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-1 , - 3IN THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TODAY; PALATKA NEEDS EVERY CITIZEN IN IT Weather Forecast Tartly cloudy Sunday and Mon- day. Somewhat cooler in & : northern portion V t Croorf Morning There are thousands hacking at the branches of evil to one that is striking at the root. Thoreau. No. 287 PALATKA, FLORIDA, TUESDAY MOANING, SEPTEMBE R 13, 1921. PRICE FIVE CENTS C 1 100 RECOVERED 3 FLOOD AREA t of These Are Mex- an Farm Laborers, Says Report ' FAMILIES ARE LOST 4 , ' fis Report Is From An- ; :zr Section of Flood District iBr Associated Pre.! Antonio,' Tex., Sept. 12 More 00 bodies of floood and storm ij jjas in the-lowlands along, the i ijGabriel liver in Williamson and counties have been recovered, to the correspondent of the tonfb Express at Taylor, who a imed a report tonight. correspondent telephoned the 111 inj: "One hundred and nine phave been recovered from the 1 lowlands along San Gabriel rln Williamson and Milan coun "Most of the dead are Mexican laborers." ' ther dispatch to the Express ockdale, Milan county, says: than twenty families in the botitoma between Cuase and Jrfhction are reported lost. sons ; ; are Tkiiown to have ttn the Ed preen farm in the briel bottoms.? than twenty, feet of water er the -sroadV in Brazos bot- d nothing has been heard he twenty .families living ...trty losses will exceed a mil 1 v pars, tiU report said. . . itions along the Brazos river 111 -i Rockdale and Hearne are en, on whose land several lowned, was rescued after be tree thirtv-six hours. Two iys and a girl were rescued .me time . League of Nations Hears Criticism of American Attitude (By Associated Press.) Geneva, Sept. 12 The assembly of the league of nations today heard a great deal about the United States and the proposed conference at Washington in November in connec tion with the league work on disar mament and also with reference to criticism in America on the work of the league. It Was the most pictur esque session of this meeting. A native Indian lawyer wearing the Indian costume and speaking perfect English with an eloquence rarely equalled By English orators, had the floor at the morning session. He' suggested that the United States might do something more practical than merely criticise what the league was doing or had failed to do. DUVAL GRAND JURY IS PROBING FURTHER 10 'S PALS Trial of Slayer of a Thea ter Manager, Is Postponed Jo More Damage Now kBT Associated Press.) on, Tex., Sept. 12 Nothing rious from now on than crop and possibly the loss of a tie Is anticipated by Dr. Bun- K weather ' observer, as a re- the overflow in the lowlands i lower reaches of the Brazos ' -Jprado rivers. Jjnnemeyer sent out warnings .. . f and related them Sunday , -;i ' pints along these two rivers t, tile people to remove their : Kl to leave the lowlands until I high water stage passed. (By Associated Press) Jacksonville, Sept. 12 The county grand jury convened in special ses sion today to investigate charges against John Pope, local attorney, Irwin Novitzky and his wife Johnnie Novftzky in connection with the-kill-ing of GeorgeH. Hickman when he resisted an attempt to rob a theater in his charge last week, recessed un til tomorrow without reporting its findings. The jury met in two sessions to day and heard the testimony of sev eral persons, chief of whom were Frank Rawlings, held on a charge of murder, and Novitzy, held as an ac cessory before the fact, and Mrs. Novitzky. Pope did not appear be fore the jury. An alleged confession by Rawlings says Pope planned the robbery and he was also implicated, authorities say," by Novitzky. The trial of Rawlings, scheduled sceduled for toSay, was postponed until next week. Church Is Indicted For Murder of Two Auto Salesmen iodists Insist y'Ssk Marl a Ttnna CCA to V'W llllllAVVOV It Future Wars 4 ft ' Hjr Associated Press.) V Sept. 12 The World's tje this afternoon adopted a ..$.ri'. I worded resolution calling :;;;j'4.$-'pational disarmament and yMSjlpd' abolishment of war, fniWp was taken after a spint jfff'.,'''peny over the question as lVyy ment'on should be made '. S dilution of tbe Leage of Na- jLiftofcftXettce. finally decided to ;fTJ;'lutii)n which did not men i 'ifigue and 'to. ask the busi iSj'y"1'"66 to frame a separate flyf dealing with the league j'Ji be voted off later. 'Jifns declared ' to be an "un- tarse io humanity. wF'i' c,a m'"ions f youths Jf Je 'fed and died; on behalf of VjiV homes broken by bereave-S-name of the silent mul- a?r2' . .lj , J J MivcHin miu teauers una (By Associated Press! Chicago, Sept. 12 A coroner's jury investigating the deaths of Ber nard J. Daugherty and Carl Asmus automobile salesmen returned a ver dict today finding that they came to their deaths through external vio lence inflicted by Harvey W. Church and recommended that he held to the grand jury on a charge of murder in both cases without bail. Russian Bols Are Making a New War j I My . AHnrimra rir. , Kiga, aepi. iz ine Russian gov ernment has declared a state of war in Bessarabia the Roumania frontier zone. According to the Roasta News agency Leon Trotsky, the Bolshevi ki Minister of war, has gone to the Ukraine apparently in connection I the Roumanian or