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f ' 1 S P - THE WEATHER Cloudy with show- era to-night' and Thursday. j M. m m m Mm m m. M m .m .m. TTTTTT TTTTtt TTT T TODAV'S n NEWS TODAY i i i vyl-1 no. lc 1.1 iJffr- PALATKA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1919. PRICE FIVE CENTS. GARFIELD SUMMONED TO" ATI 1 illL.lL' ill N EX-FUEL.ADMINISTRATOR ' FIRST WORLD IS CONFIDENTiNO STRIKE LABOR MEET OF MINERS WILL OCCUR S JLL JLL V ON HEAD OF MINERS' ORGANIZA TION DETERMINE THAT NO CHANGE WILL BE MADE IN WALK-OUT ORDER, BUT LEAVE WAY OPEN FOR FURTHER NE GOTIATIONS. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 Harry Garfield former United States fuel ad ministrator, visited the White Houte . today at tne request of Secretary Tu multy. Mr. Garfield said he was in toueh with the coal strike situation ,and expressed confidence the strike would be avoided. Significance was attached to Mr. Garfield's coming here in" the light of the fact that the Presi dent's cabinet has determined to em plqy. stoppage of the lever food and fuel act if necessary to prevent a stoppage of coal production. This act would allow the Government to te the mines and move against per- responsible for halting produc tion of necessities. Miners' Leaders Stand Pat. (By United Press.) INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 29 Call for a strike of coal miners Saturday will not be rescinded, in the opinion of loaders of the miners union who met here today to draft a reply to Presi dent Wilson's appeal for a rasall of the strike order. It is believed, how ever, the union heads in reply to the President, would not close the door entirely to further negotiations short ly before the meeting opened acting President Lewis of the miners stated there is no change in the situation, so far as the miners are concerned. BONILLAS NO"i TO LEAVE (By Unite Press) 9 QUERETARO, Mexico, (via TJal veston) Oct. 29 The return.of Am bassador Bonillas to Mexico is of ficially denied. Senor Bonillas will remain in Washington until spring. Senor Siller, ex-Minister to France, is enroute to Washington, where he will act as Counselor. The impression here is that Gon zales has lost his opportunity for the Presidency by three statements pub lished in Mexico City. At the pres ent time the only candidates in sight with followers are Obregon and Bon illas. The friends of Senor Palavi cini are trying to create favorable for him. Palavicini is backed by , some foreign elements. QUIET AT KNOXVILLE. - m Unions Still Voting on General Strike While Cars Run. (By United Press.) KNOXVILLE, Oct. 29 Quiet pre vailed here again today. Street cars continued to operate on limited sched ules during the daylight hours. Troops remained in quarters ready for instant, use while voting on a gen eral strike was continued by the local unions. SIX SINN FEINERS ESCAPE (By United Press) XfoNDON. Oct. 29.-Six Sinn Feiners, including two members of Parliament, Griece Beasley and Austin Stack, made a dramatic es cape from Manchester Prison on Saturday evening. They overpowered the warden and by means of a rope-ladder scaled the prison walls and got clear away. It is believed that friends who visited them on Saturday planned the escape and provided the ladder. BOLSHEVIKIS ARE MK MACKS NEAR IMPORTANT ADVANCES AT SEV ERAL POINTS REPORTED IN COMMUNIQUE FROM MOSCOW KRASNOS SLEO RECAPTURED TOKAVO SAID TO HAVE FAL LEN (By United Press) LONDON, Oct. 29 The Bolsheviki, taking the offensive on the Petrograd front, have made important advances at several points and recaptured Eras iios Sleo, a wireless communique from Moscow claimed today. A dispatch from Viborg said Colonel F.Ievengren, of the Finish army, had captured Tokavcy seventeen mile3 northeast of Petrograd. GAINESVILLE MAY GET BOARD OF STATE INSTITUTIONS IS THERE TODAY. Six Sites Are to Be Offered With Ad equate Inducements to the State. GAINESVILLE, Oct. 29 The Ktard of State Institutions, compos ed of the Governor and his cabinet, arrived in the city last night prepa ratory to beginning an inspection here tomorrow of proposed sites for the locating of a Farm Colony or institu tion for the feeblo minded and epilep tics of the State. Hon. C. C. Pedrick, Major W. R. Thomas and Rev. John G. Anderson compose the citizei.s committee which has been busy for si.me time to get trie new institution located here. Major Thomas went to Jacksonville today on business and he will likely meet the board and ac company the same to this city. It was stated this morning that the committee already has booked six sites which will be shown the board, with possibly a seventh also provid ed the owner of the same who is out of the city can be located by wire. It is stated that the new institution really requires a section of land, this ( f40 acres as the plant when it is equipped will be oneof the most mod era in the United States. The board of county commissioners ,1s also co operating in the matter 4f getting the institution for this county. One who is in a position to know and deeply interested in the further development of the University of Florida, believes that the time is not far distant when a college of medi cine can be added to the same. He believes that such institutions as the one for the feeble minded .could well he placed so as to contribute to the clinical feature of such college. There Is at present no college of medicine and surgery in the State of Foxida. III SESSION WORKERS AND EMPLOYERS ALL IMPORTANT COUNTRIES GATH ERED AT