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VOL. I. NO. 59. PALATKA, FLORIDA, FR1D , , , y
Mr WEEP OYER COUNTRY
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i mi inn nnri!
MUUUK HltN
$31 DELAY
- OF 13 DAYS
LANDS NOW
BIBLE
PLACE OF HORROR
AND CANNIBALISM
81!
RAISE FUND FOR
BOOING RESORT
ArjtNEYS FOR DISTILLERS
. ' CLAIM there is legal basis
FOR DATE 9N WHICH NATION
. $ AL PROHIBITION GOES INTO
EFFECT-CITE f A N S INGS
1 !t PROCLAMATION.
AN ENTIRE NATION STARVING
or FORCED TO EAT HUMAN
FLESH FERTILE FIELDS BUT
NO CHAIN TO PLANT WORLD
ASlvED TO HELP
v. f , (By United Press) ' ,
WASHINGTON. Dec. 19 Belief
that a delay of at least thirteevfays
in uie inauguration constitutional of
"prohibition can be obtained -is gsin
" irur- "redence among attorneys here
tiy to fight the battles of the li
quor, interests in the Supreme fVnirt.
v , Constitutional prohibition, aicord---'ing
to general understanding ;. be
' - conies effective on January sixteenth,
.being a .year after the thirty sixth
. state ratifr the amendment.. The li-
a ow a'lornevs now claim there is no
J legal basis for the date. The proc
f li -lmmatM of the state department, is
'Issued January, 29, - 1919.: v that the
Namendinent had become part of the
' ... .! .. wi.wu. ' 1&ta spates
T't: jti.iiLiiiii tiuuu Ki'w
V ratified amendment and declares
.
fi it a valid pavt of the constitution of
'the -United States. The point the
i liquor dealers make is that some def
. inif Hate must be proclaimed
i tn mm ndonle as when amendment
becomes effective. ,
ASSfl
SIS
mu Tfl lli I
7 IU IXILL
LORDFRENCH
V
X,
ViKW on- ASSAILANTS IS SHOT
DEAD BY A MEMBER OF Mil
1TARY GOVERNOR'S ESCORT
nnnnrSF.!!Vr.S AND TWO
TANKS RUSHED TO RESCUE
- (By United Press.)
TtiTRi iv Dec. 19 A sensational
. nnl was made today to assassi
. jai Lord French, military governor
fa. The attempt was unsuccessful. One
j Vf the assailants was snot ucou
I V rA iWiuh's escort.
from a
t bora t rencn it.-.
tow of western Ireland when auacx
.i - Atnn Btation. Police re
': .,,i v t.nks were rushed to
the scene, but there was no further
f.;. order.
AUGUSTINE TO
PRESIDENT
ROARD OE-TRAD?)
flrpsi
PLYE1
3 BE KEOK
RANiZEDTd TTSSLu A'S BAND
TO BE EMPLOYED AND- NEW
LIFE TAKEN ON MOVEMENT
to SECURE IfcORE TOURIST
TRADE. j
WASHINGTON. Dec 19 Women
and children starving by the thous
arads or eating flesh from the dead
bodies of their friends and neighbors,
ipesitilfence and other horrors are de
picted ian letters which come from the
near east, the Bible lands, now the re-
for Armenians and Abyssinians
from the cruelties of th Turks.
Hiedon. a noted .philan-
tropisit, writing from Erivan tells of
conditions that are almost beyond De-
K4 In her fletlter tofhe' Near
East Eelief Association here she
rsoys, in part: " ' ' '
"Conditions hj .are terrime, dui
vt nlnr-rf' " ffdir. near Etch-
miadzin. ' The-v ' ,e housese are luu
of unburied d A man walking
though the i ets the other aay
afinm' . was found to conxam
the body of a freshly kilted man,
which the bearer was carrying mome
Tnanother family the cook
was found roasting half the body of
baby. In other places children
luive been seen cracwing num.i
bones for marrow. I can really
M..oi.w onHnre the siehta we see oi
c wv,j .nMron m the streets. We
do not have enough to feed halt oi
them; besides we do not have enough
relief workers.
iTf tv.o American people could re
alize that it s a common thing an
fkna4i Armenia to see children ly-
in the streets and tnai
reo-ole ire forced to eat eacn otner,
they would hate themselves ior nav-
ng any surplus money wnicn tney
would not offer to save these people.
