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. . .V.1 V. t " :' '? Weather Forecast Good Morning There is no skill or cleverness .to be compared to that which avoids temptation. Rabbi Eleazar. ' : Lcl thunder showers Friday . ,and Saturday K VOL. II. NO. 248f PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 29,-mi PRICE FIVE CENTS L COUNTY HAS- NO SHERIFF y' 1 y- x " r r"7" ' - - ' DUVA AMERI SUCCESSOR III DOWLING IS WAITING COMMISSION In Meantime Qourts To Name Bailiff s To Attend Them HERRITT CANNOT SERVE ,Ham Says He Is Accust omed to Removals By This Time (By Associated Press) Jacksonville, July -"28. County 'Commissioner R. E. Merritt, ap pointed by Governor Hardee yester day to succeed W. H. DDowling as sheriff of , Duval county, who was removed because of alleged malfeas ance, is expected to assume his new "uuties 'withiiTthe' next Tew days,' Mr, Merritt .forwarded his bond to the state comptroller today and must .await its acceptance before he can take office. In the meantime the county, the largest in the state, is virtually without a sheriff. The ap pointment of special bailiffs by the court was resorted today in order that that they might continue function ing. ' Sheriff Dwoling issued a statement today denying the charges and claim ing he had been treated "unfairly". Sheriff, Dowling was removed from office in 1918 by Governor Catts on charges of neglect of duty but after several months suspension he was reinstated, the then chief executive, declaring his charges had not been sustained. .' "I am use to it now," he said today. Wanderer Granted a Reprive By Gov. Dodging a Sheriff (Br Associated Press) Springfield, III., July 28. Governor Small, through his office in the capi- tol today granted a reprive to Carl Wanderer until September 30. iderer who was sentenced to hang to- morrow for the murder of the "rag ged stranger" an unidentified man killed in a ficticious holdup when ' Wanderer shot and killed his wife. Wanderer's eleventh hour rescue ifrom the gallows tomorrow came af ter the intervention by the American Legion today, asking that an insani ty commission again examine the for iner army officer. Air of Optimism Is Prevalent In London (Br Aasnrlatrd Prrm) Dublin, July 28. An air of un usual optimism prevailed in Dublin today, Eamon DeValera, the repub lican leader had an informal meeting : "with some of his colleagues after which it was confidently stated that a communication from Mr. DeValera to Lloyd George might be expected soon upon the basis of a proposed conference. The next move in the situation is likely to be another meeting in Ire land between Sir James Craig and Eamon DeValera, it is stated on good authority. It was somewhat difficult to arrange fo rthis proposed meet ing but according to the informant, ""they have got over the fence." CA DEMANDS DR. T. J. RYAN & MX Dr. Thomas J. Ryan, noted dental scientist and writer on dental topics, declares in his latest book, "Teeth and Health," that he has traced tuber culosis to decayed teeth and foul mouths. HEALTH OFFICIALS OF THIRTEEN STATES ARE 1TED10A CONFAB Surgeon General Cum min g Wants to Know Of Pellagra (By AsMoclntt-il Press) Washington, July 28. Acting with the approval of President Harding, Surgeon General Cumming, of the United States Public Health Service today invited state health officers of thirteen southern states to meet in Washington August 4 to consider the situation in connection with reports of a threatened pellagra epidemic in part of the cotton belt. The health officers of the follow ing states were asked to meet with Public Health Service officials: Ten nessee, Texas, Louisianna, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Ala bama, Kentucky, Florida, North and South Carolina, and Virginia. Coincident with issuance of the in vitations Representatives Byrnes, of South Carolina, introduced in the House, a resolution requesting the President, if not incompatible with public interest, to report to the House all the facts within his knowledge on j which he based his recent letter to I the American Red Cross in regard to Wan-(conditions in portions of the cotton belt. American Officials Favor Armistice Day For Disarming Talk (Br Asioclatrd Preu) Washington, July 28. Informal ne gotiations over the date for the disar mament conference were begun here today with the' American government suggesting selection of a time not later than armistice day, November 11. I Definite replies are yet to be re- ceived