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s Ml 1 ." ' ' ' . ' ' ' ; " !.. ,, ':'.: 'V'': . - . , . . ' ."":' .1 ' ' Vjniiimi ' ' - -'- iiiiih:v '(' cOUNffi 7- 1."-- ' CIAl NO. 60. . , PALATKA, FLORIDA SATURDAY, DEC.EM.BER 20, 1919 - PRICE FIVECENTs""" aiSTMJCTE ROTGILLS tl FORTH 'STiRM OF ABUSE sr! ' - ,... ;t,r.;...;.,.niJU...'i.r-. : ? IK 3 CHS SIXTEEN KILLED CAPPER SAYS KO RUSSIA TO BERBER ELECTED AJ) "MlID IM WRECK OH REIIEBY LIKE JAIL ; pfnp diibt AGAIN; NO WAV r ..,, . CiAW ROAD ft WMISL, ViDiH ?rilV LllUll SPECIAL CARRYING PASSEN. KANSAS SENATOR GIVES UNIT- " SOCIALISTS PUT THEIR CANDI- IN fl K (A ll l &H . GERS FROM A STEAMER I '.t:U VIWI.II II V ''ivy - I TIMES-UNION TRUCK RROW ESCAPE FAILURE TO MARK IJE IN ROAD WILL EKS TO GET SOME responsible for the con st. Augustine road just le of Elkton, where a hranged while a bridge tWnlaired. is coming in for car4use trfm tne hundreds then who have occasion to If 4 g Zed every day, as well as Preside ed now stuck in the Tamp which the detour 4 'Yjrjjj managed to draw f i ir t : ifeh this morning, said If ifSnEf 6f no "eoe than - huni swamp ind that to drive through lace required a large element X -.11 l : ,u L -A $jmt the cars stuck are hea vy ones. Mr. Peterson, of Federal Point, was anotC v successful driver who wig 'sd his way through the mud. He S x of great strings of cars, some Viable to go ahead because of the J pars in front of them and unable to ". . bL-k out because cars behind them were stuck. i Mrs. Nell Varne, of Palatka, 63' saved the 'r'p to St. Augustine yes terday. She succeeded in getting through, but telephone back to her rvVVher, Mrs: Louis Kalbfield, that .1. ehe' would not attempt to return home ' until the bridge had been placed in , repair and made passable. V;- Nearly Cost a Life. W .TML responsible for the tie up 1 o being criticised for not prop- marking the barricades across e road by. placing a light at night. l Edward R. Rowe, the driver of the I Timesjitnicn truck would have lost V his i( ,thd it not been for the extra S tire he 'carried which held the heavy jf tf ick up off his body when it turned i lrtle. Rome was attempting to miss striking the barricade which V. had been constructed across the road. t f n v h ' p r i nniiiaii P. BILL THiS AFiERKJOiN THREETH1RTY O'GLCCK ' ABy United Press.) WASHINGTON, Uec zu ine sen- r'. stiortly before noon today start- IZTTZ 41 Totd is set lor three thirty 'rty tak- f tK.k. this afternoon, Before tat up.thc 'ilrrd biU the Senate' UdthoircNJr'-'ear bill, which! ,o th Hou.: 1 -Mcll is ex - i ' '-d t oncur in 1 the &v ' imend- I i lit. ing the licensing power of V War equalization board to Jury iniead of extending inHhrougn n twenty. CMPANINI IS DEAD. 1A.GO, Dec. 20 Cleofont Cam tiaestropf the Chicago Grand ' Vitipany, died this morning of , B a, after an illnese of several He had been unable, to par- the Chicago opera prodoo season. I. It ir-VUltUH CURUBBIS t eh ; I... SPECIAL CARRYING PASSEN. G E R S FROM A STEAMER BUMPS INTO 'FREIGHT AND WRECKAGE CATCHES FIRE RELIEF TRAINS SENT TO THE SCENE. (By United Press.) ST. JOHNS, New Brunswick Dec. 20 Sixteen "persons are reported killed or burned to death in a collis ion of two Canadian Pacific trains near Onwa, Maine, today. More than a score wer injured, according to in formation received here. A special carrying pasengers from th steamer Empress of France, .vhich dock-d here yesterday, crash ed into a freight train. The latter telescoped the engin and forward oais. , Details are meager. Relief trains have been dispatched from Brownsville, Maine and M6gantic, . ' . TO 5EKATEG0HHITTEE (By United Press.) BULLETIN. WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 The Senate Foreign Relations Com mittee today by a vote of seven to three ordered a favorable re port oil i Knox resolution de claring peace between the Unit ed States and Gefmany.