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.'ir Wednesday and probnbly Thursday. No chrnge in " temperature G'oori Morning There are thousands hacking at the branches of evil to one that ia striking at the root. Thoreau. H. No. 288. PALATKA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 14, 1921 PRICE FIVE CENTS ;! 5 f1I' Ill v m es. 1CKLE SPENDS THIRD NIGHT I A CELL BUT T BEEN md Jury Recesses ,to kVait District Attor ney's Probe Fiance of Miss Rappe Pravs That Justice Be Done; Would Kill Her Attacker Who He Savs a Vulgarian Sllt-clnl to the New York, Sept. 13 "Oh, good New God, give justice!" was the prayer that went up today from the lips pf Henry Lehrman, motion picture pro ducer and fiance of Miss Virginia Rappe, for whose alleged murder "Fatty" Arbucklc, film" comedian, is held in San Francisco. Lehrman formerly directed Ar buckle as a film actor. "I do not want to face Arbuckle now. I would kill him," Lehrman said. "If he wants to live, he had better be punished." Lehrman was bitter. "This is what comes of taking vul garians from the gutter and giving enormous salaries, and making idols of them. Arbuckle came into the pictures nine years ago. He was a bar boy in a Sin Francisco saloon. )ZE P ARTYD ES C R I B EO ss Rappe in Room An lour With Fatty Be fore Screaming (By Ajwoclated Fnn.) a "FrancisloSept. 13 With the 4 jurj which has been hearing nee 'against him adjourned and soroner's inquest extending into econd day without a verdict, ty"; Arbuckle, motion pjicture dian, charged with the murder !iss Virginia Rappe, an actress e death occurred after a party rbuckle's rooms in a hotel, spent hird night in a cell tonight. e grand jury adjourned withbut. JSTiJSSfSi: zUrbuckle picruREES to be banned IN MANY OF LARGEST PLAY HOUSES He washed the dishes and cleaned the spittoons. "Such people don't know how to get a kick out of life except in a beastly way. "Despite his weight, Arbuckle was a powerful man," Lehrman said. "I remember a few years ago when we were making a picture at Tia Juana, Mexico, he weighed 310 pounds. He entered a 100 yard dash against Mex cian athletes. Tney laughed at his entry. He beat them all. "Mrs. Delmont who accompanied Miss Rappe to Arbuckle's suite in the St. Francis hotel at San Francis co has had several telephone talks with me. She said: 'Mr. Arbuckle telephoned Miss .Rappe to come to see him. She distrusted him and had me come along. We had a few (Contined on Page 4) Attorney Bradey is ready to! Mt further testimony, the fore-1 announced j ded interest was given the case, r when the"Cistriet Attorney de- j 1 he would start an investiga-' as to , whether witnesses whoi (By AMroclated Pre. Bedford, Mass, Sept. 13 Mayor B. F. Haines, of this city, today issued an order barring exhibition of mo tion Tintnrpa in whirVi "Fn Hr" &p. present at the party last week . buckle ars- " been tampered with The offi- beliuve ,t - iMt bHc moras statement Mowed the appear- to show Arbuckle as a hero whe of Miss Vey Provost also known so serious . a charge di iss Tyvron, before the grand inst h, (leM the . ,Aecordin,r to Mr Brady her tosnni his or(,er tQ ,oea, theaterg nony there was entirely differ-. from that she previously gave ; Barred at The Capitol. Reports That another witness,1 . r'y Aiwocintui Pmni ' .Blake, 'but disappeared, proved; New York, Sept. 13-The notorie- eous wnen she appeared at the ct attorney's office. Miss Blake ined that she had gone from home, in Berkley to a friend'3 in Oakland in order to avoid city. : Among Those Present, long witnesses before the grand some " of whom later testified second day's proceedings-of Senate Finance Commit- iiijucoi,, WCIC iuia, tee Completes JMore ty occasioned by the death of Miss Virginia Rappe and the arrest of "Fatty" Arbuckle on a charge of murder, aroused interest today along Broadway as to what effect the case would have regarding exhibiting his films in which Arbuckle is starred. The Capitol which is one of the largest movie theaters in the world authorized this statement: "We would not touch his pictures now. The public wouldn't come to see his pictures if exhibited." FIFTY ENLISTED 1 FIRST DAY'S COMMERCE DRIV E Canvassing Teams Meet With Practically No Refusals Three Hundred Memb's Is Mark Set For Workers EXCESS PROFITS TAX FOR C0RPQRATI0NSTO BE LAW ANOTHER YEAR of Tax Bill (By Aanoclnteil PeM.) Washington, Sept. 13 Corpora tions wouulud re required