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. I , , - ""ft, S Good Morning-' , Truth is a torch, but a terrific one; therefore we will all try to reach it with closed eyes, 'lest we should- be scorched. Goethe. Weather Forecast : Thunder showers In north and : fair fn. south portion Friday; - Saturday local showers k ft PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 22, 1921. PRICE FIVE CENTS VOL. II. NO. 242. flU'M SHERIFF IS .MED; CHARGE OF BOOTLEGGING Federal Grand Jury Re turns Indictments Against Ring c::::er wheeler held Five Other Prominent Men Also Charged. In Indictment By Associated Presa) Jacksonville, July 21. R. .E "Wheeler, chairman of the board of directors of the Guaranty Trust & Savings Company, W. H. Dowling, sheriff of Duval county, and P. M Hopkins, garage owner, were arrest ed here late today and released in bonds of $1,000 each on charges of having conspired to violate the fed cral prohibition laws. The arrests followed the returning of indictments on four counts by the federal grand jury today which also included four others whose names are withheld. ' The : seven men are charged with Laving operated a whiskey ring which Wheeler is alleged to have financed and Dowling protected. The indict- raents set forth that Sheriff Dowling appointed Hopkins a deputy sheriff in order that his activities would be unhampered. Hopkins, it is charged, transported the whiskey and in one instance brought several hundred ees into this country from the Ba lam Islands. Stored at Orange Park ' "quor handled hy the alleged store at place nar,, Qr-ka':-few" miles up tUf St. -. t.ver from here," the indictment . specified,; and from this place was distributed. The grand jury findings were based largely, it is understood, on the tes timony of M. C. Conrad, a former deputy sheriff and who is now serv ing a sentence in the federal pemten tiary at Atlanta, Ga., upon conviction for impersonating a federal officer. Conrad was arrested several weeks ago as he left Wheeler's office with $1,500 "hush money" to secure silence , regarding information his j he claimed to have gathered concerning the operations of the alleged ring. It developed at Conrad's . trial that Wheeler had entered into a plan with police authorities to trap Conrad. Conrad when arrested had in his i . possession the money in marked bills, j Wheeler testified at Conrad'3 trial) that after the latter had made over-1 tures to him styling himself as a fed- eral officer he communicated with po-; lice authorities and it was arranged j to have officers within hearing of the nevt conference between him and Conrad. Conrad when arrested shrdlutaoil Conrad in his defense claimed he had been forced to accept the money at the point of a pistol and that his arrest was the result of a conspiracy to get him out of the way because of his knowledge of the alleged ring, r Cruelty to Cats Is Crime In Tampa Tampa, July 21. Some persons in Tampa and Hillsborough county have peculiar ideas about the execution of animals, according to Mrs. Jennie "Weller, president of the Hillsborough County Humane Society, who in her annual report cites instances of .cruelty brought to the attention of the organization. Onn woman in Tampa, in an effort ! to end the existence of a trouDie-jto tgke the p,ace offered and while some cat, filled a large bucket withQn her way to the roa( camp was water, put the cat in it and put on jmet an(1 murdered. The woman's cover. The cover had a bulging top, -husband .from whom she had been towover, and the animal died of ex haustion after struggling five hours with its head above the surface. A rigarmaker employed in a local fac tory, to rid himself of a litter of kit tens threw them to the pavement from a second story window. The kit tens, some dead and others dying, were brought to the humane office by children. One woman was arrest ed and fined $10 in municipal court for beating m kitten to death with ft broom. " LIVED HUNDRED YEARS TO SEE SON AFFLUENT Fort Myers Woman Passes Away After Passing Century Mark Buried With Honors (By Associated Press) Fort Myers,. Fla., July 21. Funeral services . were held here today for Mrs. Caroline A. Hol land Goodno, who died yesterday at the home of her son, E. E. Goodno, wealthy south Florida cattle man, at the age of 100 years. She is believed to have been the oldest woman in Florida. Mrs. Goodno was-born at Lew iston, Me., in 1821. At the age of ten her family began a west E RATHER THAN LET Harrowing Example Of Martyrdom Uncovered In Burning Room (Br Associated Press) Cleveland, O., July 21. Believed to have been crazed by their love for two babies left with them as board ers and who were about to be taken from them, police believe two women destroyed themselves and the chil dren on a bed which they ste afire in their home here today. The women were Mrs. Eliza Mosel- man, a widow, seventy, ana ner daughter Tillie, 37. Mrs. Moselman was wealthy and both were eccentric in their way of living, police say. The baby victims were Helen Stankovitch, 3 years old nd her two year old brother, Felix.