but unofficial information here seems to indicate that some of the othor nnwers will nrefer a later date and that several diplomatic exchanges may be necessary before a unanimous agreement is reached. The question of a meeting term was discussed by Secretary Hughes during the day with the British and Japanese ambassadors and the Italian charge here. China and France are to be consulted in the near future. The British ambassador' is under stood to have suggested that a date later than November 11 be selected unless a preliminary conference is to be held at which the dominion premiers can be present. HOSPITALIZATION PROiAl DOUBLED L Senate Committee on Sol dier Relief Promises Big Things 10 Also Indicate Action Is To Be Taken On Crooked Dentists . (By Associated Press) Washington, July 28. Additional expenditure of $16,400,000 for hospi talization of former service men, mak ing the total annual outlay of $35,000, 000 for that purpose, and a reexamina tion of all men who served in the Worl dWar were propositions late to day before the Senate committee in vestigating soldier relief. The new and broader program for hospital building is being worked out by Doctor W. C. White, chairman and members of the treasury board of con sultants on hospitalization, A recpmr medatibn'WhbTacing details of the board's study will be made to Secre tary Mellon soon, Mr.W- hite told the committee.' Charges of graft by dentists in the treatment of former service men also got into the hearing. Dr. William S. Terryberry, assistant surgeon general of the Public Health Service, said cases involving 37 dentist shad been j luriieu uvur w uie uepanment oi jus- lice ior prosecution. Governor Small Is Serenly Indifferent Any Theft Charge By , AatMiplnt! I'rMl Kankakee, 111., July 28. Gov. Len Small accompanied by his son, Leslie, arrived in Kanka kee at 8:30 tonight to spend the , night with his family. The gov ernor announced that he would return to Chicago in the morn ing to attend a state aid road meeting. The governor declined to dis cuss his indictment last week or his next step in the case. Village Wiped Out By a Forest Fire (By AaHoclntrd PreMs) Sidney, S., July 28. Sweeping down the coast with the impetus of a fresh southwesterly breeze a gigan tic forest fire tonight wiped out New Haven, a hamlet of 500 population and for several hours menaced with destruction tne village of Neil's Har bor, about 60 miles north of here. SEABOARD TO RUN GAS CARS' ON SHORT LINES (By ANNneltlted Pre. Leesburg, July 28 The Seaboard Air Line railroad is experimenting j combination passenger and baggage icars on braneh f"m Wildwoo 1 to Orlando, via Leesburg. The cars are drlven bV gasoline motors and in addition to space for baggage and express have 16 seats for negroej and 32 for whites. They will run 4J miles an hour. The railroad propos es to substitute the motor cars Tor trains on several of its shorter branch lines. , MUST STOP STUNT FLYING (By AsMi"nreil PrpM) Washington, July 28. Army avi ators are forbidden to make spectacu lar flights or do "acrobatic flying" over cities or other populous dis tricts in general orders announced today. N E W PROD EQUAL SIGN0RA D! VEGLUSCO Slgnora Andrea Geisser Celesia dl Vegliaseo, formerly Miss Margaret H. Erhart of New York city, is the wife of the secretary of the Italian embassy and a popular hostess in the younger diplomatic set at Washington. PENROSE & CO. FAVOR GIVING MELLON POv'vER TO RUN ALLIED DEBT Leaders Predict Bitter Fight If There Are No Restrictions (By Amtocluteil PreNM) Washington, July 28. The admin istration bill to give the treasury de- jpartment blanket authority to fund i the ten billion dollars of allied debts jand interc-t was reported favorably today by the Senate finance commit tee. Republican leaders said considera tion of the bill probably would go over until after the recess of congress. The administration draft of the bill was approved with only one amend ment, that offered by Chairman Pen rose, requiring funding to be complet ed within five years. In contra: t to the action of the com mittee the negotiations were reported proceeding between republicans and democratic committee members to ward an agreement under which the authority granted the secretary of the treasury would be restricted. Such a change was considered as likely to bring to the support of the bill many senators who declare their intention to oppose it m its present form.. Sena tor Walsh, of Massachusetts, predicted