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THE WEATHER Fair to-night and Wednesday warm- er to-night except in extreme west central portion. : vi-n-M- , . i .I 1... . .. '"l--v.,v : . r y1 'VOL. I. NO.7. ' ' . PALATKA, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1919 L PRICE FIVE CENTS. I GALL MEfeTIMG OF. LEAGUE 1 1 i rT in Jiiriii irnnrw InnnnrnTinii rnn luni I inn inn BifiT ! limn in nriinuin lnr r xf mn mi wwii nr ns 11 ntw JtKbtr iu rKUdtbiiun run nuLLAPiu Ma nui mm ntmm mmK lymv tanranc DEMAND RIGHT THOSE WHO GAVE REFUSED TO GIVE IRE TROOPS 10 nrnmMrn II I Ml t II m on i nnmc iiit nniinT nnnn im inr, nu m PinrniAii rnnnrn UL L H II III ' TIII0 1lflT!nSI IU OLLL UUUiL UUI UUUiil UU! L UrftniuLn DILL I OIULillrtll l Ull nioiwiiun NO CONFIRMATION AT WHITE HOUSE, BUT IT IS UNDER- i STOOD THAT PRESIDENT HAS AUTHORITY TO REASSEMBLE DELEGATES AT PARIS WHEM HE DESIRES. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 That President Wilson will issue the for mal call for the first meeting of the League of' Nations at Paris is au thoritatively stated in dispatches ifrom Paris, but is lacking in either denial or confirmation here. v . It was s.tated at the State Depart ment this morning that such proced: ure was "in the air." It was furth er pointed out, however, and it is re garded with some significance, that President Wilson has the authority to call the meeting if he so desires, .whether this country has ratified the jJeace Treaty or not. During? the sessions of the conferees in Paris Mr. ."ilson was designated as the one to issue- the firt formal call for a meet ing, and that such action was not con ditional upon the membership of this country. (- Efforts to secure either a denial oc "affirmation of President Wilson's at the White House failed, but a great deal of credence is given the Paris dispatches. REDS NOT TIED HERE. Cardinal Gibbons Says If They Don't ' Like Us They Can Go Home. BALTIMORE, Dec. 30 If members , of the red organization don't like this ;. country let them go home," said Car dinal Gibbons today. The cardinal who is one of the officers of the na tional organization, formed to stamp out Bolshevism and reds, and which expects, to secure a membership of 5,000,000, continued: "If they do not go we will have to send them there. They came here to become future citizens, not to be distatov?. "Fol '-rners who came to our shores, ;, given every oportunity to earn ait;,gt living. The environ ments here are much better than they had at home and the authorities give them every assistance possible to make them useful citizens of this ' grand country. "The laws here are not as hard to obey as those they had to contend with in their former countries, but the foreigners must remember that the laws of this country must be obeyed by them the same as our own people have to obey them. They cannot tell the authorities here how to- run this country. They are dic tators. They only came here as fu ture citizens. "I repeat, if they do not like this country and its laws, then the Vst thing for them is to go "back to e country they fled from to seek ha i here." I COURT HAS JURISDICTION Mexico Evidently Intends Trying Jenkins on Conspiracy Charge i ! 1. - (By UnitA Press) MEXICO CITY, Dec. 30 The Mex j ican Supreme Court yesterday ruled S .that the federal district court at Pue- bV ha jurisdiction in the case of I William Jenkins,, American consular . agent at l.berty on bail pending trial I for. alleged collusion with his bandit i abductors. GOVERNOR ELECT EDWARDS TO OPEN FIGHT BY HAVING BILL PREPARED FOR ASSESMBLY ATTACK ON DRY BILL ALSO TO BE ORDERED. NEWARK, N. J., Dec. 30 As soon as Governor-elect Edwards -takes of fice he will direct Attorney General McCran to institute an attack in the United States Supreme Court on the constituionality of the federal prohi bition amendment, and, pending de cision on this action, will cause a bill to be introduced in the Legisla ture declaring light wines and beer nonintoxicating and permitting their sale in New Jersey. Mr. Edwards made this statement in discussing his induction message with Democratic legislators and leaders ai a confer ence here. The mattr of the amount of alco holic content, in these beverages was not, touched upon in the discussion, as it was agreed that the court would first have to pass upon that point. The governor-elect emphasized that when he takes office January 20 he will swear that he will "protect the rights of the state." Therefore, one of the contentions he suggests should be raised in the suit in the United States Supreme Cdurt is that he was elected by the people on an anti prohibition issue, and that it is his duty to see that the personal rights of the people are protected. A tentative draft of a bill to le galize beer and wine sales that is to be introduced in the House was of fered by Senator-elect Alexander J. Simpson, of Hudson. He- declared that one of the greatest constitutional lawyers in the country would pass upon the bill before it was presented in the Legislature. The governor-elect dealers that his message would contain a recommen dation for immediate ratification of woman suffrage by the Legislature. The course he will pursue on the Pub lic Utilities Commission has not final ly been determined upon, and he said he would discuss that issue with the legislators and leaders at another meeting within a week to be be called .by him. THIEVES REAP HARVEST. NEW YORK, Dec. 30 About $25, 000,000 in cash, stocks, bonds, gems, jewelry and other loot was stolen in the 10,000 burglaries, robberies and hold-ups in the city during the year 1919, according