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WMin 1 WEATHER Partly cloudy Fii TODAY'S NEWS'.. TODAY- day; no change in temperature. IT IS NEWS TODAY, HISTORY TOMORROW VOL. II. NO. 87.. PALATKA. FLORIDA. FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1921. PRICE FIVE CENTS MOBS SEEK PROFITEERS IN VIENNA STREET; FIRST ROUND BIG FIGHT MAY BE IN COUR SHOP KEEPERS FLEE III FEAR OF y PARADERS HAD ERECTED GAL LOWS ON WAGONS TO HEAD COLUMN ASSAULTS ON ALL GROCERY STORES SEEMS IMMINENT Meanwhile, the Rich Are Wining and Dining in Fashionable Restau rants, Unmindful n? lulled l'nu.) , Vienna, Jan 21 Mobs, such as formed during the revolution in the streets of Paris, gathered here today sending hundreds of ' frightened profiteers to the coun try. Shouting threats, singing mar tial airs and rumbling menacing ly the mobs followed wagons on "which had been erected great re plicas of gallows. " Police officers, aumented by re cruits from the former Austrian army made no attempt to interfere with the marchers. The latter attempted no violence. Meanwhile, labor organizations ave served an ultimatum on the govern ment, giving it three days in which to reduce the price of necessities. Fear Assaults On Stores From the temper of the crowds which marched through the famous but dilapidated streets today, the la bor threat may be followed by action. It was believed possible assaults assaults would be made on stores and provision houses where goods would be confiscated. The flight of profiteers left many stores closed. Windows and doors were barricaded, lending sill further an air of desolation to what formerly was one of the gaiest cities in the world. Authorities believed they would be able to suppress any outbreak, the police remaining loyal. Although one grike of govern ment reiterated its statements that lack of help from the entente must result in a collapse of the govern ment. The Other Half Vienna became more than ever a city of contrasts. While thousands of starving persons paraded the streets with their gruesome talisman, hun dreds were wining and dining in some thing like the old splendor. Those with money spent if recklessly and smart dining places were rilled with men careless of their kronen, accom panied by handsomely gowned and jeweled women. MEN BEING HELD By Charles M. McCann United Press Staff Correspondent Dublin, Jan. 21 Two uniformed men were under arrest here today charged with assassinaing Thomas Lawless in his bed last night. Authorities gave no information regarding the prisoners as to wheth er they were members of the crown forces or not. The men were ar rested by the police. , The assassination was another in stance of the growing violence in the region of Dublin. The ordinary night hooting, to which the city is accus tomed, has been augmented in the last week. The public was agitated further by reports of conflicts in the MA A inn I CHAIRMAN SCHOOL BOARD SAYS NEW BUILDING ALREADY CROWDED COUNTY SHOULD BOND FOR HOUSE Already Has Lot and Palatka District Is Providing High School For All County That a bond issue be voted by the entire county for the construction of a county high school is Vitally.,neces sary is the belief of Chairman J. H. Haughton, of the county school board. He believes that steps should be tak en immediately to have the election so that no time may be lost in reliev ing the congestion at the new school building. The nep Palatka school building, constructed from funds of the Palatka school district, is now housing all county higl! school pupils. This was all right so long as there was plenty of room for the regular grammar school children and children of the Palatka district who attend the high school. But there isn't a sufficient amount of room in the new building. Two more rooms are badly needed, even before the new building is turn ed over for use. There are oyer 100 pupils in "he . high school, many of them from the county outside of the Palatka district. Indications are that the growth of the high school will be as rapid during the next few years as it has during the last two years, when it has doubled in attendance. If this proves true the present building will not only be inadequate to take care of the high school and the grammar schools, but will also be inadequate for the grammar school alone. County Has a Lot The county would not have to pur chase a lot for a high school as the one now owned on Oak street, between Seventh and Eighth, would be an ideal spot for the location