today that unless the bill was materi ally amended it would precipitate on the floor of the Senate the most bit ter fight of the session. Ncrthcliff e Gets a Slap From British Embassy at Capital Washington, July 28. Lord NorthclilTe, the British publisher now in the United States, in a statement issued here tonight said that "for reasons of which he is not aware, invitations extended him to stop at the British embas sy and to attend a dinner there, had been withdrawn. "Knowing the methods in India of Lord Curzon, the British for eign secretary," the statement de clared, "Lord NorthclilTe is pretty certain that Lord Curzon hast adopted those methods here." TRACK MEET A TIE Travers Island, N. Y., July 28. The international track -meet between the Oxford-Cambridge teams f England and the Princeton-Cornell teams was officially declared a tie tonight after a previous official decision declaring the Britians the winners had been re versed. . I RIGHTS IN SHIPPING HORSESHOE HITS PROVE UNDOING OF PALS INJf FIRST Visitors Stage a Sur prise As Had Been Predicted WON III FIRST IHG Four Base Hits By First Two Men Up Gives Visitors Lead Two new halos were hung up over two Saints last night. Today the mul titudes will bow down before them as they go along the highways and by ways of the Eternal City dispensing good cheer and murmuring assurances that "verily, verily, nothing is im possible." For each had worked a miracle. St. Oldfather and St. Evans, each regarded among his associates as being extremely reserved in using force against a baseball, slammed two over the fence in prying open the hostilities with the Pals at the ball yard yesterday, so completely un nerving Mr. Jackson's sterling; ath letes that " they suffered a""semi famine" until the seventh when they kicked off the coma and finished on the small end of a 3 to 2 score. The attenae of baseball rumor crossed the St. Johns Wednesday night with tidings that if the Saints could in't win from the Pals they expected to frighten them to death. But no I one suspected that the mild Mr. Old father and the hard-boiled Mr. Evans I would be selected to stage such a j thrilling curtain raiser as they pre j sented to view before the populace ! had well settled on each others feet. It was a pleasant afternoon. The jcows were lowing o'er the lea. The weather made a few admonishing I gestures and retired. There was no jtang in the atmosphere, as has been j in some atmospheres and the raucuous shrieks of Mr. Hedstrom's venders 'could be heard clearly through the i humid chunks anointing the stands. The populace eked in through the i portcullis in an ever increasing cres cendo of babbling noises. It assem bled in such bulk that there was soon a "semi-famine" in the jumbo pea nut belt. Many counted it an ill omen. A Scene of Perfect Peace To an artist's eye, such as ours is not, no doubt the scene might have appeared as a pastel of peace. Far off along the baseball horizon small boys were engaged in innocent play. Closer in sturdy athletes were whack ing a baseball athwart the emerald sward, and draped along the parapets were many lay ngures in idle con templation. Happy homes nestled in smug security just outside the ram parts, while at the windows children and their elders, gazed out with pleasing countenances. At one's elbow, or at each elbow, sat a pop-eyed fan, or fannette, as the case might be. On one's feet sat others, light or heavy, as circum stances might prescribe, while in i one's back rested the sharp protru-1 dence of a gnarled knee or the ' yielding aplomb of a dimpled limb, also as the case might be. Therj was nothing, in fact, to suggest the impending. But It Was a Shifting Scene Suddenly clamorous noises galvan ized the palpitant air. There was tinkling ef symbols and sounding of brass as the Oldfather of one of the Saints led his trumpeters on the d.nnn urifli a f o nf ci fi nf fha " A lilwi holic Blues" such as has not been heard here since the white ribbons were nailed to our standards. It was the signal for the curtain raiser. The gentlemanly arbiter waved his hand in magnificent admonition. Si lence arrived with a bump. The umps (Continued on page 8.) DR. WALTER R. HADWEN Dr. Walter R. Hadwen, famous phy. siclan of Gloucester, England, states that before a decade has passed the whofo germ theory of disease will go by the board. "Inoculation for the pre vention of disease is the most ridicu lous assumption ever introduced into o sane world," he says. OF A PASSENGER