.. . r,lapBs the orOhans are garn
ered from the street and placed in a
big open courtyard to be given one
bit of bread. They nave io si
. around with no covering.
Usually the following morning they
over and the aeaa ones
ST. AUGUSTINE, Dec. 19 Re
organization of the board of trade
raisling a fund for properly exploiting
. . . i J
St. Augustine as a wmter resort ana
providing amusement for the visitors
ihere is the plan .now' of the leading
citizens of this coj umiunity.
Recreation, Amldement, Music and
plenty of varied entertainment is to
be provided for visitors and tite old
city is to be made so attractive that
tourists will delight in tliflir sxay nere
rti1 will resrret to leave.
A rmmittee will start very soon
.n a drive for membership and funds
tM have set the mark at fifteen
n..,r,A ,wwa rsi5.000.00). This
.fund as to be used in rejuvenating St
A..,m,,r.rfiin.T in makme it the Mecca
for tourists amflt" is a Very modest
with ' which to accomplish the
.n f AAmQ fin.ii cftntfimulated. This
Lt (VIKWWiui"'
EXPECTED TO
KEEP ROADS
NUMBER OF AUTOS
STUCK IN ID ON
AUGUSTINE ROAD
t
M'ADOO? WHO FAVORED EX
TENSION OF GOVERNMENT
CONTROL FOR FIVE YEARS
HAS TWO HOUR CONFERENCE
WITH PRESIDENT MESSAGE
EXPECTED SOON.
REPAIRS TO BRIDGE NECESSI
TATE DETOUR BEYOND ELK
TON ROAD WAS IMPASSABLE
UP 10 NOON TIMES Vn.uA'
TRUCK TURNS TURTLE
PACKERS TO
TRAFFIC I N
MEATS ONLY
(By United Press.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 Congress
today expected to hear from Pres
ident Wilson on the railroad situa
tion. It was considered very likely
that the President would make
known his .desires in regard to
penWing ran.)al legislation before
the Christmas recess, scheduled start
tomorrow night.
It was 1 id on,. rouiaDie auuip-
ity that 11 .IVesidVnt talked
n,o irrnJ .iation with W. y f ,
Ct ior rail reotoo .ly
' 'hour's yeterdy, kndf . dy
baS''wen consideration to.Wj.com
mulnilcation from iLabor and Farm
representatives petitioning him re
tain "tx Fedral control of roads for
As many as five automobiles are
known to be stuck in the mud in a
detour on the St. Augustine road just
the other side of Elkton from Palat
ka. Motorists from here attempting
io make the trip to St. Augustine
this morning turned backaftet learn
ing oi the tate oi otjiev.r 'miim
shut at. various nlaces in " two
AGREE TO FRIENDLY INJUNC
TION PROVIDED SUIT AGAINST
THEM ON CHARGE OF VIOLA
TING TRUST LAW IS WITH
DRAWNVICTORY FOR INDEPENDENTS.
mile detour.
Between Elkton and St. AugustHV
(By United Press.)
WASHINGTON. Dec. 19 As fore
casted in Uie United Press of yester
day a statement was ?asued from the
offices of Attorney General: A. Mit
chellJjpar late yesterday afternoon
t 4 .feet that prosecution of the
jfa meat packers would be stopp-
tyf i ,iH that the Dackers will be en-
Aa Timp.s-Union truck whVf' J cnf from en-
- - . i .IHSU, W4l.ll M.i". v.. -
enry us to " two years.
those interested must "come acrotsA5;.vIcAdoo while director General, fa-
J TO RETURN WAR PRISONERS.
jr ' ' Bv United Press.)
P.1US, Dec. 13 German delega
it.niere announced that Premier
n..nlvcou had informed them that
, f ,-nr.an prsoners of war in France
be returned immediately without
ha waiting the signing oi ww '
J -
' l!HSH PAPER SUPPRESSED.
.
DON, Dec 19-The Freeman's
I JcumaL the famous Nationalist news
p of Dublin, ha." been PI"'
c lv c -der of the "government. '
- been seized. An acn i
i tn nolice discip ,
. ptper, which has been published tou k
put to one until tne ox-can Wi..
iroimd to gather them up. i
"Meanwhile the wonderful fertile
fields are all ploughed uy we bui-.
but tOiiere is
VIVOia v1
no grain to show. The Tartars and
Turks have carefuly taken away uu
seed grain so as to make impos
sible for the Armenians to have a
tw war. Just think that;
these black soil valleys must go bar-
ren-hat is the discouraging thing
about it. It looks as though this
famine must continue all next year.
