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.NEWS v TODAY E WEATHER , Generally fair IT IS NEWS TODAY, HISTORY TOMORROW VOL. II. No. 132 Britain Agrees to division of seas; CROWD RESENTS ATTACK ON CLARA HAM0N U.S. AGREES TOPACIFICAS ITS PART OF PATROL DEAL SIMULTANEOUS ANNOUNCE MENT MADE IN UNITED STATES AND ENGLAND BRITISH TO TAKE ATLANTIC AS JOB At Same Time Washington Intimated That Nation's Naval Strength to Go to Western Seas By Ed L. Keen United Press Stun Correspondent London, Mar. 15 Great Britain and America have agreed to an amic able "division" of the seas, according to general belief here today. As a result of, ''. the agreement, it was believed, Great Britiain will po - lice the Atlantic ocean, America the . Pacific. This impression was strengthened by two announcements from London and Washington on the same day. rom Washington came the state - merit that the Pacific fleet probably will assume more importance than the Atlantic. From London came the announce ment that Great Britain will reduce hes naval budget by $70,000,000 thereby abandoning any thought of competition with America's -naval program. There was a general belief here ; that friendly relations between the United States and Great Britain ' would be greatly strengthened if .America goes through with its pro ' posed program of concentrating naval power in the Pacific.. There will then no longer be any question raised by the British as "to who America is building against?" . Reports from Washington that America was considering putting its fleet in the Pacific were regarded here as indicating that the United States wants to impress Japan with its naval strength. The presence of a big American fleet in the Pacific will probably influ . ence Japan that war with America at the present time is not feasible, .many experts believe. MASONIC HOUSE WARMING DATE IS POSTPONED It is announced by those in charge of plans for the house warming of the new Masonic Temple that instead of being held on April 9 as was originally planned, the celebration will be held on May 6. This change in plans was made necessary on ac count of the fact tha.t Grand Master Charles Ketchum of .Key West found it Impossible to be present on that date due to previous engagements and the committee on arrangements an nounced the change of date to May 6. The contemplated plans will make this one of the largest and most im portant events local Masons have ev er staged in Palatka. PALATKA DEGREE TEAM GIVEN SIGNAL HONORS. The degree team of Red Wing Council D. of P., left today for Orl lando to put on the degree work for Cherokee council No. 12. There will be candidates from all over the state to be initiated. Over 100 delegates will be present from Jacksonville to eee the crack Palatka team work. SENATE ADJOURNS (By United Press Washington, Mar. 15 The Sen ate adjourned sine die at 11:30 today. PfflHEE PESTS BESIEGE HUMS 1 PRESIDENT HAS LITTLE TIME EXCEPT TO LISTEN TO AP POINTMENT PLEAS SHIPPING BOARD IS BIG PROBLEM Reorganization of Governmental De partments May Not Take Place Despite Promises By Raymond Clapper United Press Stnlt Correspondent Washington, Mar. 15 Patronage troubles are forcing President Hard ing to neglect temporarily the big international problems demanding his attention. Even domestic questions are for the most part untouched because about ninety per cent .of the president's working time since his inauguration has been devoted to listening to" claims of office seekers or their back ers. . Harding's worst difficulties center in the shipping board. Because of the demand of shipping and business men generally that the new board be ap pointed quickly, the president is de voting most of his time to it, but he has not found a suitable chairman. He probably will lay his troubles be fore the cabinet which meets todays. The capinet is also ejerjefifed Id lake up the question of reorganizing the government department. Although the quetion will be fully threshed out during the next few cabinet meetings, it is predicted that nothing of a sweeping character will be undertak en for many months probably not until the next regular session of con gress meets next December. Cabinet members have decided that they can do no more than make minor changes within their own departments until congress has enacted a law provid ing for the shifting around of gusi iness from one department to anoth er. The decision to hold up for reor ganization does not meet the approv al of all of Harding's advisers, it is known. Some of them believe that unless the reorganization is accom plished within six months, the popu lar demand for it will have subsided while the