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Jy " ' Vi ' " -; .v-- ." "1 ' . jjLTflii;'-. : : - " THE Vff II. Partly cloudy with local rain. Colder extreme north por- tion to-night. TODAY'S irTTZ ' i' , NEWS ;- LA 2TB TODAY M : PALATKA, FLORIDA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1919. PRICE FIVE CENTS. y VOL. I.. NO 54, 9 'BIG T LLIN E" Wl TO PRE ff1 ACCEPT FE ACCEPT in A SPIRIT OF AS PRICE FOR AMERICAN AID ALLIES PREPARED TO SWAL LOW SENATE RESERVATION," SO THAT PEACE CAN BE DE CLARED AND WORLD COMPOS ' . (By United. Press.) LONDON, Dec. 13 The conference - of the"Big Three" held here lata, yes terday aftemoon showed an inclina- ' tion on the part of Great Britain, France and Italy to accept reasonable 1 reservations to the peace treaty' of t - fe-red by the American Senate, accor8- ing to opinion in official circle tar ; 'today. the Belgium representative s find Ambassador Davis were called jnto conference with Premiers Lloyd George and Clemanceau and Foreign Minister Sciaola. ." .'.- C: ' :' T ' One official said he believed "as a price for American aid the allies are I 'prepared to swallow tabst of tl",e Sen- ate reservations." . .. l1, t --The5 t3erthf.Tr sifuatitiri' is ' reported as having been disposed of by the "Bis ! Three" without difficulty. Let Russia Fight It Out. (By United Press.) LONDON, Dec. 13 Allied Repre sentatives in conference, here have decided definitely to let Russia settle ' her own difficulties, it was learned authoritatively today. They say no further aid will be given Admiral Kol chak. COUNTESS TAKES INVALID HUS BAND TO N, D. RANCH. . Married American Doughboy She Mot on Argonne Battlefield, Now and Invalid. (By United Press.) DICKINSON. N. D.. Dec. 13 An other war romance, "stranger than fiv tion," came to light here when Coun tess Marie von Schellschmidt, o: French and English nobility, purchas ed a 4,000 acre ranch near Medora, a village in the western part of the itate, made famous by the fact that i it is near the Dakota ranch of the ( late Col. Tneodore Roosevelt. i To this farm the countess is bring i ing her invalid husband, an American doughboy of German descent, who before being called to the colors was employed on a farm near here, l. The countess and Robert A. Schell ' 6chmidt were married last July in billings, Mont. They met on the Ar ' gonne battlefield when the countess, member of the Napoleon Grey Capes, adniiiiistered first aid to the uncon , ncious gassed private. She visited him later in the hospital and upon learning that his name was the same 03 that of her first husband, a Ger man baron, conducted an investigation that proved the patient to be a cous in of the baron. . Both went their way; the soldier back to battle and the nurse to her ministrations of mercy. In her wor ehe was sent to America a year ago io work in Wyoming during the Ui g fiuenza epidemic. In Cheyenne they 'mst again when the soldier received hishonorable discharge and they were married. TEACHERS FORM UNION (By United Press.) NEW YORK, Dec. 13 The Associ ate Teachers' Union, oranized among college Professors here, has been ad mitted to the American Federation of Labor. Its constitution prohibits strikes. COMMISSION FOR LOCATING EXPO TO MEET TODAY UNDER ; ACT OF THB LEGISLA TURE NOTV BELIEVED THAT A SITE WILL BE AWARDED, UN LSS PEN SACOLA AGREES -TO BUILD AT ITS OWN EXPENSE Following a visit to St. Augustine and a conference with Hon. W. A. Mc Williams, member of the Centennial Exposition Commission the committee from the city council and the Busi ness Mens Association decided that there is little use to go to Jackson ville today to attend the meeting of the commission, as it is hardly proba ble .that, an exposition site . will be named by the commission! !, The act which the legislature Hass led provided, for Ae selection of a site but did not provide funds, as had been believed, for defraying portion of the cost cf sucK an exposition. Without an, appiopriatiom fjrora 'the state it la realized that'" the federal government, would not make; an iisepiiatioB - WiUtott- statoMind gf eminent aid such an exposition as is planned cou'd not be held. The act also provides that the ex position should be open by November 1920, six months before the legisla ture meets. This would preclude tha possibility of an appropriation being irade by the state. It. would also be impossible to construct a suitable ex position in time for opening in No- ember of next year. Mr. McWilliams told the committee, very frankly, that