of the school. There is still some cloud to the title for tfiis property, but it is hoped to get it cleared up some time in near future. It has been under investiga tion for several years, but so far nothing definite has been done. The school board cannot start to work on plans for building" the new high school building until a petition has been presented by twenty-five per cent of the voters of the county asking that a bonding election be called. It is understood that before this is done a campaign to show to the voters the necessity of the school will be en tered into. NEW HARMONY INTRODUCED - LV STATE DEPARTMENT. (Br I'nltrd Pma.1 Washington, Jan. 21 Jazz music injected itself into American diplo macy today. Strains of syncopation echoing through the corridors be trayed the fact that some one had moved a piano into the state depart ment. ' Investigation By secret service op eratives disclosed the seat of noise in the womens rest room. "A new way to promote harmony in the state department" the girls explained. '"We borrowed a piano to practice for our show next month." . " outlying country. . , The most serious of these engage ments occurred near Glenwood, coun- ty Clare yesterday when six members of a patrol were? killed, two taken pris oner and the lorry burned. The po lice were said to have fqpght back givorously but if they eaused losses to the attack, it was not known. ! Sinn Feiners avenged themselves against Tobias Sullivan, police in spector, who stood off an attack by 300 men last May. Sullivan was kill- , d yesterday as he stepped from the 1 doors of the Listowel barracks. I CLAKHAUGH DIM MIMES AT ST. AUGUSTINE ITM LEFT MARION LAST NIGHT FOR VACATION OF. A MONTH HERE SMALL PARTY IS WITH PRESIDENT Given Royal Ovation All Along Route Goes Aboard Houseboat at . Augustine ( II) United l'rrm.) Nashville, Jan. 21 President-elect Harding and his party passed through here shortly after noon today, en route to Florida. The President-elect was greeted with enthusiasm at every sta tion where the train stopped. Expected at Chattanooga Illy llnlfen rmm.! Chattanooga, Jan. 21 Great prepa rations have been made here for the reception of the Presidential train which is expected to arrive late this afternon. Mr. Harding is expected to make a short address from the platform of his train. Starts From Marion 'By I'nlted I'reNM.) Marion, 0., Jan. 21 President elect Harding and a small party of newspaper and secret service men, George B. Christian, Mr. Harding's secretary, Harry M. Daugherty and two stenographers were also with the president-elect. ., -The' party ' was givia,. sousing send-off by Marion . .friends, and he was a guest of honor at a meeting of the Elks lodge, of which he is a mem ber, before delivering his farewell address to the school children at the high school building named for him. "In a short time," he said, "I am going to assume great responsibilities. It is not to be mine alone, however, because the president is only the in strument through which the popular will is evoked. "For thirty year's I? have been lis tening to public sentiment and every public .servant who listens to the call of the soul of America is sure to get along.. I firmly believe the soul of America is right. I firmly believe in the destiny of America and I am go ing to my tasks with full confidence." Expectant at St. Augustine (lly tnlled Trraa.) St. Augustine, Fla., Jan. 21 Every thing is in readiness here for the ar rival of Presidenf-elect Harding, who is expected Sunday morning. He will go at once to the Ponce de Leon ho tel, and will be greeted by a number of notables here, headed by Senator Frelinghuysen, of New Jersey. Later he will board Senator Frelinghuysen's house boat, Victoria, for a cruise of ten days or two weeks down the Flor ida Keys, returning here to meet Mrs. Harding, who will come later. FORMER PALATKA CITIZEN AT HEAD OF ROAD BOARD Tallahassee, Jan. 21 A full meet ing of the newly appointed members of the. state road department was held yesterday in the department offices. Upon motion of I. E. Schil ling, of Miami, seconded by W. W. Clark, of Wall Springs Judge H. B. Philips of South Jacksonville, was unanimously elected chairman of the department. The entire day was taken up in discussing plans for the futuro and the interest of the new mem bers in the workings of the depart ment indicate a business like and successful administration. The retiring chairman, Forrest Lake, was present at the meeting and addressed the