-, '. t, Felix was burned to death en his second birthday-todayV'nd' Helen had celebrated her third birthday yesterday. Clutching the helpless chidlren in their arms the two women set afire, police say the evidence shows, and when a neighbor managed to break his way into the bed room through locked doors the four burned bodies Were found on the bed, the arms of the women encircling the babies. The room was damaged but little. The iron bed was red hot and all the bed clothing had been burned away. The children, who were motherless, had been left temporarily with the women by their father, a former ten ant when he went to Virginia to work on July 1. Today Mrs. Moselman received a letter from the children's father ask ing her to give his babies into the care of their grandmother. A Associated Press) Jonesboro, Ark., July 21. Evidence that Mrs. Alma Curry and her thir- WM N BURN SELVES AND TWO BABES teen-year-old daughter whose muti-some of the troubles of the confer lated bodies were found in the woods lence might be obviated if such ques near here yesterday, were lured tojtions as the disposition of the Pacific the spot where they met their death j Island of Yap and the control of has been gathered bv officers here ; Shantung peninsula were settled be- and tonight a sheriff's possee is look-, ing for a white man and two negroes. 1 official comment is lacking it is main Arrests are expected before morning. 1 tained that such a development would According to information received .be highly pleasing to American of by the officers, Mrs. Curry, who had ficials and that some steps may be been working at a hotel at Para gould, Ark., received a telephone mes sage from Jonesboro July 14 offering her work as cook in a road construc tion camp. She left for Jonesboro the next morning accompanied by her little daughter, leaving the train at Webbs Mill and when last seen was entering the dense woods a short dis tance from where the bodies were af terwards found. Officers are working on the supposition that she came here separated, was located tonight in h logging camp at Truman, Ark., of ficers stated. Refunding Bill Is Held Up in Senate (By Assorts ted Press) Washington, July 21. The ad ministration's refunding bill was held up today by a call from the senate finance committee upon Sec- ward migration gradually work ing into that part of Oklahoma known then as the Indian terri tory before the country was opened to homesteaders by the federal government. Still cherishing dreams of large land holdings the two ame to Florida twenty-six years ngo when thi& section was undevelop-. ed and the mother lived to see ' son acquire a 28,000 acre ranch near here. THEM GO TO FATHER BELIEVED JAPAN Will AGREE 10 A GENERAL DISCUSSION! TERMS Growing Confidence In Final Agreement For Disarming (By Amioclnted Prcaa) Washington, July 21. Renewed confidence that Japan will consent to a conference was evident in official 1 circles here tonight after another in formal exchange of views between the Japanese and American govern ments. During the day the Japanese am - aS "the 'state department and they are understood to have . discussed at length the situation resulting from Japan's reluctance to have the far eastern question subjected to debate in the disarmament negotiations. It was indicated afterwards that the mutual exchange was regarded as helpful by both sides and that the conversations soon might reach a stage riiaking possible a more for mal diplomatic correspondence on the subject. Must Hove Frank Discussion There was every evidence that the American government remained un shaken in its belief that to definite ly eliminate any subject from the scope of the conference before hand might prove a serious barrier to the disarmament discussion itself. On the other hand it was indicated that Am erican officials had no desire to for mulate a list of the questions that it thinks should be discussed and would I be quite content if the Tokio govern ment simply agreed to come into the I conference