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' CITY HAPPENINGS AND f PERSONAL MENTION. .' W. H. rfoyt arrived the past week end to spend the winter months. Mrs. T. J. Barnett was hostess for the Moiday Night Club this week. Ralph Wilson arrived Tuesday to be the guest of relatives over the holi days. Mrs. Fray Fowler and children of Alachua are visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Price of Oakwood. Mrs. G. Loner Bailey has returned from an extended visit in Atlanta, and Richmond, Virginia. Mr. 'and Mrs. D. C- Colby and son Lewis of Decatur Illinois have come to spend the winter in Palatka. Lieutenant Leon DesPland left Sun day for a short visit with his parents in Miami, before reporting for duty ' at Camp Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. Leon Jones and chil dren left Wednesday for a holiday visit in Dublin, Georgia, with Mrs. "Jones parents, Mr. and Mrs. Holcomb. Frank Rogers spent the week-end with Mrs. Rogers in Jacksonville, she having been called there Saturday by the serious illness of her mother, Mrs. Tipton. The work rooms of the Red Cross at the Woman's Club House will be closed next Wednesday, December 20th but instead, will be open all day Friday, December 28th. Listen for the Christmas carols to be sung Christmas morning by the school children around the city. It will do your heart good and uplift you from the depressing thoughts of the present conflict. Mrs. C. J. O'Haver who has been spending several months with her son, Professor P. C. O'Haver of LaBelle will come tomorrow to be the euest of her daughter Mrs. C. H- Price, through the holidays. As a proof of the fine spirit of loyalty among our neighboring com munities, three patriotic women of East Palatka have made and turned into the Red Cross one hundred com pleted hospital garments. Miss Maye Boyd, a popular teacher at Fort Pierce will come tomorrow to spend the Christmas holidays with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Boyd. Miss Boyd has been elected coach of the Fort Pierce Basket ball team. This week-end will be the home coming time for the various college students, who will spend the holidays with home folks. Among those who have arrived and will arrive are Misses Kathleen Hilburn, Dorothy Mcrriam. Priscila Hamm, Louise Mel ton, Messrs. Robert Earnest, Alden Crosby, Fred Leeks, Jack Merriam, Harlan Hickenlooper, Miss Florence Smith. C. P. Thatcher of Decatur, Illinois is a winter resident of this city. George Everson of Bunnell spent Saturday with friends in Palatka. .Mrs- Charies P. Cooper and son, Ed ward, of Jacksonville are-with Mrs. K. S. Crill in Pafcttka Heights. John Mallem has some very fine tangerines for the Christmas trade some of the best we have seen this year. Mis Ruth Burt who has been mak ing an extended visit with her broth er in Birmingham; Alabama returned to Palatka Tuesday. Mrs. Alston Haile entertained the West End Bridge Club Tuesday after noon. After the rounds, delicious re freshments were served. H P. Fambco of the State Bank of Palatka, left on Wednesday to spend a week's Christmas vacation at his old home in Rockmart, Ga. "Bob" James of the Hotel James, purchased a Hudson Super-Six on Wednesday and expects to enjoy him self a little between meals. Mrs. Townsend of Petersburg, Vir ginia who was the guest of Mrs. H. 0. Harmon last week, left Saturday for Tampa where she will spend the win ter. Mrs. J. H- Goldsmith of the Sara toea Hotel sent a fine' homemade prima caki- U- two of her old boarders who are now soldiers at Camp Jackson -G. A. Bauer and E. A. Bachman. Mrs. Kalbfield has been sending presents to all the Palatka soldiers whose names and addresses she could obtain. And we don't know a Pa latka soldier who won't rise up and bless this good woman, who never lets the occasion slip without doing some thing to cheer the boy at the front. The Associated Charities will have a Christmas tree for the city's kid dies on Christmas afternoon in the Griffin Block. There will be a pro gram of songs, and recitations and a rift for every child- St. Nicholas will be there and will distribute the presents. The public is. cordailly in vited to come. "Bob" Ray