- The vote was on strictly party lines. Senator Lodge, chairman of the committee, went immediately to the Sonati and instructed to re port on the resolution. WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 Sena tor Knox today prsented to the for oisn relations committee comprehen sive amendments to his resolutions c'eclarini? wace between the United States and Germany. The amendments provide for a re peal of thi! resolution declaring war, passed by Congress in April 1917, and provides for protection of Amer ican interests covered by the treaty; states this government's adherence to the principle of a league of na rions and assures the European Al lies the United States will cooperate with them in settling up the wars problem and in maintaining a wolrd peace. The Amended resolution is expect ed to be Reported to"th Snatjater t oday. CLEVENCEAU TO RETIRE finitely Reported He Is to Get Out in Two Months. w Ulm' ' LONDON, Dec 20 Premier Clem- It!i.j Ti 1 enceau of t rance, pas aecraea aeu- nitely to retire from the premnersntn within two months, it was reported authoriattively today. From source close to ths Tiger it was learned that during a recent conference in London statements were made that the I-'rench Premier virtually has decided to accept the Presidency. VANDERIULT PROFESSOR DEAD. (By United Press.) NASHVI LE, Dec 20 James Hen ry Steve ison, professor at Vander-h-lt University for thirty years, died Lore early today. KNOXPRESEKTS THREE NEW AMENDMENTS KANSAS SENATOR GIVES UNIT ED PRESS HIS VIEWS AS; HOW TO CUT PRICE OF LIV - ING AND RESTORE PRE WAR . CONDITIONS IN AMERICA. " WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 Senator Arthur Capper, of Kansas, who de clared war on "black flag profiteers" in a recent speech on the senate floor, has outlined for the United Prest .e remedies which he believes should be applied to the high price evil. iHia proposed solution of the problem fol lows: i . By Senator Arthur CapperA ' V' (Written for the United Press.) X Nothing would do as much to stop profiteering as to jail the robbers who have made fortunes the yast year or two by . gouging the public oa" food stuffs, fuel and other necessities-of Ufalri; About 12.000 pramL neWmUU,; ionaires have beea created . m this country during the war and in the year just drawing to a close. It is no trouble to find profiteers of the rank and the olasa in Ifhat crowd. I think -e now have all the laws nec essary to convict. The history ,of all the government's anti-trust pro secutions in 25 years does not show a tingle individul ever served a jail i sentence for a violation. The coun- j try would like to se that record bro ken and there was never a better time to get action than right now. . Until this orgy of high prices is stopped there should be a limitation on profits, not price-fixing, but" the government should see that the busi ness concern makes public the cost of its goods and that idoes not take more than & fair profit, as is being dune n Canada. It Would help some f we could end the gambling in foodstuffs on the big exchanges of New York, Chica go and other cities. The gambler has no place in hu man society. It will take new leg islation to do that. I am for it. The gang of stock jobbers and pro moters who have in the last year un loaded millions of worthless stocks on the gullible public should be put cut of business. All issues of rail road and otner securities should have government approval. That will re quire a federal blue sky law, and this congress should not hesitate a mo ment in enacting such legislation. NO TREE AT WHITE HOUSE. WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 There will be no Christmas tree at the White Hpuse this year, it was decid ed by the members of President Wil son's family, in obedience to the in sistence of Dr. Grayson that ths Fresidenmust have absolute rest and uuiet. AMERSCAN RED CROSS IT 1 HEALTH" AND A H") VIHAPPY NEW YEARVi IF ALLIES LEAVE COUNTRY TO OWN FATE KOLCHAK SAYS HE I , WILL BE FORCEft TO BARTER ; FOR J APAN'S AID AGAINST THE BOLSHSEVIKS (By United Press) . PARIS,. Dec. 20 An unconfirmed report' from Basle says Admiral Kal- chak, head of the Russian ar.ti-bolshe- vik force in Siberia, has notified the United States that in the event the allies decide o abandon Russia he will be compelled to cede a part of Siber ia to Japan in return for Japanese aid against the Bolsheviki. BOTH PARTIES WATCH THE SEWBERRYTJASE BOTH THINK THEY WILL BENE FIT BY THE TRIAL. Senate Will Take Up Investigaion of he Case in January Republicans Have a Majority. