Jeff" Gautier, son of Mrs. T. N. Gautier of Miami, and a young man born and raised at Crescent City, this county, has just been commissioned a first lieutenant in the aviation corps at San Antonio. Texas. Lieut. Gautier has been ordered to New York, which means that before very long he will be spreading his wings over the German lines and telling our American boys where to train their guns. He is a nephew of Mr. L. K. Tucker. neath of Mrs. Charles Hilliard. Mrs. Rachacl Larimer Hilliard died at six o'clock Tuesday night, Deceni-, ber 4th. at her home. 200 Pnrlr Plnno Tampa, Florida, following a short ill ness. She was the wife of Charles M. Hilfiard formerly of Palatka bri now manager of the Gulf Refining Comnany at Tampa, Fla. Besides her husband Mrs. Hilliard leaves one daughter. Miss Sarah Hilliard, her mother, Mrs. H. C. Larimer and one brother, John M. Larimer. Mrs. Hilliard will be remembered by a wide circle of friends in Palatka as the niece of Mrs. James R. Mel lon of West End. Funeral services will be held from Presbyterian church at Palatka Sat urday forenoon. of America. notch soldiers. "X" ' doesn't close here, not by j Mr ing the call an than this. Tno the list next week will be longer even of eoaredness ! Watchword or the hour epredne.. .houW inter. you. Renting one of our sape deposit boxes '-bl. proMrt, would be "pr.p.redn..." lh ,0" of boIM tUt rat for $3.00. $5.00. end $8.00 per jre" 5?i Surplus of $148,000.00 u our guarantee to Palatkans Knew His Parents. , . c ol. Morning News lv list week contained a picture Z a brief mention of Samuel F. S -flf Tr a member of a Georgia Smith, Jr., a me regiment - v D c t ui Genera Francis 11. ncm", L ;ir f the Slst (Dixie) d.vis- vounir rin wa s " t charles- porter and in the ton' S- CMh .iwrrf the call of his ame month am ere. of the the Mexican border. , Hastings Boys Enlist. John Mathis, Kenneth McCullough and William Waller, all of Hastings, were in the city yesterday and enter ed their names with the U. S. Army recruiting offieer for enlistment in the aviation section of the signal corps. Ihey went toward today. Mr. Mathis is a Putnam county boy, parents being Mr. and Mrs. J. ard Mathis of Crescent Citv. For some time he has been connected 1 with the Mathis Mercantile Company at Hastings, 01 wnicn his brothers are the managers. All three of the young men re of the type to make intrepid American soldiers. Doctors Form Partnership. Dr. T. Raymond Beggs, of whose arrival in the city last week mention was made in The News, has formed a partnership for the practice of med icine and surgery with Dr. E. W. War ren. Dr. Beggs was for some two years in practice at Crescent City, where he wore himself out in woric, and about a year ago was obliged to sell his practice and retire. He went to the home of his parents in Dallas, Texas, where he has remained and recovered his health. For the past several months he has been devoting himself to hospital practice and sur gery in Dallas. He arrived here last week with Mrs. Beggs, and they are living in the Bailey flat on Sec. ond street, opposite the Putnam Santa Claus, as usual, has selected The loose of Rowton to be his Distributing Point and you can find everything in the Holiday Goods Line in our Mammoth Christmas Bazaar Our entire second floor is devoted to Toys and Dolls There you will find everything for the kid dies. Our line of ERECTOR TOYS is Complete. Boys' and Girls' BI CYCLES in all sizes. Wagons, Doll Car riages, Velocipedes, Autos, Wheel Bar rows, Etc. OUR FANCY GOODS DEPARSMENT has all the latest things in Leather, Silver, BrassrChina, Cut Glass, Mahofianv OUR LINE OF WHITING'S HOLIDAY PAPER is complete and ranges in price from 50c to $7.00 per box OUR JEWELRY DEPARTMENT has the prettiest best selected most up-to-date line of Jewelry you will find. Brace let Watches it our Specialty. n Come see our Stock, get our prices and judge for yourself BiUy !5rXmak? your elecri" now and we'S be MEMBER P U anythin you may .elect. RE- The House of Rowton 208 Lemon Street. Palatka'. Big Holiday Bazaar. -l If . 1 4 t 1 :V- r,. Ill r i . R TUM IIATIO:iAI."BAtll( of palatka 11 House. 1 . i.