has arrived in the city for the Christmas holidays. "Bob" is in the wholesale fsodawater business in Savannah, but this is the dull season for cold drinks, even in that city and he will stay in Palatka nossibly sev eral weeks. Besides his sodawater connections, Boh as usual does a .con siderable in music. Mr. J. A. Sullivan, for the past six, years executive secretary to the pres ident of the Florida Farms & Homes, Inc., has resigned his position and will leave this afternoon for his old home in Savannah, where he some time ago accepted a position with a large na val stores company in the capacity of correspondent and secretary to the company's president; Mr. Sullivan has been in Palatka some six years and has a large circle of friends who will regret exceedingly his leaving Palatka- Mrs. Sullivan left for Savan nah some three weeks ago. L. J. McLeod of Welaka was a visi tor in the city on Wednesday. Miss Mabel Stanton has returned from a few weeks' visit with Mrs. A. T. Squires at St. Petersburg. Mr. and Mrs. John Fink of Norwalk were in the'eify yesterday. Mr. Fink is well nigh recovered from his attack of last week. Mr. and Mrs. C C. Middleton, mo tored to the city on Wednesday, hav ing as guests for the ride, Mesdames 1 A T " U 1 l TT T- 1 Chas. Hanly is very ill with pneu monia," but according to Dr.,Steen who is attending him, he is holding his own at this the critical point in his malady. Mrs. H. M. DeWitt and children vuhn havth hpfin tha cnipsta nf Tir. and Mrs. Sipprell of Florahome for two months are spending a few days with Miss Arthur in Palatka, before leav ing for their home- in Denver, Colo rado. John B. Flinn and wife arrived in the city on Wednesday direct from San Antonio, Texas. They made the trip in their Buick roadster. It will be remembered that The News pub lished a picture of Mrs. Flinn some three weeks ago. Mr. and Mrs. John Schirard who have been living at Waycross, Ga.. for some time, arrived in the city this week. They are to make their home in Sanford to which place Mr. Schi rard has gone. Mrs. Schirard and the children will visit relatives here a while- , Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T. Swift of Red Banks. N. J., are stopping for a time at the Saratoga. They were visitors in Palatka last winter and liked us well enough to want to come again. But they have had a sample of some of, our ornery weather this year, sure enough. Major Geo. B. Everson of Bunnell, is in the city this week, coming over at the instance of Attorney J. V. Wal ton to look after his office work while Mr- Walton is engaged with the legal department of the conscript board. Maj. Everson has been offered a place with the letral department of the War Board at Washington. Miss Louise Boyd will arrive home tomorrow from West Palm Beach where she has been teaching the past semester. Miss Boyd, as usual, popu lar because of her charming person ality and musical talent, has been cho sen director of the Palm Beach Or chestra and the first entertainment was given last Tuesday evening with great success. Engineer Shelley who was a bit shaken in a railway accident at Hunt ington several weeks ago, has been here on a brief visit to his mother this week. He is rapidly improving from his injuries, but will neverthe less go to the railway hospital in Way cross, Ga., for the mending. He's a popular old scout in Palatka and what hurts Bill Shelley hurts the balance of Palatkans. If ever therewas a demand for Sensible; Serviceable Gift THIS IS THE YEAR With this idea in view, let us make a few PRACI CAL SUGGESTIONS. Men's Leather-Belts, with Sterling Silver Buckle. Men's and Boys Sweaters, Bath Robes, Union Suits, Silk Shirts, Stetson and Howard Hats, Shoes for Men and Boys, at right prices. Fine Hose, Neckwear, Gloves, Comfort Slippers, An Mler Suit of Clothes for your Husband, Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs, A dozen Fine Collars, A new Suit for the boy, something we are making low prices on now, despite the advancing price on all wool goods. You owe it to yourself to inspect our stock befi you make your Holiday purchases. M . S. BROWN Clothier and Men's Furnisher, Palatka, Florida. The