opposition to it will have increased enough to defeat it. It is impossible, however, to make sweep ing changes without congressional action. President Harding expected to send another batch of nominations to the senate today. It was doubtful of the shipping board would be among them. He had counted upon securing James A. Farrell, president of the United States Steel Corporation as chairman of the shipping board but Farrell would not take the job. R. A. C. Smith, former dock commissioner at ew York, who was understood to be his next choice is being vigorously opposed by Republican political lead ers in New York. Meanwhile Harding is leaning on Admiral Benson, the present chair man, to keep the Board functioning until new members can be selected. Benson can continue on the board un der Harding if he so desires, it is be lieved. President' Harding is expected to give his consent to an adjournment of the senate today and this will leave him free of congress until April 11, when the 'extra session begins. He will have a chance in the meantime to clean up the bulk of his appoint ments and formulate his legislative policies. BLISS IS NAMED THIRD ASSISTANT STATE SECY. By United Press. Washington, March 15 Robert Woods Bliss of New York, has been named third assistant secretary of state, it was learned today. Bliss has spent a number of fears in the American diplomatic service and at present is head of the division of western European affairs in the State Department. His nomination Is ex pected to go to the senate today.. , PALATKA. FLORIDA, MISSION 10 TALK HELPHE POLICY WILL BE SIMILAR MOVE TO THAT OF FRANCE IN SEND ING VIVIANI DELEGATION TO BE HAND PICKED Wish to Avoid, as Far as Possible, Causing Any Friction With Pro Irish Elements By Ralph H. Turner United Pfewt Stuff Correspondent Washington, Mar. 15 The British government has begun the organiza tion of a special mission, which it proposes to send to the United States within the next month, according to advises received here today in official quarters. The mission will formally convey its congratulations and wishes of suc cess to the new administration and then proceed to the discussion of numerous outstanding questions be tween this government and Britain. Among the subjects to be discussed it was understood today, are an asso ciation of nations, disarmament, Ger man reparations and Britain's in debtedness to the United States. The first advices concerning the British mission indiaate that it will be headed by'three leading figures, a statesman'- chosen -from -the highest ranks of Britain's public men, a high military officer and a representative naval leader. Aides and secretaries will complete the mission. Select Delegation Carefully The personnel of the delegation, it it learned, is being chosen withtthe utmost care, with the view of elim inating any figure which might arouse hostility among the strongly pro Irish element in this county. The British government is desirous, first of all, to avoid any embarrassment incident to the Irish question. So far as can be learned here, the civilian head of the commission has not been determined, although H. H. Asquith, former premier, and Win ston Churchill have been mentioned for the post. The information reaching Washing ton indicates that formal announce ment of the mission will not be made in London for another week or ten days. The British decision to send a mis sion to the United States is in line with the action of the French gov ernment in appointing Rene Viviani, former premier, to discuss foreign affairs with the Harding administra tion and may have been prompted by the French move. According to the interpretation here, it is part of an effort to gain America's cooperation in European affairs and is welcomed by this government because of the op portunity it affords the United States to define its position after discussion with the foreign representatives. The administration's policy on the European situation, it is believed, may depend largely upon the results which attend the coming of the Brit ish and French missions. TERRIBLE DAMAGE NEAR HUSTON'S HOME TOWN (By United Pre...) Amite, La., Mar. 15 Damage esti mated at approximately a half million dollars has been done to strawberries by recent rains and washouts. Grow ers stated today' that many families are homeless due to the swollen Amite Former Native Lives Here The above despatch from Amite will be of especial interest here as this is the native city of E. B. Huston, of the News staff. Mr. Huston has no interests there now, however, except an I. O. U. from the Amite Times, where he served as chauffer on the old George Washington for a period. J