to estimates made to day by officers of many of the city's .burglar insurance , firms. Such crimes, they declared increased about 30 per cent, during the current year, and the heavy toll required of the burglar insurance companies to make good their policies compelled them recently to increase their premium rates 20 per cent. That alone sav ed them from financial shipwreck, they said.'v. TAKING 3,600-MILE HIKE. CHICAGO, Dec. v 30 3,600-mile hike from Toronto, Canada, to Oak land, Cal., is being undertaken by John Thorn ton, 20 years old, who arrived here today. Thornton has been promised a job on his brother's ranch in Oakland, and not having the price of a ticket, decided to walk. "I ejyi.y 'hello to my broth er some -time in Marc- 1920," he said. .The lad sleeps in ti.5 open af ter he has reeled off some eighteen or twenty miles a day. - GOVERNMENT DETERMINED TO PUNISH THOSE WHO GAVE OUT ADVANCE DECISIONS OF COURT FOR FINANCIAL SPEC ULATIVE PURPOSES. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 The gov ernment today determined to prose cute the persons believed to be res ponsible for the leaks in the United States Supreme Court decisions. Attorney General Palmer is to sub mit the cases to the Grand Jury of the District of Columbia this month. 'The department of justice refuses to reveal the names of the parties who will be charged with obtaining secret information and using it for financial purposes. . It is reported that a Washington attorney, an attache of the depart ment of justice and a minor attache of the court are involved. They will bi charged with contempt of court, it was indicated by the Department of Justice as there is no definite law under which they can be reached. F. I ALLEN DIES AT TiS HE F. R. Allen, a well known resident of this city and one of the promi nent potato growers of Hastings, died suddenly at his farm home at Hastings yesterday. Heart disease was the cause of death. Mr. Allen had been in ill health previously, but had spent the sum mer in the North Carolina mountains and returned several months ago much improved in health. Of late he had shown marked improvement, and even up to yesterday he was ap parently in fair health. He retired last night without com plaining of r.ny symptoms of illness, but later in the night irregular breathing was heard, and before as sistance could be rendered he had passed away. His wife and only daug ter, Miss Mildred Allen, were at their city home on King street, and were noti fied of the death early this morning. Mr. Allen and his father had made their home in St. Augustine for ma ny years past. At one time he con ducted a mercantile business- in St. Augustine, but several years ago he sold his business here and establish ed a large farm at Hastings, which he has been managing up to the time of his death. The 'funeral will "ake place from thefamily residenee on King street tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. D. H. Rutter, pastor of Grace ,M. E. church, will officiate. The deceas ed waf' a Mason of prominence, and the MYonic order will be in charge of the. neral. GE. !SRAL BARRY DEAD. Former Commander of Department of the East Passes Away Suddenly. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON. Dec. 30 Maior General Thomas Ba former com mander of the depa H of the East died early today i - . Walter Reed Hospital, caused . Sidney trouble and valular heart discae. The-fcody will be sent t West i !nt where Gen. Barry was if merly command, for in terment. EXTRADITION TO BE TESTED IN CASE OF VOGEL, WANTED BY GERMANY-QUESTION TO BE DECIDED ACCORDING TO ALL FORMER PRECDENTS. THE HAGUE, Dec. 301 am in po sition to state that although there is no truth in the rumor that he Duch Governmen has informed the Allies of its refusal to deliver the ex-Kaiser, the Netherlands Government still maintains exactly the same attitude, namely, Holland musj decide the ques tion of extradition only according to laws' and treaties, and must ad hre to her traditions that the Neth erlands has always been an asylum for political refugees. As the time for extradition draws nar the Dutch Government awaits the demand calmly, hoping, however, that some other solution or some loophole may be found at the last minute and relying on the friendship of America and also on the fact that America has not yet ratified the peace treaty. The German Government's demand for thexextradition of Lieutenant Vo gel, implicated in th murder of Rosa Luxemberg, has reawakened interest in the question of extradition, mak ing it a live issue instead of a fu ture possibility. ture possibility. I am, however, in formed by the foreign office that the question of Vogel will also be de cided "absolutely according to law and treaties, and the decision lies with the Minister of Justice." If Vogel's attorney succeeds in provin gthat his client's crime was of a political nature, then the Dutch Government will refuse extradition. Exactly the same arguments will be used in the question of the ex-Kaiser, whose case will be treated in the same way as that of any ordinary person. Vogel, who was reported to have gone to South America, had left the interment camp and was staying with Germans in this country when ar rested. PI ' ' IC SCHOOL PUPILS SHOULD v HEAR CHAMP CLARK Champ Clark is coming! He is one of the great men of the day who is making and shaping na tional history. This fact offers to the public schools of Putnam and surrounding counties a unique opportunity to be hold the actual living man who stands out so prominently in "Ameri can life. Historv. to school pupils is often dull and