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j . 51 ! . THE WEATHER Fair to-night and Saturday. , TODAY'S J -J A ' ' ' NEWS M H Xl TODAY r T I 41 h i ....M....... Fl ra PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1919. PRICE FIVE CENTS. VOL. I NO. 36. fiA'Y . ' 5 ' ' I I ' I 4 I ' ' ? . 0 4 1 fl h til i V ERMANY HA SEPARATE PEACE FAILURE OF PEACETREATY BRINGS HOPE MEANS, SO GERMAN DIPLOMATS SAY, THAT THE SMALL NA TIONS OF EUROPE "WILL DE SERT THE LEAGUE OF. NA TIONS FRIENDLY NATIONS ARE DUMB. (By United Press.) BERLIN, Nov. 21 Refusal of the American Senate to ratify the Peace Treaty means not only that the small er nations of Europe will desert the League of Nations, but that Germany will be left at the imlercy of France, German officials said today. "What Germany wants most is peace, "said high a official in the for eign office today. Pan-Germans hail the possible final defeat of the Treaty in America as an opportunity for a separate Peace with the United States jrith a subsequent German-American alliance. Rejection of the Treaty also will please the reactionaries Ger many. Supreme Council at Sea. (By United Press.) PARIS, Nov. 21 The sudden end' ing of the peace contest in the United States senate has upset some of the .plans ofthe Supreme council, and it is not now certain that yesterdays announcement that the treaty will be come effective December 1 will stand. No News From President. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 There were no developments in the treaty .situation today so fur as any move - n.ent at the White House is concern- -ed. President Wilson, it is under stood, is considering asking the na tions of Europe what reservations they will accept. It is accepted in official circles here now that it will be many months before the war-time conditions are changed, as they are interdependent on the actual signing of the treaty. WISCONSIN EDITOR HERE. 11. E. Walters Motored Here From Home in Mosinee. B E. Walters, of the Mosinea Times, accompanied by his young son, and by his brother, Joseph Walters, who has just secured his honorable discharge from the army artillery ser vice, after having been many months with the fighting Americans in France spent Tuesday in the city, having mo tored to town from Florahome, where they are Visiting their relatives, Mr. ; Sam Walters and family. Editor Walters made the long trip from his Wisconsin home to Flora home in his car, and found the roads as a whole, in miserable condition, owing to the heavy rains of late sum mer. Especially wretched was the road between Valdosta, Ga., and Hampton, Fla. The best roads he traveled were in North Georgia, around Atlanta and he says that if rtSfill the roads had been half as good ;",,e could have made the trip in about half the time. PALMER IS BETTER. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 Attorney General A. Mitch! Palmer, who was on the verge of a nervous breakdown ' yesterday was reported as being much better today and fxpocta to be ablo to attend to his duties in a few days. Physic iani have advised his staying in for the present. SE WANE BOARD TACITLY ACCEPTS PALATUM OFFER VILL ESTABLISH CADET SCHOOL HERE JANUARY 5 ADVANCE GUARD OF SCHOOL TO BE HERE IN DECEMBER TO PRE PARE PUTNAM HOUSE FOR STUDENTS. Acting for the Putnam National Bank Judge J.-V. Walton has receiv ed advices from the officials of Se- wanmee that the offer of the bank of the Putnam House for the military school wild be accepted and that the advance guard of the school will ar rive here some time next month to get everything in readiness for the conning of the main body of students. Considerable repairing will be done before Ihe school opens. It will be necessary to change the heating sys tem, provide the class rooms with proper equipment and remodel the Kitchen. It will also be necessary to meke provision for the class rooms, the large parlor and lobby beiijg used lor this purpose. The fact that Palatka was selected for the school is due to the appearance that the oilty made, according to Ma jor Jlackson. He visited Lake City, where the old Columbia College plant was offered him, also Daytona, Bar tow and other places, but stated that of all of these he liked Palatka best. There Will be at least 250 students hone when the school opens for the spring session. As it is the mill tary section and is the preparatory department, all of the young men, few of who will be more than eighteen or nineteen years of age, will be