with an open mind as to 'consideration of anything final to a disarmament agreement. Those in charge of the preliminary .negotiations here have heard with much interest the suggestion that fore the delegates assemble. Although taken to speed the questions toward solution. To Resume Yap Negotiations It is is considered entirely likely that to this end negotiations regard ing Yap, over which Japan was awarded a mandate by the league of nations, may be actively resumed in the near ftiture. In the case of Shantung the indi cated view of the state department has been that any disputj over sov ererinty should be a subject of ne gotiations between Japan and China. Reports have reached here that Tokio, is ready to undertake such a negotia-! tion and it would occasion no surorise in well informed circles if China were encouraged to take a smilar attitude. retary Mellon for additional and more definite information as to past committments with respect to the nation's foreign loans. The tariff bill will reach the committee tomorrow and require prompt attention, so it appeared uncertain tonight when further action can be taken up in the refunding measure. Al MEN SURVIVOR OF HUN NAVY TO BOTTOM Ostfriesland, the Jutland Fighter, No Match For TNT TON OF STUFF DROPPED Thousands Watch Dread naught Go To Bottom With Awe (Br Amoclated Preul ON BOARD: THE DESTROYER LEARY EN ROUTE TO NORFOLK, Va., July 21. The ability of the air plane to destroy the capital ship was demonstrated today off the Virginia capes. Army bombers launching projec tiles weighing' one ton sank the former German battles Ostfriesland, a 23,000 ton heavily armored ship in axactly 25 jminutes after they opened their, ittack at 12:12 p. m. from an altitude of approximately 1,700 feet. Two bombs which landed overboard within a few yards of the port quarter gave the ship her death blowf . , 5 Seven of the, one ton weapons were dropped by as many " army planes which came from Langley Field, Va., 80 miles away, but immediately af ter the two had exploded near the port quarter the vessel began to set tle by the stern. Those bombs were launched by separate plane within a minute of each other,the first at 12:26 and within five 'minutes the ! . .' , quartrfdeck was." slightly awash and' K:f began to iistto fort. Uig ! Hulk Turns One As the water rushing in through rents torn in the hull by the 1,900 pounds olTNT which the bombs carried, flooded compartment after pfimnnvtinpnt. iho hicr hnllf wpnfr nvpr I r" ; - - - gradually until she had turned bot tom mi. She was then hadlv down by the s'ern and as she started the final plunge the bow rose high out of the sea to disappear slowly. thus the end came to a once great pUcheri m(ie the senout proposition ship of ihe German navy which tookto Burna am, QanAn, and Cicotte an important part with the German jthpn voiuntaered the information first battle squadron in the battle 01 Jutland ami reacned nome sateiy ai- ter having struck a mine laid by the attacking British grand fleet. Naval men and many other of the thousands assembled on half a score of warcraft viewed the end of the big ship al- most in awe, but the army men andef, tQ (,0 away with the bclief that ; particularly tne aviators were nigniyuhp WL.re corruDted by mil- i elated. Many of them regarded this as proof of the claim of Brigadiev General Mitchell, assistant chief of the army air service that the air sh'p was making the battleship obsolete. Dith the sinking of the Ostfries land the airmen during the month of joint bombing tests off the coast have sent down by means of bombs prac tically every type of fighting ship a submarine, a destroyer, a cruiser, and a dreadnaught. In addition navy airmen had found and bombed the I old battleship Iowa while that craft I wra a cool' 1 )) tr tfl d rwwno nl-i Vi a rrta c t . . , , Eight Delegates to B.Y.RU. Meeting Drowned Bathing (By Assnclsted Press) Houston, July 21. Eight per sons were drowned and three others near death were rescued when sixteen delegates to the B.Y.P.U. annual - state encamp ment at Palacio, forming a bath ing party were caught in the un dertow of the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth nf Green Bayou, 22 miles from Palacio, late today. - ST. AUGUSTINE TIDE. 1 Date High, l.ow High Low 22 23 24 25 9:15 10:37 11:16 11:56 12:12 12:54 1:44 2:44 3:53 6:00 4:77 4:41 5:17 5:54 6:36 ' 7:25 8:18 9:16 10:14 11:16 10:20 10:56 11:33 12:06 12:35 1:29 2:26 3:29 4:35 5:37 4:07 4:44 5:22 6:05 6:55 7:53 ! 26 1 27 28 29 30.. 