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. -i , ... ,. , itoH- h THE WS ::' Fair south and east. Probably Rain Northwest portion. ... ...... ... ... TTT TTTTTT T T ... T today's : J fnr S ! 1 1 'I 1 1 1 PALATKA, FLORIDA, t RIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1919. PRICE FIVE CENTS. Oh. I. NO. 41. OHN BALTIMORE'S WORSI FIRE SINCE 1 904 I i FLAMES DISCOVERED IN M'COY HALL SHORTLY AFTER MID . NIGHT SOON SWEEPS THE EN TIRE SQUARE DAMAGE WILL PROBABLY BE A MILLION DOL- LARS. (By United Press.) 'BALTIMORE, Nov. 28 Baltimore was visited by the most disastrous conflagration in its history, with the 1 exception of the fire in 1904, this v morning. The entire John Hopkins University plant was wiped out, with j a loss of more than a million dollars, and the destruction of records and " libraries which cannot be replaced. ' The fire was discovered shortly af ter midnight in McCoy Hall, and was well under way. Within a few hours -" every building in the square had either been wrecked by dynamiters, to pre (3nt spread, or bid been burned,, , i ' - Attention of passers-by was first attracted by explosions. At the time it was believed these were due ' to detonations of chemicals, as the building was used last summer by ittach.es of the Edgewood arsenal. ''Investigation, however, showed that i no government chemicals were among the records there. The firemen fought valiantly to prevent a repetition of the disaster of 1904 and saved many -threatened Areas. GOVERNMENT TAKES STEPS TO NIP (By United Press) WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 The gov-err-ment today took steps to frustrate suspected Red Christmas plots. Pub lic officials in many parts of the coun try have been warned to scrutinize carefully all Christmas packages. Of ficials of the post office department lire taking every precaution to catch ti.e bombs that may be sent through the mails with an avalanche of other Christmas packages. The express companies are also on the lookout. LERMCE HARDY WINS A TRIP TO CHICAGO. I'lorahome Girl Had Best Duroc Pig at the Jacksonville Fair. In the pig club contest for a trip tn Chicaeo, offered by Armour & o Miss Bernice Hardy, of Florahome won first place and will be a guest of the millionaire packers for a full veek. It is certain that she will have .kt. the best time of her life. She will leave Saturday night for the Win dv City. The pig with which she won the prize at Jacksonville was the same one she won first place with here in cjiintember, The pig weigns j , 140 Dounds more ipiuiiua uu". j - u 0,-hile here. It is J just ! ever a year old now. LETTUCE BRINGS $2,200 CAR. SAN FORD, Nov. 28-Sanford's f.rst car load of lettuce reach the northern markets brought $2,200 .u:v brine the price per crate to $5.50. As the stock is not what the experienced vegetable men would call Prime stuff this price is very fine HOPKIN BEST TO FIX BLAME j FOR DELAY ON WILSON WILL INTRODUCE DOMESTIC MEASURES TO TAKE UP ALL OF TIME OF SENATE, AND THEN CENTER FIGHT ON LODGE RESOLUTION DECLAR ING WAR AT AN END. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 Plans to pigeonhole the treaty indeffinitely by keeping congress busy on domestic legislation are being made by a num ber of Republican senators. Quick action on the Lodge resolution to de clare the war at an end and is to be part of the program. Senators are planning this course on the as sumption that the country is sick of the treaty fight and wants speedy ac tion on such vital domestic questions as the return of the railroads, bolshe vism, development of the American merchant marine to help American foreign trade in competition with Eu rope and numerous other matters ari sing out of the return to a peace ba sis. Senator Cimrmtas, low; -will brtn? railroad legislation before the sen nfo annn as coneress meets. A long debate is expected" as the Cum mins bill contains the anti-strike pro vision which is opposed by labor un ions. Several senators are under stood to be ready to filibuster should the lanti-strike clause apear likely to carry. Water power legislation will come up next session accoruuig w icaci.v plans. This is also expected to in volve a long drawn out fight. Legislation to aid the returned ser vice men probably will have a prom inent place on the calendar of regular session. So far the only thing that congress has done toward helping the returnc-i soldiers is the passage of the $00 bonus. Sentiment is stronger among the rank and file of the membership than lenders expected, and it is virtually certain that early in the session a chance will be given to vote on sucn a proposition. All such legislation was delayed until some expression oi ooiniun was obtained from the Am eriean Legion. An additional bonus was favored by this body, but no am ount was named and those in congress urging such a plan believed the le gion desires the bonus to De com mensurate with the finances of the country. The fact that it will mean an increase of the national debt is one of the drawbacks. Congressional leaders who are look ing to the legion for advice on wheth er assage of the Mondell land bill is desired, still are in doubt over the measure. Objections are made to it on the ground that the service men do not want to go on arid and swamp lands, far away from their homes, which will require years to be made productive. GASOLINE FIRE AT KISSIMMEE. City Pumping Station Destroyed by Flames George Alman Burned. KISSIMMEE, Nov. 28 An explo sion at the Standard Oil pumping sta tion this afternoon resulted in a spectacular fire which destroyed valu able property and severely mjureu the man in charge. The pump had