uninteresting. Once they i - UaavA Camn fllnrk. Afnerican history becomes a thing of joy and life. Every person should hear this great man. School pupils especially those of the High school erades. should consider this lecture with the same degree of earnestness and fidelity as they do any branch of study in their school. The Woman's Club of Palatka is due the everlasting -gratitude of this community for bringing this wonder ful man into our midst. He speaks Wednesday night, Dec. 31st, at 8 o'clock in the Arcade Thea ter. SIR WILLIAM OSLER DEAD. OXFORD, England, Dec. 30 Sir William Osier, noted physician, who has been ill for several weeks, died here this evening. mnnro iULO WILL OPPOSE EASTWARD AD VANCE OF BOLSHEVIK AR MIES NO NEED FOR RE-IN-FORCEMENT OF AMERICAN TROOPS NOW IN EASTERN SI BERIA (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 A Deci sion virtually ha been reached by Ja pan to reinforce her troops in Siber ia to fight the advance eastward of -the Bolshevik armies, it was learned today at the State Department. Ad ditional troops will not be needed to reinforce the nine thousand American troops in eastern Siberia. Final agreement has been reached between Scecho-Slovakia, the United States and Great Britain, it was learned, for the immediate evacua tion of forty-five thousand Scecho Slovakia troops in Siberia. The evacuation will probably start in three days. TO. LAKE CITY M ASKED ROAD BETWEEN JACKSONVILLE L AND STATE LINE ASSUMING SHAPE Will Open Up Splendid Territory and Divert Travel From Terrible Waycross Road TALLAHASSEE, Dec. 30 Adver tisements for bids for the construc tion of approximately fifty-four miles of State Road No. 1, between the city of Jacksonville and Lake City, th county seat of Columbia county, are now appearing in the leading engi neering and constructing publications and will also appear this week in the Jacksonville and Lake City papers as well as the Tallahassee Daily Democrat. The invitation for bids comes from the state road department, and it, is announced that sealed proposals will be received at the official headquar ters of the department, in Tallahas see, up to 10 o'clock a. m , Wednes day, January 14, 1920. Fluu instructions to bidders are given fn the advertisement. This means that the state road de partment is ready for' real road build ing and hopes that before February 1, the work of paving the road from Jacksonville'to Lake City will be un der way. Several convict camps have been located along the road and the con victs will be ready to'tkgin clearing, grubbing and grading on January 1, preparatory to the beginning of the actual construction work. iT- It is estimated that the total amount involved in the paving of this section of road from Jacksonville to Lake City will approximate $1,500,000 The state road department will hold its regular quarterly meeting on January 14, at which the bids will be opened and contracts awarded for this great piece of work. FRENCH PASS LOAN BILL (By United Press.) PARIS, Dec. 30 The Chamber of Deputies last night passed the Na tional Loan Bill presented by Louis Klotz, minister of finance, by a vote io f four hundred and ninety one to sixty four. It was considered equiv alent to a vote of confidence in the government. - INDEFINITELY POSSIBILITY LOOMS STRONG IN WASHINGTON THAT THEY WILL NOT BE TURNED BACK TO PRIVATE OWNERS ON . MARCH 1, AS ANNOUNCED RE CENTLY. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 Federal control of the railroads for an indefin ite period beyond March 1, the date originally set by President Wilson for .returning them to the private own ers, loomed as a possibility here to- "day. Railroad labor leaders, representing ' imore than two million workers favor government ownership for two years ,or more and are making a strong de mand. A decision in the matter will be reached late today or tomorrow. r ... Workers Want a Conference. CBy United Press) WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 Execu tives of Railroad shopmen and clerks today asked for a Conference with rail director Hines to discuss the .Unions' demands for wage increases. Mr. Hines was unable to see them.' The Union leaders indicated they would seek a Conference later today or tomorrow. EL,(S TO HAVE ANNUAL ALL NEW YEAR'S EVE BRILLIANT SOCIAL EVENT PLANNED FOP TOMORROW NIGHT. I r,y Visitor Expert ed, Here e From i .teigliboring Towns "tY:!l Watch ! O'd Year Out. ErilKsnt ns past Net Year balls '-v.- b?.n ; t t' e Elks Club the one planned for tomorrow eveninp: prem ises to be the most pretentious so cial affairs ever-attempted. Plans have been made on a:i extensive scale for entertaining mmbers of the lodge and their friends, and a general in vitation has been extended to visitors in Palatka and near-by points. The evening will be given over to informal social intercourse and, jolli fication. The favors will be a spe cial feature. Noise making devices of all kinds, caps, confetti and ser pentines being presented to the guests. , Shortly before midnight coffee and ... ldwiches will be served and a watch party formed to watch the old year out and the new year in. The Pa latka Orchestra will furnish the mu sic for the occasion. LEGION OPPOSES KREISLER Concert in Pittsburgh Protested by ex-Service Men. PITTSBURG, Dec. 30 The coun ty executive committee of the Ameri can Legion has decided to oppose the appearance her of Fritz Kreisler, Austrian viol'nist. Mayor Babcock will be asked to pi oh ib it the concert. The concert management, following the legion's action said Kreisler would appear on January 15, as scheduled. . v.'.jfc A ; S ?'! . 7 ' r " 1 ITT .V- i.