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JjSS '-'' ' fc l IVeatlier Forecast Tartly cloudy Sunday and Mon day. Somewhat cooler in - northern portion Gfoof? Morning There are thousands hacking at the branches of evil to one that ia striking at the root. Thoreau. Kitt it PALATKA, FLORIDA, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBE R 11, fb'ii PRICE FIVE CENTS ft 00m. re, st .'Xt it pray, here. nt ,f)' : ' LE A 3 H 0" '1PE " XSV F" CCI MS 'ASTER FOLLOWSRASWOF AIffilDGE IISERME ESTIMATES "J TWENTY-FIVE PERISH AS fir nriTii 1 iot uiv nnnui H8 ls nillXED,UP IN TO HAVE BURIED , rnnTnnlnnr nnninnrn. OF DEATH LIST MAY GROW george u oemh 'of a girlone victim auve A FOOTBRIDGE COLLAPSES J 1.1UCH LARGER floods Came Without tonio, Where There Was Greatest Loss of JLif e-Forty Bodies Recovered By Associated Press Sah Antonia, Tex., Sept. 10 With the known cork of dead standing, at fort houf trials still believe an estimate of 250 lives lost as a re rV kit of die disastrous flood which struck -this city rly Saturday morning to be a conservative one. No Jempt has been made to estimate the property dam sU but it is certain to run into millions of dollars. wes I' Because of the continued swollen condition of xy three streams which caused the flood the work of :0tar,F 1 ! . -1 1 " i. (Covering Domes is progressing- siowiy. orcai es of driftwood, which ainst bridees when removed, it is said, will reveal ami " jditional dead. Many toe floated down stream for Relief work and sanitary precautions are well per way . i thoroughly organized relief Imittee has begun caring for flood L'ma and health officers are en- ed in a rigid clean up of the city I Believed Worst In History, ieporta coming from outlying sec ill!; s confirm the fear that the flood tu. pie worst in the city's history. .a'l' pr clean almost their entire ! th. Houses in the southern por-i df the city were lifted from r foundations and piled one up 1 Jnothcr, or in some cases driven Jflfely through adjoining buildings.; ivi animals line the banks of the j im. ie flood waters from the San An ft'i river' and from Alazan creek t nrrmll tributaries lnunnatea au I"' t !.ti,. milpa VOll me half mile wide including the t of the business section and a ton of the residence section ' River ; avenue and adjacent its. as well as the thickly popu hrest side where today thous- of Mexicans are homeless and SpaH not vet counted. . . ri I iy uawnea uarK ana uioom, Cese were-the things visible to 7 J ,.. H'W T' eye wnen aay aawneu ciuuuj, 1 Wotonino- Rnt what ny and Hi hlarkness of the ' ( -W rpS of men. women i f ....... tL. Children met death in the oil id water of the flood, as houses fcsed, bridges were swept, out, and electric lights and tele- poles crashed, is something will never be known in detail. , i liv.io ai.ta w ' i ....... . . v i.1 ''as civilians and soldiers braved current and floating debris to i women and children to places .tOiJety. - : ousands of families long th swere rescued before day break (. ordl n ' who worked the : long hours neck deep in water risking their ""i almost .every minute of that 0 to save others. tp n keeping with such heroic ,J, Vere the tragedies. - Babies were from mother's arms and lost, gjrtrs and children resuced. Fath ,re lost, saving little ones, and there are-widows and orphans n Antonio who shudder at the fct of last night. ught Without Warning k Antonio was caught without fg- The rain which preceded t Irxxl fell after 3 o clocK Friday JL V '-Contined on Page !) An WITH RESCUE Warning at San An this afternoon police o'f- have lodged in trees and bodies also, are believed to and may neverDe.accou-ufaj0hnnie Navisky iias Mayeeid," said FATAL CRASH AS FIRE CHIEF'S AUTO STIES TOURING CAR II PATH TwO Miami Women Ta tally Hurt, and Three Others Injured (By Aimorlated I'rewi.) Miami, Sept. 10 Five persons were j hurt, two so seriously that they may ' die, this evening when fire Chief Coleman's automobile, speeding to a Inno-'small blaze, crashed into car con- taining a man and two women. Both cars were Wrecked. The accident occurred at an inter section of streets. As the chief's car, a five passenger touring car, I neared the corner going north the I other car approached from the east i nml van directlv into its path. The .!,, W a V,onH vf r.Vihore , airectly into its path. The an 1 . j 1 impact upset the second car, pinning ; .... , r David Maxwell, his wife and