in urtform. Just how long the school will be located 'here is problematical'. Plans aie already under way for reconstruc ting the burned buildings1 at Sewan- nce, but un-aer tne present tuincuic conditions of securing labor and ma terial the new buildings may not be ready for occupancy next fall. If they are not it is highly probable tiiat Palatka will entertain the stu dents again next fall. ST. LOUIS JUDGE HAS "REASONABLE DOUBT" ABOUT Mil STATUE (By United Press.) ST. LOUIS, Nov. 21 Judge John C. Pollock, in Federal Court here to- day, granted a temporary injunction restraining district attorney Walter; Hemsley, collector of Internal Reve nue, from inberferring with the brew ers in the manufacture and sale of beer. Judge Pollock declared he was not ruling on the constitutionality of the war time prohibitionact, but that t. "reasonable doubt existed.' GEORGIA JURIST KILLED. Speeding In Auto He Strikes Wagon Woman Companion Threatens Suicide. (By United Press) MACON, Nov. 21 Judge Welbone Moore of Sparta, a member of the legislature and a widely known politi cian, was instantly killed near here hist night when an automobile he was driving at a high speed struck a wagon and turned over. It was re ported Unat no one else was hurt with accident. Miss Ocona Bradley "of Macon was in the car at the time of the accident and returned here threat ening to kill herself. She is under observation of a local hosuital. AMERI CAN LEGION WRITES PLATFORM 1 CONVENTION WHICH HAS BEEN IN SESSION AT MINNEAPOLIS ADOPTED POLICIES WHICH BOTH PARTIES ARE BOUND TO RECOGNIZE IN DRAWING UP THEIR PLATFORMS. MINNEAPOLIS, Miim., Nov., 21 Ihe greater part of the platforms to be adopted by the political parties in the 1920 presidential campaign has just been written at the convention of the American Legion in this city. Although the legion has declared time and again against political inter ference of any kind either by the or- gwiization of any of its officials, it is conceded by leaders at the convention that the political parties could not pos sibly overlook the polities of the Am erican Legion. According to the Legion's constitu tion and its act of incorporation it must be purely non-political, but par ties will try their best to win the un official favor of the former soldiers by the adoption of policies passed up on at the convention here. , . Americanism is Basis. , Those policies are based fundamen tally upon the doctrine of 10 per cent. Americanism, Sectionalis will be avoided as much as possible, as the Legion avoided it in the convention. Legislation favoring the returned soldiers in matters of civil employ ment, insurance, vocational -training and loans for the purchase of farms cr homes will be included. Matters of foreign and domestic policy of the United States passed up on on at the Legion convention- are nko expected, to be brought up at the lf'20 political campaign. Congress now has before its com mittees nearly 11,000 bills affecting the former soldier in some way. AIH have been held up pending the action of the American Legioij upon the subjects of these bills. While the former soldiers have de clared their position with regard to most of these bills, the buck has been passed back to congress on some. May Throw Bonus Into Politics. The bonus especially has been the irieatest bone of contention among the delegates of the former service men, and it is expected to be so on -the floor of congress. That it will be taken up by the political parties at the next conven tion if the matter has not been passed upon before them, is the belief of men prominent in the Legion. The failure of the Legion to act pos itively upon the matter is expected to result in similar inaction by con- gress and the matter of a bonus for the ex-service men may come up m next year's political platform. So far as the American Legion as a bodv is concerned, it is pledged to eep away from the political battles that will be waged around the poli tics the Legion has adopted. The rejection of the minority re port of the political restrictions com mittee, which allowed mare leeway to members in matters of politics, pro hibits the Legion from advocating any measure on a political platform even though that measure may have been based on a policy of the American Legion. The future military policy of the country, immigration, deportation of U'tdesirable aliens and other such problems now uppermost in the minds of Americana have been taken up anJ a program adopted by the