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, JO" Weather Forecast Partly clou Tuesday; local rain in extremt south Florida. Slight') coloer north and central Crow Morning . When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations. Addison. & r. tr-a w i W- i 88 V V A ... ... r '-Z-Ot-::: :C D (By Aoltcd Pimm.) Cleveland, 0., Oct. 4. Three ten- Live jurors were seated to try Ma- Li McArdle, charged with the first tgree murder of Daniel F. Kaber, tr step-father, when the first day her trial came to a close today. At he trial of Mrs. Eva Katherine Ka- j fer, the girl's mother, who was con-1 irted of Kaber's murder and sen-! Lced to life the defense succeeded j keeping women off the jury, but objection was offered by the de mise today and five were in the box. Throughout the monotonous ques- loning of the talesmen Miss Mc- Irdle's attitude was in almost direct intrast to that of her mother when he latter waftj on trial. Miss McArdle all outward appearances, was the KLLEGE0 SLAYER OF FIVE HUSBANDS Twin Falls, Idaho, Oct. 3. A Binous substance used as an in et exterminator supplied the theme out which was woven the stories the first two witnsesses of the late to testify in the case of Lyda !eyer Southard, charged with the jurder of Edward F. Myer, a form- husband. The state claims to ive evidence that poison secured )m the exterminator was adminis red by .Mrs. Southard in her hus- i md's food. i The opening statement by Prose tine; Attorney Stephens delivered mediately following the securing : a jury did not go outside the : se of Meyer, although Stephen has i taed that he is prepared to submit : idence showing her to be responsi i for the death of three former hus iuls, and a brother of one of these, ' f alleged crime in each instance, i' state charges, being committed means of poison derived from the 1 terminator. The first witness for the state, a ' anling house keeper of Mustatine, : &a, a tthe house where Meyer's : ath occurred, told of the defendant inging packages of the extcrminn- r to the ranch and setting it about p house in saucers of water. She 1 bribed in deta'll the illness nf Mey t and of conversations in which the i fendant said "she would call a doc- ' and then no one would have any ing to say." She testified that fol 'ing the removal of Meyer from f ranch to a hospital she found two (liages of the poison in a drawer j Iwncath some papers in the court j occupied by the Meyers. j I"ofrs. Southard was arrested re-; 'ly in Honolulu where she was j ing with her fifth husband, a naval j Charged With Slaying Children j , "ly ANaorintrd Pre. j Albany, Ga., Oct. 3. The state j nught out testimony today in the j a' of Glenn Moore Hudson, , "ged with the murder of his i Ws two children by a former mar- i W that Hudson and his wife had j arrelled on the day . before the fgedy. This furnishes the motive! I ' the crime the state contends, s stimony also was introduced tend ' f to show that the double 'murder a "ot committeed in the absence Hudson nad his wife from their me on July 12.' - iWhlle Mr. anil Mr. TTiuWin em-h "led the OtW IrilUrf k- xhilriren f'her under Georgia law can testi- "Minst the other. The wife who 10 be tried later came into court ar with her attorneys .but on ob- fion of counsel for Hudson was e back to jail. "Undue emotional uence. which her presence in the COURTS OF NATION PROBING MURDERS; MINERS TELL VETERANS TO LOOK AT HOME TRIALS OF FAMOUS CASES oefehsmade hrs. s" ieu colieciions " ACTIVITIES IN hi iuwr mm qiim mmmm t:m . m bridge mu l inmuuu uiniLU uum que mm it hi m L-l - UNUSUAL CRIME WAVE Marian McArdle Will Be Judged By Several Wo men Jurors for Alleged Murder of Step Father most concerned individual in the court room. She gazed about hte court room at the crowd of spectators and occa sionally smiled at the prospective jurors. When court opened today Francis W. Poulson and his assistant L. E. Hart, of Chicago, who was sent here by Thomas McArdle, father of the prisoner, went before Common Pleas Judge Powell and asked for an order to bring Salvatore Calla here from the state penitentiary where he is serving a life sentence for the Kaber murder. Moses Kaber, father fo the slain man, whose relentless search for the murderers of his son brought the ar rest and final clearing up of the two year's mystery, was present in the court. IS ARRAIGNED IN AN IDAHO COURT court room might have was given as the reason for the objection. Another One in Florida West Palm Beach, Oct. 3. -In or der to complete the jury for the trial of John J. Lewis, Papokee planter charged with the murdre of his for mer business associate, James Joyce, the sheriff deputies were compelled to travel all the way to Delray, twenty miles south, as all the avail able possibilities had been exhausted from othev sources of the county with the scores of excuses on the idea of prejudiA against capital punishment and circumstantial evi dence. Six state witnesses were ex amined today. Final arguments are expected to be made Friday. Joyce was shot in his cabin on the Pelican