to pay ex- coroners lina Maud Delmont, Al Semna Miss . Rappe's manager, Vey st and Alice Blake, all of whom aid to have been present at the ckle party, and a nurse who at-' i Miss Rappe before her death, i a. Delmont at the inauest said Miss Rappe and Al Semnacher coss Profits taxes for another ycar to San : Francisco from Los under decision today of the senate les arriving Sunday night, Sep-: finance committee which finally ap- j proved the provision in the house bill iile she and Miss Rappe were repealing these taxes as of next Jan i breakfast the next day a tele- uary 1 instead of last January 1 as ! call was received that a Mr. recommended by Secretary Mellon, ikle wanted to see them all at1 The committee also inserted a pro 5t, Francis hotel. Miss Rappe vision in the house measure repeal to Arbuckle's room alone and'ing the capital stock tax effective telephoned for Mrs. DeImont 1 next year and adopted an amend 3emnacher to join her. There, ' ment increasing the corporation in estified, she met Arbuckle and come tax from ten to fifteen per others, i There were manv bot-cent instead of 12 1-2 per cent ef fective January 1, 1922. These represented the major de cisions reached today at two sessions although it was said officially that the committee practically had decid- were Alice Blake and Vey Pro-led to amend the house bill so as to continue the tax on express packages and oil transported by pipe lines Whether any portion of the taxes on the transportation of freight and passengers will be retained after next January 1 will depend, Chair man Penrose said, upon a report to room where the other members be made tomorrow by the treasury i party were. j as to the savings in expenditures ex i heard screams coming from pected to be made this year by the oom about . an hour later, she various government departments, and demanded that Arbuckle the door. He did so. The Had to Talk AH s gin was on the bed tearing r clothing and screaming. m hurt, I am dying, he did it. : removed .. the girl's clothing ssisted by one of the other men J placed her in a tub of cold This had no effect and so Rappe was taken to another and put to bed. uckle kept his eyes fixed on the is throughout her testimony. :. Delmqjit finished her testimo noon. Arbuckle took more than interest when the coroner ask s witness "How do you happen nember what happened if you o many drinks of whiskey?" (Contmned on l-ae 2 t n the table in the room. Miss s had three drinks of gin and juice and Mrs. Delmont had ten drinks of whiskey. Two girls came in whom she learned Vrbuckle Closed the Door. ! Rappe girl rose and went into ath room off Arbuckle's room.; she' came out of the bath room I :kle was. in his room. He clos-! e door between it and the sit-: RAWLINS AND POPE TO BE ARRAIGNED TODAY ON A MURDER CHARGE Trial of Two Men Will Commence in Jax On Monday Summer in French or Spanish Tongue (By Ananrtntcfl Hrpnw) Middlesbury, Vt., Sept. 13 Three hundred pupils in the Middlcbury College summer school who have had to converse in French or Spanish at play as well as in classroom under penalty of dismissal, have resumed their native English. The faculty was composed entire ly of professors from France and Spain, while the students were large ly high school teachers who came from all parts of the country. (By Aaiovluted PreMl) Jacksonville, Sept. 13 John Pope, local attorney and Frank Rawlins, of Chicago, will be arraigned tomor row on a charge of first degree mur der in connection with the killing here September 4 of George H. Hickman, manager of a local thea ter. The two men were jointly indicted today by the Duval county grand jury. A former indictment against Rawlins charging murder will not be presented State's Attorney Wideman said tonight and the men will go on trial jointly next Monday morning. Rawlins pleaded not guilty when arraigned on the first indictment, but since then has made a confession, officials say, implicating Irvin No vitzky. Rawlins was the principal witness at the grand jury hearing yesterday and today. The grand jury adjourned this afternoon with out taking any definite action on the charge against Novitzky. Charges against Mrs. Irvin Novitzky When the results of yesterday's canvass for members of the Palatka Chamber of Commerce were tabulat ed it was found that the three teams had enlisted approximately fifty new members, a mark much below what had been expected