department, assur ing them ( of his continued loyalty nd support. Judge Philips thanked the mem bers of the board for their confidence in his ability to conduct the affairs of the organization and pledged his best efforts toward the ultimate re alization of a splendid road system in the state. CAHUSOTO GOTO OF ifl S! PHYSICIANS DECLARE HE MUST TAKE A LONG REST AT' HOME VOICE IS STILL SAVED TO MUSIC Only Marvellous Physique of Singer Saved Him During lliness Which Was Severe By Harqld D. Jacobs. United Press Staff Correspondent. New York, Jan. 21 Enrico Caru so, slowly convalescing after a criti cal illness with pleurisy, will leave for Itay within a few weeks in an 'effort to regain his strength ana win back the "golden voice." With the great tenor definitely out of danger as regards his life, the efforts of specialists will now be con centrated on preserving his vocal powers, With which be has thrilled millions of persons throughout the world. While Caruso's last experience in Italy was far from pleasant, owing to peasants invading his villa near Florence during the political uphea val and seizing all his special foods and wines for their use, prominent physicians have pointed out that not only is the climate there exactly suited to his case but that the psy chological effect of, being his native , is rermittea to sit up. Caruso is now permitted to sit up for short periods each day and the five associate physicians are called into consultation with his private physician, Dr. Philip Horowt'z only once a week. He has receiveTa few visitors .within the last few days for the first time since he' was taken ill on Christmas day. He still refuses to see newspapermen, however, pleading that he wouldn't know what to talk about." Saying that it is still too early to say when Caruso would be permitted to leave his apartments in the Hotel Vanderbilt for outdoor exercise, Dr. Horowitz indicated this would cer tainly transpire before the tenor's birthday, February 25. Strong Physique Helped. Caruso continues to receive scores of telegrams, letters and floral gifts from admirers throughout the coun try. The flowers are collected in a room and once a day they are 'shown to him in his chamber, afterward be ing sent to hospitals or charitable institutions indicated by him. Caruso has a robust physique, and to this and the fart thfct he has al waysc taken exceptionl care of his physicl well being, tfie physfcians at tribute what is now regarded as his remarkable recovery. They add that his wife, who was a society girl and the daughter of Park Benjamin, has been an invaluable nurse. F. B. PRICE HURT IN AUTO SMASH F. B. Price, manager of the Hart Furniture Co., was painfully injured this morning when the truck he was driving became unmanageable and smashed into a house occupied by Mrs. Johnson at Emmitt and Kirk land streets. Mr. Price was thrown out, suffering two broken ribs and internal injuries. He was hurried to his home for medical treatment. CARUSO'S PIPES STILL TUNED TO LOUD NOISE. New York. Jan. 21 Enrico Caru so's voice has not been in the least impaired by his illness; he is con valescing and will be able to leave his sick room in a few days. ! This statement was made ton:ght by Mrs. Caruso, who said the tenor was sitting up for the first time since he underwent operations ' several ; weeks ago. He sang a few notes to night and his voice was strong 'and as charming as ever, she added. ulIOiiElulI LOTS MING MINER ALSO SAYS HE SAW SOLDIERS SHOOT It AIM) GRAND JURY WILL FINISH UP TODAY Trial of Mine Guardsmen Expected to IJegin atMarion at An Early Date Both Sides Ready (lly I'niled Prru.) Jasper, Ala., Jan. 21 Mike Pal lane, an Italian miner who claims to have witnessed the death of William Baird, the union miner who was lynched on January 13, was brought here today for examination by the grand jury investigating the miner's death. , Pallane, according to detectives, de clared he also witnessed the Alabama guardemen drawing numbers from a hat to determine who would shoot Baird. Indications today were that the grand jury was about to com plete its work and will adjourn late this 'afternoon. Trial of the mine guardsmen in dicted for Baird's death will probably start at Marion next week, the state and defense having practically agreed on change of venue to that point. The defense, however, continues ob jecting to an early trial, declaring they should have more time in which to prepare the case. smut (fly I'nlted rrenH.1 'Cork, Jan. 