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"P I TtttVtt'I TT V J T TODAY'S .: - -, NEWS V 4 TODAY : , y Ma THE W.v- : '"It Fair to-night and Thursday) not much change in temperature. Frost north and central ;v-M- " E FIUDTB VOL. I, NO. 57 LABOR AND FARM HEADS ASK FOR IT GOMPERS SAYS ANTI-STRIKE CLAUSE IN CUMMINGS BILL WILL MAKE LAWBREAKERS OUT OF PATRIOTIC CITIZENS PRESIDENT WILL BE AP PEALED TO. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 A plea that the- Cummings railroad bill now "before the Senate be withdrawn and that government control of the rail roads be continued at least two years was made today by Samui-1 Gompers, president of the American Federation cf Labor, representatives cf the railroad brotherhoods and the officials of several farmers organi zations, who aopeared before thi Senate Interstate Commerce Com mittee. The delegation, numbering twenty nine will call at the White House to- iay in an cifort to induce President "Wilson to retain the roads two years longer, it was announced. Mr. Gompers, who led the attack on the Cummings bill before the Sen te committee today severely criti cized the anti-strike provisions of th; bill, declaring it would make law breakers out of patriotic citizens who wouldn't obpy. It was intimated at the White House today that President Wilson's special railroad message to congress would be ready in a few days. DE LUXE TRAIN COMING. Fast Coast to Operate Palace on Wheels In January. On January 5th, 1920 full winter schedule will go into effect and the Florida East Coast will have the best service that has ever been provided. In addition 1c the five trains each way already mntioned, the FLORIDA SPECIAL, train de luxe, will be inau gurated; it will be limited to 9 cars, 4.11 Pullman, dining car service. One 'of the cars geing operated between New York and Key West; two be tween New Vork and Miami and four between Nev; York and Palm Beach. This will be an extra fare train with facilities not heretofore provided on r.ny Florida train, such as valet, maid, secretary, barber and bath service. In addition to the regular railroad transportation and Fullnian charge! an extra faie of $10.00 will be as-,1 sessed. PROTECTING SMALL PAPERS. Is Purpose of Recommendation House Post office Committee. of (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 An ap peal to newspaper publishers of the1 country make an immediate reduction of ten per cent in the size of ther publications because of the paper shortage was made today by the House Postoffice Committee. Such action is necessary to prevent the de struction of f large number of news papers in smaller towns, and will in- flict irreparable injury on the. com-- munitie's setved by them, the Com - mittee declared! , BOLS TAKE TWO DUMPS. (By United Press) LONDON, Dec. 17 Bolshevik forces have captured Kiefk and Jup- vansk, in southwestern Russia, from the Anti-Bolshevik forces, mosco wireless said today. MARION COUNTY URGES PUTNAM TO MEANS MUCH IN CARRYING BOND LSSUE THERE COMMIS SIONERS COME HERE TO STIR UP INTEREST STEPS TO BE TAKEN EARLY IN NEW YEAR Marion county is to make another effort to put over a bond issue to construct a system of good roads, following the failure of the last effort, three weeks ago, to carry. Th na jirity against the issue was very Miiail. But Marirn's system of good road3, End prospe-.t for state aid depei ris very largely on what steps Putnam county will lake towards connecting up the link. Alachua is in very much the same position. This coun ty now i3 1he key to the situation, it is pointed out, so far as the middle Florida counties are concerned. In an effort to secure the coopera tion of the people of this county the entire board of county commissioners of Marion county came over here yes .erc'.ay and called on Br. A .M. Steen, chairman of the Putnam county com missioners. Dr. Steen assured the visitors that he. and the -other- menv lurs of the board heartily favored building the road between Palatkrt at:c Gainesville,, and the construc tion of otiir connecting links in the county, but that the board is pow erless to dr; anything until the prop erty owi:er3 of the county evince a desire f;r road construction. Dr. Steen told the Marion count--ommissioners that he would be until-ie to give them any assurances