SERIES VOLXXV.NO. 49.
GET READY FOR Y
PALATKA'S RED CROSS
SUDDEN DEATH OF'
WHERE STYLES ORIGINATE
E TAX RETURNS
E GET A
ZZ. gTOAY, DCEgjs - . $1.QQ Per. Year."
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Copjrlchl Hart Bchaffner k Stars fj2
But, beyond this
we want to extend
our greetings and
To All Our
whenever and for
t whatever they have
bought, and to all
the men and wo
men of Putnam
they buy anything
here or not.
To those who will shop
Saturday and Monday
we are going to sell a $5.00 Tub.
SILK SHIRT for
An All Wool Blue Serge Suit
$3.50 $4,00, $4,50
Borker Collars, 2 for 25C
Silk Lisle Hose, 25G
It pleases us to please you
Fearnside Clothing Company
NOT CONECTED WITH ANY OTHER STORE IN PALATKA
lector Will be at Court
House in January to
Pr This City Will Fall Down
On its Membership-Quota.
Here is a Veritable Exhibition of
GOLD and SILVER
oii have but two more days o se-
ect your Gifts. DO IT NOW.
We have the Old Time Low Prices
in all departments. Come, LET
1$ SHOW YOU.
C. J. SMITH, Jeweler
J . KNIGHT
1SURANCE REAL ESTATE
UFK ACriDFNT AND VMj mid Suburban Property. , r arm mini-,
HKALTH. orange and rp Fruit ro".
RENTALS. Taxes looked after for non-eiluut.
Rev. Dr. Crittenton and family
Rev. Dr. C. R. 1). Crittenton and
family left at an early hour this
morning- for Key West, where as an
nounced in The News two weeks ao
Dr- Crittenton has accepted the rec
torship of St. Paul's Episcopal church.
The family left in their automobile
and will go direct to Tampa, from
which city they will proceed to their
destination by steamship.
Dr. Crittenton nme to Palatka
something over a year ago from Dal
las. Texas, and in his year ps rec
tor of St. Marks has made many
friends. Mrs. Crittenton and the
children have also acquired a place in
the hearts of the people which their
leaving will somewhat wrench.
Until further notice services nt' St.
Marks will be conducted at the regular
hours by Rev. Melville E. Johnson,
who lueds no introduction to a 1'a
latka congregation of Episcopalians.
HOUSE WILL APPROVE
" EQUAL SUFFRAGE.
,TNp unATouwnRD OF1 THE HOUR
f"on,lly, pr.paredn" nuU interett you. Renting one of our
, . -r- Q-1YP.C5
Wft p p r
f''ot box., that r.nt for $3.00. $5.00. and $8.00 per y.r
Nit-J and Surplus of $148,000.00 is our guarantee to
Corner.. . . Re.peclfulIy,
PUTNAM NATIONAL BANK OF PALATKA
An Associated Press dispatch from
Wfciomgtci on Wednesday says inui
a iest vftc was taken in the house of
lop'psenlalives on Tuesday which
indw-i'tes that the woman's suffrage
amendment will be approved when it
conies to a vote in that body on Janu
ary 10 .
The straw vote showed seven more
ii u nf fbfl memhers
required for passage of the resolution,
to be in its lavor.
Before adjourning for the holiday
recess Tuesday afternoon the senate
agreed to the house amendment to the
national prohibition amendment, giv
ing the states seven instead of six
vears in which to ratify the measure.
rrL:. ..Mnlntaa lin rnn n-rpsqional aC-
tion on the question, which will now
be referred to the state legislatures.
Collector of Internal Revenue Jamet
M. Cathcart of Jacksonville has noti
hed&The News that he will send 'an
incdme tax officer to Putnam county
on January 28th who will have his
offide at the court house and who will
be there every day until February
8thJ willing to help all persons subject
to he income tax make out their re
turns without cost to them for the
Returns of income for the year 1917
must be made on forms provided for
the! purpose before March 1, 1918.