legion, but when made political issues they will be left to the discretion of the indi vidual members. FOR 920 VOTING VISIONS JACKSONVILLE IS ALL SET FOR BIG MANAGEMENT PROMISES THE FAIR AND EXPOSITION WILL BE THE LARGEST AND MOST REPRESENTATIVE EVER HELD IN THE SOUTH. JACKSONVILLE, Nov. 21 With the stage practically set, Jacksonville and Florida are eagerly anticipating the arrival of tomorrow morning when the gates to the Florida State Fair and Exposition swing back and the fair, which the management pro nounces to be the largest and most representative fair ever held in the South, formally begins. ' Already dozens of exhibits have arrived on the grounds and a small army of people have been busy at the Brentwood lo cation since Monday preparing against the opening hour. Yesterday saw the arrival of sever al carloads of county exhibit material and many of the industrial and other exhibits were placed. The interiors of the buildings have been decorated and everything is practically in read iness for the opening. Fair of. Many Features. Every indication, ieys the manage- mentJ pomts wwaru cms laiir uuuiri the beet ever produced in une suuui. It will be a fair of many features. .Among these will be a million-dollar live stock show, exhibiting animals Che total combined value of which will te something in excess of a million dallars. This wUl be, it is promised, the largest show of the kind ever staged anywhere in the South and will attract attendance from' many states and from all parts of Florida. Another important feature will be the county exhibits, the number be fog, according to figures given out yesterday, more than 80 per cent in excess of the total number of such exhibits at least year's fair. The agricultural buildmg in which all these exhibits are housed under nor mal conditions has prove.! tcs sral to hold this year's display and the coun ty section will overflow into the gov ernment building. Twenty-six Flori da counties and many towns and com munities are displaying this year, making What is said to be the largest county exhibit ever produced at any fair in the entire South. BOOZE WAR IN EUROPE. PARIS, Nov. 21 A 'whiskey war is developing 'in uErope. It's rye ami brurbon against Scotch? Claiming that they held exclusive rights to man ufacture the most famous brands of Kentucky bourbon and American ryes, Samlual Taylor, Michael O'Nealy and Waiter J. Burns, head of the Ameri can Whiskey Company in Europe, have arrived in Paris from England, where they have just completed ar rangements to erect the first distill ery in opposition to Scotch whiskey. Others are to be established in France and Germany. BANK "LOOTERS GET RESPITE. (By United Press.) ATLANTA, Nov. 21 Judge Hutch eson today refused a petition for an extra sessioni of Campbell County Court to try William B. Green, Mrs. Catehrine IBradstreet and her hus band, Clarence J. Bradstreet, charg ed with embezzlement from the Fair burn Banking Company. The cases now automatically go over until February. FIUME BLOCKADE RAISED. (By United Press.) ROME, Nov. 21 The Blockade of Fiume has been raised, acording to newspaper reports here. Trains have reached Phuneifrom outside points. TOMORROW WITH Ml PORT ON OF SING SING BURNS WATER MAIN CUT FIRE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN OF INCINDIARY ORIGIN LOSS TO PLANT ESTIMATED AT $200, 000 LARGE NUMBER OF MEN THROWN OUT OF EMPLOY MENT. (By United Press.) OSSINING,, N. Y., Nov. 21 Fire, believed to have beeti of incindiary origin today destroyed the three bulidings of Sing Sing prison with a loss more than two hundred thous and dollars. The water main sup plying the prison was cut yesterday. It is believed somebody took advant age of this. A number of prisoners were thrown out of work by the des truction of raw materials. There was no disorder or attemlpt to escape. The prisoners assisted the fire depart ment in fighting the blaze. MINERS STRIKE MAY Bt SETTLED AT BIG CONFERENCE TODAY (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 21-nCoal op erators and the Chiefs of four hun dred thousand miners still on strike may reach an agreement here today or tomorrow. The miners have de cided to recede from their demand of a sixty per cent, increase, accord ing to Secretary Green oi tne umiea Miners workers Union, "I suppose we shall have to sub mit a proposal counter to the offer of the operators made yesterday,' said Green. "It will be an irreducable ni'inimum below which we shall not go. It probably will be submitted today.' Up To Government Now. (By United Press.) COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 21 Op eration of coal mines by Federal or Siote government must take place un less an agreement soon is reached at the miiw.s -and operators meeting in Washington, according to governor Cox, in reply to Governor Harding, Governor Cox said the Federal gov ernment should take steps, but if it fails it is up to the State government. 