of what Putnam county will do, just as he was forced to tell the commission ers and bond trustees of Alachua county. He gave them a statement of Putnam county's present bonded indebtedness with the property vari ation, showing that the county is less heavily bonded than any in the state ar.d could easily afford a bond Umo. but further than this he was unable to say. That is ihe way the matter stands. The suite highway commission holds a meeting in January to reapportion road funof. Chairman Smith has in timated thnt he believes the road be iweeu Ga:..esville and Palatka to be :i need for the state's system, but he cr the commission are powerless to do anything until the counties them selves make some move. Putnam Able to Bond. Putnam county's bonded indebted ness now, a shown by Dr. Steen, is approximately $600,000 with a prop erty valuation of over $5,000,000. A i bond issue oi a million ana a nan dollars would absorb all present out standing inuebtedness and provide all of the roads which are now an imper ative need. In order to issue these bonds it will tii necessary for the proprty owners of the county to circulate a petition ailing on the commissioners to call an election. The election will be called if a sufficient number of sign ers to the petition are secured. LADIUM FOR CANCER VICTIMS. fate Health Board Secures Use of Valuable Supply. JACKSONVILLE, Dec. 17 Deter- Vied that cancer shall not take toll Plives in Florida in the future as it m the past, ut. rta.pn . um ... health officer, is making tenta- ) ft IP1 ans to secure the use of ra- from Dr. L. E. Bransford, of nville, to treat the disease. Dr. 'ord lias what probably is the Jual'e supply of radium in the d has agreed to use it for the ard of Health on a part time BUILD PALATKA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 19D MEXICO SENDS AN EVASIVE NOTE FOR EAYS THAT SINCE JENKINS HAS BEEN RELEASED ON BAIL PRESUMES "ILL FEELING" Be TWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES HAS DISAPPEARED. (By United Press.) MEXICO CITY, Dec. 17 The Mex ican government, replying to the sec end American note demanding the re lease of William Jenkins, the Ameri can Consular Agent at Puebla, de clared that since Jenkins has been re leased on br.il Mexico presumes that "ill feeling" between the two coun tries has disappeared, it was learn ed tnHav. Jenkins ba3 been trying to have his bail revoked and himself recommitted to the Puebla Jail since the bail was furnished w thout consulting Jenkins or the American government. PEACE PR0CT0C0L OR IE (By United Press) PARIS, Dec. 17 The Peace Con ference expects to submit a final note to Germany this week fixing the time limit for signing the Protocol it wa3 learned today. Some disagreements have arisen between the Allied Ger man experts regarding the compen sation Germany will be able to pay tor sinking the Scapaflow fleet, but this is not expected to prove serious enough to delay signing of the Pro tocol. The Council also decided that German customs be paid in gold in future because of the , varying ex change in the decreased value of pa ler money. UNEMPLOYMENT LESS NOW THAN ANY TIME IN YEAR. (By United Press) WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 Unem ployment now is less alarming than at anytime since the armistice was signed, W. II. Skinner, acting direc tur general of the United States em ployment service, ahounced today. "There is s job for every man who wants to work," said Skinner. "There is t:ome unemployment due to the difficulty of connecting the men with the vacant job. Aside trnm the artificial unemployment brought on through strikes and indus tn,'.l situation is good." Skinner said these statements are based on reports to the unemploy ment service from 22 states. The reports show that in Wisconsin and Michigan there is- a shortage of help. As a result of closing of shipyards on the Pacific coast, 5,000 men are reported jooless in Portland, Ore. SMALL BLAZE TO-DAY. The fire department was called to Third and Olive streets this after noon at 1 o'clock where the door to a garage wai on fire. The prompt i ess of the department prevented any material loss. basis. Last year 429 people in Florida died of cancer, the death rate being 42 per 100,000 population against 38.2 in 1917. Thi3 year 160 cases