for the first day, but this shortage was not due to indifference on the part of citizens but the length of time necessary to fill out the initiation papers and ex plain the method of collection of dues to the various one solicited. That Palatka will join the Cham ber practically oiie hundred per cent strong was indicated by the readi ness with which 'all who were ap proached joined in with the move ment. Two of the committee report ed that they had not been turned down by a singlp person, while the third had only one refusal. Be Ready Today If will probably require more than three days in which to round up all the members, but the work will be continued systematically until the membership is the largest that has ever been enrolled in any commercial organization in. Palatka. Jf any one is missed "?y .- fhe committee they should not be disappointed, for some one willjae aT?midjooner or later. But those who have already made up their minds to join the Chamber should save the committees as much trouble as possible and send their ap plication direct to Secretary Hart at the Chamber of Commerce rooms. Mr. Hart spent last night at Or lando as a representative of Palatka at the ship by water movement that has been 'auncTied by Snnford, Or lando, Leesburg and other points. He will make a report to t Board of Governors on his return. He wa? authorized to broach to those present the matter of organization of an in dependent boat line to operate all the way from Jacksonville to Sanford. To Have Get Together Meeting As soon as the membership com mittees finish their work a big get together luncheon will be staged at which the definite program for win ter work of the Chamber will be an nounced. At that time President Merriam will also announce the standing committees. E OF " AT MEETING OF BY WATER STARTS SHIPPERS AT ORLANDO Judge Sheppard Tells a New York Grand Jury It Has Powers Which Will Suppress "Secret Empire" (By Anftocinted rrrnn. , New York, Sept. 13 Judge Wil liam B. Sheppard, of Florida, sitting in federal district court today, told the federal grand jury it has the power and authority to investigate secret societies which "are reported to be interfering with the constitu tional rights of citizens." "Any organization," he said, "which holds its meetings by the light of bonfire, in secret places and the members of which wear white suits and masks, which attempts to prevent orderly citizens from enjoy ment of their constitutional rights, freedom of speech, conscience and right of trial by jury, is a proper subject for investigation by a grand jury. That is because such behavior on the port of a secret society is a conspiracy ana" the law can be brought to bear upon them." Continuing his charge Judge Shep pard said in parti' "There is a law here that can be brought to bear up on any group of people or secret or ganization which administers justics in the woods. "It is not within the province of secret societies to say who is, or is not, a desirable citizen. When they, by a demonstration of power seek to prevent others from the enjoyment of their constitutional rights they are amenable to prosecution in the federal courts through presentment or indictment by the grand jury." Judge Sheppard remarked that, "according to newspaper reports there is a certain organization now in existence, the members of which are undertaking to censor the con duct of their fellow citizens." Millions Being Lost to State By Failure to Utilize Rivers 1VEINTJDER WAY California Can Ship to New York Cheaper Then Florida JAPAN REFUSES TO BE PARTY TO DISARMING OR EVENJURTAIUNG Tokio Newspaper Tells of Momentous Decis ion in Orient (By Ansoi'Ijt.imI I'rews.) Tokio, Japan, Sept. 13 A confer ence of the naval and military au thorities and the officials of the for eign office has decided upon the fol lowing besic principles on 'the limita tion of naval armament according to a local newspaper. "Japan has nu intention of reduc ing the strength of her navy inde pendently, nor of suspending the previously arranged building pro gram. But as she has heratily ap proved curtailment so as to promote the happiness of mankind Japan is willing to make efforts to establish some arrangement with the powers. "Japan believes, first, that it is against the fundamental spirit of the Washington conference that any pow er should possess superior forces sufficient to secure a decisive victory over any