Anti-Bolsheviki troops recruited in Koumania. Trotsky is reported as saying, we want peace but those who want to penerate Russia forcibly will collide with the armed fighters. the settlement of interna- terences by other than ar bitrament of arms. ' We repudiate the doctrine that war is a necessity. Justice, not force, must be the final arbiter of right. Differences must be settled by reason not by human slaughter." FOR THE CHAMBER COMMERCE TODAY Teams Seeking to Enlist Three Hundred Mem bers of Body Palatka Invited to Be i n On Ship By Water Movement Three teams of the Chamber of Commerce will begin a canvss today to secure 300 members of the Cham ber within the next three days, final arrangements having been made at a meeting of the team members and captains in the Chamber headquar ters yesterday afternoon. The city has been divided into three sections, a team in each sec tion. Section No. 1, in which Walter Tilghnian's team will operate, ex tends from Sixth street east to th-i river on the south side of Lemon street. Section No. 2 in which Ro land Spearman's team will operate extends from Sixth street to the riv er on the north side of Lemon street, and district No. 3, in which Howell Davis' team will operate, is all of that section of the city west of Sixth street, including both sides of Lemon street. The membership fee and dues have been placed at a maximum and pay ments arranged so that they can be paid in easy installments. The ini tiation fee will be $10 and the dues one dollar per month. An applicant can pay his membership fee and his dues monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or all in advance, but he must make one payment when he joins. For instance, a small merchant who desires to spread his payments out over a year can pay $2 per month for ten months, and thereafter only one dollar per month, representing his dues. Firms or individuals who were members of the old Business Men's Association, who were in good stand ing on September 1, will be exempt from paying an initiation fee, and will be permitted to designate three members, initiation paid, in lieu of their initiation paid into the Business Men's Association. The only re quirement being that the members so designated will pay their dues. Hart Goes to Orlando At a meeting of the Board of Gov ernors yesterday afternoon a num ber of matters were taken up, among them an invitation to be represented at a meeting to be held at Orlando tonist for the purpose of encourag ing citrus fruit" and truck growers to ship by water in order to warrant a maintenance of water transporta tion rates. An effort will also be made to have some members of the Chamber accompany Mr. Hart. The Board of Governors also took up the matter of compliance with re quests..of the trustees of Mooseheart for investigation of certain property that has been offered the order for aj suitable sanitarium and home to be established in Florida. Secretary Brandon, who wrote the letter of in quiry, is an old boyhood friend of Mr. Hart and he will be assured of hearty cooperation on the part of the Chamber of Commerce, and will be offered as many sites as are deemed available and suited to the needs of the order. Dr. Belcher Will Be Before Grand Jury For Probing (By Associated P-cwm. Clearwater, Fla., Sept. 12 The Pinellas county grand jury will in vestigate tomorrow the charge of manslaughter against Dr. I. J. Belcher, held in $10,000 bond in con nection with the death of Miss Vir ginia Turner, his third cousin whose body was found in a creek recently. Dr. Belcher waived preliminary hearing today and was ordered held for the grand jury. Miss Turner died as a result of a criminal operation, according to a coroner's jury finding. ACCEPTEO TWO HOUSE TAK BILL Sur Tax on Incomes to Remain as Fixed in House Measure (By Associated Press.) Washington, Sept. i2 Two of the four major provisions of the house tax bill were approved today by the Senate Finance committee. One fix es the maximum income sur tax rate at 32 per cent, as compared with the. present 65 per cent, and the other increases by $500 the exemption al lowed to heads of families having net incomes of $5000 or less and by $200 the exemption allowed on ac co unt of each dependent. Chairman . Penrose announce4 that the committee would vote tomorrow on the effective date of the repeal of the excess profits tax. Even those senators favoring Secretary Mellon'f proposal to make the repeal retro active to last January 1 were of the opinion that the committee would accept the house provision for repeal as of next January 1. Should the house date be approved it was said the committee probably would approve repeal of all of the transportation tax as of next Janu ary 1 and most of the other tax re jeals provided for in the house bill. Secretary Mellon's proposal or re tention of the transportation levies next year at one half the present rates and the restoration of a tax on cosmetics, perfumery and proprie tary medjeines were predicated upon retroactive repeal of the profits tax. ARBUCKLE IN JAIL PENDING Harding Begins a Private Funding of Road's Debts State and Federal Men Begin Probing A. B. & A. Wrecks Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 12 Stote and federal investigations of last