21 Twenty-three ar rests were made in tliis district to day, partly to provide hostages to insure military lorries" from attack j by Sinn Feiners. I The entire council of Macaroom was arrested after it announced its intention of sending its minutes to the Irish parliament. Alderman Tobin, St Clormel, was driven through the streets here, handcuffed to the lorry in which he lode. Other prisoners were treated in a like manner. It was also stat ed that several men recently held as hostages had been shot in prison and that the arrests today' Were to take their places. MD RESTAURANT EAT TO FILL y lulled Ir'HH. Montreal, Que., Jan. 21 Unemploy ed men here have started a campaign , to force the owners of big restnu-1 rants to feed them free, their leaders beclared today. This campaign was launched last i night when about five hundred unem ployed men paraded through the down town district in a quiet and orderly manner, entered a restaurant, and seating themselves at the tables de manded food. The management or dered food supplied, at the same time telephoning the police. While the men were eating and while scores were standing outside the restaurant waiting their turn to eat, sixty patrolmen arrived and told the crowd to disperse. Those out side scattered. Those inside grabbed what food was in sight and marched from the cafe with pockets stuffed with sandwiches, bread, and fruit, some carrying pies and other edibles. The demonstration seemed to be thoroughly organized. The men march ed with almost mjitary precision- as they paraded to the restaurant. Many LAWYER FOR BRUISERS IS TAKING STEP TO GET COIN SAYS HE WILL HOLD ALL PAR - TIES TO AGREEMENT l)N PURSE BRADY IS OUT; COCHRAN ILL; RICKARD READY In Meantime, English Press Poking Fun at Fluke Montreal Thinks She Has Landed It By Henry L. Farrell United Press Staff Correspondent New York, Jan. 21 The first round of the Dempsey-Carpentier battle for the heavyweight boxing championship of the world may be fought in the courts. Hary S. Hechseimer, attorney and guardian of the boxers interests un der the original contract, has served notice that he may bring suit against . any of the three : promoters Tex Rickard, William A. Brady and Charles B. Cochran who seeks to -withdraw, hjsbacking from the $500, 000 match. - As the matter stood today, Brady has definitely effaced himself, Coch ran's position is uncertain and Rick ard has declared his intention of going through with the match if he has to stage it single handed. The latter ex pected to hear from Cochran during the day and expressed confidence that the London sportsman would abide by the original articles of agreement. Cochran Reported III According to advices from London, Cochran is ill but has authorized his secretary to state he had not been of ficially informed of Brady's with drawal, and that he stands ready to proceed with the match under the stip ulated arrangements providing a purse of $500,000. British newspapers, by the way, have seized upon the tangled situa tion to pan the match to their hearts content. For instance, the Evening standard is quoted as saying: John Bull Gets Too Much "If it is true the match has been called off the last word has been said in what skeptics have described as 'the world's best joks.' While anxious to see the fight take place, British sportsmen were sickened by the end less round of press agenting and purse boosting. Many bets were made month ago that the fight would never take place." Rickard said that if Cochran in forms him that he, too, wishes to with draw there are a dozen men anjuqus to associate themselves with him but that he would prefer to promote the match alone. Montreal Hot After It Hy l ulled I'rcnR.) Montreal, Que., Jan. 21 Montreal today was hot on the trail of the Dempsey-Carpentier fight. Newspapers gave much publicity to the move. One of them had a ban ner across the first page reading: "Dempsey-Carpentier fight for Mon treal." This paper discovered that there was no legal limitation on the number of rounds that may be fought in this city, although the custom has been to limit fights to ten rounds. A bill is now ready to be presented to the provincial legislature, provid ing for a boxing commission. This commission is almost certain to be headed by Pierre Belanger, chief of police of Montreal, one of the most 'enthusistic boxing fans in the city. He has already expressed himself as favoring the bout. were former soldiers, some still wear ing their uniform great coats.