other power or powers, therefore the powers should mini mize the scope of armament to the i same degree as that of the country having the smallest naval strength among the powers concerned. j Second: The powers IT IS SURE EXPLOSIVE WAS ON A m TRACKS Union Men Allege That Evidence Proves It Was Not Explosive (By AuMoeJnte.l lrH.) c Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 13 Testimony of Dr. C. W. Dumas, former state chemist, that he found evidence of an explosive around the wreck here last deek of an Atlanta, Birmingham & Atlantic Railway freight train were followed later by statements by wit nesses for the union men that a wheel of an engine could not have been blown off" without destroying less solid parts of the engine. One wheel was said to have been hurled up a 30 foot embankment and the union men told the governor's commission investigating the wreck that it was a loose wheel and whirl ed off in the wreck. They claimed they found evidence of oil in certain parts of the bearings which could not have got there had the wheel been perfect. Commissioners To Help Strikers to Live On Benefits snau not e.stannsn any naval base or l mane any arrangement to serve as naval bases for their navies on the Pacific. State Rests of Fitzgerald Illy AHMm'liiteu IVvniiI Fitzgerald, Ga., Sept. 13 The state rested tonight in the trial of 0. C. Fairfield, first of 2(i persons indicted in connection with alleged concerned interference with employes of the A. New York, Sept. 13 Establish ment of commissaries to feed strik ing members of the United Textile workers of America and their fam ilies in lieu of the payment of strike benefits was authorized today by delegates in attendance at the annual convention of the organization. A resolution adopted that the com- j missaries would prevent dissatifae-j were tion in the distribution of strike ben- War Finance Corp. Ready to Lend to Farmers on Crops dismissed and it was announced she efits. Provision was made whereby will be kept under surveillance as a the international body could make a material witness. flat donation to strikers instead of Two attorneys, have been named by the court to represent Rawlins but no definite announcement has been made as to the preparations for the defense of Pope. It was report ed that his aged father, formerly well known throughout the state as an attorney might aid in the defense in which Pope himself is expected to play a prominent part. MIAMI COLLECTING, TOO (By AfMorlnted PreM.) Miami, Sept. 13 In an effort to speed up the collection of personal taxes from citizens of Miami, C. B. Selden, director of finance, has plac ed two collectors on the streets to remind persons of their obligations and bring to his office as much mon ey as possible. Mr. Selden declared thohusands of dollars is past due. operating a commissary if conditions seemed to warrant. Teacher's Strike in Pekin Ended Illy AHMM'IfltlMl IVt'MH.l Washington, Sept. 13 The War Finance Corporation announced to night that it was ready for business in connection with the distribution of upward of one billion dollars in agri cultural and live stock loans under recent congressional authorization. Circulars have been mailed to all farmers organizations and financial institutions in the agricultural and live stock sections of the country I setting forth the manner in which ap I plications for advances should be i made and local committees have been ! appointed to handle the requests. B. A. railroad. The defense will begin the intro duction of testimony in the morning. More than 1,000 subpoenas have been issued for witnesses it is understood. There were more than a dozen wit nesses for the state today, each tell ing of allged threats of personal vio lence or of alleged threats to damage property. Paris, Sept. 13 The teachers' strike which closed eight higher schools in Peking for the last four months has Feen ended by agree ment of the Minister of France to guarantee payment of salaries out of the surplus of salt revenues. The settlement is a clean victory for the teachers. They held out from the beginning for establish ment of a reliable fund of $2,000,- 000 monthly for the support of high- J er government institution of learning. Dead in One of Flood Sections Reported As 90 (By Anaoelntrd Prrnl Taylor, Texas, Sept. 13 Official and unofficial figures bring the total dead in the San Gabriel river and Brushy creek