of cancer have been reported to the State Board of Health. ' During 1917 and-" 1918 180,000 people in the United States died of cancer. Estimates compiled by government health authorities show that cancer is killing one out of every ten persons over 40 years of age. JENKINS . THIS IS DAY WORLD ,' WAS TO COME TO END. - (By United Press.) WASHINGTON. Dec. 17 This is the day the world was sched- uled to end because five planets ranged on one side of the sun. End of the world weather, as reported by government forecas- ters was featured by below nor- mal temperatures in nearly all sections. No reports were re- ctjived tor'ay of terrible storms scourging the earth as predicted unofficially. The Juxtaposition of planets had nothing to do with the cold wave. ''"! SECRETARY LAME IS LATEST 10 WANT TO T THE . . (By United Press) , WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 Secre tary of the Interior Lane contem plates resigning from the cabinet but ,has not tendered his resignation. President Wilson discussed it with him' Lane S"id in a formal statement todfly, The statement followed re ports' the he had laid his resignation beStb the .President and wished to leave the cabinet because of differ ences with the Prsident and other cabinet members. EAST COAST SCHEDULES Changes in Winter Schedules Take Place Next Sunday. Will The first change in schedules on ths Florida East Coast Railway for the winter season will take place at 12:01 a. m. Sunday, December 21st, 1919 rnd effective that date two (2) addi tional trains in each direction will be added to the service: Trains S?,-?i The Palm Beach Lim ited. First departure southbound feom Jacksonville, Sunday, December 21st; first departure northbound from Miami, Monday, December 22nd. Train 33 leaves Jacksonville 9:00 a. m. arriving Miami 10:00 p. m. Train S4 leaves Miami 6:20 a. m. arriving Jacksonville 7:50 p. m. and makes on ly important stops. Trains 11-12 The Royal Palm. This train is an extension of the all year train operated between Cincin nati and Jacksonville and will carry a through sleeper between Chicago and Miami. This is a solid train be tween Cincinnati and Miami and the consist is dining car, coaches -and the Chicago-Miami sleeper; also local sleeper betwen Jacksonville and Palm Eeach. Train 11 leaves Jacksonville 1:30 p. m. arriving Miami 3:00 a. m. Train 12 leaves Miami 3:30 a. m. ar riving Jacksonville 5:00 p. m. Trains 85-86 The Havana Special v.-ill continue in operation as hereto fore. Train 85 will leave Jackson ville 3:45 p m. instead of 5:00 p. m. as at present, arriving Key West 10:50 a. m. Train 86 will leave Key West 8:30 p. m. arriving Jacksonville 3:15 p. m. Trains J7-38 The Key West Express will continue in operation as at pres ent. 4 TWO STATES WANT BOOZE. New Jersey and Rhode Island Fight Constitutional Amend ment. to (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 Rhode Island toda will begjn a fight against Constitutional Prohibition in the Su preme Court. Backed by a five thousand doMar appropriation legis lature. They will take the same course in New Jersey. A petition was started yesterday. TWENTY MILL LEW FOR 1920 EXPENSE FOR PALATKA APPROPRIATIONS MADE FOR LIBRARY AND ADVERTISING FUND BUDGET 'is ADOPTED AND TAX ROLL ACCEPTED NO APPLICANT FOR TAX AS SESSOR Council last night accepted the tax foil for 1920, passed the budget fixing a levy of twenty mills and was pre pared to elect a tax assessor for 1920, out found that there were no appli cants. The budget calls for an appropria tion of $l,(0O for the maintenance of the public library and $1,000 for the advertising fund asked for by thi Business Men's Association. Alder man Coughlin was the only member of council voting against these appro priations. The levy of twenty mills was'divid ed as. follows: General revenue, eight and a half mills; paving, two mills; fire, thre mils; sinking fund., four mills; waterworks, two mills; public library, a half mill. When thee matter of election of a tax assssor for 1920 came up it was found thai there were no applicants fir the position. Alderman McNally nominated Alderman Dineen for the position of tax assessor, but Alder man Dineen said that while he ap preciated the honor, he felt that his constituency in the Seventh ward, and for that reason would not