river in the Everglades last July. Alleged Slayer of Priest (llT AHHlirln'iHl I'm! Redwood City, Cab, Oct. 3. Eleven prospective jurors tentatively ac cepted by state and defense were in the box when court adjourned tonight at the em! of the first day of the trial of William A. Hightower on charges of murdering Father Patrick E. Heslin, Catholic priest of Colma. The state had exercised four of its ten peremptory challenges and the defense three of its twenty. J. Hxrry Dunlap, who swore out a warrant charging David Bender an escaped Marylun convict since re turned to serve out his sentnece, with the slaying of Father Heslin, was arraigned today on a charge of per jury. The district attorney said there was no evidence to connect Bender with the killing. Bender was em ployed as a detective by Hightxiwer's counsel. Imperial Wizard Is Summoned to Capital Probing nr AmndKnl Vrr Atlanta, Oct. 3.-W. J. Simmons, imperial wizzard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, was today re quested by Chairman Campbell, of i .! -nmmitteP. to COme tne nouise iuin . , to Washington on October 11 on thfl hearing of the Man, ana wm it was announced late today, by Mrs. Elizabeth Tyler, head of the ordesr propagation department. Col. Sim mons was teported ill at his home but Mrs Tyler said he would appear be fore the committee "even if he has to be taken on a stretcher." and that probably other officers of the Klan would accompany him. 1011) II ALL Purported Wife of One of First Arrests In Pope Case Testifies SIX IDENTIFIED THE CAR Testified They Saw It, With Pope In It, Just Before Shooting (Ilr AHHnnlated PreMM.t Jacksonville, Oct. 3. With the in troduction of six witnesses the state sought this afternono to weave a web of circumstantia 1 evidence around John, H. Popo, on trial on a charge of murder. These witnesses were called in support of the testimony of Erwin Novitkey and his purported wife. Johny Novintzkey who tes tified that Pope borrowed their car on the nigh tof September 4 and rode off with Frank Rawlings, who later robbed the Palace theatre and killed George H. Hickman, its manag er. ' ' -, Pope told them of their plan to rob the theatre, Novitzkey and Mrs. Novitzkey testified. Mrs. Novitzkey admitted, however, that she had never disclosed her knowledge of the ait'air until after the defense had es tablished that she was not married to Xovitzkey. She became very bitter then and hastened to the states at torney's office and told them all she knew and "more that I did not know." She had even withheld her knowledge from the grand jury before which she testified, she said. Saw Pope in !Car The six witnesses this afternoon told of having seen Pope on the night of the killing. Two men and one wo man testified that they had seen Pope seated in an automobile one block from the theatre between 9:30 and 1I):;0 p. m. The killing is said to have occurred about 10 oclock. Their descriptions of the car fitted that of Xovitzkey's machine. All said Pope was looking in the direction of the heatre. The defense drew from one the statement that although he was riiling in an automobile, of which he not know the make, he was con fident of the description of the ma chine Pope occupied. The defense confined its examination of these wit nesses to one or two questions, how ever. The state contends Ppe was waiting for Rawlings in the machine to aid in his escape. The defense developed during the cross examination of the two Novitz kys that they had attended the thea tre after lending their car to Pope through the courtesy of the dead manager. With the knowledge of the impending robbery they admitted that although they had talked with Hickman for several minutes they had not informed him. Novitzkey is a former employe of the theatre. Much interest attaches to the testi mony of Frank Rawlings, the state's principal witness who, it- was an nounced, will take the stand tomor row morning. St. Pete Physician Held on Bad Charge mr Aooi!i-i niwi St. Petersburg, Oct. 3. Dr. T. H. Green, local physician, charged with a stuatorv offense, will be placed on trial Tuesday morning, it was an nounced today bv court officials. The charge was preferred against the doctor by a 19year old wife wnose husband also is being held on a charge of assault with i ntent to kill as a result of a demand according to the authorities', made at the point of a pistol by the husband on Dr. Green for $4,000. PALATKA, FLORIDA, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 1, 1921 Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, British secretary of state for war, is almost certain to be one of Great Brit din's four delegntes to the interna "cnal conference on limitation of arm ament and Far East questions, in Washington. RUSSIA NEVER SO TYRANNICAL AS IN ES. SAYS REPORT Pennsylvania Authorities Terrorized Laborers On Strike sensatIonaTrepor T s Inter-Church World Men Issue Their Official Statement I ny Ahn(UI4'.'1 !.) 