DELMONT TAKES BEATING Philadelphia, Pa., March 15 Gene Delmont, New York, surprised list fane here last night when he stayed the limit with George "K. O." Cha oey, of Baltimore, 1 TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 1921 DISCREET CANUCK DEFENDS NAME OF "FIFI" BEAUVAIS SAYS INTIMATIONS IN DIVORCE SUIT ARE ALL LIES GLAD OF CHANCE TO TELL VERSION Will Refuse to Return to America and Add to Annoyances of Financier's f Wife Bj United Press.) White Plains, N. Y., Mar. 15 Justice Worschauser today grant ed an indefinite adjournment of the hearing of Mrs. "Fifi" Potter Stillman's motion for additional alimony and counsel fees, pending the trial, of the divorce suit brought by James A. Stillman, multi-millionaire husband. B j?. James P. Kelly. United Press Staff Correspondent Copyright 1921 by the United Press "Montreal,' Que., March 15 Fred Beauvais, the French Indian guide named in Janles A. Stillman's divorce suit, was found today by the United Press. He was located in a suburb of Montreal. When " found him he was busily engaged in' clipping the stories of the Stillman -divorce case from the New piii. "It's a lie," he declared, angrily tossing the clippings on the floor. He made a sweeping denial of all the charges alleged to have been brought by the multi-millionaire New York financier, connecting his name with the case. "This matter has been in court be hind closed doors since last Novem ber" Beauvais said emphatically, speaking without a trace of an ac cent. "It was made public at last so that Mr. Stillman's charges impli cating me could be given the fight and refuted." Not an Original American. Beauvafs was very indignant at having been referred to in the news papers as an Indian and a half breed. He considers himself a French Ca nadian. Beauvais does not look like an Indian. He has a polished, smooth and courteous manner. He is well dressed, apparently has plenty of money and would not be out of place in any drawing room. He seemed to have been fully informed of all the details of the case. "'I don't want any publicity," he said. Then he added: "Fred Beauvais, the guide, is dead." He declared he was through with earning his living in that way. Beauvais refused absolutely to mention Mrs. Stillman. "She shan't be discussed," he said. "Her name shall never be bandied about." He declared he would not cross the border again and that he would have nothing.further to do with the case. With regard to the reported raid on the Stillman lodge in Quebec pro vince during which shots were fired, Beauvais said: "The first I heard of that was when I read it . in the newspapers. The only shots I ever heard around the place were those fired by young Jas. Stillman, jr., who did a lot of shoot ing at targets every day." Beauvais spoke affcetionately of young Stillman, who is 16 years of age. He pointed affectionaTely at a picture of the millionaire banker's son which was on the mantel above the fireplace in the luxuliously fur nished room. He refused to discuss the child, Guy Stillman, in any way whatsoever. I learned that Fred Beauvais and his brother, Arthur, had been inter ested in finding Isabel Armstrong, formerly a nurse in the Stillman household who was wanted as a wit ness for Mrs. Stillman. Arthur said she was finally located at Pasadena, California, but that lawyers for Still man had secured her consent to tes tify in his behalf, and that she had returned east for that purpose. Ar ST Lull T GETS WIRE BOOST ! CHAMP VAMP PULLS ONE OVER ON UNITED PRESS AND WE FALL TOO SAYS PUBLIC IS "CROOL TYRANT" Will Not Let Her Pull Virtuous Stuff, So, Ah, She Must Make Frails Weep Again By Richard D. Jacobs United Press Stnff Correspondent New York, Mar. 15 The day of the vampire is waning, Miss Theda Bara declared in an interview with the United Press today. The actress who has been absent from the screen for a year and a half, following a nervous breakdown re sulting from overwork and the unusu al strain of her roles, said she plan ned to return soon but not in the characterizations that made her fa mous. .Henceforth, she said, she will ex emplify "the virtuous vampire." ; 'personally, I would prefer to play "Puritan" roles such as Evangeline and Priscille,". she said. "The por tion of the public which does me the honor of liking my work won't per mit me to do that, however. Since I have been resting. T hv T.oivH i more letters irom movie tans than ever before, and the tenor of these communications is: "Do not give up your vampire parts, but play them with a happy ending the Magdalene's return to virtue." Actorines Not Own Boss "I don't believe that any actor or actress is great enough to do