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Weather Forecast
Llly fair Tuelay nd Wed-
Good Morning
. Our duty, though It is set about
.by theras, may still be made a
.staff, supporting even while it
tortures. Jerrold.
nesday. n "."a-
II. NO. 294.
ML A i
arge Within a Few
lige of Venue Denied
Judge Simmons Be-
iore Retiring
i..npiad Preaa.t
nnvillc. Sent. 20. Denial or
Ion for a change of venu, the
lent of the presiding judge and
fcimediate seating or anotner
the second day's trial here of
H. Pope, indicted jointly with
Rawliirgs, for murder in con-
with the killing of George
ikman at the Imperial thea-
SptemDer 4.
Daniel Simmons retired from
when Popes attorneys
4 required number of affidavits
was prejudiced. He was un
ity succeeded by Circuit Judge
fcibbs, who recessed court un-
icrrow, wnen -aeiense argu-
Jwill be heard that the dis-
fction of the presiding judge
tically grants a change of
he defense earlier in the day
it its plea for ' a change of
the ground that Pope could
ive a fair trial here.
ate Tries Impeachment
State introduced witnesses in
t to impeach the defense af-
that a fair trial could not
lined here, but the day was
er largely to the arguments
ising counsel. It was con
likely that should the trial
inued here it would take sev
s in the selection of a jury.
fh Pope stud Rawlings are on
jgether the proceedings thus
ie centered about the former,
counsel having announced
they were ready for the
Frank C. Drake of Brooklyn, N. Y.,
who is chief organizer of a monster
anti-prohibition parade which will be
held in New York July 4. Mr. Drake
it a private citizen, and says he
launched the parade idea rolely be.
cause he It opposed to "Volsteadism."
House to Lay Dead Un
til October 4 As
Agreed On
Many Important Meas
ures Await Action
In Upper Body
Armistice Day Also to
See Great Urge For
ffort to disqualify Judge Sim'
mil been expected as a defense
lay and apparently the court
ared for it. Judge Simmons
a catagorical denial of the
contained in the affidav1" I
(including announced t1-' I
would take hi seat in 8
r so. Judge lbDS promptly
m his oRce and upon taking
uties explained that he was
to preside. Duval county has
ait judges, the provision hav-
made by a recent enactment
legislature. Judge Gibbs is
f with the hearing of cases
' in the circuit, whereas
immons' jurisdiction is con-
Duval county. The state had
n the day communicated
fiernor Hardee and the chief
later ordered Judge Gibbs
Wing Not Abnormal
Simmons in denying the mo-
a removal of the case said
le there was considerable
.feeling as a result of Hick
fith, he considered it no more
qpal is rapidly developing into
PPortwns seldom equalled in
By AMuclnlrd Vrrmn
Washington, Sept. 20. A solemn
ceremonial to voice at once the na
tion's gratitude to the soldier dead
and its hope of deliverance from the
burden of heavy armaments will be
observed from coast to coast on Ar
mistice day under the leadership of
Fresident Harding; and officials bf
his administration.
In honor of the occasion the first
meeting of tha armament conference
called for that day is to be confirmed
to the briefest of formalities, leav
ing the delegates of all the participat
ing nations free to join with the Pre
sident in the central ceremony at
Arlington National Cemeterv. 0- ..
"-" work
next day November 12, thn
of the conference bien-ance
Plans for tte detailed f but
have not yextpecte( to incude fl na
..oeyf(fe demonstration for the limi
Jtion of armament by organized la
bor, prayer services in many churches.
special meetings of women s organiz
ed and ceremonies of various forms
by civic, industrial and political
iiodies generally.
Knights Columbus
Have No Secrets
Declares McGinley !
Illy Aaanclnii-il Proaa
New York, Sept. 20. The Knights
of Columbus are ready for investi
gation by any lawfully constituted
authority, Supreme Secretary Wil
liam J. McGinley, declared today ir.
a statement dealing with adoption
vesterday by the city council of At
ir.nta, Ga., of resolutions calling on
newspapers investigating alleged un
American institutions to include the
Knights of Columbus.