'ew York, Oct. 3. Two hundred affidavits charging violation of civil rights through alleged dacts of ter-r-iism by the authorities of Western Pennsylvania during the steel strike of liU!i, were made public by the Commission of Inquiry of the Inter --.' n'ch World Movement tonight. These charges were contained in a supplementary report written by George Soule, which gave the basis Vr the commission's finding in its main inquiry that the steel strike made thousands of citizens believe (hat our inssitutions were not demo vratic or not democratically admin istered and that lacal magistrates and police often tried to brsak strikes w;th the aid of state and federal au thorities. The commission's report declared ::'at the steel corporations actively engaged in "loeal politics" and do ;i mated the local governments, add ing that "the moment any subordi nate in the mill begins actively to op pose the political machine, he become, a marked man." ' "Often political candidates are taemselves members of the mill management," the report added, 'having the power of discharge, but in any case the superintendents and foremen take an active part in elec tioneering. Watchers At the Polls "There are always watchers from the mill lounging about the polls. The chances of corruption, either through threat or through bribe, which are latent in this possibility are obviously large. "In short, the prestige and power of the dominating industry is so great that political opposition rarely grow3 beyond its primitive stages. An ob server of long residence in Pitts burgh declared that the only thing that would" make the steel worker in dependent in "politics was a union capable of protecting them from dis charge." An important element in the whole (Continued on Page 6) SCUSSION County Commissioners to Act on Suspension . of Former Tender IS SUSPENDED BY BURT Committee Asks for Re vision of Methods of Procedure Several important matters were on for consideration before the coun ty commissioners at their regular monthly session yesterday, chief among these being that of collection tolls of the St. Johns river bridge, reinstatement of a suspended bridge tender ad" an arrangement in chro nological order of procedure of the commissioners, clerk, tax collector and tax assessor. Discussion of conditions on the bridge was brought up by an appeal of H. S. Bennett, former bridge ten der, for reinstatement. Bennett was suspended by Commissioner Burt for "for conduct unbecoming a gentle- gentleman," and for -other causes which Mr. Burt said he will submit to the commissioners to back up his action. The old question of declining reve nues from the bridge with the tenure of service. of bridge tenders is again invilved. Commissioner Burt has kept a careful record .of these revenues, and strangely enough they take a decided jump when a new bridge tender is appointed, and then gradu ally decline. It is expected that the commissioners will thresh the entire matter out today. Want Method of Procedure .. Judge Walton, Rrandall Wells and Edward Watkins appeared before the commissioners to ask that a chronological program for guidance in properly' conducting the affairs of the county be prepared. Judge Walton tointed out that practically every tax levy made in this county for the last several years has been illegal, that tax certificates issued are practically worthless and that whenever there is a test made of cases depending on the proper carrying out of laws re lating to advertising and proper v.-tion by resolution of the county heard it is shown that there has been '-!ih.T a misinterpretation of the law v total ignorance of it. It is highly I'-.mirtant, Judge Walton said, that not only the commissioners, but each county officer, is furnished with a chronological list of the official rou tine he must follow to properly vali-(i-ite actions by officials in order that they will stand the test of the courts. The matter was referred to the county attcrney. Want Cantrelf for Demonstrator petition was presented by the citiens of Penial and East Palatka asking that Llano Cantrell be ap pointed as county demonstration agent. It developed that the Univer sity Extension at Gainesville,, who usually recommend county demon stration agents that are to receive government as well as county com pensation, had alredy selected an agent, and Director McQuarrie vouch ed for his efficiency and qualifications. The board took the view that so long as it bears the responsibility of such selection that it should be consulted before appointments at-e made, and deferred the matter. Mr. McQuarrie I intimated that it was not the policy of the agricultural department to re appoint an agent who -had once served and against whom there had been complaint. Commissioner Upehurch's motion that the county engineers be instruct ed to prepare plans for two bridges on creeks between Botswick and Snringside was passed. These bridges will bi on roads connecting these two (Oocttoatd on pus 6.) Ellery V. Selleck of St. Louis li one landlord who believes In children. He advertised a seven-room apartment on these terms: Family without chil dren, $125; with one child, $120; with