he did not believe that one third of the members of the legislature would vote for an appro priation of any size for the exposi tion.' Following the disclosures at St. Augustine Palatka did not send a com mittee to Jacksonville to attend to days hearing. FUNERAL OF MRS. WILLARD. Same Choir and Same Service Used at Husband's Funeral. As All that was mortal of Mrs. A. 5. Willard, whose sad death occurred i.i Washington last Tuesday, following Injuries she sustained when struck by an outomobile, were laid to rest this morning at 10 o'clock in West View cemetery be'iide the husband whose srave still showed recent commitment (if "dust to dust'" Friends of the deceased, who knew her in bright girlhood days, paid their hst loving - ribute. Flowers in abun dance expressed the sorrow of those ho might not be present in person and sorrowing hearts gave ready smy pathy to the bereaved father anl daughter. ' The funeral service was conducted at St. Marks' church by Rev. J. H. Webber-Thompson and the musical ;;rogram was rendered by the same choir which sang the same songs as those at the funeral uf Mr. A. S. Willard nine months ago. At the church the choir sang "On the Res urrection Morning," and Jesus' Lov er of My Soul. At the grave "Asleep in Jesus" and "Nunc di mitis' were rendered. REWARD FOR MURDERER. TALLAHASSEE, Dec. 13 Gov. Catts has offered a reward of one hundred and fifty dollars for the ar rest and conviction of the unknown party or parties, who, on November 11, in the tawn of Orange City, Volu sia county, murdered Mrs. S. D. Clark, the civil authorities, after dili gent effort having found it impossi ble to apprehend and capture them. WMS URGE EXTREME PENALTY FOR PUTTING PQISOK 1 (By United Press) WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 Extreme penalties will be urged for prohibition violators found guilty of selling whis key containing wood alcohol, the rev enue bureau warned today. Reports from New York' for the week of De cember first show fourteen deaths from drinking such liquor which is selling as high as twenty-dollars per quart. i- COLD WAVE COMING. ; (By United Press.)' . WASHINGTON. Dec. 13-i Weather reports indicate a cold wave throughout the Southeas- tern states by Sunday morning. USE FOR FLANDERS MUD. Is Being Used For Reconstructing ' Houses In' Belgium. (By United Press) ROULERS. Beltrium. Dec. 13 Flaa dem mini, the bane of all the armies Mbki .ftpertftfcd lir" Belgiumf is 4f aut use after all Lime lis practically Unobtainable in Belgium to-day and in many of the mined villages, the refugees are lay ing stones and bricks with mud for temporary shelter against the coming winter. Others fill the chinks in I their chimneys and walls with it, and .lltogether it is becoming as much of a comfort to the refugees as it was a handicap to the soldiers who lived in it for months. At Dixmude there is a little, low, cave-like building, made of stones from the old pretentious city wall, They are laid in the red mud of the nearby battlefields and over the top of it are arched pieces of sheet iron from British dugouts. In this lit tie building, containing three tiny rooms, the affairs of the city are car ried on, in one room an architect is at work on estimates of damage done to public buildings in the city. In another room the fortnightly supply of coal is issued and another room contains cloth, shoes blankets and oth er articles which the Americans have supplied. The mayor, by far the busiest man in town, dlvbes his time between pub lic affairs, weighing out coal, distri buting supplies and cleaning mortar off f old brinks from the ruin of his house. Ha is laying these in mud, too, for his winter's shelter. His example is being widely followed in Dixmude and surrounding villages. SUGAR GROWING IN FLORIDA. One Concern Takes Option on 90,000 Acres For Raising Cane. JACKSONVILLE, Dec. 13 Inter est in Florida as the future sugar bowl of the United States has al ready become more evident since tho publication of the resolution of the Southern Commercial Congress, in Savannah, endorsing this state for federal aid to develop its sugar lands. Yesterday a wealthy Easterner walk ed into the office of Secretary J. L. Wallace, of the Jacksonville real es tate board, throuak whose efforts the action at Savannahwas taken with the story in his pocket. The Easterner, associated with two other men from that unction, had iust taken an option on 90,000 acres of Florida sugar lands, which they will at once pass upon as to its fitness