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Good Morning .. .i. -' -. - ... Fancy, borrow much from mem ory, and ' so looks back to the past. Ruffini, ' ' ' Weather Forecast 1 Partly cloudy; local thunder 'gnawers Friday and Saturday atlCJUUf: PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY, 8, 1921. : , PRICE FIVE CENTS VOL. U. NO. 230. BITTER FIGHTS ON TARIFFS BEGINS :.&''. ; V ' . - . ....- ADDS AGAINST BONUS f STATUTE HARDING WEIGHT; 1 DEMOCRATS ' kill w Will I I LIIIIIIG IIP SCHEDULES Minority Report Bitterly Arraigns Tactics of ' . Republicans ' DEBATE TOBEGIN TODAY All Day Taken Up In Reading and Still Is. ; ' Not Concluded (By Asaociated PreM) - Washington ' July 7. The perma nent tariff bill as drawn by republi can members of the house ways and means committee toow top place on the house calendar' today. Not to be displaced by other legislation until voted on July 21. There was no cere mony in beginning consideration of the measure and the day was devoted to having it .. read . paragraph by paragraph- while members' sat and sweltered without giving heed to the monotonous droning of a relay of . reading clerks. . Mm. r, m ' une measure covers o-tu jmgco. Democratic members held a con ference at which it was said with ' "half a dozen -exceptions" it was ' agreed that the party should stand as a unit against the bill. Some of the members, it was added, declined to be bound b'y instructions but lead ers 'predicted the final vote would show but few breaks in the demo cratic ranks. A resolution was adopted at the conference declaring that the mea sure violated all principles and tra ditions of -the democratic party and reaffirming the party's stand against a high protective tariff. The reading had not been conclud ed when the house quit work for the day and before general debate be gins tomorrow the reading will be concluded and a rule adopted shutting -off all but a few general amendments and such others as may be offered by . the committee. Democratic members of the ways -and means committee in a minority report filed in the house denounced the administration tariff bill as a ""conspiracy to benefit a few- favor ites at the expense of all humanity." "Like every conspiracy it has been hatched in secrecy," the report says, adding, "We record our solemn- judgement that this measure iis m plan to plun- vder the people of our country and to oppress the people of every coun try for .the benefit of a few men who have succeeded in usurping for all practical purposes the taxing power of this government using it primari ly to enrich themselves, and, secon darily, to finance the political party ! which tolerates, encourages and fa cilitates the usurpation." The report declares the tariff was not an issue in the last campaign and that this is not the time to write a tariff law. They assert that the problems which "confront our people cripple our industry, stifle our commerce and perplex an amiable administration having nothing to do with the tariff." Held From Democrats Criticising the republican majori ty of the committee for withholding the bill from them and from the house membership generally and the per mitting only a week for its study, " the democratic members declare there has been insufficient time to . draft a substitute. They do not un derstand any detailed discussion of .the individual schedules in .(he bill. DOLLAR HONOR ROLL TO PROVIDE I nrr ptttm aapc npin tm whpi n WAR X X KJ 111! LIU J M-J -t Every person in Putnam county is invited to participate in the fund which is to be raised for supplying a granite base for the bronze tablet which is to be cast with the names of all of Putnam county's dead in the World War. Every person who appreciates sen timent attached to this memorial is invited to send one dollar to either of the three members of the special committee which is now raising the fund, Dr. E. W. Warren,-Walter Hil liard or Neal Kirkman. . No one should send more than a CONRAD SAYS HEjjWAS FORCED TO TAKE COIN Sensational Testimony In Trial of Whiskey Runners A (Bk Aaaociatrd PrMH) Jacksonville,. July 7. M. C. Con rad, former deputy, sheriff on. trial in federal district v court here on charges of 'Impersonating a federal omcir",ak the stand in his own be half 'djay: anil 'gave testimony to the effect that AwasfOrced at the point of a pistc3iQ:afpet $1,500 from R. H. WhejlJj'.nltw and then ordered out of the layer's office. r 'XhnnlPwSi ' arreted-'Is he- left the office under a prearranged plan between Wheeler and police authori ties. ' Wheeler and other witnesses tes tified today in an effort to show that Conrad had visited Wheeler, told him he was a government officer and that he possessed evidence that three lo cal bankers were members of an al leged