two children, $115;' with three chil dren, $110; with four or more chil dren, $100, and one month's rent free. FICKLE WEATHER HAS PLAYED HAVOC WITH IE -OF THE Only Bread Crops Show Normal Yield Apple Crop a Failure Illy AnNorlnti'il Fr.'MI Washington, Oct. .Phenomenal heat accumulated which has marked weather conditions all over the north ern hemisphere this year has pro duced equally remarkable and eratic output of. agricultural crops, accord ing to summaries of American and foreign "production compiled- for and by the agriculture department. The world's bread crop, curiously enough, came to abundantfruition in spite of draught and heat, which persisted all during the growing season, The world in 1921, up to September 30, it was indicated, would have a total crop l.r7,000,0n0 bushels greater than in 1020. By another freak fruit crops al most in a.world wide sense met havoc from cold in a season which has set new records everywhere for solar heat. This paradox was occasioned by the fact that last February the sun got at is work of bringing spring wheat in advance of normal and trees and shrubs responded by budd ing out and finally coming into flower nad bloom by March in nearly all areas where fruit is grown. Frost could not be averted on all the nights, hnvever, and this year the United States will produce about lJO.O'Xi.OOO bushels of apples against 244,000,000 bushels in 1920. Only the orchards of the Pacific coast, northern New Eng land and northern New York escaped. Cotton, however, suffered greatly, and the agricultural department ex perts assign the weather as per haps the principal cause for a fifty per cent, reduction in output. Probe of Texas Shooting by Klan Held Up for Time (Br Aafforlntrd PreM) Waco, Tex., Oct. 3. Official inves tigation of the wounding of ten men at Lorena Saturday night when She riff Bob Buchanan ( of McLennan county, made a futile attempt to stop a Ku Klux Klan parade, was held In abayance today pending the outcome of the injuries received by those most seriously wounded in the fight Governor Neff in an editorial statement today expressed. "great re gret that such a thing should occur anywhere in the state." A delegation of Lorena citizens ap peared before County Attorney Tiery nad saked that justice be done. This PRICE FIV1 E ( ACTIVITIES IN STRIKE CASES PROVOKES AN OUT POURING More Radical Advocate Denouncing the War . Veterans SIDESTEP PROHIBITION' Resolution Declares It urely "a Social Question" Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 3 Although refusing to condemn the American Legion' because of alleged strike breaking activities of some of its members the convention of the Unit ed Mine Workers of America today adopted a resolution committee report calling on Legion officials ' to "put their house in order." The action 'cattle after several delegates had ap- r1-' pealed", vehemently ' for the conven-t T"" tion to go on record in unqualified . condemnation of the Legion. ' . . . Among the resolutions adopted were those favoring immediate na-. tionalization of coal mines and rail- roads' the repeal of the espionage laws and amnesty for all political pri soners and self determination for Ire land. Jiide Steps Prohibition The convention side stepped taking a stand on prohibition when the is- sue was brought up by resolutions favoring light wines and beer. No action vfas taken on these resolu tions the committee advising such a course with a statement that the prohibition question 'is purely a social question," on which each citi :'.eii has his own views. The committee report dealing with the American Legion cited the Le gion's constitution as proof that the world war veterans organization "shall be a force of law and order," adding that acts of individual mem bers had justly wrought condemna tion on the legion and that the 'ty ranny practiced by Legion members through force is in direct violation" o,-' the federal constitution, as well as that of their order. Minister Sent to Prison; Renounced Mother of Eight Mly ANNorlntr'l P--m. Merian, Miss., Oct. 3. The limit oaf the law. a $500 nine and six months in prison, was imposed upon f.ev. W. E. Bennett, Nazarenc preach er after his conviction today upon a statutory charge. Bennett has testified that the wo man with whom he lived for 23 years and who was the mother of hi3 eight children was not his wife and claimed his only legal marriage was to a young woman from Texas whom he recently has been living with. The court held that the mother of his.: children was his wife under Louis iana law. The couple had been living in Deridder, La., until the time of Bennett's alleged dessertion of his family. action follwoed the drawing up of a resolution yesterday in which She riff Buchanan and his men wer blamed for the disturbance, it being stilted that vhe paraders intended no violation of the -lav. .. . A. verbal statement today by Louis Crow, who received dangerous , knife wounds that he knew bit assailant, has caused a stir of interest among the authorities. 4' I V H r 1 1 v I t... " j' ) A.