"Any man," said Mr. McGinley,
'who states that the Knights of
"inlhiie is unnatriotic ami u-.i
i.n must have been emulating R
(By Asnoelated Pivaal
Washington, Sept. 20. Congress
will reassemble tomorrow noon after
a recess since August 24, with a full
program for the remainder of the ex
tra session which may lap into the
regular December session.
Activity at first is to center in the
senate, which will consider the tax
revision bill, the peace treaties with
Germany, Austria and Hungary, the
anti-beer, railroad debt funding, the
allied debt refunding and other bills.
The treaties are to be transmitted by
President Harding tomorrow and are
to be pressed at once.
House to Lay Dead i
The house will reconvene under a
gentleman's agreement to transact
virtually no businss until October 4.
Comparatively few representatives
were in Washington tonight and the
leaders were not' expected until next
month. The btfl to reapproption the
house membership is slated to be
taken up when the house begins work.
A definite legislative program for
the rest of the session is to be ar
ranged soon by republican steering
committees whose members will con
fer with President Harding. The tax
bill is to have senate precedence, ac
cording' to"pTenf -plansVT'alfhouEh
debate on it is not expected. i
until next week.( OI thc ad;inisti-a-In
view hog-pl.es3 the pcace trea.
l'"n "was 'said by leaders tonight,
debate on the treaties and the tax
hill would be practically simultaneous
the treaties being discussed during
lapses of debate on the tax bill.
The anti-beer bill also is to be
pressed at once, according to Sena
tor Sterling, republican, South Da
kota, who is in charge of it.
Pirates Stand Still While
Leaders Drop Down
Boston Trims' Naps and
Yanks Rub It Into
eawan MurderJ
fa 1 Jury Fails
find a Verdict
fison, W. Va., Sept. 20. The
fng Reece Chambers and
fffraff on the charge of kill-
jJ- rerguson, one of several
reltz detective slain in tha
f at Mattewan in May, 1920,
agree on. a verdict today and
wged by Judge Bailey. The
1,s gave bail in the sum of
Iach for their appearance in
nrt here at some Juture
left for .their homes .im-
f T, which was composed ot
fate trains for their horn
futhoritative, but unof.,
was said that th
f lur acquittal and
Van Winkle ciurinu iv -
a demand lor investigation
bogus oath attributed to the K
of Columbus muicaies ui
. iL M .rntinir for it.
OI me Mien v i a open
"Our recora is "" jn plain
book but a dook -m(lmtotl
English so tnai aa "ingUage wjth
We have no esoterir consonants to
queer combinations
mystify anybody..
Chief c roilt;e
Qf picago Must
pyfor Contempt
,IBy AMMM-lntt'll '""
.ago, Sept. -20. Chief of Po
"itzmorris today was found
.Vty of contempt of court because
rocohontas county, aWvig of fte ,uperior court, who pre
sided at sanity hearings in the Wan
derer case, and given his choice of a
$100 fine and five days in the county
jail or no line and six months in jail.
Opposition Looms
Up For Treaties
With Allied Enemy
Illy Aanoclnled Pre.)
Washington, Sept. 20. Announce
ment from the White House today
that the new peace treaty with Ger
many, Austria and Hungary would
he transimin.'u ic
senate was follmved by information
that thev would encounter opposition
from several republicans as well as
some democrats.
Sinat Borah, republican, ldahi,
who tygan the battle armn-st the
trcatr f Versailles is planning to
waire ;1 s'1' against ratification of
the bc treatie.-, and is said to have
.Ranees of support from a few re j
..icans and some democrats wm
,.re foremost among the critics of
le Versailles treaty.
Despite the promises of opposition
administration leaders in the senate
;aid tonight they were confident of
ally ratification and the opponents
did not express much hope of over
coming the administration support
combined with the democrats who al
ready have declared for ratification.