exact ly as they want to, in opposition to the wishes of the public. Pleasing the theater goers is the sole excuse for their existence. For that reason, I intend to follow the suggestion made to me." Miss Bara was asked whether, in her belief, men or women had been most interested in her vampire roles. "Women!" She replied emphatical ly. "Women who had been treated badly by men came to see me on the screen and felt, "ah, here is one of us who is able to treat men as they deserve." Asked to what she attributed the changing sentiment of the American people, from extreme materialism to sane morality, she said: "No one can know: It is one of those incomprehensible, intangible thur said he had just come back from New York where he had consulted with Mrs. Stillman's attorneys. Arthur also said he had never heard of any fight of any kind during his period of employment with the Stillmans, and he ridiculed the report that a quarrel had taken place in which shots were exchanged, at the Quebec place. "I have been annoyed for some time by a New York detective," Fred Beauvais said. It was not until he was certain that I was not a detec tive, that he would talk. "I feel very indignant at being re ferred to as a half-breed," he said with an air of annoyance. "Our family is one of the oldest in Quebec." He hastanedto produce documents to trace his line of ancestry. "The statement, which has been printed, that I have recently been at Tarrytown is entirely false" Beauvais said. "I formerly was manager of the Stillman properties at Quebec and Tarrytown, but the last time I was in Tarrytown was over a year ago. "The police chief of Tarrytown is very much mistaken when he says I was seen there a short time ago. He described me as a man over six feet tall and weighing more than two hun dred pounds. That is absurd, as you can see for yourself." ' Beauvais stood np for my inspec tion. He did not look like a six foot er or a two hundred pounder. Be said Ms height, was five feet ten in ches and that ho weighed 162. LOO FOR HEDA BACK ON SCR EEN PRICE FIVE CENTS COURT ROOM IS CLEARED 10 PREVENT DISORDERS PROSECUTION DECLARED SMITH FAMILY LIVED ON SHAME ., OF DAUGHTER WILD BILL TAKES PART OF ACCUSED Said Girl's Mother "As Good As That of Any Lawyer Prosecuting Her For This Killing." WANT TO MARRY CLARA By United Press Ardmore, Okla., Mar. 15 Clara Smith Hamon has fifty proposals for marriage, he attorneys said today. The cosmic urge for the chic and pretty defendant has caused fifty men over the country to swamp her with proposals of marriage.- ...i'vwi AA.-v-i.-. ..."... ..,,- "I don't care whether you are found guilty or innocent, I want to marry you anyway," said one ardent lover. He enclosed his photograph. .1 By Carl Victor Little. United Press Staff Correspondent Court House, Ardmore, Okla., Mch. 15 Charges that Clara Smith Ha mon's mother and family lived "oni her daughter's shame," temporarily broke up the Hamon murder trial to day, i "We can show that the whole Smith family lived on the Hamon estate," said prosecutor Brown. "Wild Bill" McLean jumped to his feet and yell ed: "This girl's mother is as good as any who ever gave birth to any law yer in this case." Handclapping and shouts of appro val indicated very clearly how the packed court room stood on the issues The confusion was tumultuous and the court ordered the room cleared. This required some time, and the noon adjournment came before any testimony had been taken. The row occurred while points of legality in submitting the statement of the de rendant without privelege on the part of the state to cross examine her. Defendant On Stand After the noon recess the accused took the stand and declared that she killed Jake Hamon in self defense to protect her mother's name and to save her own life. She declared Hamon hit her with a chair as the pistol she held fired. "He was drunker than ever before" when she killed him, she said, and that he had attacked her savagely, threatening to "slit her throat.? The defendant said that she had married Hamon's nephew "for con venience" but had never lived with him. Tears streamed down the girl's face as she told her story. things that we can only wonder at. We can't even know how long it will last. "Some psychologists may argue that we are now undergoing one of those periodic eras of so-called refor mation that have always been a part of history. But frankly I don't know. Perhaps it is the reaction from the war. What ever it is, the evidences of a change are more noticeable in this country than elsewhere. Cer tainly we cannot say honestly that the morale plane is any higher in Ger many, France or Russia than it baa been.