Because a good many people don't un
derstand the law and won't know how
to fciuke out their returns, the gov
evnfnent is sending in this expert to"
do it for them. But the duty is on the
taxpayer to make himself known to
the government. If he doesn't make
return as required before March 1,
1018, he may have to pay a penalty
ranging from $20 to $1,000, pay a fine
or go to jail. So if you don't want to
tr.ke chances on going to jail, you
nutter call on the income tax man.
If you are not sure about being sub- I Cross
It-ct to the tax, better ask him and
make sure. Whether you see the in
come tax or not you must make re
turn if subject to tax.
t How many income-tax payers will
there be in Putnam county? If you
can guess how tnanv married persons
1'vin" with wife or husband will have
ret incomes of $2,000 or over and
how many unmarried persons will
have net incomes of $1,000 or over
this year, then you know. The Col
lector of Internal Revenue estimates
that there will be 475 taxpayers in
The Collector suggests that every
body start figuring ur now his income
and expenses so as to be rendv with
the figures when the exnert arrives.
Expenses, however, don't mean family
er"pries. nionev used to pay on tne
nr"if'inal of a debt ttw mai-hi'ry,
h'.iil'linws. or nnvthin''' "k thqt. They
rfiam what you spend ii making your
rpo'ioy interest, taxes raid, hired
Vp1". fimount nflid fnv woods so'd. seed,
-ncV botitht for feed in"-. re"t (ex
oet for your dwelling, etc. Income
irc'Mdes about everv dollar you get.
REV. DR. CRITTENTON
AND Ffflf LEAVE
Today For.Key West, Where
Dr. Crittenton Becomes
Rector of St. Pauls.
Wake up Palatka!
Are we going to let the smaller
towns around OUTDO US in patriot
ism? Monday the reports for this
city were but 50 new members for
the Red Cross. Tuesday was spent
by the committee of workers in Cres
cent City; Wednesday the report
reached over one hundred and yester
day and today's reports are not turn
ed in. The chairman, Mrs. W. T.
Hamm, and her committee are work
ing hard, but they are up against a
As the speaker said Wednesday
night, "It is going to take a real good,
hard punch between the eyes, to make
some of these American people real
ize that we really are at war and that
this is our war. The snug compla
cency of some people is sickening.
Do we know this fact, that Germany
with all her boasted kultur, so-called
efficiency (also German) so-called civ
ilization and book lore, is the only
country that has ever violated the Red
She even out turks the Turk,
for even they would not fire upon a
Red Cross hospital till the inmates
had been removed. See what we are
up against, don't you? There is no
word in the English language vile
enough to call this monster we have
to deal with. Do we need the Red
Cross? Well, the answer is "If
your boy should fall wounded upon
the battlefield, would you want him to
fall into the .hands of strangers with
only half attention and perhaps none;
or would you rather he would be cared
for by tender hearted American doc
tors and nurses, meaning the Red
Cross?" Its up to you this week to
help the good cause by your subscrip
tion, if you haven't already done so.
America must have millions more to
piosecute this war and you must do
your bit. If you are an old subscriber,
renew your subscription for another
year for the good of the cause.
Saturday and Monday, the bevy of
young college girls will solicit sub
scrintioris. Don't be a slacker.
Prominent and Greatly
Loved Worker Succumbs
After Short Illness.
Children to Sing Carols.
Children from the public school will
sinvr Christmas carols about the city
n Christmas morning- These young
neorile have been in training for some
tivnf. under direction of Miss Ida I.eib,
ind thev'all know the songs.
Miss I e:b suggests that citizens
vhn h;ive automobiles would do a
-nod turn if thev would gather these
nvn; folks fvom the street and drive
them jihont. It's the old style Christ
mas "Waits" of England. And it is
'-ch n n-tfrv style that all Palatka
should "fall for it."
Mrs. M. S. Brown, wife of Palatka's
well-known merchant, and herself a
fraternal and charity worker of na
tional prominence, died at an early .
hour this meaning after three or four
days of illness due to acute indigestion-Mrs.