Mrs. wife and Mrs. Thomas Pringle, be-' neath it 100 fct away. The fire de-! partment car was mrown uiiun me u:uii uie uaim w ujiv-ucu una muiu jidewalk. E. F. Roberts, assistant ing. A woman living near by said fire chief, driving it, suffered a brok-! she heard a muffled explosion and en i"Hr." bone and E. A. Westra, a , some one patrolling the street in- fireman, received a wrenched hip and ! other injuries. Fire chief Loleman was not in the car. Maxwell and his wife and Mrs. Pringle were in a serious condition tonight and physicians held out lit tle hope for the recovery of the wo men. Slayers of Tuggle to Be Hanged Sept. 23 Orders Hardee Jllv ABorlnJ ! Tallahassee, Sept. 10 Governor Hard,ee today fixed September 23 as the date for the hanging of Putnam Ponsell and Jake Martin, sentenced . to death at Crestyiew a few days ago . for the murder of John Tuggle. Tug-, irle met his death near DeLand,1 Fla.,, ti.. a lnAt oftM- he had taken the: two men 'rinto his automobile, men confessed rat the trial. The An Attorney and Electri cian Taken In Toils Police Do nNot Disclose Nature of Testimony Uncovered By Awwoi-lnteil Ir.'m Jacksonville, Sept. .10 The county grand jury will meet in special ses sion here Monday for the second time in connection with the killing of Gcoreg H. Hickman local theater manager and attempted robbery of the theater last Sunday night. The body was ordered convened by Cir cuit Judge Gibbs late today follow ing the arrest this morning of John Pope, locla attorney and Irwin No vitskey, an electrician on charges of being implicated in the tragedy. Po lice tonight were" still searching for to be Novitsky's wife and wanted or similar charges. Warranto Sworn Out Pope and Novitzky were at first j arrested on charges of suspicion but later formal warrants were sworn ' out alleging the two men were ac- cessories before the fact "in an at- i tempt to commit a felony and the commitment of a murder." It was stated that the trial of rranK nawnnKs o.. a i- .S dering Hickman set for Monday would probably be postponed pending the result of the grand jury s mvea - tigations of the charges against the other men. Officials did not disclose the information leading to the arrest oi rope ana m.viizKy aim uenicu ,u- mors circulating today that Rawlings had made a confession implicating the two men. Rawlings entered a plea of not guilty at his arraignment. Crooks Crack Crib and Take $10,000 Out In Securties Ily AfMorlntril Promt) Pulaski, Va., Sept. 10 Securities valued at about $10,000 were stolen from the bank of Draper near here - - ( who blew 0Ien the vault door wlth ... rifll1 tu snfptv 1 - - i ;d sit boxeSi Tne bank's safe was untouched. The robbery was not discovered . i:l iL. 1 1. 1 u: .nn front of her home. She said she heard the voices of the band as iheyy retreated- and estimated that five persons participated in the robbery. Hardings Off For Another Trip Until Last of the Week (Uy AocllJ tr.a.l Washington, D. D., Sept. 10 Pres ident Harding left today to spend the week-end at Atlantic City, leav ing Washington shortly after noon by automobile for the coat resort. After his visit at Atlantic City the President plans to pick up th-i Mayflower somewhere along the coast and cruise for a few. more days, returneing to Washington the latter part of next week. Guests invited by the President and Mrs.. Harding for the Atlantic., Cit week-end mcludei Secretary or - - TlllrllTll rs-sis r Screen vComedian Is On His Way to Surren der to the Law Will Be Detained Pend ing Investigation of Death in His Room By Awloclnted PrMJit San Francisco, Sept. 10 The po lice today announced they would take into custody Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuck le, motion picture comedian, who started from Los Angeles last night by automobile to clear up an affair at his suite in a hotel here last Mon day, night, following which the death of Miss Virginia Rappe, a film ac tress, is said to have resulted. Arbuckle will be taken into custody by the police, it was said, pending an investigation -jW$jn woman' death. No charge jvili be placed against him, according to the acting captain of detectives, but he will be detained until after the inquest. Arbuckle was quoted as saying while on his way here today that he had never met the girl until Monday when she was brought into his suite I to join a party. She had a few i drinks, Arbuckle said, and then it , became necessary