Things like this make one's blood boil
Many of the Armenians have mon
but neither Tartars nor Grego-
' ... .1 I r Tf
rians will sell raiem w-s-stems
as though something ought to
be done at once to put an American
or other protectorate here to save
the people.
"The streets are full of weeping
and begging. T can certainly say
I have never seen a smiie m ...
place-Just people crying all the
f 3jam, Ajam, (I am hungry.)
ft hen they receive something to eat,
they break down and weep from sheer
Tf (tome of the indiffer-
ent people in America could see this,
.i r.or he XJie hw'
TriftrA are few Americans
ia mrr dream that there
could be so much torture and suffer
ing in the world. Of course there
.. :j:..;. nuns everywhere, but
;! re iKii . -
ever before a whole nation in sue
-mdjtion of uffenmg wacn .
A . ..
er ends.
lihm-allv. The piper's methods can
t. ho tolerated, but subscriptions
commensurate with the magnitude of
the task must be forthcoming, lhis
money is an investment which is to
pay big returns. Out of the sum
raised all of the Board of Trade ex
penses for th"year will be met, in
chiding Vessella's band for this win
ter. Aside from the music of this
famous band the Board of Trade will
furnish a multitude of entertainment
for visitors, will work for a very ( WOMEN'S
much larger tourist patronage an1 ,
,.,iin nlomr to make St. Augustine I
cne of the brightest and busiest lit
tle resorts in the state.
The movement for reorganizing
the Board of Trade and tilling tne
citizens with "pep" has started. W
Vnsmess men aire expected to do thf .r
duty now and (help to the best of their
ability. They are aslked to give at
least a generous fraction ot what
they would pay for an inexpensive
clerk. They are asked to meet the
ccmiwiittee with a simile and send it
awaiy smiling.
nf fivo veairs. It
appears certain the President's mes
sage will announce reuera i ac
tion for at least several months.
ONSTREET TOMORROW
EN'S CLUB MAKING EF
FORT TO DISPOSE OF
QUOTA.
early in the morning, strucK . -'p"
ear about daybreak nd tuCi.)ir
tle. The driver was missing and it
ic not known whether or not he was
hurt
The boss of the chain gang which
was making repairs to the bridge
eaW'lthat' he -would have had th-j
bridge ready for passage thii'morn-
ing, buti -as torcea to give assis
tance to'
day that
SEA COW HAVE A
JOB ROW MAOTEE
FARTY FROM WEST PALM
BEACH HAVING TIME OF
LIFE.
'J not complete the
eaeine in any other busmess than
that of meat and provisions.
Under the agreement, the big five,
Swfflft. Armour, Wilson, Cudahy , and
Morris, have agreed. to set under the
supervision of the .United States dis
trict court, all of their holdings in
publ'it. stockyards, all .ofteijf. inter
ests in stockyards, railroads and ter
minals, all of their interests in mar
kets, newspapers, to dispose of all
of their main public cold storage
warehouse except those necesary for
their" own meat products; to forever
PERSONNEL OE COAt
TRIBUNALE WILL BE
MADE PUBLIC TODAY
(By United Press)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 An
nouncement of President Wilson's tri
himal of three to investigate the coal
situation is expected to be made to
day. They were settled on several
days ago. Attorney General Palm
er, regional director Himes and Sec
retary Tumulty at a conference late
yesterday formed a letter of instruc-
r. . i to, na
tions to accompany ww renuooio ""
fViov serve on the tribunal. It cov
ers all phases of the coal situation
exhaustively, it is understood.
Sale So Far Have Been Unusually
Small Everybody Asked to Use
Stamps on Packages.
Another effort will be made by the
Woman's Club tomorrow to stimulate
the sale of Red Cross Christmas
stamps, the revenue from which is to
go to fight the White Plague. Ta
ik will be nlaced on the principal
blocks in the letail district and young
i ladies will be in charge.
I Tb ae of Palatka's quote of
stamps is far behind. The cam
paign was supposed to have ended
ten days ago, but an extension of
time was granted. It is hoped to
sell at least fifty per cent, of the
quota during the next few days. The
of the Womana' Club request
that all Christmas packages contain
one or more Red Cross stamps.
nselves from the re-
and all unrelated
list given ranges
eries and soda
j the furniture
Trying to Lasso Sea Cow in Lake
Worth Mamal Breaks Through
Net and Carries Off Windlass
AEROPLANES LAND HERE
Two Strange Machines Have Been at
Landing at Edmondson Field
UNWASHED SENTENCED.