for sugar production, If it is found suitable for that pur pose they will proceed to develop it. If it does not prove suitable to sugar, they will secure other lands which will serve that purpose. PRESIDENT HAY TAKE A HAND IN ENAC1I T ,' J (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 Activities at the White House today indicated that President Wilson might send a message to Congress early next week iri tegard to railroad legislation. Members of his staff were at the rail road administration gathering data r,nd there were other evidence that President Wilson expects to act very soon on the question of return of the roads'to private ownership. , SKELETON NEAR WHITE SPRINGS. Hunters Find Bleached Bones In An Isolated Swamp. VALDOSTA, Ga., Dec. 13 Hunters near the Suwannee river, about two miles from White Springs, Fla, were very much surprised yesterday when they tan upon the skeleton of a man in a thick dump it scrub palmetto. The find was made an whot is known ss the Cone land. . By the side of the bleached, but un disturbed bones of a man, lay the re mains of a gun . The wooden stock had long since returned to dust, and only the barrel remained, showing it ts4ij,. been an old-fashioned, double barreled" 16 -bore gun, of the muzzle loading variety, now almost entirely cut of date. The man's shoes were in adecayed state where his feet had fallen into decay. Finding this skeleton recalled to old residents of White Springs that per haps fifteen years ago two men nam ed Herndon and Hutchinson became lost about the same time, and nothing has ever been heard of either one of them since. This led to the belief that the skeleton might have been one of these missing men. At the time of their disappearance it was thought that perhaps they had been murdered cr drowned in the river. E STILLS A CHANGE TO SELL SUPPLY RIDER ON FOOD STIMULATION REPEAL BILL PROVIDES SALE OF LIQLOR FROM DATE TO JANUARY 16, PROHI FORCES FIGHT ANY SUCH ACTION IN HOUSE. WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 Repeal of food the stimulation act with a prohibition rider which would allow the sale of liquor from date of re peal to Janjary sixteenth when con stitutional prohibition becomes effec tive was proposed today. Among the witnesses before the committee were members of Congress who said that kood faith on the part of Congress Congress demanded that the liquor in terests be given a few days grace to dispose of huge stocks to get from under financial ruin. The loss would amount to more than a billion dollars to the liquor interests. Members of the anti-saloon league appeared be fore the committee in opposition to the measure which was proposed by representative Gallivan of Massachu setts. . DIXIE flOLLINS HERE. Is Candidate For State Superintend ent of Education. - Dixie M Hollins, candidate for State Superintendent of Education, was a uest in Palata today, shaking WOULD ERVAT CONGRESS URGED TO BUILD CANAL MEETING HELD AT FERNANDI NA COMPOSED OF DELEGATES FROM THIS COUNTRY AND SOUTH AMERICA STRONG RESOLUTION. FERNANDINA, Dec. 13 That a strong and determined effort is to be made to have congress maqe an ap propriation for survey and construc tion of a canal across the State of Florida was indicated by a session here yesterday of the Gulf and At lantic Canal Association. In attend ance were d?iegates from nearly ev-j ery southern state and from the Soutn American Republics. There were al so delegates from Europe. The delegates first made an inspec tion trip of St. Mary's river and Cum berland sound and at the session held at the Keystone Hotel passed the fol lowing resolutions, introduced by Dr. Clarence J Owens, director general cf the Southern Commercial Con gress: .v"' V V W&ereas, the proposed plaa. for the construction of a canal from' Cum berland sound to the Gulf of Mexico is national in its import and interna tional in its relation, and Whereas the Southern Commercial Congress in its eleventh annual con vention in the city of Savannah unan imously approved the canal undertak ing and pledged its unqualified co operation, and Whereas, the delegation represen tative 6f the South, organized by the Southern Commercial Congress has inspected and approved the proposed route for the canal; therefore be it Resolved by this joint assembly representative of the South in form-.l session in Fernandina, that a nation al committee of fifty be organized representative of the states affected from the Dakotas to the South At lantic and the Gulf, charged with the