whiskey ring. Wheeler said he offered, to act as an intermediary in "hush" money negotiations with a view to trapping Conrad. Conrad also testified today to the effect that Sheriff Dowling, of Duval county was involved in illicit whiskey operations here. Conrad said he made a trip to Nassau for the sheriff to obtain 100 cases of liquor. Later he was appointed a deputy sheriff and assigned to whiskey smuggling ac tivities on the river. Liquor gathered in raids on vessels he said, was stowed at a place up the river known as the "Oaks" from where it was later dis tributed. Martial Law Will Be Withdrawn At Fitzgerald Today (llr Aftnoclntrd PreNN) Atlanta, July 7. State troops who went on guard duty at Fitzgerald, Ga,. yesterday will probably be withdrawn tomorrow, it was said here tonight by General Nash. General Nash said decision as to when to withdraw the militia had been left entirely with Col. Russell in com mand of the three companies there and that Col. Russell had reported to night that he saw no occasion for their remaining. Officials of the brotherhood of rail way trainmen visited Governor Hard wick late today and told him the A. B. & A railroad strikers did not ap prove of violence and that the firing at Fitzgerald Tuesday night which caused the troops to be sent there had not been precipitated by strikers. confining their 27-page typewritten report to a general indictment of thft whole measure and the manner of its preparation. Emphasis is laid upon two things the probable effect of the bill on American commerce and the world industrial situation of the system of American valuation as a basis for levying tariff duties. Pointing to the rapidly decreasing American foreign trade'' the report says, "we need no tariff to cut off (Continued on page 8.) I LL lil I! VIVUJ If dollar as it is desired to have- as many as possible participate in the fund. It is estimated that the granite base will cost about '$500, so it will be necessary for 500 persons to have their names written on the honor roll which is to supply the base. The tablet for this base is already provided for and will cost a consid erable sum. It is being cas now and it is expected that it will be ready for shipment in a short time. Send in your dollar and get on the roll. ADMIRAL E- R. STITT Rear, Admiral Edward Ft. Stitt, naval medical director, has been ap pointed surgeon general of the navy. He has studied tropical diseases in Africa, the Orient and South Amer ica. He is noted as college lecturer on tropical medicines. IRISH PEACE HOPE CONFERENCE EVE If Smuts Will Act As Chairman DeValera Will Confer (By AMnoclnlrd Trrml London, July 7. The Irish peace movement on the surface made no further progress today, but hopes re main mainly on account of the fact that General Smuts, premier of South Africa ( is taking such an active part in the negotiations with an evident purpose to translate into practical policies the King's message and ex portation for forbearance at the 'opening of the Ulster parliament. The King's evident and serious in terest in bringing about peace is also a strong factor in the situation. His 'proffer of Buckingham palace for the 'meetings of the proposed conference j points in the direction of a repetition of the peace efforts of 1914 when the I home rule conference assembled in jthe palace under the chairmanship 'of the Rt. Rev. James William Low jther, then speaker of the house of i commons. It is believed that if an indepen dent chairman wre appointed to the conference now contemplated especi ally General Smuts, who is trusted by the Irish people, there would be a far greater chance of Mr. DeVal era accepting the conference. It is probable however, that nothing will develop definitely, pending tomor row's Dublin conference between the Irish republican leader and the Sou thern Unionists. General Smut will not attend the conference.' ' i 1 -S - - iTB StMe A- HALF GILLIOH FROM NATION Negotiations Already Are ; in Progress to -i This End ;IT TO PAY OFF Hoover Giye Says It Will 200,000 Men . Employment . (Br AaiHK-lXed PreM) Washington, Puly 77. Negotia tions between government officials and railway executives involving re funding arrangements by which the carriers would receive approximately $500,000,000 in additional treasury advance within the next six months are expected to be completed with in twVi jiKvs, Secretary - Mellon an- nouncedinoday,' TM .Advances 'wouldS be eqi-'fyalentStp the sums expewii Su"t? railroad etfm'g5H-v-4 ernment in capital betterments dur ing the period of war time control, he added. - ,.:;- Additional appropriations by con gress, Mr. Mollon indicated, may be needed before all the money can be furnished, but a part ot it may De advanced by the treasury out of pre sent authorizations