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PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY-MORNING, 6EPTEMBEKTHURSDAY MORNINGSEPTEM PRICE FIVE CENTS GAS SQUABBLE IS NOW IN FEDERAL COURT St '( 111 TURN PECEUDE ' SULIG OF MAINS r , nier Will Not Rec mize Government p. in, As Represented f-ffOmilHUSH! yd George Still Is biding Open Door Reopening Matter CBy Aaaoolfite' Pi.) .essjaon, .Sept. 15 The arrange I for -the proposed Irish peace fence ar cancelled, but the ne- , fortons till are riot ruptured. In brief is the story of today's acted and surprising develop- . Ion DeValera, the. Irish -repub )rC$itder, having reaffirmed his (to enW tr conference as the jeSSef ' dept(mt -so , Jjl . .. .-Lloyd "treorge Is such a 'mission is impossible. C tOfiotmccJ th cancellation Of -the (Jiojjeroents for a conference and f f tcessity of his consulting his tes on the subject. reSSt:-premier is careful not to close , Jyrior to possible -resumption of . gotiations. On the contray, he iUlt lir. De Valera arid his support amplest time arid opportunity onsider their position. Reproaches Ireland Mildly -1 faring that there was but one tt t to a claim which could be fylent to Great Britain's asknow- (Continued on Page 6) !m WHO DIED LU III AKKIVt DAUNTLESS TODAY i iPorial Services to Be Jeld in New York Later in Day T Aufletaicd Pr'".l f York, Sept., 15 The British r Dauntless, bearing the bo- t 4Tia fman(ia whn lnRf. their fchon the riiricihle ZR-2 col- ' V on August 24, will arrive here Jtomorrow, according to wire-, tussages received tonight at njy'f.w York navy yard. ,vidd iBauntless will be escorted in RlCRibarbor by a fleet of destroy ed air craft and will dock at the fard. Later in the day a me ' Tvita will Iia YiiAA. Secra- f the Navy Denby will partici- i the ceremonies, i "vt bodies of Commander Lewis StlS. fcfieid, of st pauif Lieutenant (ID t( Under Valentine N. Bieg, of i.-rltawr, Penn., and Chief Ma SCI Mate George Welch, of El wiH be buried in the Nation jletery at Arlington, according pent plans. Instructions to he bodr of Lieutenant Com- are- f Emory Coil, of Marietta, 0 r. ! j. iU- YY "is request, were -lvcu me pders of the Dauntless before (a from England. authorities decided, later, 11. t" to, to bring the body home for fmorial services before carry t the officer's desire to ' be ' bu- je ofC sea. The burial will take urn the deck of an American ip later. Relatives of the re- C f: twelve dead have -requested rial take place in' .their re- JOSEPH ROCK Joseph Rock, agri: ilturai explorer c Chs Department of Agriculture, pho tographed just before he sailed on a three years' trip that wilt take him through northern Siam, southwestern China, Burma and other countries In that part of the world. AGUE WILL ASK Nationwide Revolt At Invisible Empire Is rtCtmint&He3d RESOLUTfONPREPARED Will Be Introduced As Soon as Congress , Reconvenes (B7 Aasocfntrd Prcm.t Washington, Sept. 15 Investi gation of congress of the Kuklux Klan will be proposed in a reso lution which Representative Tague, Democrat, Massachu setts, announced today he was having drafted for introduction when the house reassembles next week. The proposed inquiry would be made either by a special committee or y the house judi ciary committee. Representative Tague in mak ing his announcement said he had received reliable information that the Klan was endeavoring to estabfish branches in Massa chusetts and other New England states. Drainage Company Has Headquarters In Palatka Now The Southern Drainage and En gineering Co., which for the last year has had headquarters at Hastings, has moved its offices to Palatka and will be located in the Strunz Build ing on Second street. President Campbell arrived yesterday with his office fixtures and will be ready for business today. CONGRESS TDPLIT KUKLUX Brothers Held For Murder of Negro Ily AMM-lta PrM. " Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 15 John and William Higginbotham, brothers held in connection with the death of Joe Lang aged negro, and the shoot ing of his wife at Dinsmore near here August 28, were denied their released on a writ of habeas corpus today by Circuit Judge Gibbs who ordered them remanded to jail to await the investigation of the county grand iury- , The men, farmers in the Dinsmore section, were arrested several days ago. "Lang was hot to death when he came out of his "house late at night SHOT GUN IN HANDS OF AN 8 YEAR DID STARTS RIOT Pickaninny Shoots Four White Girls in a Mining Camp AT Now Colored Population Is Scattered Over Country Roads (By Associated PeitH,) Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 15 Jewel Clipper, 8 year old negro girl, who was responsible for the race riot at Mont Lake, a mining village on Walden's Ridge last night, after she had wounded Edna Barnett, a white girl, and her three sisters by turning a shot gun on them, declared' in jail here tonight that she did not know the gun was loaded. "No sir, I didn't know that there gun -was loaed, them white- girls i as- fussin' 'with me and I jess aimed to scare 'em the girl said. She stated that they went to the public spring on the mountain and the four Barnett girls peeved her and would not allow her to get water. When they were ready to leave they mudded the spring. At this time Bonnie Howard, cousin of Jewel Clipper, brought her the gurr, she said, and she fired one time, striking all fuor of the white girls. Some of the negro families wro were driven from the village by en raged miners are still camped along the road at the foot of