6,000 DEPEND Oil ORE (By United Press.) ROULERS, Belgium, Nov. 21-,h wicq, one of the Flemish townr. suffered most from the war Hd's man occupation, has thg soe champion town pump. Ite than source of water supply fcity. 6.000 refuges residents ' had iBefore the war We pumping modern water plank, ruins and station is now a mhrough the shells have plouer mains in streets into the old system can the ore scores of places In the outskirts m-ver be repace about two hun of the town w too, are gone. hor.n dred wells. Jes who came back The firsve among the ruins, last sumr was no water to be found t)"1 muddy little ditch, had ex -to- use- Refugees kept entire" of tne absence of Wa com3 while carrying relief 'tOTagees that an American of tffld that the residents of the ere using the water from the ' Investigation showed that of until hand, ed and the ply. OF S FOUR FAIR PLAN IS ILLEGAL SAYS STATE'S ATTORNEY ATTORNEY GENERAL SWEAR- ENGEN RENDERS OPINION TO, EFFECT THAT COMMISSION EXCEEDED ITS AUTHORITY IN MAKING SUCH A DECISION Florida will not celebrate its pur chase from Spain with four exposi tions in as many cities, according to a decision which has just been render ed by Attorney General Van C. Swearengen. The announcement that the .core- t mission appointed to decide on a site for the exposition favored dividing the big show, called forth much criti cism in the State. The matter was finally referred to the attorney gen eral for a legal opinion. In his opinion Mr. Swearengen says: "The Florida Purchase Centennial Commission's powers and duties are defined by Chapter 7291, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1919, the title to which reads a follows: 'An Act cre ating the Florida Purchase. Centen nial Commission, defining its powers and duties and providing for the ne cessary expenses of said commission.' Section 5 of this act provides as fol low: 'Section 5. That' said commis sion is hereby vested with full and complete power to undertake, inaug urate, create, perfect, complete,. man . age control, regulate, supervise and direct an international exposition, which is hereby authorised to be bald in the State of Florii dedicated on July l3th, 1921, andinaugurated on Victory Pay. November 11th, 1922,. in commef oration jt the Florida " Purchase CentnniJ at such point in the State of Floridi as aid commis sion may select.' " "It will be observe from a read ing of the above qd section of law that the legislate6 evidently in tended the holding on 'internation al exposition shoul be ne'd and at State of Florida said commission may select.' Th the 'anguage em ployed in this 1: is clear and direct to the point th:Jn!y one internation al erposition ould l,e hpW and at onlv one po' 1,1 the StaU, there fore I am c1,e P,nio" thu' the ac tion of t-c'omm,S5,l)u in designat ing four 'frent points in the State where t intcrnational exposition may bt was not in harmony with ;!le" H. renting it or authorized un- ' der t'aW' and that such action was ult.,rM-" K LL BLAZE THIS AFTERNOON he fire denartmp-nt . - ...... - u vj th and Main streets this afternoon 8 o'clock where a small franm ouiMin.T was on fire".' Onlv about. fi dollars damage was done to the roof before the department arrived and ex tinguished it. NATIONAL BANK CALL. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 21Th Comptroller of the Treasury today is sued a call for the condition of t.fcn National Banks on Monday November seventeenth. few wells left undestroyed. onlv could be used. The others w rlnfiln 1 .L. . .. ur..,,ru uj me uermans and the water was still dangerous. A large, pump was obtained one of the giant pumps used bv the Brit ish army for keeping the Flanders trenches dry. With a little ingeni ous adaptation, it was connected with tfce one good well Now from dark a line of people, pail in passes down the debris -tr- streets to the only numo in Wr. its handle creaks incessantly at 6,000 draw their dailv wtr ' , ; "T .it- Li - H I' n f r the reports said. J J- , 1 i ii pn ry ii in imiwif T i jf ,