WASHINGTON TO SE VLE INDUSTRIAL SITUA TION OF PEACE TREATY SEC RETARY WILSON WELCOMES THEM. (By United Press) WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 Workers and employers of all important coun tries assembled here at noon today to write the world treaty of industrial peace, un behalf of the United States, which called the conference, for the league nations. Secretary la bor Wilson rapped for order at 12:07 The Conference is the first assem blage to be called under the treaty of Versailles. "Our hearthsstones are yours" Mr. Wilson said in delivering the official address of welcome." Upon the solu tion of questions before this confer ence depends future security of world The Conference, after assemblage, invited the American representatives to take part in the proceedings. BANS BUTTER, COFFEE, EGGS Housewive's League Announce Boy cott to Reduce Price (By United Press) NEW YORK; Oct. 29. In order to reduce the price of butter, coffee, and eggs, the National Housewives' League has adopted three resolutions asking each citizen to refrain from the purchase and use of these ar ticles of food save in case of child ren and invalids. The resolutions were made public last night through letter to United States Attorney General Palmer, signed by Mrs. Jul ian Heath, President of the league. The letter stated to Mr. Palmer that the league had taken the action for economic reasons. Acording to the text of the resolutions, the boycott started Oct. 20. ' Under the direction of Mrs. Chas, C. Rumsey, Chairman of the Fair Price Committee'e sub-committee on Field Activities, a number of New York women will make a tour of the ity's cold storage plants today to ascertain the exact relatiqns such plants bear to the food supply. The trip is the second of a series of edu cational tours of the city in the in terest of a reduction of the cost of living. ARMISTICE DAY PROGRAM BEING MADE UP TODAY COMMITTEE PLAN'S BIGGEST CELEBRATION EVER PULLED OFF IN PALATKA WILL URGE MERCHANTS TO PUT FLOATS IN LINE WANT ENTIRE COUN- TY TO COME IN POSTAL RECEIPTS AT PALATKA MAK ORIENT EXPRESS ROBBERIES American Diplomatic Pouches Stolen in Transit Through Jugoslavia (By United Press) GENEVA, Oct. 29. Owing to the increasing number of robberies on the Oriental Express (from ' the Near East to Paris) and particularly the loss of diplomatic pouches said to have been stolen while the train was crossing Jugoslavia, it is stated here that the train will pass directly from Switzerland to Budapest. Several Americans and English men on official missions, it is declar ed, have been robbed lately after the train left Bucharest, Rumania. A meeting of the Armistice Day committee of the Business Men's As sociation is being held this afternoon for the purpose of arranging a pro gram tfor the proper celebration of November. 11. The committee was appointed at the last meeting of the association and has full power to make up the program. ' . Most of the stress will be laid on the big parade in which efforts will be made to Include a representation of every business house in Palatka. It is also planned to do extensive adver tising in all the towns of the county to that the crowd brought to Palatka will be the largest that has ever as sembled here. To make a big celebration parade successfiiltha committee points out, it is necessary to enlist the interest and enthusiasm of all business con cerns; v To this end all business hous es are jitgauM make preparations for entering a float or some kind of attractin in the parade, the route of which will be mapped out this afternoon. Means Much to City. In addition to the patriotic feature of the celebration there is much to be considered in the interest of Palatka and Putnam county. No doubt a large number of visitors will be at tracted here from other counties and t will also be the means of bringing the residents of smaller towns in the county to the county seat to jpartici- pate in a celebration which will be just as much theirs as Palatka's. Speaking, music, athletic events and the big parade will probably make up the day's program, with the possibili ty that aeroplanes will be secured to pay a visit here and do some stunts. E A FINE SHOWING STEATY INCREASE INDICATES GROWTH OF BUSINESS, JUST AS INCREASED BANK DEPOS ITS INDEX INCREASING VOL UME OF MONEY IN CIRCULA. TION. RAILROADS SEIZE LIGNITE GOAL IN G0L0RAD0 FIELDS ANTICIPATING STRIKE ADMIN I STRATH) N COMMANDEERS PRODUCTION SO THAT TRAINS CAN hE SURE OF OPERTION SAME TACTICS ELSEWHERE. Post office receipts at Palatka for the last quarter show a healthy in crease, Recording to the report of Postmaster Stumpe, just completed, and indicates that there is a steady increase in business out of Palatka comparison of the receipts for the last quarter and the sarg quarter in 1913 is hardly fair, although they are near ly as much. Last year the three cent postage rate was in effect, which in creased postal receipts seventeen per cent. Even with this advantage the receipts for the quarter of 1919 com pares very favorably and is almost as much as for the same quarter in 1913. The comparison with figures for the same quarter two years ago is really a fair test, although at that timetba, big Southern Farm and Home Co., was ' in operation here, boosting the receipts at the local post office many hundreds of dollars dur ing the quarter. This handicap has been overcome and exceeded. Postmaster Stumpe said today that the indications are now that all for mer records, even during the time that the three cent postage v' will be broken this quarV Comparative figures submitted Mr. Stumpe are as follows: Actual receipts of office for quarter ending September 30. 