been running for several hours, un loading an oil tank car, and it is sup posed a valve which fed the engine became loose and flooded the place .with gasoline. In an instant every thing was ablaze. There was no delay on the part of tlie fire department but the entire pumping station, the engine and REPUBLICANS ROYED BY FLAMES REPUBLICANS PLAN DEATH T WILL CONCENTRATE ON LODGE S RESOLUTION TO DE CLARE WAR AT AN END THEN PUT IT UP TO THE PRESIDENT FOR SIGNATURE. (By United Press) WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 .While President Wilson worked on his mes- stge to congress, Republican leaders in both houses planned their counter attack to his expected demand for quick ratification of the peace treaty. The situation is: , When the president's message goes before congress the Republicans will bo ready to concentrate their -,efforts on the passage ot senator juoages resolution declaring the war ended. If Wilson adheres to his stand that the treaty should be ratified with on lx enjarutory resorvationa, and that the Lodge reservations nullify the doc ument, the Republicans immediately will start the drive to force through the resolution and put it before the president for his signaturem thus lay ing on him the blame for continuing the technical state of war if he vetoes it. But if Wilson manifests a spirit of compromise and says the treaty is ac ceptable with the Lodge reservations or with reservations based on them, oposition leaders will devote their ef forts to bringing about this qualified ratification. This indicates a change in the Re publican plan, as Senator Lodge pre viously stated that if the presidet.t re-introduced the treaty next session it would suffer "the delay of death" iij the foreign relations committee; md later expressed an eagerness to make ratification a campaign issue in 1920. The Republicans now figure that they will gain strength in the presidential campaign no matter what course the treaty fight takes, as they will go before the country as the par ty that safeguarded national interests and ''Americanized the (treaty" if it is adopted, and as the party that saved America from entangling for eign alliances if it is finally beat en. Word of what attitude the president will take in his message is carefully guarded at the White House. Hi3 fiiends do not believe he will recede from his stand of only a week ago, that the treaty is practically killed be the Lodge reservations or anything like them, unless he couples such ac tion with a declaration that even with crippled qualifications, the treaty is essential to stabilize world conditions, being better than none at all. SOCIALISTS MUST ATTEND. (By United Press.) ROME, Nov. 28 The Socialist ex ecutive committee has ordered the So cialist members of the chamber of deputies to participate in the opening of parliament, according the newspa per Avianti. eqiiipmjent, vnere totally djestroyed. George Alman, who drives the oil truck, had about eighty gallons of oil loaded when the explosion came. This was burned up, then the flames spread to the adjoining sheds, burn ing them to the ground. The property loss was estimated at about $4,000. Mr. Alman was bad ly burned about the head and arms, though his injuries are not consider ed serious. OF GOVENAN S UNIVERSITY : mm FOR A FALL STILL CONSIDERS HIMSELF SA VIOURS OF ITALY AND IS PRE PARING TO ENLARGE HIS PLANS SOCIALISTS TO SHOW HIM WHERE HE GETS OFF. i (By United Press.) ROME.fNov. 28 XJabriel D'Annun zio still considers himself the "Savior of Italy, who must scourge her of cowardice and deserters, according to a Fiumej dispatch from the Spochas cvrrespondent there today. This seemingly' contradicted recent reports that ! D'Annunzio was to come to an agreement winch was found for him to withdiw gracefully. The poet hinting at a possible en largement of his plans, declared his work is 'just beginning. He asked refirmatirtn of his full powers, de claring that he must know his foi loWer&je unanimously. with, him ; The socialist newspaper Avianti, re ceived the poets latest outburst with considerable acrimony, demanding that the three million Socialist vot ers who elected a hundred and sixty deputies in the recent elections, be organized to force the will of the peo ple. ARE AT L DESPITE WARRANTS FOR DEPORTATION (By United Press.) NEW YORK, Nov. 28 Twelve Rad icals arrested at Seattle last winter tor an alleged attempt overthrow the municipal government there are at lib erty despite the fact that warrants for their deportation were issued the middle of March, it developed at the hearing of the Congressional com mittee on immigration touaj. The men were parolled upon an agreement to appear when wanted. They never have appeared. Ihese men, in the opinion of the Congres sional committee, were among mo.-a dangerous ever apprehended by the United States. The arrival in New York when they were from Seattle, created a small riot of sympathizing Reds it was pointed out. PRESIDENT COM W. P. DINEEN HAS INTERESTED OFFICIALS IN PALATKA. Highly Probable That Assembly Plant Will be Established in This City. W. P. Dineen, who returned re cently from Houston and other points in Texas, where he went in an en deavor to induce the Southern Motors Manufacturing Association of Hous ton to oestablish its Florida branch factory in Palatka. The trip was entirely successful in securing the interest of the company's officials in the possibilities of Palatka. Mr. Dmeen interviewd a numeber of the executive officers of the Southern Moters company, and same away w:th the assurance that the president, Jacquest E. Blevins, will be in Pa latka shortly after the holidays to