week"'! fatal wreck of an Atlanta, Birming ham & Atlantic Railway freight train near here were begun today. The commission appointed by Gov ernor Hardwick -wet and decided to hold hearings tomorrow while Assist ant Chief Patterson( of the Bureau of Safety of the Intersetate Com merce Commission arrived with three inspectors. Mr. Patterson held a conference with the state commission and after questioning witnesses is ex pected to make his report direct to Washington. DANCE AT ELKS CLUB The Elks Club Friday night will be the scene of a very pretty dance which will be given by the young men of the high school in honor of the young lady members of the high school. BAVARIAN CABINET RESIGNS. (By Associate Pressl Munish, Bavaria, Sept. 12 The en tire Bavarian cabinet resigned today. Hardings Take a Flyer in Gotham New York, Sept. 12 For the third time since his .inauguration last March President Harding was in New York City tnonight after mo toring from the Seaview Golf Club, near Atlantic City, a distance of about 120 miles. The President's visit here, he ex plained, after arriving at the Ritz Carlton hotel, was merely a contin uation of short golfing and vacation trip. The President and Mrs Hard ing attended a popular musical com edy tonight. Despite a drizzling rain that fell during the first fifty miles of the trip President Harding apparently enjoy ed the day's, motoring. PROBE OFJURDER District Attorney's Men Rounding Up Evidence X of the Assault ..4 - 11 . . Mrs; Spreckles One of Those Who Attended Dying Girl tV (By Assocfaie6 a-rrra., San,' Francisco, Sept. 12 Rosco C. (Fatty) Arbuckle, motion picture comedian, was formally arraigned in police-court here today on a charge of murder in connection with the death of Miss Virginia Rappe, mo tion ficture actress, which occurred last iday following a party in Ar buckljPs room in the St. Francis ho tel last- Monday. The complaint against Arbuckle, the second to bo lodgeof'against him since his arrival here roni Los Angeles on Saturday, was signed by Mrs. Bambina Bel mont.fa friend of the dead woman. The qrst complaint made by police officiate, was for the purpose of hold ing tlfe Comedian in custody pending furthejr - investigation. When Ar buckloj ' "appeared before Judge OCBSisSnday be reus(ed ,to talk of the case. Through his attorney a continuance to Friday was obtained and the prisoner was returned to his cell. Mrs. Spreckles a Witness. Representatives of the District At torney's office continued their ques tioning of those known to have at tended the Arbuckle party last Mon day and from these District Attor ney Brady states was obtained evi dence which will be used against thc actor at his trial. Among those questioned today was Mrs. Sidi Wirt Spreckles, widow of John B. Spreck les, jr. Mrs. Spreckles told the district at torney that she was informed over the telephone last Friday by Mrs. Belmont that the young actress was in a serious condition in a local hos pital. Mrs. Belmont asked Mrs. Spreckles to telegraph Henry Lehr meii, in New York, concerning Miss Rappe's condition. After the tele gram had been sent Mrs. Spreckles told the district attorney that she called at- the hospital and saw Mis1! Rappe. Girl's Dying Words. Mrs. Sprickies said she was not sure Miss Rappe recognized her, but she said to Mrs. Spreckles, "Oh, to think that I led such a quiet life and to think that I should get into such j a party. Later in the day, Mrs. Spreckles said, she returned to the hospital with an answer to the telegram slv.' had sent to Lehrman. On her arri val at the hospital Mrs. Spreckles said the Rappe girl was unconscious and the telegram was not read to her. Mrs. Spreckles told the district at torney that she then called on Dr. James L. Gordon, pastor of the First Congregational church and asked him to offer prayers for the dying; girl. Mrs. Spreckles met Miss! Rappe in this city in 1915, she said. Cafe Entertainer Balked Hoyce Clark, a cafe entertainer, was summoned to the office of the captain of detectives after it was learned that she had been invited to Arbucklc's party. Miss Clarke said she went as far a; the lobby of the hotel but decided not to go to Arbuckle's rooms. She met Mrs. Belmont the next day, she said and MrMs. BeBlmont gave her the details of the party and the al leged attack. Arbuckle spent the afternoon at the inquest. Tonight he went to his cell to await the outcome of a grand (Continued on Page 6) (By Assoclnte.l Pi-can.) Washington, Sept. 12 Sale at pad and accrued interest of $7,500,000 par value of railroad equipment trust certificates held by the govern ment, with the approval of President Harding, was announced today by Director General of Railroads Davis. The certificates were bought by Kuhn, Loeb & Co., of New York, through the War Finnance Corpora tion which handled the sale for the railroad administration. The equipment trust certificates the corporation said bear six per cent interest and mature serially from 1928 to 1935 inclusive. IS L JAIL ACGORDINGJO SHERIFF Allen Hartley Charged With Slaying and Bury ing a White Man (By Associated Press.1 Jacksonville, Sept. 12 Allen Hart ley, 38, employed by a lumber mill and a farmer of Madarin, a small settlement near here, was placed iii Duval county jail