to call a physician to have her removed. r Foun( fiir, , nistress Accordin(r to a sworn statement to the by M.gg Aice Bake ong . rf thfi and another woman , m,Metl rQm . anc foum, hpr jn an Bdjoinin room . Jn (.stress The . Q,lmmnnnd ATik RlaW, stated. Miss Ramie later was removed to a hospital whore she died yesterday. Fhysicians who performed an autop sy said death' was caused by periton it:s r.iul that bruises were found on her body. The stomarh was removed for examination. Miss Rappe was born in Chicago. She was 23 years old. She went to Los Angeles" about five years ago and obtained employment with mo tion picture? companies. In the last season or two she appeared with well '.nown stap. She mdae her home in Lrs Angeles with an aunt. Julian Bullock Will Recover Is Doctor's Opinion AMoclntf d PrcHH.) Ocala, Sept. 10 Julian S. Bullock, son of Judge W. S. Bullock, of this city, shot twice yesterday by Madi son P. Bronson, a local policeman, was said By jhysicians today to be out of danger. No arrests have been made. ) Bullock was shot in the ..-r mand baok ami at fir.t it was believed the lateer wound might be serious. The young n an accor.-panied by two com panions was :aid by Bronson to have called at the home of the policeman as a result of the arrest by Bronson of Bullock's younger brother. Bron son said Bullock and his companions attacked him anI that he was forced to fire t'o protect himself. Co mmerce and Mrs. Hoover, Under secretary of State and Mrs. Fletcher, and George Van Fleet, publisher of the" President's newspaper at Ma rion, Ohio, an( Mrs. Van Fleet. The President plans to play golf at .Atlantic' City and enjoy the re- sort' pleasures in "other respects. . Body of Asmus Is Found Under an Old Auto in Rear 'of Apartment HIS NECK WAS BROKEN 4 Head Also Beaten Into Pulp Like That Of Bernard Daugherty , (hy AiiBot'lnteil IVeafl.) Chicago, ' Sept. 10 Harvey A. Church, the 22 year old youth arrest ed in Adams, Wis., last night in con nection with the murder of Bernard A. Daughterty and Carl Asmus, was brought back to Chicago tonight in the automobile declared by the police to be the motive for the crime. Following the finding of the terri bly mutilated body of Daugherty yesterday in the Desplanes river the police today dug up the body of As-musf-whlch had been hidden in the rear apWntmcnfT in' which Churcn lives. Asmus' Body Found. Asmus' body had been buried, face downward, beneath an old automobile owned by Church. The hands and feet were bound together with rope anil a bundle, of steel and cloth had been thrust into the mouth until it penetrated the chest cavities. The head was beaten into an almost un recognizable pulp. Death had been caused by strangulation and conges tion of the lungs. The theory was advanced that the two victims had been lured to the basement under the pretense of hav ing a drink and had been given drug ged liquor before they were slain. Was Buried Alive After examining Asmus' body to night Coroner Hoffman expressed the opinion that he had been buried alive. "When the wurderers threw the body into the makeshift grave, face down ward, they doubled his head under his chest and stamped on his neck breaking it," he declared. But there was still life in body. Respiration had probably ceased, but the heart continued to function for five or ten minutes. In that time the body vas covered with the refusa. Washburn's Defeat a Tennis Surprise (ny AMNorlntrd Ir"i.l Philadelphia, Sept. 10 The defeat of Watson M. Washburn, of New J'ork by Wallace F. Johnson of Phil adelphia in the semi-finals round of the fortieth tennis-; championship tournament of the United States Lawn Tennis Association as the out; standing feature of the second day's )!ay on the courts of the Germantown Cricket Club here this afternoon. The unexpected downfall of Wash burn came after a bitter turf battle y. score of 5-7, 2-0, O-o, 0-2. As a result of this defeat of Wash ! uin the Philadelphia player appears likely to be the opponetn of R. Nor ris Williams II in the semi-final; round. MAINE TOUK1ST KILLED ON DAYTONA-DELAND HIGHWAY By AfMOPlnted Pret.1 N Daytona, Sept. 10 C. D. Moses of Newport, Me., was killed late Satur day afternoon cn the road between Daytona and DeLand when an auto mobile in which he and his wife were driving from Newport -to St. Peters burg .turned overv The accident was caused when Moses attempted to turn out to let a car behind him