consider tin l omination. It was then decided to hold another session next Friday night for the purpose of' electing an assessor. There waj some discussion as to the advisability of going ahead with the work of laying water mains with out the supervision of a city engineer. Alderman Cughlin said that Fore man Perri le knew about as much about this work and was as efficient :is any engineer in it. He highly commended te efforts of Mr. Perrine to give good service. Aldermen Coughlin and Gay, who have beon su pervising the work of main exten sions made their report and were i.sked to or:ng in a statement of cost for approval. Alderman Buie asked that som extensions be made in hi.-i ward and the committee was instruct ed to see that this is done. Chairman of council Merrill an nounced his appointment to the Li brary Memorial Board as follows: Mayor W. P. Merriam, F. T. Merrill, E. L. Mann, H. P. Nerwich, Walter McNally, Goode M. Guerry, P. M. Hagan and R. F. Adams. This com mittee will be empowered to plan methods of financing the construc tion of the memorial, securing of a site and seeing that the work is done. Applications of J. B. Green, James E. Fcrrell and H. T. Bennett for ap pointment to the police force wer read, but no action was taken. The mayor will appoint a special police man until the next regular meeting of council. Other routine business was dispos ed of. SPEEDER COMES TO GULF. (By United Press.) ATLANTA, Dec. 17 H. W. Thompson who was injured in a crash at Dead Man's curve on the Peach tvee Road near Brooltwood Station late yesterday is expected to die in the Hospital. He was coming into Atlanta at great speed and couldn't negotiate the turn. He hit the tele phone pole. Othef-oceupants in the car were uninjured. PRICE FIVE CENTS. SIX DEAD IN 4 ACCIDENTS IN ATLANTA ONE ENTIRE FAMILY WIPED OUT WHEN TRAIN BACKS IN- , TO MACHINE AT A GRADE CROSSING FOUR BAD ACCI DENTS IN THE LAST TWO DAYS. (By United Press.) ATLANTA. Dec. 17 Four automo- 1 ile accidents, two yesterday and two today, resulted in the death of six Lersons and serious injury of three others. The dead are: Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Singleton. William Singleton, aged three years. - Pearl Singleton, seventeen months old. The Singieton family was wiped cut at Glenwood crossing when an Atlanta and West Point Railroad en gine coupled to a string of cars back ed back inti the car. All of the oc cupants were killed instantly. Mrs. Young was killed on the cor ner of North and Morelan avenues when two cars collided. She was thrown to the pavement and died in stantly. Two were seriously injured on the Jonesboro road late yesterday in a collission of two automobiles. The inujred were rushed to the hospital and will recover. H. W. Thompson, who was injur ed at Dead Man's curve late yester day died today. THEIR WAYOVER SEAS OTHER COMMODITIES BEING IM PORTED IN QUANTITIES. (By United Press.) MASHINGTON, Dec. 17 German toys worth hundreds of thousands of dollars are on the American Christ mas market, according to government reports here today. Figures at the department of com merce showed that German dolls and toys valued at $515,000 were import ed during September and October. Imports during November and De cember are expected to swell this total by another million. That Germany is losing no time in her efforts to secure a foothold in American markets is shown by other imports during October as compared with September. During October, imports from Germany totaled $2, 517,608, an increase of half a mill ion dollars over September. During October 191C, imports from Germany amounted to only $85,417. Furs, toys, silk and sugar beet reed were the principal commodities imported. The total values of these commodi ties were: Furs $450,000; toys $220,- 000; silk $9t,P83; sugar beet seed SG09,876. Exports to Germany from this country daring October more than doubled as compared with the previ ous month. In October, exports to taled $20,663,521, as compared with $8,836,693 for September. There were no exports to Germany during October 1915 because of the war. NO SHOW TO-NIGHT. Owing to a burned trestle between Trilby and Sanford the Po'llyana Co., due to play here tonight cannot ar rive until 10:30 and the ;shw has been called off at The Arcade, which will be dark.