today in connec tion with the killing of John Baum garter 36 year old farmer whose body was found in an improvised grave in the front yard of his home today. The man had been beaten to death and then placed in the grave officials say. A small negro boy gave them the information leading to the dis covery of his body today. Officials are searching for a negro man whom they say their investigation shows dug the grave at the point of a gun. The negro Jesse Kirk, was a farm hand employed by Baumgartner. The body was doubled into a grave about three feet in length and cov ered with a piece of canvas. Parts of a farm wagon were placed across the canvas. The killing is said to have occur red Sunday afternoon. Cotton Makes Big Break After New High Level Made (By Asuoelntil PrrNs) New York, Sept. 12 The cotton market today experienced another feverish day and early advance be ing followed by a violent break in prices. October contractors sold off from 21.50 at the opening to 19.80 where the decline was checked by the maximum fluctuations rule. La ter months showed losses of from $6.50 to $8.00 per bale as compared with the early high levels. Campbell Charged With Being Cause of Death of Moses (ny Associated Press.) Daytona, Sept. 12. Charles T. Moses, who was killed in the auto ac cident on the DeLand road Saturday afternoon met his death as a result of criminal negligence on the part of Hal Campbell, driver of the car that collided with the Moses machine ac cording to the verdict returned by the coroner's jury this afternoon. The verdice charged that Campbell was driving while under the influence of intoxicating loquors. ORDERED 10 TAKE OVER OCKLAWAHA Attorney General Alleg es Illegal Interference By Some One TRAINS OUll WOODS Section of Roadway Is to Be Added to Sheriff's Seizures BECKETT BEATS M'CORMICK. (By Assoclsted PiMJl. London, Sept. 12 Joe, Beckett, former heavy weight champion pu gilist of Great , Britain, defeated "Eoy" McCormick- ; in their fifteen round bout here tonight. McCor mick was badly beaten and retired at the end of the twelfth round. i Charging- -Tntwarranted and ille gal interference, and attempts to in terfere with efforts being made by the state to collect the taxes due to it from the Ocklawaha Valley Rail road Co.," Sheriff S. C. M. Thomas, of Marion county, was yesterday in structed to immediately take steps to see that all property recently lev ied on, and which "has been unlaw fully moved off the track of said railroad near the end thereof at Sil ver Springs, and set off some dis tance in the woods on insecurely laid rails entirely disconnected from the track, and upon land not belonging to said railroad company," require that the propTTTy be replaced on the track from which it was removed. The ltter of the Attorney General, by his assistant, Judge J. B. Gaines, followed a personal investigation of reported action on the' part of oper atives of the road in sidetracking all of the rolling stock belonging to the railroad. Sheriff Thomas, however, stated that he had given permission that the rolling stock should be mov ed temporarily until certain cars be longing to the Rodman Lumber Co., or to Receiver H. S. Cummings, could be switched dn to the main line and transported to their desti nation. The sheriff, however, did not authorize, he sid, the parking of the train out in the woods where it would be endangered by fire and theft of portions of the equipment. Orders Further Levies By virtue of his authority as plain tiff against the Ocklawaha Valley Railway the Attorney General is em powered to direct just what levies shall be made by the Sheriff and it was in accordance with this authori ty that Sheriff was instructed to make additional levies to insure a sufficient amount of property for sale to satisfy the tax levies. In the let ter the Attorney General directed to the sheriff yesterday he specified that "if you have not already levied upon any property of said railroad company other than said rolling stock you will immediately levy said war rant upon the shop and fixtures of said railroad company, if any there be and upon the entire Ocklawaha Valley Railroad, or so much thereof as may be in your judgment be suf ficient to satisfy the said warrant." "You will take possession of the property levied upon," the letter con tinues, "and not permit the occupan cy or use of it, or of any part there of, by any person." Further, the letters say: "The law requires that you keep the property levied upon in your custody, and does not authorize you to permit its use by any one." The sheriff is further advised that it is desirVI that prompt and imme diate action be taken to collect all taxes due in accordance with the court's decree and the comptroller's order. ' Immediately following receipt of the letter from the Attorney General . Sheriff Thomas wired Receiver H. S. Cummings at Rodman, af ollows: "By direction Attornet General, I have already levied on a' rail, road bed, spurs, side tracks, switches and ties, buildings, depots, section and tool houses of the Ocklawaha Valley Railroad, from a point on the Ma rion county line at Orange Creek to the end of tEe track at Silver Springs. No trains or cars can be operated (Continued on pug 6.) i ) it. J i i ,'t 'U . i H .1 f .