TRAIN Pullman Porter Kicks Flim Off and Train men Get Him ' (By AHHOi-luted ProMH.) Chicago, July 28. Thomas (Tom- ny) O'Connor, alleged gunman and sayer, wanted here on four murder tlarges, and in the pursuit of whom oe Chicago detective was killed, and fie others discharged for cowardice, is under arrest in St. Paul it was leirned today when details were re ceded here of the manner in which a icgro PuI'man porter knocked a gun from O'Connor's hand and forcd him from a coach near which he s later captured by railway em ploys. O'tmnor, who has been the object of a ountrywide search for monthj was aptured Monday night when he tried 3 hold up a Chicago Great Wes tern pssenger train on the outskirts of St. Paul. A. B. Legg, a negro Pullma porter, although unarmed himself knocked one of three guns he wai carrying from O'Connor's hand, ad kicked him from the train. Othei railway employes then seiz ed the mn. The prisoner was turned ! over to he St. Paul police who later identifiei him as the much feared O'Conno Four Chicago detectives, lead by hief of Dectives Hughes, have leftfor St. Paul to bring him back to dicago. Body of Bert Hodge Arrives in Hoboken H. S. Hige received a telegram yesterday bra the War Department telling him f the arrival of the body of his son, lenry Gilbert, popularly known as 'Jert" to his hosts of friends in he. city of Palatka, at the port of hboken, N. Y., and would be shipped Palatka just as soon as possible. e message stated that the body wold probably arrive in Palatka saniitime next week. "Bert" Hode gave his life for his country in Fmce in the late World War. The funeralwill be conducted bv the local post ( the American Legion KILLER NABBED wh-th was nad "Bert Hodge" in his honor. i PRIVILEGES IN PORTS A RIGHT TO BE INSISTED Oil British Lines Said To Have Tried to Crowd Americans Out RETALIATION HINTED Stars and Stripes Must Be Respected, Says Board (Br AiiKoclated Press) Washington, July 28. Aggressive measures have been adopted by the Shipping Board to insure fair treat ment for American merchant ships in the award of trading priveleges in foreign ports. Although but partially revealed by negotiations now in progress the board's policy is understood to rest on the proposition that other na tions must give every proper oppor tunity to ships which fly the stars and stripes, or else run the risk of encountering the retaliatory measure placed within the prerogative of the board by the new shipping act. There is every indication, as re vealed by officials here, that the Am erican government will stand square ly behind such a program and every confidence tnat it will succeed with out serious opposition in placing the American merchant marine on a pro per level in international trade. Trouble Is at Alexandria Tho situation which has hrnno-hl: the board.s policy into prominence exists at Alexandria. Eevnt. in rela tion to contract for the carriage of Egyptian cotton to the United King dom and the United States. In the view of board officials the British shipping interests have taken an un reasonable attitude toward admission of American vessels in that trade and strong representations have been made which, confidently, are expected to have the desired result. Just what steps have been taken by the board agents in Great Britain dealing with the Alexandria situation has not been made known here, but board officials said here today they had no information to bear out press dispatches that an "ultimatum" had been delivered by the British ship ping lines. The same" dispatches mentioned a possibility that retali atory measures against British ships in American ports might be adopted should the American protest fail but the officials here described these ne gotiations as too delicate to permit of comment at this time. Spurgin Faces New Charges of Theft In His Oil Concern (B7 Associated Prriw) Chicago, July 28. Warren C. Spurgin, missing president of the Michigan Avenue Trust Company which was recently closed, following the discovery . of a million .dollar shortage, faced, new charges today when a receiver was appointed for the Wrarren Oil Company, of which he is also head. At the hearing stock- holders of the oil company accused Spurgin of cheating and defrauding them of large sums of money by nominating a dummy board of directors which issued large amounts of the one mil lion dollar capital stock of the com pany to themselves without payment for it. ..... i X I ' I ' J x i ... ., - " . -". '