the mountain and others are said to be hiding in the cliffs. Many of them left all their possessions in their cabins when they began their flight. Edna Barnett is in a critical con dition at a local hospital while the negro girl's family are still held in jay- SIXTH ARREST MADE FOR MURDER OF A I & A. ENGINEER REED Last One Was On Trial For Interfering With Operations (Br AHHOclntetl PreHK.t Fitzgerald, Ga., Sept. 15 The fate of 0. C Fairfield, one of the 20 per sons indicted in connection with al leged interference with employes of the Atlanta, Birmingham & Atlantic railroad, went to the jury late to night and after several hours delib eration the jurors were put to bed. Fifteen niinutes, later Fairfield, who was under a $500 bond, was placed under arrest on a charge of murder, the warrant being issued .on affidavit signed by Mrs. Reid. This makes the sixth arrest on a charge of murder in connection with the death of En gineer W. T. Reid. Four of the ar rests were made today. The grand jury which is investi gating the death of Engineer Reid, who was shot July 5, had not com pleted its work tonight although more than thirty, witnesses appeared before that body during the day. to investigate ' the burning of his barn. The attackers, concealed in a bush, also shot and seriously wound ed his wife when she came after her husband. . Several shots directed to ward a son missed their mark. MRS. HERNANDflE SOTO Mrs. Hernando de Soto, prominent in Washington's diplomatic circles, ac companied her husband to Berlin, where he Is attached to the American -nission. ' RiVER TRAFFIC IN CENTRAL 'FLORIDA WILL BE REVIVED Palatka MaysAssume Its orrnerrci3fylAs.ja:U Deep Water Port TO UTIUZEJCXLAWAHA Nick Wimberly Planning to Establish Water Transport Richard F. Adams has a number of photographs of Palatka's water front in those days when freight for near ly every section of Florida was brought to this port and then either shipped further by light draft boat? or by overland "schooners." Not less than a dozen schooners are to be seen in some of these pictures, and some of the later ones ocean going steamers of the smaller size arc shown. With the wide spread movement to utilize the splendid waterway for evading the constantly mounting freight charges of the railroads there is every prospect that Palatka will again assume its importance as thv head of deep water navigation in in terior Florida. At the ship by vva ,er conference at Orlando Tuesday .ight D. C. Marlowe, one of the lai jest shippers at Sanford, pointed ou: ,ljat d'.-en water vessels could trans (Continued on page 5.) Advertising Did It "Advertising men, call thisi to your customers' attention," says Arthur Brisbane. "Young Mr. Ziegler,- reaching the age of 30, takes about four millions more from his father's estate. "Royal Baking Powder built the estate. "Manufacturing and business ability made the powder, BUT ad vertising made the name. And when Mr. Ziegler left to his heirs thatNA.YTE, made by advertising, he left what no thief can steal, no hard times destroy, a value more reliable than any bond or mort gage. "If you have a business or pro duct worth while, make it perma nent by advertising it. If not worth while, advertise it for sale, and get something worth advertis ing. "A good name in life, and a good name in advertising that ia the wealth to leave your -son." NO BAIL FOR ARBUCKLE IS TO BE GIVEN FOR PRESENT Murder Charges To Be Disposed of Before Fatty Gets Out Fiance of Dead Girl Sends Pathetic Re qust to Friend (Br AMOclnted PreM.) San Francisco, Sept. 15 District Attorney Brady announced tonight that no decision had yet been reached whether to proceed against Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle tomorrow in police court on the murder charge prefer red against him or to ask for dismis sal of this charge in view of the grand jury indictment against Ar iujcklafprmanslaughter. '. The decision will be made tomor row morning, Brady said. His state ment was made after a conference with his deputies and with Chief of Police O'Brien and Captain of De tectives Matheson. Arbuckle is still in jail. ! The body of Miss Virginia Rappe is not to be removed from San Fran cisco to Los Angeles tonight, con trary to an announcement made by District Attorney Brady, but will be taken to the southern city tomorrow. The undertaking establishment in charge announced today that arrange ments could not be completed in time to ship the body before tomorrow. Fiance's Pathetic Request The management of the establish ment was asked in a telegram from Henry Lehrman, Miss Rappe's fi ance, in New York, to whisper in the dead girl's ear, "Henry loves you." "She will hear you," the telegram conntinued. The exact time for the departure of Miss Rappe's body had not been set late today but it was expected to forward it tomorrow morning. Mrs. W. B. Hamilton, chairman of the special committee named by the Woman's Vigilant Committee yes terday to cooperate with District At torney Brady in the investigation of the Arbuckle case, and Mrs. Robert H. Dean, a prominent member of the special committee, waited on Brady today and pledged him the full sup port of the committee. Women to Attend Hearings The women announced that the vigilant committee, which is made up of a number Of San Francisco club women, will have members of the special committee at every pub lic hearing of the Arbuckle case, will provide every possible protection to the women witnesses and will coop erate, otherwise, in every way pos sible. Robert H. McCormick, Assistant