1917, July, Aug. & Sept$4,606.11 1918, July, Aug. & Sept... 5,964.23 1919, July Aug. & Sept.- 5,010.43 These figures, taken in connection with comparative bank deposits pub lished in The News recently are defin ite and conclusive of the steady growth of the city. But even more conclusive is the increased number oi new comers and daily visitors to Pa- atka. Fatronasre at local hotels has never teen as heavy at this season ot tne ;ear as it is now and never has there been such a demand for houses and apartments. MAILS TO BERLIN HELD U?? r-.,Ti. r.harse Renewal of the Cenohip by British Authorities m ire LOSE LIVES ' 1IG SIM STEAMER FROM TORONTO SINKS DURING SIXTY MILE GALE AND ALL MEMBERS OF CREW, SEVEN IN NUMBER PERISH BODIES WASHED ASHORE. (By United" Press.) OSWEGO, N. Y., Oct. 29 Steamer Homer Warren, of Toronto, bound from Oswego, sank off Sobium Point, forty miles from here in the sixty miles gale that swept the Lake Tues day night. The crew of seven all were lost. Wreckage and bodies are coming ashore today. '9 by the Probing Muskegon Sinking. (By United Press.) MUSKEGON, Mich., Oct. 29 With a Federal investigation under way to determine the cause of the sinking of the Steamer City of Muskegon yes terday, the official death list today was placed at sixteen. Fourteen vie time been identified. ' KILLED BY MOTORCYCLE. Fort Meade Man Found Dead Where Machine Threw Him. BARTOW, Oct." 29 (Special) Ar thur Odom, young Bartow man, was found dead yesterday afternoon be side the road four miles north of Fort Meade, with the motorcycle he has been riding lying a few feet away, where it had landed, after throwing its rider. How long the young man had been dead, when found, is not known, although it was probably on ly a few moments, as the accident occurred on the main Bartow-Fort Meade road. Mr. Odom, who was a well-known resident of Bartow had been to Fort Meade and was return i,ig to Bartow, when the accident oc curred. He had apparently start ed to turn off the paving when the motorcycle threw him. Funeral set vices were held today, the remains iMxa.f interred near Fort Meade. REPORT TERROR IN CATTARO PLAN FOR PRINCE'S VISIT Britiah Heir Apparent Expected Capital November 10 or 11 In (By United Press) Washington Oct 29. Arrange ments are being made here for the visit of the Prince of Wales, who, it (By United Press) DENVER, Oct. 29 Railroad ad ministration today commandeered all lignite coal in transit in Colorado in preparation for a possible coal strike. All lignite to be mined in the north- 1 fields of Colorado during the remainder of the week also will be 'England and have receive! tele taken for the railway lines, under or- J graphic answ to the effect that ders received from the National Di- their letters have been enroute for rector of railroads. many weeks. It is understood the same procedure will be followed in other localities. (Hy United Press) BERLIN, Oct. 29. Many people who have relatives in the United States and England have been with out letters from them for the last ?ix weeks, while business letters have apparently not been held up. It was rumored that mountains oi letters were awaiting the censorship at certain large German postolhces, but when a correspondent of the United Press made inquiries the au thorities denied this, intimating that the delay was due to Englsh cei' wor ship of some kind. Many anxious Germans hive tet- t . . . i ,1 reraD led trienas in Amerigo mm ! LOWER PRICES SURE HOOVER. was .learned today, unofficially, is ex pected to arrive in Washington about November 10 or 11. The exact date of his arrival has not been announced by the State Department. Because of President Wilson's illness, it has been said of ficially, that the Prince's visit would be curtailed, probably extending over three days. Accumulation of Foodstuff Will Bring Living Lower. (By United Press) WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 Lower food prices must come within the next few months because of the large sur plus of stocks now accumulating, Her bert Hoover told the House commit tee investigation war expenditures today. Italian Irredentists Charge Acts Violence to Serbian Mob. of PO.VIE. Oct. 2!) The Irredentist Association publishes a communica tion today saying that the moment the Italian troops left Cattaro, a Ser bian mab, aided by Serbian soldiers, "perpetrated terroristic acts against the ltaliansa and even the Catholic Siavs." "All houses and shops belonging to Italians or Catholic Slavs," the communication continues, ."were vrecked. They included the home of the Italian General Chodi, who was insulted and beaten, and then thrown into prison. The jails in Cattaro and neighboring villages are filled with Itaians and Catholic Slavs and Mon tenegrins. The prisons being insuffi cient to hold those arrested, former hospitals were used to imprison thetn. Italian families, which made their es- ci.pe, lost fverything, and now are in a most wretched condition. TWENTY MINERS ENTOMBED. Fire Rapidly Gaining And It Is Fear ed Men Will Perish. (By United Press.) CANTON, Ohio., Oct. 29 Approx imately twenty miners were impris oned today by fire in a mine at Am sterdam, thirty miles south of here. The fire was rapidly gaining headway at one o'clock. Attempts at rescue have failed. It was feared the men would periab, , ; ; ; ,"3 1 J I.