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THIS IS RED CROSS ROLL CALL WEEK PUTNAM County is asked to enroll 3,200 members. It is a gigantic task. The committee needs help. Dent wait to be solicited. Send vour name, and your dollar to your chairman. Make the roll grow and have your name written there. . THE WEATHER Probably showers to-night and Wed- ' -M -- --- ---- ,J ,t,,fc TTrTTTTTTTTTTTTT TODAY'S NEWS TODAY nesday. 11 i : PALATKA, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 1919 " " PRICE FIVE CENTS- VOL I. NO. 21 - "" 1 'ASHING! AT LEADERS OF MINERS DENY THAT THERE IS A BREAK IN THE RANKS NON-UNION MEN ARE. OPERATING SEVENTEEN PLANTS OFFERS OF ARBI TRATION REITERATED. (By United Press.) "WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 Confiden tial reports received at the White .House today, encouraged the belief among government officials that the striking miners are looking with more favor upon President Wilsons offer of arbitration. Reiteration of jjhe ar bitration' offer by Secretary Tumulty and Attorney-General Palmer yester day, but by Tumulty again today is believed to have had good effect it was stated. The government is ready to start arbitration proceedings the moment the oDerators and miners accept the offer. A list of names from which the Commission would be selected is before the President. Conflicting .claims are arising from the ranks of the strikers and operators today. The operators admitted that practi cally every union mine anectea Dy me strike is closed, but denied tne asser tion of the strike leaders that non- frtrnaa Wprfi desertine. It's Ut.lUU J. vi.fc.t-- - declared that non-union mines are go ii:g full blast and that fifteen union mines had resumed in West Virginia. F.do-ar Wallace, the Washington rep rtsentative of the miners today de nied that the strike is beginning to break. Considering Lightless Nights. (Bv United Press.) INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 4 Starting ot lightless nights and a curtailment r all but the necessary use ot elec trica! current to conserve the supply of coal was contemplated today by the Indianapolis public service com mission. Discontinuance street lighting in Indiana" cities on moon light nights, oliminnt.ion of electric light signs and the suspensions of nonessential indus tries were considered at a meeting of the commission today. Kenyon Wants a Commission. (Bv United Press.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 Commis sion of three members to attempt a "settlement of the coal strike is call ed for in a resolution offered today by Senator Kenyon, Chairman of the Stnate Labor Committee. The Commission would be empower ed to use all lawful means to bring the miners and operators into agree ment. The members would be ap pointed by the President. "BEEF AND" MUST CLOSE. NEW YORK, Nov. 4 "Beef and" Hitchcock's, one of the institutions of Park Row, where Judges and edi tors and men of inter-national fame have eaten in the days of long ago, h soon to be missing from its old place. Prohibition is directly res ...iM for its nassine, for the sa loon abjve stairs at the corner of Beekman Street is to close, and the Hitchcock lease is dependent on that STRIKERS IN mfmSm PRO MASS OF THANKSGIVING FOR BELGIUM'S BO? 1 j hrl l 1 1 $ VkU s M fJ $t?4 V in . . . . . . . j HiL'll lHUSS Ot ' tnallKSglVing lor Hie the throne, ofliclated, and at the right IN THROES OF A GENERAL STRIKE WORKERS THROUGHOUT COUN TRY TO WALK OUT IN PRO TEST AGAINST IMPRISONMENT OF SOCIAL PRISONERS SOME ALREADY OUT (By United Press) BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 4 Work ers throughout Argentine are prepar ing to declare a general strike if tneir demands for liberation of all social nrkntiKra is refused by the govern ment, it was announced today. The c,wi,,l nrisoners include many arrest ciiod during the general strike last January. Shoemakers, painters, ship cualers and other crafts here are ai- roitdv out. The strike is expected to spread to other crafts tomorrow. 20 DEAD TAKEN FROM MINE. Ohio Officials Believe All Those Im prisoned by Flames Found. AMSTERDAM, Oo., Nov. 4 Twen ty dead bodies have been recovered from the Y. & Oo mine at Amster dam. It is believed these include gjl that were in the mine. With the recovery of seven bodies fiom the burning No. 2 mine of Youghioheny and Ohio Coal Company late last night, officials of tne con cern held out small hope of the re maining thirteen miners being alive lifter having been' imprisoned seven two hours. Fmm the condition of the bodies if was stated that all had been suffo cated by smoke or gas, as they had not been touched by the flames. SWEET MAY GET OFFICE. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 The pre siding opinion in official circles here is that Edwin E. Sweet, Assistant Secretary of the.Pepartment of Com merce, will succeed Secretary Red- ford, who resigned yesterday. Utn er names mentioned are those of Bernard Baruch, Vance McCormick and Edward N. Hurey. The Presi dent haS not intimated who he will name. Mr. Sweet will act as Sec retary until an appointment is made. ARGENTINE NOW vONE SPEC! i tmifWir"- ..,vY.lwyliY.,..,mn-iTrmtiiiri. i i mi' " ., i..i.. , .ui.ii.i-ntnrl In I'.nstnn ciitlipdnil. C iil'dinal Mmclor, on oeuveiuna; m it""' are the king and queen of the Belgians RAIN HALTS CANVASS FOR REDJROSS ROLL COMMITTEE TO GET BUSY AGAIN TOMORROW. Reports From Other Communities Are That Good Progress is Being Made. Rain today somewhat retarded the work of the committees in enlisting members for the Red Cross, but it is expected that tomorrow the work will be taken up with renewed vigor, pro vided the weather does not interfere. Reports from Interlachen, Crescent City and other towns throughout tha county indicate that the workers there are busy and exerting every effort to go over the top. County Cchairman George R. Hil ty went to Miami last night, but ex pects to be back tomorrow morning, when he will put renewed efforts for ward. It is expected that the first posting on the bulletin board will be n.ade tomorrow. SHOE MEN GET BIG RAISE. Decision of Massachusetts Board Af fects 1,100 Brockton Cutters. BROCKTON, Mass., Nov. 4 The largest wage increase ever given a labor organization here was announc ed to-day in an award to shoe work ers by the State Board of Conciliation and Arbitration. The prices given by the board are $43.20 a week for shoe cutters, shoe sorters and leath er cutters, and $32.50 for top cutters. The former prices were $35, $30 and f2G respectively. The demand was made for $48 a week. The decision will affect 1,100 cut tors in this city and later will ex tend through the district affecting 3,- 000. BUBONIC PLAGUE FOUND. (By United Press.) NEW ORLEANS. Nov. 4 No ad ditional cases of bubonic plague were discovered here today and it is believ ed that the four cases now isolated are all that there are here. They were discovered among laborers on the fruit docks. PRESIDENT IS WORKING. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 President Wilson.s condition today was such as to permit him to look after con siderable amount of business. The President is impatient to take up the duties orhis office again. NCQURAGED 3 OF - CEL1VERANCE ' , and the crown prince. BE TIED UP BY A STRIKE MONDAY THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED BUILDING WORKERS WILL WALK OUT IN PROTEST OF OPEN SHOP SERIOUS BLOW TO RESORT CITY (By United Press.) MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 4 Approxi mately thirty six hundred union building trades workers will strike here Monday to enforce the principle of the closed shop, it was announced today following a tabulation of the vote on the strike question. Ninety per cent of the workers fa vored the walkout, it is claimed. An proximately two million dollars worth nf hotels and apartments intended for tourist use this winter will be de layed. 27 IX DEATH HOUSE. Record List of Murderers Now Awaiting Execution. NEW YORK, Nov. 4 With the ar rival of two more condemned murder ers Warden Edward V. Brophy of Sing Sing announced yesterday that there are now twenty-seven prisoners in the death house, which breaks all prior Four murderers, two convicted of first degree and two of second, arriv ed in an hour. The new comers are Frank Flannigan, who killed Patrick Mulheam at Park Avenue and 118th Street, Manhattan,- and Manmut Bla za, who killed Dervish Muhareni at No. 156 Orchard Street, Manhattan. There are twenty-three slayers in the new and four in the old death house. Railroads Seize 300 Cars. (Bv United Press.) MEMPHIS. Nov. 4 Three hundred i cr.rloails of coal were seized here dur ing the past two days and is being held' by the railroad administration today. ' More will be added during the day. Coal will be distributed in conformity with the government pri ority list. Several big factories an nounced they would close tonight un less furnished with fuel. Domestic consumers here are fairly well prepared. iviiam WILL PEACE- AMERICAN LEGION ORGANIZATION TO BE HADE FRIDAY PRELIMINARY PLANS ARRANG ED AT GATHERING' LAST NIGHT OF THOSE BEHIND THE MOVEMENT HERE WANT ALL TO JOIN. At a meeting of those who are in terested in the organization of the lo 'al post of American Legion last night preliminary plans for