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 Politi cians here and the country over are watching aevelopments in the sensa tional Ford-Newberry election case withv keen interest. Each party is seeking to benefit democrats by claiming they forced the investiga tion, and republicans by asserting they welcome it. The controversy rages around two widely different men Henry Ford a popular figure because of his spectac Hjlar rise 'from a humble mechanic to the world's greatest automobile man ufacturer; Truman H. Newberry com ing from a rich family, prominent in society and trained in the etiquette of official life in Washington through former service as Secretary of the Navy in 1008-09 and as a commander in the navy during the war. Newberry, as is usual with new senators daring their first tep-jry has taken liWc active part in tC iju ceedings of he Senate. He hasAi, e no speeches of length and has "only taken the floor at rare intervals to in troduce a pension bill or a bill for a f ridge of local improvement in his home state. He has been fairly active in com mittee work however, especially in the senate naval affairs committee where his former experience as sec retary of the navy, also as assistant secretary and later as a commander, hs 'been of value.. He also takes part in the senate banking and currency committee's work which has included consideration of the noted John Skel ton Williams case involving charges o unfitness as comptroller of the cur rency. Mar.; important finanical bilto have come before the committee which Newberry through his exper ience as a business man, has taken an active interest in. WILSON NOMINATES WILLIAMS. ' (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Dec 20 Presi dent Wilson today sent to-the Senate jlie nomination of John.Skelton Wil iams, of Richmond, Va., to be comi Ltrolfer of the currency. SOCIALISTS PUT THEIR CANDI- DATE OVER AGAINST COM BINED VOTES OF DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS E N D S HOTTEST FIGHT IN HISTORY. (By United Press) WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 In the opinion of adrr '?stration officials here there vi:1V ,, il chance of bar ring Victor L. Berger from Congress this time, fololwing his emphatic elec tion in the fifth congressional dis trict of Wisconsin yesterday. 'Rep resentative Gallinger has stated that he will again make an objection to Berger taking his seat. Victory Was Complete. (By United Press.) MILWAUKEE, Wis., Dec. 20 There is nOT question now but that Victor L. Berger Was the choice of sthe majority f fche voters in the fifth congressional district His defeat of "the fusion candidate, Henry H. Rodenstao by a majority of 4,896 was emphatic. In the nominating primary held De cember 8, Berger was named by the socialists and Bodenstab by the fusi onists. Lerger was given 14,004 votes and Bodenstab 9,282. Berger's epponents asserted the primary was rot a real test and that the socialists had mcde efforts to bring out the whole Berger srength, while republi cans and democrats had not been as active in the primary campaign . Congress barred Berger because oi bis conviction under the espionage act. Gov. E. L. Philipp promptly called a special election for to-day to It 11 his piace. Berger equally prom uty announced himself as & candidate for a re-eifction on a platform i.i which he declared: "I am pro-German, pro-France, pro-England, pro-Poland in short I am pro-humanity." Ber g-er stated he was anti-prohibition, anti-profiteer, anti-entangling alli ances and anti-Wilson's "collusion with profiteers in hurling the nation