31 8:55 9:57 10:59 12:01 BRITISH GOVERNMENT IS NOT TN HELP REV. IRWIN Believes American Government Will See That Justice ,1s Done For Tar and Feathers Br Aoclatd l're) London, July 21 The British government does not intend to make representation to the United States government cno cerning the tarring a'nd feather ing of the Reverend. Phillip S. Irwin, a British subject, by masked men in Miami, Fla., Sun day night. Cecil Harmswoj-th, under secretary for foreign af fairs, in answer to a question in the house of commons today, said: "I am confident the United States authorities will take such steps as may be necessary to see TWENTY CHINESE 23 WERE DROWNED ON GAS LAUNCH WHITE SOX PLAYERS ENGINEERED FIXING B.urns Gives Startling Testimony in Trial of Seven Players " tBy Associated Preaa) Chicago, July 21. Chicago White Sox players, accused of conspiring to' throw the 1919 world series, were not approached on the deal by gam blers or corrupted, hjf a gambling clique,' but "formulated the conspi racy themselves and went, to New Yorkers and former Baseball play ers for financial backing, Bill Burns, admitted accomplice and state's wit- ness testified today in the trial vf 'seven of the players and four other? pvho are under indictment in the 'case. Eddie Cicotte, former White Sox . . cou(1 have the serie? thrown for $100,000, Burns testified. Burns' testimony to this effect was admitted late today. It was looked upon by the state as among the most important part of the wit- nes testimony and it was aesignat- lionaire gamblers and to show that the alleged conspiracy had its in ception in New York. The state's chief witness, in base ball terms, today hurled excellent ball. Permitting the defense but few hits in the gruelling cross-examination. The chief loopholes found in his testimony by the defense were when he was forced to admit that he ha not talked with the players the night of the first game in Cincinnati where as he previously testified he met with them that night and when he correct ed his first testimony that he met Bennett (Arnold Selzer) in New York the day before the first game to read "two days before the first gam." Sorrel Top Golfer Leading Field In Championship Tilt ",y Assoelnted Press) Washington, July 21. James M. Barnes, the attentuated sorrel top professional from the Pelham, N. Y., country club led an exceptionally high class field of golfers with a score of 144 strokes at the close of the first day of the twenty-sixth national open o-olf championship over the course of the Columbia Country Club. Barnes' score for the full 36 holes tndav showed an average of one stroke over par for each nine holes or a total of four over par for the day's card turned in by Ted Ray, an English winner of the 1920 champion ship. The difference was partly due to the shorter yardage of the local course as compared with the Inverness course at Toledo. that justice is done without rep resentation from his majesty's government." IRWIN IS SATISFIED (By Auoclated Preaat Jacksonville!, July 21. "If it pleases his British majesty to drop the matter then I am satisr ficd," said Reverend Philip S. Irwin when informed today that the British government did not intend to make representations to the United States government concerning the tarring and fea thering of the clergyman at Mi ami Sunday night. SURVIVORS LAI Officials Believe, How ever, Story Fake of Smugglers By Associated Press) Pensacola, July 21. Twenty-thres lives were lost in the burning of t' c two masted schooner, Viola, off the r ulf coast near West Bay latj today, recording to 20 Chinese survivors who were arrested by Sheriff Coram, of Bay county. The Chinese are said to have been bound for Chicago. The captain ofthe schooner has not been located. The twen'v Chinese, who are in jail at St. Andrews, assert that 23 of the men on the Viola were drowned vhen the sc-lv. 1 er burned, but of cials wore unable to find .any trace of the bodies tonight arid are of the opinion that the prisoners manufac tured the story. The officers of the Viola are said to have escaped through the woods to West Bay and thence by automobile to Chipley. Sheriff Ellis, of this county, is searching all trains here in an effort to locate the men and has called the United States autho rities to his aid. The Viola was about GO feet long and was equipped with a small gaso line motor which is supposed to have ! caused the fire. The craft is unknown in these waters although federal of ficials say they have been expecting smuggling operations to be started here and have been watching for a vessel answering the description of the Viola. COUNSEL f OR WTO Wl HE CANNOT BE HELD MAM "Friends of Court" To Plead Technicality to Save Hide in.