getting all A. E. F. men in Putnam county into the organization and to make the meet ing Friday night at 8:30 o'clock as largely attended as possible. Capt. J". H. Randolph was elected temporary chairman of the tempora ry organization and John Cannon temporary secretary. Following this the following committees were named to make preliminary arrangements for the permanent organization: Advertising and publicity Howard Rowton and M. A. Murphy. Ways and Means Will Pearce, C. P. Philips and J. H. Randolph, chair man. Dues Clyde Ritter, W. A. Aberna thy and Rev. J. H. Webber-Thompson, chairman. Want No Politics. The matter of participating in ths Armistice Day celebration was brought up and after some discussion a resolution was unanimously passed protesting against inviting any polh ical speakers to be here on that day tc participate in the exercises. There are about 300 young men in the county elligible to membership in the Legion and the temporary organ ization proposes to enlist everyone of them. PROHI. SHARK FOR FLORIDA Senators Have Agreed on a Man For he $4,000 Job WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. (Spec ial) It was learned here today that Senators Fletcher ami Trammell have aimed unon a man for the position of prohibition enforcement officer in Florida, after several conferences over the matter, and that his name will probably be announced tomor row. This place pays $4,000 a year, and permits the holder to appoint a dputy in each of the counties of the State. RAILROAD BILL READY. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 Railroad Pill will be reported out of Commit tee by the end of the week the Chair man of the Interstate Commerce Com mittee said today. The bills which provides a new code of railroad regu lations when the lines are returned to private hands, differs from the Sen ate bill on the same subject. FATAL WRECK IN FRANCE. (By United Press) PARIS, Nov. 4 Ten persons were killed and twenty injured today when two express trains collided at Sens, .bout sixty miles southeast of Paris. SCHOOLS CLOSING CP. (By United Press.) BILLING, Vermont, Nov. 4 Public schools" were clofled her today on ac count of a coal famine resulting from the strike. LEWIS OPENS A WAY TO A SETTLEMENT IX FIRST STATEMENT SINCE STRIKE BEGAN INTIMATES THAT IF RESTRAINING ORDER IS REMOVED LEADERS WILL BE WILLING TO NEGOTIATE. (By United Press) INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 4 Acting President Lewis, of the United Mine Workers, today issued a statement, the first since the strike began, say ing: "It would be a simple matter for the government and coal operators to set in motion the machinery of the joint system of bargaining, to negoti ate a wage agreement." Lewis' statement was regarded as a possi ble invitation to the government to vacate the restraining order against 'the Union so the leaders might act with the government in re-opening V ntgotiations. SMOKE TO COST MORE. Cigarettes Will Be Advanced 2 to 5 Cents a Pack Soon. NEW YORK, Nov. 4 That an ad vance soon in the price of cigarettes of from 2 to 5 cents a pack is prac tically certain, was the opinion ex pressed yesterday by Edward Wise, Chairman of the Board of the United Cigar Stores Company. "It is not unlikely," said he, "that prices of cigarettes'1 will advance steadily and will not return to the old selling prices for several years. American Tobacco has already in- creased the price of one brand 50 c-'nts a thousand, and Liggett & My ers have advanced one of their best sellers 30 cents a thousand. E. R. CONWAY RESIGNS. Little Other Business of Importance Before Commissioners. At the regular monthly meeting of. the County Commissioners E. R. Con way, representing district No. 4 an nounced his resignation, giving as his reason his removal from the distric ts successor will be named by the Governor. The tax books, which were in Tal lahassee at the time of the last meet ing, were presented by Assessor Bull ard and approved. Eight of twelve petitions for moth er's pensions were approved. Bills and notorial bonds were approved, af-' ter which the board adjourned. NO DEATH WARRANT YET. Nat Richardson Awaits Governor's Decision on Date. No intimation has yet been received from the Governor's office as to whom he will issue the death warrant for the execution of Nat Richardson, held in jail here after conviction of the murder of Conductor Ray Butts. The nroner napers were forwardeu to the Governor immediately after the jury brought in its verdict, but tne governor was away from the capital at the time. Sheriff Hagan said this morning that Richardson seems re signed to his fate. of the saloon.