(By Associated Firn.l
Chicago, Sept. V. 20. Chicago cut
New York's lead id the penant race
to thre games today when a timely
single by Q'Farrell scared Grimes who
had reached second through Frisch's
error, and a wild pitch in the tenth
inning and gave fe locals a seven to
six victory. The Giants took a three
run lead b ybuncliing hits off Alex
ander, but Chicago! overcame this by
bunching hits off Barnes and driv
ing him from the Jmound. The visi
tor's tied the score' . when Kelley
cracked out his twenty-third liome
run of the season, j After that the
game resolved intd a. pitcher's duel
between Cheeves anp Nehf. Poor base
running on the part of the visitors
and some snappy playing by Flack
who nipped two men at the plate,
forced the game into the tenth in
ning. Score: : "j ,
New York .... 003 00ft 210"ft fi Ifi 1
Chicago 002 440 000 17 15 0
Batteries: Barne4 SheaJ-Nehf and
Smith; Alexander, Cheeves and Killi-
fer O'Farrell, .
Yankees Tt nC Tigers ,
New York, Sept 20. -NfiwtYork
regained the lead today,' defeating
fleft hander, was wild at times but he
kept " Detroit's eight hits well scat
tered. New York bunched hits by
Miller, Rith and Meusel with a base
on balls and two sacrifices for three
runs in- the fourth inning, winning the
game. Ruth fanned twice in four
times up. Score:
Detroit 000 000 1012 8 0
New York 000 301 OOx 4 7 1
Batteries: Cole, Hollings. and
Woodayy; Harper, and Schang.
Cleveland Drops to Second
Boston, Sept. 20. Boston fell on
Ewell in the eighth inning today,
knocked him out of the box after
scoring three runs and made three
runs off Bagby who succeeded him,
defeating Cleveland 7 to 4. Score:
Cleveland 000 010 3004 11 2
Boston 000 100 OOx 7 9 3
Batteries: Ewell, Bagby apd O'
Neill; Pennock, Ruksell, Jones and
Walters. ,
ON R0AD .N0.i2
Big Mass Meeting Held
At Ocala Pledges to
Make It Issue
Executive Declares He
Ordered 200 Convicts
to Road Work
Clearwater Pays
Tribute to Victim
of ZR-2 Disaster
Clearwater, Sept. 20. The body
of Lieutenant Commander Henry W.
Hoyt, who met a tragic death in the
(Hy Aanoclatei! Trent.)
Ocala, Sept. 20. Through resolu
tions calling on Governor Hardee and
the state road department to make
available at once the $1,328,000 pro
vided by four counties for completion
of state road No. 2 were adopted to
night at a meeting here of citizens
from nine different counties along
the route of the highway. The meet
ing followed a similar one held 4n
Gainesville a week ago at which the
state road department was urged to
rush completion of the road.
Declarations that Jacksonville and
the east coast are attempting to stifle
the road No. 2 project in order that
the infhix of tourists and new com
ers to Florida must of necessity en
ter Florida by a route which will
pour them into tiie gateway city and
down the coast, marked the meeting.
Exhorting the crowd, which jammed
the Ocala court house, to refuse to
support for office any state officia'
who withholds his support from the
road No. 2 project, W. w- Phillips
issue m politics until it is achieved.
Women's Clubs Are Pledged
Mrs. J. W. McColIum, of the Flo
rida Federation of Women's Clubs,
pledged the aid of her organization
which represents 11,000 women of
Florida, to the furtherance of the as
sembly's plan, saying that the fed
erated clubs stood for anything that
will develop and uphold the state.
A letter from Governor Hardee, in
vited but unable to be present, in
which he stated that he had ordered
200 convicts pldced on road work in
the state, was received with the
customary applause, but without any
show of enthusiasm by the meeting
which appeared to hold the opinion
that 200 convicts would not be suf
ficient even if placed on this one
road to accomplish the desired re
sult. A meeting will be held at Orlando
in two weeks, the assembly decided,
following an invitation by the Orlando
Chamber of Commerce.
wfff i
Prof. Irjne V. Giiishmanof, one of
he most prominent women leaders of
Bulgaria and editor of a women's
newt paper, is making a lecture tour of
:he United States. She is the wife of
Stephan Stephanoff, the most famous
composer of the Balkans.
Daugherty Says Federal
Action May Yet Be
Ordinance to Close All
Drink Stands Where
Goods Sold .