into an unnecessary war." Eerger and his campaign managers stumped the district, speaking Ger man, as well as English and arguing that "when a man is barred from a tody to which he has been elected by the people he is the victim of the worst kind of autocracy." Overcame All Opposition. Opponents of Berger equally busy. The Good Government league and the American Legion posts have waged s hot campaign. The Loyalty Legion adopted resolutions for Berger's de portation. The fire has been concen trated on Berger's anti-war stand, his writings during the war, which re sulted in his conviction, having been freely quoted. Perhaps the hottest fight has been waged in the newspapers, three af ternoon and one morning paper of the city daily bombarding Berger, who himself, a publisher, has replied in kind in his own afternoon daily. A year ago, when Berger was elct ed he received 17,920 of the 41,053 votes cast. Joseph Carney, Demo crat, obtained 12,455 and W. H. Staf ford, Reoablican, who had represent ed the district for seven terms, re ceived 10,6TS. Berger served in con gress in 1911-13,, breaking in on Staf ford's regime which began in 1903(5. Another interesting phase of "the campaign was that W. C Zabel, dis trict attorney, and reputed as the best' ote getter of the Socialis pary, de clared for Bodenstab. Zabel broke with the party shortly after the end YOUNG WHITE MEN ARRESTED ON CHARGE OF THEFT BE- . LIEVED TO HAVE HAD DE SIGNS ON A LOCAL BANKING-' INSTpiTIONHAD BLANK' ETS TO MUFFLE SOUND. Two young white men arrested by Sheriff "Hagan Thursday on a charge of having stolen a quantity of blan kets from Lorman & Robinson shows in Jacksonville, are now believed to have been crackmen, evidence on which to base such a belief being found on the young men. This in cluded plans for the vault of one of the 'local banks, which it is supposed they intended attempting to rob. Sheriff Hagan was advised from Jacksonville to keep on the lookout ;fee4&errenr-; j He watched the eW; press office and" saw them go there and get packages of blankets which had been consigned to them from Jacksonville. He immediately j)lftc. ed them under arrest and notified the authorities at Jacksonville. Officers from Jttckwnvllle came down last night to get the prisoners, and it was at that time that he map was found. Sheriff Hagan and his force are consantly on the lookout for men of this stamp, as it is known that hun dreds of them are headed for Florida at a season when so many tourisis are coming south. There wove four young men in the patty which originally came to Pa latka and put up at a local hotel. Jus where the other two went the of r.ceis do iut know, but it is presumed that they went to some other point to receive shiumns of blankets sent in the same manner from Jacksonville s:s those rvt.eived here. Sheriff Hagan is inclined to ths belief thai the blankets were to be sold, also a quantity of other mate rial evidently stolen from the circus I eople in Jacksonville, such as elec trical ap;ratus, wire and tools. EREFF FOUND STILL Ai SOI MOONSHINE MOSES M'LEMON ARRESTED AS OPERATOR OF STILL. Arraigned Before Judge Calhoun He I sFined $250 or Six Months in Jail. Moses MeLemon was arraigned in county court this morning on u charge of operating a still, contrary 4 to law, near San Mateo. He was sentenced to pay ,fine of $250 or serve six months on the chain gang. He has not yet paid the fine. MeLemon was arrested by Sher ff Hagan, Deputy Cannon and Chief? of Police XAm'v- ton near San Ma teo a few d" ' ;' ago. At the time a still fit f home made variety, was found orration, with a quan tity of shiire i.iiskey and mash. This is tke second case of tiger whiskey sellers before Judge Calhoun (ss week. Yesterday Charles But ter was arraigned for having more than the law allows in his possession, .t i- aljeged tht Butler has been un- I der suspicion for some time, and that he has been "a ready source of supply for some of the bibblers. He was fined $250 or six months in jail. '.H 1 t -A 'I!