- uui.i-l nti'il Press) Springfield, 111., July 21. Counsel j for Governor Small appearing as friends of the court" will present areuments to Judge Smith tomorrow j that the governor as the state's chief I executive, need not submit to arrest fnr i.mhr7.7.1ement or conspiracy to defraud the state as charged in in- dictments returned yesterday against him, Lieutenant Governor Sterling, and Vernon S. Curtis, Grand i rK 111., banker. State's Attorney Mortimer, it is!saIary from the time of his removal reported, will be on hand to contend j unU, the expiration of his term had that the governors posittion does not,, make him immune from arrest and!for ?50 000 damaEes against Lew B. that warrants issued against Small:- . t n. Brown, co-oartners. should be served. Lieutenant Governor Sterling was expected to appear in court tomor row to give bond unless his attor neys attempt to show that he also may on constitutional rights resist arrest. Mr. Curtis' bonds, reduced from $100,000 to $50,000, were arranged today. These were the most important de velopments of the 24 hours succeed ing the indictment of Small, Sterling and Curtis for alleged manipulation of state trasury funds which, accord ing to the charges, involved close to $4,000,000 used by the trio for pri- Jvate gain. TARIFF BILL IS E BY A PARTY VOTE Oils, Hides, Cotton and Asphalt Are On Free List PROTECTIONS a few Big Interests Get All' They Ask To Hell With Small Ones (By Associated Press! Washington, July 21. The repub lican protective tariff bill estimated by Chairman Fordney to raise $500, 000,000 in revenue annually was pas- j sed tonight by the house by a vote of 289 to 127 precisely the vote by which a democratic motion for eli mination of its American valuaton provision was defeated. Seven Republicans voted against the measure, while the same number of democrats supported it. Oil, hides, cotton and asphalt stood up against a determined jight to tax them and remained on the free list. The Longworth dye embargo, first of the five contested Schedules to go before the house proper for a separate vote and backed by most of the republican members of the ways and means committee, was thrown out. Forming and holding a flying wedge and aided by republicans not satisfied with all the bill's provisions the democratic minorty made the most of its chances and won on each. The ways and means committee lost out on three of the five amendments laid before .the houstua--. " '"There'was not much chance-of im.-' posing a duty on hides and cotton af ter the house in committee of the whole, had defeated amendments carrying compensatory rates on their manufactured products. When the oil amendment was reached there was such a shout of nos that a roll call was not demanded. A moment later Chairman Fordney trying to make himself heard above the din which prevailed during three hours of vot ing, announced that sentiment in the committee of the whole against tax ing asphalt had been so overwhelm ing thxat it was not worth while to go through the form of calling the roll. Pinchot Says South Is Depleting Forest Atlanta, July 21. W'arning that the south is now cutting three times the amount of timber she produces and that unless steps are taken to prevent waste and fires and to re place trees that the next five years will see 85 per cent, of the southern lumber mills cease operations were is sued hie today by Gifford Pinchot, former federal commissioner of for esrtry and W. B. Greely, United States forester. At the afternoon session the con gress heard addresses from A. A. Goult, secretary of the Florida De velopment Board. Pinellas Sheriff Suing Newspaper j eiearwater, July 21. Marvel Whitchurst. former sheriff of Pinel- , ,ag county rem0ved from office by Governor Catts and to whom the legislature later awarded part of his rem.ined in office. has entered suit doing business in St.Petersburg un der the name of the St.Petersburg Independent. Mr. Whitehurst charges that the newspaper was guilty of li bel in its editorial attacks upon him. The suit is set for preliminary hear ing before County Judge John U. Bird here on August 1. TWO PLAYERS SUSPENDED Orlando, July 21. President Wal ter W. Rose, of the Florida States League announced here today that he had placed a five day's suspension and a fine of $5 on Nance and Al verez, of the Tampa club for fight ing. The incident occurred in Tues day's game at Tampa. PASSED HOS v.