Fashion Shop for Particular Dressi You can help to "do your bit" by send ing a soldier boy something from home. Make it Smith s CANDY EVERY DAY BRIN(J wtW CUSTOMERS who have been reeommpJ our gas service by our old we are glad to see them we. do that they will not q iot tney will be treated manner as will be sure them. Call on us and sed it would cost to put our in your home. The longej using our gas the more y inig m tne economy and which its use affords. PALATKA PUBLIC COMPANY What Shall I Give? 1 ft : . : ; H Come and see these Pretty, Warm Sweaters! What Handsome Gifts They Make! Woven of soft woolen yarns in plain and novelty weaves, with sash or belt effect, and in every color of the rainbow. SWEATERS here suitable for the Wife, the Daugh ter, the Mother and Grandmother. Priced from $5.45 up to $ 1 6.45 CHRISTMAS HANDKERCHIEFS PRETTILY BOXED All our Christmas Handkerchiefs are selected and are put up in boxes of Three and Six, in embroider ed effects Priced per box 35c to $1.45 Crepe de Chine Handkerchiefs in all . colors; Each 25c. YOU NEVER PAY MORE AT THE FASHION Phone 15 The Store of Better Values." FRUCHTMAN BROS., Props. Arthur SinnrpM nf Flnviilinnm wrUn great lakes, arrived home last week and was a visitor in Palatka on Wed nesday. Citizens of the county who have sons or other' members of their fami- ! ly in the army or navy have been re quested by the authorities at Wash ington to display a service flag. These flairs have a star for every represen tative in the family .enlisted in the war or "navy. They make slackers feel their slackness and cause- them to pet a little more of the bracing juice into their spinal columns- Buy at Home and Build Up Your Hom Presbyterian Church. Services next Sunday at II a m. and 7::;0 p. m. Morning topic "The l urpose of One's Birth." Evening topic "The Star in the East." Sun day school at 9-Ao a. m. F. T. Mer rill superintendent. Midweek prayer service at 7:110 p. m. Wednesday. Christian Endeavor society meets at G::10 p. nv Sunday. The service of Sunday both morn ing and evening will be of a special Christmas nature, with extra music. A cordial welcome to all. Some Small Burglaries. During the night of Tuesday bur glars broke into the homes of F. J. Feantfiide Leo Jacobson, Mrs. M. I. fm-n n.wl AT f..:.ii.. ..11 .1 aim .liia. uimiej, an in tne north end. It is too much to dignify these thieves by calling them burglars they were sneak thieves. They were after money. At Mr. Fearnside's they secured his wife's nurse contain ing between $-25 and $.10. The purse was inside a hand bag; there was a j wi;it- watch also in the bag, but the I thief overlooked that and threw the i bag on the hall floor." They had rifled Mr. Fearnside's mints si nil nvw.mt pocket but found little- They had broken into the house through a rear window. Mrs. Collins lost her wrist watch. This was the thieves largest haul. They got but little of value in the other houses, where they effected entrance in much the sanie way. They worked quietly and did not wak en the occupants of these homes. No arrests have been made as vet. Kalbfield's Christmas Week. T,hf PrPram f picture plavs at Kalbfield s for the coming Christmas week is a fine one and the popular play house is down for a record at tendance. The program follows: Today the stupendous production The Woman God Forgot," with Ger aldine Farrar and Wallace Reid as sisted by 5,000 warriors. Saturday Mollie King in the Seven Pearls, an L-Ko comedy and a western picture- JL0nt'a'T th? second apter of ;'Who is Number One?" Alice Howell m a scream. "Automaniacs" and a Hearst-Pathe news. Christmas matinee and night. Mar guerite Clark in "Bab's Burglar, and a Vic Moore comedy. Wednesday "Cinderella and the nlTvU1foV S0Ul ins"iri"? wonder HeVpath?rwrs Bright, Cheerful Yet Serviceable T mm rresents can be round here .1 - !! I prices tnat will save you mon VISIT THIS STORE TODA1 BEDROOM SLIPPERS, Priced $100 J 4 sli v uncirDv Priced $1 00 SI 25 10 2 BOUDOIR CAPS HANDKERCHIEFS Priced PURSES, Priced NECKWEAR 25 Pa 00 Each 5c - SI 51 oo $500 25c " S2M SILK UNDERWEAR Priced low for quick sale The Earnest C( Palatka's Mercantile Stronghold Where Quality Reigns. -V"