Government Probes
Source of Liquor
In Arbuckle Suite
Illy AitHuriuted lri'i.fl.l
San Francisco, Sept. 20 Seven
Date of An Irish
Peace Conference
Is Now Uncertain
ZR-2 disaster in England some time ,lnesf ,we,e ?u.es"on lo"aV
::e leuerai grand jury in an aiiemin
IBt Aoi'ln!-tl PrcM)
London, Sept. 20. Premier Lloyd
George's reply to Eamon DeValera
will probably be delayed until after ; communications with the premier have
ago, arrived here today and tomor
row will lie in state at the Presby
lirian church, where all his former
relatives ar.d friends mny pay tri
bute to the dead.
The funeral will take place tomor
row afternoon at the Presbyterian
church, Rev. E. A. Dunsleigh con
ducting the service. From the churcn
the body will be taken to the grave
at the Clearwater cemetery, where
the Turner-Brandon Post American
Legion will have charge of the inter
ner.t. Two sub-chasers arrived he-e to
day and the members of the crew
will attend the funeral, as will Am
erican Legion men from Tampa, St.
Petersburg, Tarpon Springs and
tBr Aaaoclntrd Preaa.)
Washington Sept. 20.' The de
partment of justice is considering
whether federal action shall be taken
in connection with the activities of
the Kuklux Klan, Attorney General
Daugherty said today.
Mr. Daugherty said he would con
fer tomorrow with Director Burns,
of the Bureau of Investigation, who
has been, directed to look into the
Wounhl seen a . .
tion of the Kuklux Klan in some dis
tricts and urge indictments against
any members where justified.
The attorney general discussed the
matter today with District Attorney
Hayward of New York and several
of the assistant attorneys general,
but said that no conclusion as to
whether the federal government
should take part in the kuklux ques
tion had been Cached.
Any , tederal action against the
klan, Mr. Daugherty said, would pro
bably be under some statute covering
conspiracy, but the legal problem in
volved, he added, was somewhat com
plex. On its face, he explained, the
literature of the Kuklux Klan wa3
not in violation of the law.
What was to be determined, he
explained, was what went on behind
the scenes, "the wink an dthe nod that
turns the trick."
The government, Mr. Daugherty
said, is not to be run or intimidated
by any man or organization behind
a mask.
Practically Only Drug
Stores Be Allowed to
Keep Open
An ordinance that no place of busi
ness shall be open on Sunday for the
purpose of selling cold drinks or any
other articles permitted by ordinance,
where there are any groceries or
clothing, or other merchandise, kept
in stock, was put on its final reading
in council last night and passed.
The ordinance, it developed in de
bate, was prepared at the instance
of the retail grocers of the city who
complained that some of the retail
grocerymen were using the soft
drink as a blind that they might
keep their places open on Sunday.
At a previous' meeting of council it
was stated that some grocerymen sold
more on Sunday than they did on
Both Aldermen Pierce and John
son spoke against he ordinance. Al
derman fierce said that if it is
council's intention to close up the
city on Sunday, including all places
of business, that it should be done,
but to close a small store whose chief
revenue was from soft drinks and ice "
cream on the very day it made its
largest sales was contrary to justice.
Alderman Johnson took the same
View, Oil final roll H -
wan t
Willoughby Urges
Elimination From
Herd of Boarders
a conference witn tne Ministers at
Cairloch, Scotland, Thursday, and it
seems certain that there will be no
Irish peace conference at Inverness
for, according to thelatest reports,
the Premier has decided to return to
London at the end of the week if his
health is sufficiently restored, m
which case the next formal cabinet
session will be held in, London.
None of Mr. DeValera's previous
to laarn the source of the liquor
onsumed at the affair in Roscoe
(Fatty) Arlmckie's hotel suite here
r'rom which resulted the death of Miss
Virginia Rnppe and Arbuckle's ar
rest on a charge of murder.
No indictment will be returned un
til all the federal departments operat
ing in the case have completed their
several investigations, announces
Robert H. McCormick, assistant
United States attorney general. The
investigation will be resumed by the
grand jury Friday, he said.