Brown was taken HI early in
the week, but on Wednesday it was
thought she was improving. She -
suffered a relapse yesterday and did
not again rally.
News of. her death spread rapidly
and there is universal sorrow in Pa
latka this morning over the demise
of this good woman.
Mrs. Brown was a past Grand Chief
of the Pythian Sisters in Florida, and
well informed members ol'the order
are a unit in saying that she was
probably the best informed member
of the order in the State. In addi
tion to her State office, Mrs. Brown's
abilities had been recognized by the
ordeV in the nation and she had been
made Supreme Manager of national
Mrs. Brown was also prominent in
the work of the Order of the Eastern
Star, and had only recently retired
from the office of Worthy Matron
of the Palatka lodge.
She also was a well-known worker
in the Palatka Woman's Club and in-,
deed in every work for the advance
ment, of women and society generally.
Was there work to be done in Pa
'ntka for the amelioration of suffer
ina anywhere, Mrs. Brown was fore
most in going to its relief. She was ,
nr of God's noble women.
Of course no arrangements had
been made for the funeral at the time
r' Tho News (?oing to press
Resides her stricken husband, Mrs.
R'wvn is survived bv two sons, Mr.
Sidney Brown of Jacksonville, and
Pr. T.evov Brown of this city, and
daughter, Miss Rena Brown of
Some Recent Marriages.
Henry T. Latham and
Mr. Henry T. Latham and Mrs.
Ruth J- Flinn were married at the
court house last Tuesday by Judge J.
C. Calhoun. Mr. I.athamcomes from
Atlanta. They will remain in Palatka
for a time, especially during the se
rious illness of Mrs. I.athan's brother
Chns. O. Hanley.
Mr. Bryan S. Burnev and Miss Clif
ford May Hunter, both of Bostwick,
were united in marriace at that place
on Tuesday by D. R- ILincocl:, notary
Mr- Br'ce Padi-liff nn.l Miss Carrol!
Cannon of Francis, were married nt
the court house yesterday bv Miss Sa
rah L. Mabry as notary public. i
Christmas among the churches anj
Sunday schools oi the ctiy will bi
quietly observed. The Philatheas o
the Methodist church will provide en
tertainment for the ' Sunday school
which will take the place of the regu
lar evening preaching services giv
ing a fine program for the childrei
who will bring gifts to be distributee:
w.ith other donations including money,
to the Orphanage at Enterprise.
At the Baptist church, the children
will have the Sunday school period de
voted to songs, recitations, and a
good program has been provided. The
Presbyterian Sunday School will pro
vide a Christmas tree next Thursday
evening in the church at which time
there will be a short program of songs
and recitations and gifts will be dis
tributed to the children.
Santa Claus, as usual, has selected
HOUSE of ROWTON
"The Toy Like Structural Steel"
irivinc him I L
WT&3 Erccto'r for I
to be his Distributing Point and you can find
everything in the Holiday Goods Line in our
it will teach him the funda
mental principles of engineering
and give him endless fun. He
will appreciate how genuinely .
like real engineering materials
the Erector parts are.
Stop in today and see Erector.
Ask for the holiday number of
Joy Tips that tells about the
INSTITUTE FOR BOYS.
Give him the same opportun
ity that his boy friends have.
Our entire second floor
is devoted to
Toys and Dolls
There you will find
ever j thing for the kid
dies. Our line of
J 1 TilS Chriitmai gift unusual f
Boys' and Girls' BI
CYCLES in all sizes.
Wagons, Doll Car
Autos, Wheel Bar
OUR FANCY GOODS DEPARSMENT has all the latest
things in Leather, Silver, Brass, China, Cut Glass. Mahogany.
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 is our Specialty.
Come see our Stock, get our prices and judge for yourself
Buy early, make your selection now and we will be
?I??.8.e,?r keep for you nytbing you may select. RE
MEMBER The House of Rowton
208 Lemon Street, is Palatka's Big Holiday Bazaar.
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