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II 1 w . - l-rassss- H 1 , i,.-"- " THE WEATHER ., Generally fair to- night and Friday ' J TODAY t x 2 l jjk- , pijl - , ,S !' .'" lli f IHIIIIHII"H - ., A1 .A''.' ;.,.- 'y'?': v" ; '."V; .-. ;.'J-..;' .. : , ' VOL. I. NO. 11. SAY SECRETARY WILSON'S COM ; PROMISE PROPOSAL IS "INAD EQQUATE, INSUFFICIENT AND FAILS TO MEET THE NECESSI ', TIES ' OF THE SITUATION" ANOTHER .EFFQRT . TO. BE . MADE. . WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (United Press) Miners meeting at the Amer k&n Federation of Labor today voted to reject Secretary of Labor Wilson' compromise proposal for a settlement of the coal strike called for November ' ;i first. ' ;, .v. , ' " "The offer is inadequate, insufficient and fails to meet the necessities of the situation," said John Lewis, head of the United Mind Workers,' followr ing the meeting. " ' . , : Action of the miners means the coal strike probably will start on i-Jiedule "time unless Secretary Wilson can find UfA'k other way tb 'b'i1hTrTBltteTS .and operators together. State to Mine Coal. DES MOINES, Oct 23-( United Press) The state operation of Iowa coal mines, should the miners' strike become general November first, is un der consideration, Governor Harding announced today. If the strike caus- es public suffering, Governor Harding ' -expressed the opinion that he had the power to order the mining of coal and intimated he might use this authority. BIG SWINDLER NOW PEAPER. A. J. 'Whitman, Once a Millionaire, Seeks Adminission to an Alms house. ' ROCHESTER, N. Y.' Oct. 23 Al onzo J. Whitman, formerly one of the most spectacular swindlers in the United States, has applied to the au thorities of his home town, Dansville, near here; for admission to the county house there. . After hia graduation tram; Hamil ton College Whitman went to Minne sota to look after hia father's lum ber interests there. He became a millionaire and was elected State Sen ator. He then developed into one of the boldest criminals in the country. He served several terms in prison. Once, while in custody of an officer, he leaped from a fast-moving train and made his escape. He is now 61 years of age and broken in health, as well as suffering from the effects Vf a recent automobile accident OKLAHOMANS CHEER WILSON. 1 Send Him Message Announcing Elec . of Weaver. WASHINGTON, Oct 23-President Wilson was cheered today over the news contained in a telegram from Oklahoma Citi, Okla., addressed to him, giving the result of a congres sional primary election in that dis trict The telegram, which waa laid before the President, readi pidahoma, City, Okla., 'Oct 29, 1919. 'Jo the President: jf V Democrati primary to fill va H V in 6th Congressional autHct, .oximate vote 7,500, Claude Wea- on strong Administration plat- ,rm, won by handsome majority. 'd. Boyle, State Mine Inspector, here of ore - popular : anti-admjnatration, V m entire district Congratula- 'wrrai i ' MOUNfia after its great eruption PflMFFRFMPF MAV I IINrrlirNI r Wr Irl IS fll I iwaT"-- uUlirlLlluL IBAi SK!ffi" r..: f'Sfe-rr ,-..5$W PROCEED MAKING PROPOSALS MADE BY HEAD industrial code ur u uur ur urtRH una SPi F. LaFAYETJE, Chairman. THREE HUNDRED fw DULbntvmd bu IbV STOCKHOLM, . Oct. 23. (United Press) Three hundred and fifty men were drowned when two Bolshevik destroyers were sunk Tuesday in the Gulf of Finland, 'according to the of ficial Bolshevik Communique received here today. " . '. ' -', SOLDIERS FOR CENSUS Job Beina; Provided for Them By ;f ''-' Undo Sam . .' - V ... rWASHmGT0Nr'0r3.4ixtiy five former soldiers and sailors have been appointed supervisors for the Fourteenth Decennial Census, ac cording to an annoncement issued to day by the Bureau, of Census. ' "The Census Bureau . was particu larly glad whenever it found a former service man for the job of supervisor,", announced -.Director of the Census Sam' L. Rogers, fJ4ost of the applicants who qualified, how ever, were men of more mature age and .of broader experience than the majority of soldiers and sailort." Three women appear on the list of supervisors, one having been ' ap pointed by the State of New York, one in Texas and one in Nevada. This is the first time in the history of the Census Bureau that women have been selected to fill these posi tions. ' Of the327 supervisors chosen ap proximately 100 are lawyers. Ex- service men come next, in numbers and editors rank third wjth mord than 40 appointments. Farmers are represented with about 25, while ed ucaors, numbering about 20, run the farmers a close race. ILLINOIS FARMERS STRIKE. No Money In Producing Despite High Prices. CHICAGO, Oct 23 In a statement issued today, D. O. Thompson, Secre tary of the Illinois Agricultural As sociation, said that despite the grow ing demand for greater food produc