lesponsibilit of urging immediate ac tion on the part of the congress of the United States in making ade quate appropriations for the survey of the route and the completion of the canal. TOURIST RECORDS BROKEN ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 13 Reg isters at the board of trade rooms where winter visitors write their rames and addresses, according to the states from which they come, sho.v there are now in St. Petersburg as many visitors as were here in the first part of January last winter. The number of names on the regis ters is now more than double the num- Ler at this time last year and the ?eneral publ.c accepts the figures on I he registers as the best indication cf the size cf the crowd here, it be ing estimated that only one in threa persons who come here register1;. There are now on the books 4,741 names and at the same time last year '.here were only 2,865 names and that was ahead of all previous seasons. hands with old friends and greeting new ones. Mr Hollins is being endorsed by the trogressive school interests of the state, as well as tne leading citizens .-f his own countv and south Florida. His home is in Pinellas county, where he has been county Superintendent or Schools for a number of years. Dur ing that time he established the schools of Pinellas county on a basis that is standard for the state. After the holidays Mr. Hollins will make an active canvass, presenting to the people of the state his views of the needs for more progressive idas in education in Florida. ACROSS FLORIDA IONS RESTRICTIONS ON FUEL USE COAL PRODUCTION IS RAPIDLY NEARING NORMAL WITH RE AURN OF MEN TO WORK MUST CONSERVE TO CREATD A RESERVE (By Unite4 Press.) ATLANTA, Dec. 13 All trins dis continued will be restored at 12:01 Monday morning, all restrictions of use of lights and power are imme diately discontinued by an order of the regional railway director, on ad vices from Washington, received hero last night. . ? " ' . " , . Heavy rams in the south are mak- " ing more hydro-electric power avail able and mirars in the south have re turned to W'-rk one hundred per cent strong. Federal rauroad managers are ask ed to observe the priority list in de- '" livering consignments of coal to con- - j -r. Burners and to serve the first five ,. classes, but to serve the sixth and av .se.vehth If "possible. '' Dmtestie'&fi'-' 2Sr' sumers are allowed to purchase only one ton at a time. The committee wants a suspension of heat and light regulations, but does not guarantee a plentii'ul fuel supply. Consumers must conserve until the production is normal and a reserve stock again is built up. NORMAL PRODUCTION NEAR. (By United Press.) CHICAGO, Dec. 13 Normal coal production is closer today. Encour aging reports on the number of mi ners returning to pits were received by the operators' representatives here. Some attempts are being made to get Union consent to work on Sun day in order to get a good start. MINIMUM LOAD TOO HIGH. Trammell Asks Rescinding of Order For Loading Citrus Fruit. WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (Special) Senator Park Trammell, having been advised by protesting Florida citrus growers and shippers that an order has been made requiring that refrigerator and ventilated cars should contain a minimum of 432 boxes of citrus fruit to the car, has entered upon active steps in an effort to obtain a modification of the order. He has taken up the matter person ally with the railroad administration in Washington and today sent a tele gram to the regional directors of botli the railroad and fuel administration at Atlanta, Gn., as follows: "I am infermed that you have caused the railroads to issue an or der requiring that no car of citrus fruit be accepted unless it. contains a minimum of 432 boxes. Formerly 300 boxes was the 'minimum, and then it was raised to 360 boxes during the congestion last year. I submit that a minimum of 432 boxes to the car works a srreat hardship and injustice upon the growers of Florida and I suggest and earnestly request tnat u such order ex'sts it should immediate- . :y be modified and the minimum re quirements reduced." A SENATORIAL FARCE. ' (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Dec 13 Senator LaFollette today continued his assault on the Cummins railroad bill which, contains an anti-strike provision. LaFollotte has been speaking against the bill four days. Today he de iiounced the injunction proceedings r sorted to by the government to stop the coal strJce. .' , in a