United States Attorney General in charge of liquor prohibition prosecu tion, announced he would conduct a sweeping investigation of the liquor phases of the Arbuckle case, "even if such Investigation reaches into the moving picture, colony at Los Ange les." Arbuckle is accused of having had a quantity of liquor at the party in which he is charged with inflicted fatal injuries on Miss Rappe. A certified check covering Ar buckle's cash bail was deposited with the bond and warrant clerk but it was announced" that he could not be admitted to bail until the murder charges had been disposed of. CARDINAL CERETTI His Eminence Cardinal Ceretti, pa pal legate to Francs, la the first rep resentative of the Vatican at Paris bince the "reconciliation" of the church Hnd the French government. HART PLAN WOULD GIVE VETERANS U. MERCHANT FLEET Palatka Secretary Com mands Wide Attention With Suggestion PRESEBVEsVeA POWER Principal Article In South Atlantic Ports Paper In the current issue of "South At lantic Ports,"" a journal of commerce published in Jacksonville, Palatka comes in for a good deal of publicity, the leading article in the magazine being contributed by J. W. Hart, sec retary of the Palatka Chamber of Commerce. In addition to Mr. Hart's plan for disposition of the Ameri can merchant marine, which is now a white elephant on the nation's hands, there is a full page advertisement for Palatka and a column article about this port's development. Mr. Hart's plan provides for turn ing over to the world war veterans the merchant fleet. The plan pro poses the inssuance of five per cent merchant marine bonds of an amount equal to the cost of constructing the fleet and the gift of these bonds to the service men. To meet the interest on the bonds, all the vessels are to be assigned to strictly American Shipping Compa nies at a return of eight percent, the government to use the added three percent as a sinking fund for re placement of all ships destroyed or retired, and for operations of bu reaus, etc. The total bond issue will approximate three billion dollars. Merchant Marine Minute Men are to be organized so that nothing will pre vent the supremacy of America on the seas. The writer of the article contends! that un-American and foreign inter ests are about to perpetrate the "greatest steal'" in American history by inducing congress to sell the ves sels at a "song," which is ail they would bring in the present market. The plan as offeer wdould take the government out of the shipping bus iness and maintain the Merchant Marine without any cost to the gov ernment and the taxpayers, and would reward the men who went overseas in these same ships. The bonds have nothing to do with the bonus for service men and, every where, members of the Legion, it is expected, will make every effort to have the next session of congress pass the bill now in the hands of a Southern Senator, for introduction The article is very patriotis, illus (Continued on l'mft Z) UTILITIES CO. ENJOINS CITY Arguments on Restrain ingjOrder to Befade Next Tuesday r- 90 PER CENT. RATE UP Gas Company Will Cut Off Service As Has Been Its Practice FBI M Injunction proceedings against the . city of Palatka were begun in the, .. Federal Court at Tampa yesterday to restrain the city from interfering cutting off gas consumers who refus ed to pay the? rateiiix&S.by the com pany. Thte-jfirtcludes ' any action here to restrain ' thV company from enforcing its rates, with subsequent T penalties ot discontinuance of ,s(ieev, . i t iL. i."!!.: Arguniea. :ra n - pwfci bMMiwr -4M injunction will be heard at Tampa next Tuesday, and if the petition is A not set aside final argument and tak-. - pa on October 5. All members 6f the city administration were served with subpoenas to appear at Tampa on October 5, but they will only appear by attorney. The petition of the Southern Utili ties Co., is based on the published notification of the city to consumers of gas not to pay the rate of $2.00 for gas, but to tender $1.60 per thou sand cubic feet; General Counsel W. B. Crawford represented the Utilities Co., in filing the petition. Involves a Big Question It is stated by attorneys that a general definition of what constitutes confiscation of public utilities through enforcement of franchise contracts has never been decided by the United States Supreme Court, although there have been many decisions in specific cases to the effect, generally, that franchises which forced a cor t Continued on Page 6. ) LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP MAY BE INCREASED TO TOTAUjO STATES American Workers Win Way to Employment On Merits (By AflRoclnte'l P-ii. Geneva, Sept. 15 The member ship of the league of nations will be increased to fifty if the assembly adopts the recommendations of the political committee which today de cided to approve the admission of Letvia and Esthonia. The applica tions of Lithuania and Hungary were put over, but the committee decided to await a report which is expected Monday on the efforts to settle Vilna dispute before acting on Lithuania. The finance committee which is scrutinizing the expenditures of the secretariat, as well as the labor bu reau today asked Albert Thomas, head of the labor bureau,, how it happened that although the United States is not a member of the league he had a number of Americans on his pay roll. "I found some remarkably capa ble men in the United States," Mon sieur Thomas replied, "and if J can find more like them I will tak them on wherever they come from." home towns. '