tion the wheat acreage in Illinois has been decreased 50 per cent in some counties many silos were unfilled, and breeders of hogs were cutting their production for 1930 from 10 to 60 percent The cause for the decreased pro duction, he said, was that the rais ing of farm products, despite pre vailing high prices, was not profita ble. WILLIAM A. ALLEN DEAD Prominent DeLand Citizen Had Many Friends in Palatka. News has been received here of the death of Hon. William A. Allen, for mer post master at DeLand and one of the leading citizens of Volusia county. . Mr. Allen was well known in Palat ka, where he numbered many of the leading citizens among bis friends. Tat funeral took place at DeLand today. PALATKA, FLORIDA, Photograph tuKi n two days after SLAYER OF BUTTS GUILTY OF MURDER SAYS THE JURORS TAKES JURY BUT FIFTEEN MIN UTES TO "MAKE UP VERDICT GOVERNOR WILL SET DATE FOR EXECUTION OF PRISONER NO EXCITEMENT ATTENDS TRIAL Nat Richardson, colored, . was found; guilty of murder in the first degree yesterday afternoon, the jury returning a verdict shortly after five o'clock after being out less than a half hour. Under the jury's verdict the death penalty is automatically ap plied. . Richardson will be hanged, un less am effort is mlade to secure new trial, on a date to be set by the gov ernor. ' The trial created little excitement here, atlhough there was interest in the proceedings. During the entire at3ion the court room was packed and spectators hung on every word of the witnesses and attorneys. ' The State made a clear case, pro ducing witnesses to testify as wounds inflicted, and showing by Richardson's own statement that he inflicted the wounds. The defendant attempted to show, in his statement, that he on ly fired on the conductor after he him self had been fired on . The testimo ny of Dr. J. H. Pittman of Jackson ville, however, showed that the wound which caused death was fired while the conductor was lying on the ground after having been shot down by Rich ardson. Attorneys Fought Hard. Attorneys for the defendant Messrs Merryday and Walton, did their full duty by their client' They, were ap pointed by the court, as the prisoner had no means with which to employ an attorney. Under their oath as at torneys they are obligated to use their best endeavors to prove the innocence pfany prisoner who sets himself up as innocent as charged in an indictment. But the evidence in this case was overwhelming. , Realizing this the attorneys attempted to show that there was possibility of mistake ij judging the degree of Richardson' crime, as he might Have thought he waa defending his own life. ' The prisoner took the verdict - of the jury calmly, showing no feeling when he beard the fateful words- fall from the lips of Clerk Hancock. v ; A request will be sect to Governor Catts, it is understood, to fix the daU of execution a early as possible. ' THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1919. the disastrous eruptlou of Mount fcloet 'T jlLIEVEii WENTERIR SAYS BEFORE UNITED STATES ENTERED WAR PRESIDENT WILSON" INTENDED THERE ; SHOULD BE NO VICTORIOUS OR VANQUISHED K AISER SCORNED AT OUR INTERVEN TldN. - BERLIN, Oct. 23 (United Press) t-r-Before the United States entered the war President Wilson intended that there should be "Peace Without Either Side the Victor or Vanquish ed" in the opinion of the' former Ger man Ambassador Von Bernstoff. Resuming his testimony before the Reichstag committee investigating war he replied in the affirmative to the question "Was Wilson an Honest Mediator?" The former Kaiser scoffed at the danger of American intervention ear ly in nineteen seventeen, he declared. BOTH PARTIES TO .'CETA WHILE DEBATE RAGES ON SEN- , ATE FLOOR LEADERS ARE WORKING IN CLOAK ROOMS TO MUSTER AS LARGE VOTE AS . POSSIBLE ON RESERVATIONS - TO TREATY. WASHINGTON, Oct 23. (United Press) While debate raged on tha Senate floor over the Johnson treaty amendment today, Democratic and Republican leaders worked strenously in the cloak rooms to line up their forces on the proposed reservations. No vote is expected on the amend- aent until tomorrow. Further res ervations will be considered by the Foreign Relations committee this af ternoon. COTTON STILL SOARING. SAVANNAH, Oct 23 (United Press) "Cotton again gave evidence of unusual strength on the local ex change today, . following yesterday's Mcjrd fries of 37 6-18, basis mid dling. - An advance of a sixteenth was recorded today. VON BERNTORFF STRUGGLING MAJORITY In Java, which occurred May 20. BANK DEPOSITS MARVELOUS INCREASE IN BUS INESS AS INDICATED IN HEAL THY CONDITION OF LOCAL FI NANCIAL INVESTIGATIONS. BANKERS ARE OPTIMISTIC IN VIEWING FUTURE. Palatka banks show an increase in deposits over this date last year 6Y $082,082.58 according to figures secur ed today by the News