Today's witnesses were Mrs. Maude
Dclmont, Miss Alice Blake, Miss Vey
Prevost and Mrs. Mae Taube, who
were present at the party, a bell boy
at thc hotel and a hotel maid. "We
simply wanted their testimony per
petuated in the event any witness
provided such diversgent opinions as ' should leave the city and to prevent
his latest telegram. Everything con
sidered it is not unlikely that the
prime minister will even delay his
reply until the whole cabinet has met
here. The 'parliament of North Ire
land met today and the speech of
Sir James Craig, the Ulster premier,
showed that Ulster is no better dis
posed towards the peace conference
than before.
con flict of testimony in case any of
them should desire to leave the city
before the case might be brought to
trial. McCormick said.
A telegram to Lowell Sherman, a
participant in the affair, was sent
today to Chicago by District Attorney
Brady, asking Sherman to come to
San Francisco to give his version of
the affair. 1
Mayor Vetoes Lew
A communication from Mayor
H earnside was read m which he an
nounced his veto of the ordinance
fixing the tax levy and apportioning
the millage. The mayor said that the
millage did not provide a sufficient
amount for the sinking fund. This
letter had been sent to the finance
committee previously, and a meeting
had been held at which a new levy
was made up. This was reported and
Adopted last night. It was for the
same millage but some of the items
were changed.
City Attorney Merryday reported
on the legal side of the controversy
with the Southern Utilities Company
over the charging of a sum in excess
of franchise rates for gas. He-said
that plans were under way for tak
ing proceedings against the company
when the company appealed to the
federal court and stopped all state
court proceedings. He was voted au
thority to proceed to represent the
city's interests in the federal court.
He announced that the case was to
have come up in Tampa yesterday but
that he was advised at the last
minute that Judge Call had postponed
the hearing.
To Enforce Distress Wrarants
The City Attorney also stated to
council chat he did not believe it ad-
(ltv AHHOflnf p,l Pmuil I .;...Kln I m. i ...
Miami, Sept. 20.-Elimination of ilZ ' " ! ' . I ln',.time t0
v t,,c ui. tax ueunquents,
pointing out that the city has the
machinery with which to enforce
collections. This is by levy on per
sonal and realty property and selling
Alderman Smith said that some
drastic steps should be taken, that
the people who paid their taxes
regularly were protesting that so
much leniency is being shown, es
pecially while the city is in such
financial difficulties. The list h
said, would show many people rid
ing around in fine automobiles while
they owed es for several years
back. If all the people were to re
fuse W pay their taxes, he said, the
city would be in a bad fix. It was
nnaliy decided to put the matter
squarely up to the Chief of Police
to wake the levies and seizures. .
Chief Starting Out
"I'll get them," said Chief Fennell,
following the meeting. "I know I'll
be made the goat, tut I have had it
handed to me enough. I know every
body will blame me, but if It is one
of the duties of this job I am going
to carry it out and you may errxx-t
to see mors automobiles chained to
trees nere tn the next few days than
(Continued on Page 3)
the "boarder" from the dairy herd
was urged before the session of the
Florida State Dairy Association con
vention here today. The "boarder'
was defined by Professor C. H. Wil-
'oughby of the State Agricultural
College, at Gainesville, the principal
speaker of the day, as the cow that
produced less than 300 pounds of
milk a year.
The only kind of a cow that will
earn her board and keep and at the
same time' earn a profit for her own
er is a pure bred cow that will sive
not less than 600 pounds of milk a
year, Professor Willoughby declared.
The delegates this afternoon were
taken for an automobile ride through
the surrounding country and tonight
ended the first day's session with a
banquet at Miami Beach.
(By Aaoclate4 Preaa.)
Tallahassee, Sept. 20. Governor
Hardee this afternoon appointed J.
M. Brownlee, Starke, to be county
commissioner for district No. '2
Bradford county; . J. W. Andrews
Starke, to be County commissionec
district No. 3, and James Reynolds, of
Graham, to be county -commissioner
district No. 4. Bradford county. i
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