flood near here to 90. It is believed additional bodies may be found as the debris on the banks of the two streams is uncovered. A messenger came from the Youngstown district across the river from the Bowers farm, reported 27 Emerson Too Frank For Swivel Chairs Washington Sept. 13 "Summary dismissal" of Dr. Haven Emerson, medical adviser of the United States Veteran Bureau, who was quoted as having said in a speech at Columbus, Ohio, yesterday that the bureau was being made the "football of politics" was announced tonight by Acting Director Fraser. Colonel Forbes, director of the bu reau, who is on an inspection trip to the Pacific Coast, declared in a statement sent to the bureau for pub lication that Dr. Emerson's charge that $500,000 was being used for po litical patronage is "unqualifiedly false." "I have expected some such silly! statement from a disgrountled em- ploye whose services have proved un-t satisfactory, thestatement said. By AMOclated P-km.) Orlando, Sept. 13 Shippers, grow ers and business men from Sanford, Mount Dora, Tavares, Leesburg, Pa latka and other points, large and small in this section of South Florida, met at the Orlando Chamber of Com merce tonight and discussed ways and means to combat the high, freight rates and declared every effort will be made to encourage a "ship by wa ter campaign, with Sanford the main, port. S. J. Sligh, of Orlando, chairman of the traffic committee of the Or lando Chamber of Commerce, pre sented statistics designed to show the freight rates were losing the peo ple of Orange and Seminole counties alone, more than $2,500,000 annually. These figures were based on present freight rates against pre-war rates, in some cases being based on 1918 rates. He said the only solution for the shippers, growers and merchants, as well as saving the consumer, was to ship by water and carry goods to a water shipping port by a short haul. Back to Pre-War Prices F. L, Skelly, of Orlando, asserted that, citrus fruit, this season would sell at pre-war prices and that the freight rates would be as high as, or higher, than last year and the cost of labor virtually the same. Mr. Skelly pointed out that California to New York freight rates on fruit were 20 cents more per hundred weight than from Orlando to New York. He asserted that California could ship fruit to New York by the Panama Canal at 57 cents per hundred weight, while Orlando to New York by water via Sanford and Jackson ville was 76 cents per hundred weight. Mr. Sligh read a list of carefully prepared figures. Basing last season'3 citrus crop of Florida at 12,098,520 boxes at ibc then and present rate of $1.08 cents, all rail, frieght rate to New York, would total $13,666,401. This amount against a pre-war rate of $7,622,067 made a net loss to Flor ida of $6,444,334', he said. Heavy Loss on Vegetables Vegetable figures were based on "a Winter Garden rate to New York. Nine million four hundred thousand baskets at a $1.05 cent rate to New York totalled $7,807,844. The pre war rate was 62 cents and the loss at the present rate was estimated at $3,216,354. Potatoes, 2,322 cars from Hastings to New York, showed a loss of $264, 544 the present rate being $1.46 and the pre-war rate 85 cents, he said. He declared watermelons on the Wau chula to New York freight basis shows a loss of $401,411. He figured that Orange and Semi nole counties alone were losing $5, 000,000 annually because of the high freight rates. Mr. Stoval, of Mount Dora, declared that his section was facing a $42, 000 loss on citrus fruit as a result of the present freight rate. H. C. Robertson, of Orlando, said that the diuerence in freight on a car of automobiles between northern points and "Orlando and Sanford was $103, in favor of Sanford. He said he proved it when three cars of auto mobiles came to Orlando, one con signed to Sanford coming here by : mistake. ' CURRAN REPUB NOMINEE FOR NEW YORK MAYOR Mexicans drowned there. It is not! known whether those are included in' the 22 reported dead on the Bowers farm. From Thorndale, on the San Ga briel river it was reported that 451 bodies had been recovered from the j river at noon today. I (By Aaaoelatc4 PrrM New York, Sept. 13 Harry H. Curran, ocalition candidate won the Republican nomination for mayor to day over three opponents leading his nearest rival, F. H. Lagaurdia, presi dent of the Board of Aldermen, by a , vote of almost three to one.