PUTNAM FIRST 1 WINNERS AT STATE F GIRLS CLUB EXHIBIT WON FIRST PRIZE AND MANY INDIVIDU AL PRIZES BROUGHT BACK HOME DEMONSTRATION PRIZE ALSO TO PUTNAM COUNTY. JACKSONVILLE, Nov. 28 Of the judging so far in departments where Putnam county has contested the old county has done herself proud, tak ing first honors in the women's dem onstration work, and a large number of individual prizes. In the home demonstration work awards were made yesterday, the judge experiencing considerable dif ficulty in determining the winners, seconds and thirds in some of the classes so excellent was the work of the girls and women of Florida. Miss Madge J. Reese of Washing ton, assistant to home demonstration agent, office of extension in the South, states relations, was the judge, and -sh)ii particuikarly icomfllimentei the Florida work for its general standard, pointing out the fact that there was nothing poor in the. ex hibit, everything being good, while some of the display was particularly excellent. Club Contest. Girls' clubs won prizes as follows: First, Putnam county. Second, Madison county. Third, St. Johns county. Women's county clubs won prizes as follows: First, Hillsborough county. Second, Manatee county. Third, Putnam county. Special Women's Home Demonstra tion Work. Pickles First, Manatee county; second, Dade county; third, Putnam county. Vegetables First, Putnam' coun ty; second, Dade county. Grapes Putnam county. Citrus Putnam county. Jellies Dade county. Tomatoes Dade county. Fruit Dade county. individual prize in woman's canning club, Florahomt preserved citrus exhibit, Mrs. G. C. Hardy, $5; grape i-xhibit, Mrs. B.'F. Osten $5; canned vegetables, Mrs. G. C. Hardy, $5; the Groover Dairy club, rorahonu-, third prize, $75; best county exhibit of butter, not less than live pounds, Floruhome, 15;'best individual pound of butter, first, Mrs. G. L. Sipprel, S3: second Nellie Bell, Florahome, i-2: best cottace cheese, Mrs. B. F. Osteen, Ficrahomc, $-; Bernice Hav dv, Florahome, first on Duroc sow 20. give our city a thorough survey. Mr. Dineen spent some time in in vestigating the company's plan of or Kf.nization and its'prospects of man ufacturing motors on large scale. He was impressed with the thoroughness of the business organization and the perfections of plans to meet all fu ture contingencies, as well as with the ability of the men at the helm of the undertaking. The company now has over fourteen thousand stock holders, and is building two sizes of trucks, a four and a six cylinder pleasure car, a fire engine and a four wheel drive farm tractor which is highly adaptable to all kinds of field worl. The demand for the company's products far exceeds it3 present production, but factories are rapidly going up, at Houston to meet this demand. A branch for Florida located at Palatka would grow to a large industrial unit in a short time. Hewever, Mr. Dineen feels that this company will locate its Florida plant in the city where its operation will prove most valuable to the company. I MEXICO WILL II RELEASE 0. 5. AGENT SENDS REPLY TO NOTE SAYING JENKINS IS BEING HELD AND THAT HIS DETENTION IS JUS TIFIEDWASHINGTON TO ASX FOR CHARGES. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 The Mexican reply to the United States note demanding the release of D. N. Jenkins, Consular Agent a Pueblo, was made public today. It refuses to grant the American demands, say ing the imprisonment is justified. A r.ew note, demanding the details of the charges against him, will be sent to the Mexican government today, it was announced at the State depart ment . BASKET BALLTEAM TO BE At the last meeting of the Elks It was decided to turn over to the young men of the city, the basket ball court in their hall at the club house. This is now being screened ind placed in readiness for the, ap proaching season which opens in a few weeks. Palatka has never had such a rep resentative lot of material for a bas- :et-ball team. All the old-timers are back, eager for the sound of the referee's whistle and enthusiasm is at it's height. Every one interested in this great sport is asked to be at the club house next Monday night at 8 o'clock when plans for the com ing season will be perfected. Every basket-ball man in Palatka wishes to take this opportunity of expressing to the members of the Elks lodge their appreciation for the kindness which will enable them to have so much sport this winter. MESSAGE ON DECEMBER 2. resident Is Preparing It Now Ready For Printer This Week. (By United Press) WASHINGTON, Nov. 2S Presi dent Wilson's message will go to Con- gtess December second, it was stated at the White House todav. Thp President is working on the message, tut is expected to have it completed and ready for the printer the last of this week. LADY ASTOR ELECTED. (By United Press.) PLYMOUTH, England, Nov. 28 l ady Nancy Astor has been elected to the House of Commons, it was an nounced officially today. Charles B. Brent Dead. Funeral is being conducted this af ternoon over the remains of Charles B. iBrent who died lasj night at his home on Palatka Heights. Mr. Brent who until recently was employed by John Mellem, was sixty years of age, but had been a resident of Palatka for a number of years since giving up employment as an engineer. He has a large circle of friends who regret to learn of his death. The funeral will take place at St. Monica's church, and is in charge of Mooney & Davis. It therefore behooves Palatka to show its advantages to this company, so that the incomparable shipping and distributing advantages of the Gem City will become known to the offi cials of Southern Motors. and very sattslacvory. 4, . v - .