pass. His Crowds Were Watching Police Crapple For Drowned Child When Footpath Over River at Chester Gives Way By Associated Press Chester, Penn., Sept. 10 Between 25 and 30 persons were drowned or crushed to death, and more than a score of others injured here tonight when the footpatlof the Third street bridge over Chester river collapsed. The dead and injured were part of a crpwd of approximately 75 persons that had gathered on the structure to watch the efforts of po lice in grappling for the body of a five year'old boy who was drowned but a half hour before. Many of ihe dead are women and children. ' feet long and cleared the rarried two trollev tracks 0 fAfnarr Thp'rlvpr the accident occurred. An hour and a half after the collapse more than 20 bodies had been removed to the morgue. At that time there were seven seriously injured persons in the Chester hospital. . -- . 4. n ft'l.w,!- mnro thnn a rnrp of DDK PROSIIfiET SOUTH FLORIDA HAN IS FOliN in Eugene Haskill Seen on September 7, Was Murdered (By Anoclnte!l I'ro.) Moorehaven, Fla., Sept. 10 The body of Eugent Haskell, 50, formerly a fruit grower of the citrus center neighborhood was found in a drain age ditch between here and that place this afternoon. The man had been missing for several days and while the body was so decomposed as to make the cause of death only a matter of conjecture the coroner's jury brought in a verdict of death by violence at the hands of some per son unknown the motive being rob bery. The pockets of his clothes were turned inside out and his watch and rings were missings. Haskell was last seen the afternoon of September 7 driving along a road near where the body was found today. With him was a negro. The next morning the horse and wagon, were found about a mile and a half distant from where the' body was locatM today. There was no trace of Haskell or his companion. The search for the body continued until it was found today. Haskell was a man of considerable means. His family in'-'dding his wife and three children, reside in Kansas from where he came about a year ago. J wife, riding with him, was onlj slie-htlv iniured. The car which was trying to pass Moses also turned over. It was driv en by Aimer Campbell, of this city. His brother, Harry Campbell, who, with his wife, was also a passenger, suffered a fractured skull and is now in a local hospital at the point of, death. Others in the Campbell car were uninjured. water by about 20 . feet!. It - across the streanvand had is ahnut feet deep where L V V .1VH-I bodies had been taken to the morgue. As the dead were carried in men, women and children surged about the place. Mothers sought children and husbands were looking for their wives and children. The accident happened just as the tide was at ebb. Sescuers realized that it would soon (low out and pos sibly cany bodies into the Delaware river. Fire department ladders were struck into the water so as to form a screen and prevent any bodies in the river from going out with the tide. Fishing nets also were usedor this purpose. Only the footway of the bridge col lapsed. The rest of the bridge re mained intact. James Emerbe, of Chester, wa3 standing near the bridge when the accident occurred. .He dragged "23 men and children from the water. Ylnn if thoiM unrm pvnmiTiatinn MveTI - found to be dead. Labor Anxious -Now to Make Old Eagle Scream for "U.' S." Illy Annoclnteo Pr " Washington, Sept. 10 Plans " for . a nation wide demonstration Armis tice Day under the leadership of or ganized labor "in support of the nur pose underlying the international conference on the limitation of arms-" ment were announced toaay ac i eau quarters of the AMerican Federation of Labor. Cential unions in every community have been asked to or ganize pa.ades and mass meetings on that day wlien the international conference begins its deliberations. It is planned, the announcement Said, to unite all civic bodies, trades unions, auxiliaries, women's trade union leagues, educational organiza tions, women's clubs and, in fact, all , organizations' interested in civic af fairs and of a progressive character in the great effort. The purpose of the demonstration, as expressed in the communications sent by 'Presi dent Gompers to the central unions is "backing up our government in its leadership toward disarmament and giving courage and determination to the American representatives on the international commission." '