(By United Press)
1TANRAS CITY. Dec. 19 Twenty-
M.VHT1 industrial workers of the world
were sentenced to from three and a
half to nine and a half years in the
Federal penitentiary at Leavenworth
late yesterday on charges of conspiracy.
. That Palatka is in a direct route
for areo joy riders who are going
from the north and west to Miami,
Palm Beach and other resorts in the
state is indicated by the number of
machines that have been seen over
or near Palatka recently going south
Early this week two strange ma
chines landed at the Edmondson
place where the exhibition machines
were stationed. Both needed gaso-
thev secured it
U1IV -u "
went oh their way. Pilots on both
the machines, one of them carrying
four persons, said a landing field here
would encourage' many aviators to
stopT if fitted up o that starting
would not be so hard tn the soft
sand.
WEST PALM BEACH Cec. 19
Captain Jim Moore and his flying
squadron made the third successive
attempt yesterday in as many days ti
capture and subdue a sea-cow, with
no particular reference to age, color,
or sex. They left port before day
break;, under ideal weather conditions,
with the cameraman from the Fox
Film Co. and several other spectators
aboard the boats.
About two ' .miles south of Lake
Worth they " ran down a sea-cow a
'mnJ" fnickname among landlubbers
fnr a short-horn) and with the aid
of fieldglasses detected "Mollie" gaz
ing at a billboard of Horlick s malt
ed milk. With a short of disgust
at the thought of using ordinary cow's
milk for babies. "Mor turned a som
ersault, flipped a flipper with her
tail and dashed for the island.
Not a man on the pursuing boats
had taken a drink since sunrise. They
were not seeing things. Not a sail
in sight "Mollie" dived, snorted,
spouted, then waved a submarine sa
lute.
The big manatee, cornered and con
fused, was surrounded with a huge
net and then came the process of
elimination. In order to capture a
sea-cow, which is ordinarily done on
Sundays owing to their sacrwi legend,
the chief hunter or big-iack must
fir, tim out the mammal by five or
six long runs across the lake and
krk after which Tanglefoot fly pa-
r in usod. and the whale of a cow
-3 so tangled that she gives the high
... ;ii 1
sign and submits to oemg museu
without the aid of machinery.
But in this instance the mammal
was considered easy to handle be-
disass
tail me
lines of
from who
fountain su
Vinsinpss.
Attorney General Palmer said that
the decree prevents the defendants
from exercising any further concroi
ever the marketing of live stock.
M Palmer also declared thalt it
oi. the naekers from exercising
any controf of the retailing of beef
products, and eliminates them irom
the field of meat substitutes, except
eggs, butter, poultry and cneese,
which are left for future considera
tion, and establishes the prmripleay.
thaito group of men, no matter.
Low powerful, can ever attempt to
control the food table of the Ameri
can people." '
The packers also agreed to forev
er abandon the use of their distribu
tion system, except for their own
products, and submit to injunctions
against attempts to monopoly ,
products. The attorney for Swift
said that the step was aken to avoid
antagonizing the government and to
remove the cause of friction, but de- .
clared emphatically that it did not
mean an admission that tne compa
ny had violated any law.
cause of the "cold spell" in these wa
ters. A manatee cannot withstand
cold, so a gentleman from iiunaua,
standing on the hurricane deck, sug
gested the happy thought of weez
ing him into submission by throw
ing out a case of ice. (And ice one
dollar a hundred, at that.)
The refrigerator was emptied in
twenty seconds and shortly frost ap
peared on the second mates wnre-
kers. A northern tourist puuea oo
r. sweater and the manatee slowly
the too. Then started
to pull in the net by means of a wind
lass or spindle. "Uh, let joy o.
unoonfined." We are about to feast.
upon the vision after many days.
Then whang! Ban"! sip: ana cou
ple "of rips. Off ' go. die windlass
tnd 150 feet of rope the eeacow
threww out a smoke screen and with
noise like the muffler of three-
ton truck and papa mammal was on
to Havana to see the races. The
hole dn that net was big enough to
let in the ocean. The hunt was over.
1763.
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