from the Put nam National, the East Florida Sav ings & Trust Co., and the State Bank of Palatka. This increase represent nearly 40 per cent., and is an accu rate index of business conditions local ly. The total amount on deposit on Oc tober 23, 1918 was approximately $1,386,602.14. Today the deposits in the local banks are approximately $2,068,685.02. These figures are but a few cents off either way. There is only one way to account for this increase there is more mon ey in circulation locally and business men generally are carrying larger daily balances. While it is true that it takes more money to do business on this year, it does not keep pace with the increase in deposits. Goods, as a rule, are not more than ten per cent, higher than they were this time last year. Much of this money Has been brought into Palatka by the wholesale and manufacturing inter ests, although some of these concerns, it is said, do their banking elsewhere. If they have the interest of Palatka at heart, and want the town to make as good showing as possibe, it is pointed out they should do all of their business through local banking institutions. Bankers Ophomistic. Local bankers regard the increase ing deposits, and increasing business activity here optimistically, believing that it is a healthy growth that is per manent, and that it wil contiue. Pa atka has enjoyed no special benefac tion that would bring large usms of money here temporarily. IRONMASTER SUICIDES. MOUNT CARMEL, Penn., Oct 23 (United Press) Sixty thousand dol lars is believed to be the .omunt of the shortage in the funds of the Mount Carmel Iron Works, as the re sult of which George E. Feast, Gen eral Manager of the company, under arrest for embezzlement, committed suicide last night SHOW .INCREASE OF $500,0001 PRICE FIVE .CENTS ADVICE OF PRESIDENT SOUGHT AS TO PRACTICABILITY OF CONTINUING PUBLIC GROUP WITHOUT DISGRUNTLED LA .BOR ELEMENT. WASHINGTON, Oct. 23. (United Press) Advice of President Wilson was sought today .on the practicabili ty of having the public group of the Industrial conference continue in ses sion to adopt an industrial codeSec retary Tumulty put' the problem be- ' fore the President this morning, it was learned, following a conference last night with Secretary Lane, Chair man Chadbourne, of the conference committee of fifteen and B. M. Ba ruch of the public groupe. Secretary Lane is anxious to have the public group make a report to the President saying what it believes should be done to bring cooperation between capital and labor, it was said. Ilis opinion is shared by Secretary of Labor Wilson. The situation today remains un changed, leaders of the labor group declaring they can 'see 'no way' to a compromise so long as capital takes the stand it does. The delegates of the labor group walked out of the conference last ' night after a "last stand" resolution recognizing the right to organize and to bargain collectively was voted down by the employer group. The public group voted with the labor group for the resolution, but it was defeated under the group rule. Despite the session of the labor group, Chairman Lane refused to con sider the conference ended. He an i.cunced that the conference would go on and said that the president would probably be consulted regarding fur ther procedure. While there are many who hold that the defection of the labor group makes it useless for the conference to go on, the employer group announ ced that it is ready to proceed to the formation of a complete program for industrial adjustment " President Takes a Hand. President wilson late today consti tuted a new National Industrial con ference from the wreckage of the old one. At bis suggestion, transmitted through Secretary Lane, delegates representing the public will remain in session to seek a solution of the na tion's industrial problems. Delegates of the employers were excused from further attendance. The tebor representatives walked out yes terday.' The public conference, the President told Secretary Lane, must carry on the work. The public group is ex pected to make an exhaustive investi gation of the National Industrial In stitutions as the original conference had planned, Dr. Lane explained. REFUSES RETRIAL OF LENOIR Commission Rejects Plea of Man Whose Execution Was Stayed. PARIS, Oct 23 (United Press) The Commission of Revision, to which was referred the appeal for a new trial of Pierre Lenoir, sentenced to death on charges .of having intelli gence with the enemy, has reported tnat it finds no ground for a rehear ing of the case. Lenoir, who was placed on trial with Senator Humbert, was convicted and sentenced to death May 8, 1919, but execution of the sentence has been stayed several times. He waa lately reported to be critically HI and , to be sustained only by drugs. Y ,1, i