if agreement al ready tentatively reached are con firmed. The government will receive six per cent, securities and the rail way will be enabled to pay off out standing accounts for supplies and embark upon repairs of rolling stock and other maintainance which have been deferred because of corporate deficits. Both Mr. Mellon and Secretary of Commerce Hoover, who commented upon the negotiations later, said the plan contemplated would be of great business value to the country. , Mr. Hoover estimated that 200,000 addi tional men could be employed by the roads if funds were available. KABER ACCUSED HIS WIFE WHILE A DEATH BED Told Physician That She Had Planned His Murder Cleveland, O., July 6. Testimony tending to show that Daniel F. Kaber for whose murder his widow, Eva Katherine Kaber is on trial for first degree murder suspected her of hav ing planned his assassination, was in troduced today by the state through two witnesses. "My wife ordered this done, my . ...-. m These exclamations were uttered j by Mr. Kaber to Police Lieut. Louis B. Miller, of Lakewood upon the of ficer's arrival at the home soon after Mr. Kaber had been stabbed, accord ing to Lieut Miller's testimony. "My God, doctor,' my wife must have done this." Dr. W. J. Quigley who was called to attend the wound ed man said Mr. Kaber explained to him. Both Lieut Miller and Dr. Quigley declared that Mr. Kaber made the (Continued oa Fag 8.) MIAMI FISHERMAN HOOKED UP TEN SACKS OF HOOTCH, HAD THREE BIG PARTIES AND PAID $11349 FINE (II? Annoclated I'rfu) Miami, July 7. Fisherman's luck brought O. H. Dishong into criminal court here today and cost him $113.49. Several days , ago Dishong was out crawfishing in a Bear's Cut near here, he thrust his pronged sphere into the water and when he at tempted to pull it up he found something inert and heavy on the end. Up came a gunnysack containing numerous bottles of the real stuff. So Dishong sared again. When he had hauled in a dozen sacks he weighed anchor and came BASEBALL STARS WILL TESTIFY FOR ACCUSED GOV. L J. FRAZIER Political factions opposed to the Nonpartisan league In North Dakota, have ordered that a recall election be held oa or before November 8. The election is directed against Governor Frazier, the attorney general, and others. ANGLE AI DELANO Stewart Files Suits to Amount of $100,000 Against Lawyers (Br AMurlntvd PreM) Daytona, July 7. Charging con spiracy, Judge Isaac A. Stewart, of DeLand, has filed suit for $100,000 against A. G. Hamlin, of DeLand, IR. P. Hamlin, Tavares, Gardiner & Brass, Daytona, attorneys for the board of county commissioners, Claude L. Vining, Daytona Beach, Ben Thursby, of Orange City, mem bers of the board of county commis sioners. This suit comes as an aftermath of the suit filed against Stewart on Wednesday by the attorneys for the board. The alleged conspiracy consists of the action of the board in removing Stewart as chairman when he refused to consent to the employment of the boards attorneys to fight the wooden bridge suits, and otewart s claim is .. . ., ..' . .. . . that the attorneys for the board con- spired with the commissioners named above to bring about his removal. MIAMI BEGINS WOKK OX TEN STORV BANK BUILDING Miami, July 7 Construction of the new First National Bank build ing here, a ten story steel structure, will begin about September 1, ac cording to Edward C. Romfh, presi dent of the institution, who has re turned from New York where the contract was awarded. Mr. Romfh said it would take about ten months to erect the building. l y A K " I n J J f VOLUSIA back to town to celebrate the day's eatch. The Dews of Dishong's find leaked out and a couple of mysterious visitors paid a visit to his home to inform him that he had annexed their stock in trade. They demanded that he turn over the rest of it to them. Dishong declared he'd send it to An drew Volstead first and slipped off to the county jail and handed the key to his residence to the sheriff. Deputies today found ten sacks of liquor there. Dishong told the judge that the three parties he had on his find were worth the price $37.83 each. Ty Cobb and Others to Go On Stand For White Sox (By Associated Prenn) Chicago, July 7. Some of the greatest 'stars in baseball including Ty Cobb, manager of the Detroit Americans, Eddie Collins, Captain of the Chicago White Sox and half a dozen other Detroit players may be called to testify in defense of White Sox players and others on trial here charged with throwing the 1919 world's series. This was made known by the defense today in accepting the first four jurors to be chosen for the trial. . PTl.ni.lk. HjiTirn .tjalaneil .Hrnnm hnished examining the' Tburth juror he asked if he knew any of the wit nesses announced by the state and, then said: ..nts- "Do you know Ty Cobb, Harry" Heilmann, Veach, Young, Bill James, Owen Bush, Howard Elomke, Oscar Stannagc, Deyer, Dauss or Mitchell, of the Detroit club, or Eddie Collins, John Collins, Red Faber, Bird Lynn, Harry Leibold, Eddie Murphy, or Clarence Rowland, who are now with or formerly were with the White Sox?" Later Mr. Berger said these men might testify as to the character of the indicted players, render opinions as to the possibility of a game being thrown, or about the pennant win ner drive of the White Sox at the close of the 1919 series in which a number of games were won from De troit. - - Two Men Arrested as Suspects Given Liberty at Dothan IV.T Anaoclntrd Preaa) Pensacola, Ha., July 7. The two men arrested at Dothan Ala. in con nection with the slaying of John M. Tuggles of Chipley Fla. near DeLand Monday have been released. John M. Johnson of Milton ferryman who car ried Tuggles and his car across the Blackwater river and who went to Dothan today to identify the men declared that neither was with Tug gle on the day he was killed. Two other suspects are held in the case one in the Walton county jail at DeFuniak Springs and the other in the Holmes county pail at Bonifay. i Johnson will try to identify them to morrow. Tampa Authorities Go to Get a Tapper (By Aavorlatra Pnn) T-.:r:pa, July 7. A deputy sheriff in on his way to New York to bring back Frank McSherry, wanted for alleged operation of a wiretapping game in this city. McSherry, with four others was arrested here in February, 1919. All made bonds then jumped them. McSherry was appre hended in New York a few months later and up to a few days ago had been fighting extradition. He lost his appeal in the courts and has been arrested and is being held for the Tallahassee authorities. PRESIDENT MAKES VISIT TO CAPITOL TO TALK IT Thinks Other Matters Should Be Settled First Wi DEMANOA RECESS But Says Nothing of Big Sum Asked by the Railroads (By AMoelated PreM) . Washington, July 7. President Harding paid an unexpected visit to the senate today and it is understood interposed the weight of his person nel influence to defer action on the soldier bonus bill until a clearer un derstanding of the government's fi nancial outlook has been made pos sible by the enactment of a new tariff and tax laws. - In an hour's conference with senate leaders e President is understood to-, hawe -endorsed the View' oiSSecetaty Mellon that bonus legislation now might be a serious embarrassment to the treasury and even to have sugi gested that all other legislative bnsii ness be suspended to permit com pletion of the tariff and tax revisions as soon as possible. By those 'who talked with him he was quoted as favoring a recess of congress while the committees in charge are has tening perfection of the two measures on account of which the special ses sion was called. Will Ly Stress Today It was indicated that Mr. Hard ing's views would be set forth at greater length in a special message to congress which may be sent to the capital tomorrow. The document is expected to deal particularly with the bonus bill andto set forth that while the administration regards it self as committed to some legisla tion for relief of war veterans it sees no reason for acting prec'pi attely. While the President was giving his opinion to seflator after senator in his room just off the senate chambar the senate itself was debating the bo nus bill with sponsors for the mea sure confident of its passage. By an overwhelming vote the bill had been brought to the senate floor as a special order of business and the senators in charge were inclined to predict that even the opposition of Secretary Mellon would not be "suf ficient to delay it. Tonight the outlook generally was admitted to be more uncertain. Lead ers had not yet made a canvass to ascertain juet how much weight the visit of the President might have and the disposition in most quarters was to await Mr. Hardincr's message hp- fore voting a showdown. After the message had been received it is re garded as likely that an attempt will be made to send the bonus bill back to committee and then secure another vote on the recess proposals which failed of adoption several days ago by a margin of four votes. JUDGE BRANDON LOSES HOME Clearwater, July 7 The home of Judge Leroy Brandon at Sunset Point adjoining the city limits of Clearwater, was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning, the flames having gained too much headway to be extinguished when discovered. Judge Brandon was awakened by an explosion anof upon investigating found the entire rear portion of the house in flames. An adjoining res idence was damaged considerably. I , V'J - ' si : J . i V". I 4 I r 1 i (f: : ;- ' I ' x ff 4 f v , '- - - -A. " -v- - '