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Weather Forecast
I Partly clo"dy Tuesday! local rain
Good Morning
'There is more danger in a re
served and silent friend than in
a noisy, babbling enemy. L'Es
strange. in extremi swum rm.
SUzMiy co,oer north and central
NO. 306.
hnfessed Murderer Of
I Hickman On Stand
Against -Pope
Iyer Is Under Heavy
uard When Brought
to Court Room
(By Associated Press.)
ksonville, Oct. 3. Frank Raw-
slayer of George H. Hickman,
iger of the Palace theatre here
gave his version of the thea-
obbery and killing at the trial
John H. Pope, local attorney
ed with murder in connection
the affair. He was the tool of
he testified, who he first met
le confidence of an attorney . as
as held in jail on a lerceny
;e. He was without financial
s of defense he said, but Pope
him it was all right as he had
or six jobs" for him. Pope ob-
l his acquittal and a few hours
pointed out Mr. Hickman with
cmark, "That's the first job."
days later, Rawlings testified,
id Pope started upon their mis-
ivith Pope furnishing the mask
her paraphernalia. Pope await-
ini in an automobile, he said, as
tered the play house, but after
ragedy he was caught before
uld reach the machine in which
Was Under Heavy Guard
filings, brought into court un-
fieavy guard, remained on the
I during the entire day. He ex-
to be hanged, he said, but af-
fncealing Pope's portion for five
he decided to make a clean
and let "us all take our medi-
He added that he knew only
ipe's implication, although he
ed Envin Novinskey, material
f witness, had become involved
fch their use of his car.
ross examination counsel for
jefense sought to develope that
id undergone a change of mind
attempting to commit suicide
'en staging a hunger strike. It
stablished that he made his
a i
! mm iratmir Pno tt.
' been arraigned alone on a
' charge and his trial set for
"js later. He made it for the
'me to his two attorneys ap
!i by the court to defend him,
Rawlings insisted however,
' exposed PoDe after h hn.i
f fr him to wimp nnH V,;,,,
previously told him, he said,
was well connected in the
COM ( P-et him -s
- - ...... WUL Ul
Developed That Six Of
Those Killed Have
Not Been Found
(By Assnclntci) Prvra.)
Hull, England, Oct. 4. A coroner's
jury investigating the disaster to the
big dirigible ZR-t2 which fell into
the Humber river, August 24, killing
more than forty persons, among
them sixteen Americans, rendered a
verdict today that it was due to an
accident brought about by the break
ing of the airship from some cause,
or causes, unknown.
While the inquest was particular
ly into the death of Lieutenant Com
mander Little, of the American navy,
verdicts of accidental death was was
rendered in all the cases.
Harry Bateman, one of the sur
viving scientific experts on board
the ZR-2, testified that the first test
of the "craft was carried out satis
factorily at a speed of forty miles
an hour. He said the other exnerts
were so satisfied with the condition
of the ship that they were anxious
to cross the Atlantic ,in her. No .previous--
airship-rad ever - teen sd
thoroughly tested and its structural
strength was never doubted.
According to Bateman, there were
latteral and longitudinal shocks which
caused the air ship to reel and pitch
during the flight. He thought they
wore due to the engine clutch slip
ping, but shortly afterward the gird
ers broke. He said he never hoard anv
It was learned today that the bodie
of six of the men killed in the dis
aster have not been recovered.
Florida Woman Is
Killed Attempting
a Daring "Stunt"
(Ilr AMHill'Intfnil !......., l
Long Branch, N. J., Oct. 4. While
attempting to make a flying leap
from a speeding automobile to an
aeroplane late today Miss Madeline
Davis was so badly injured that she
died from a fracture of the skull in
a hospital here tonight. Her home is
in Fort Pierce, Fla.
(Hy AHHocliiti'il Press)
Dunkirk, France, Oct. 4. Lancolie
Pur.ch, for 20 years a sailor, recently
was discharged at Ghent and came
to Dunkirk in order to ship again.
He had been two weeks ashore and
having spent his money like the pro
verbial sailor was flat broke when
he called at the shipping agents.
We have been look inc fnr vnn
for four years," said the clerk after
scanning the sailor's papers. Puech
looked uneasy as he followed a gen
darme to the office of a notary public.
lour uncle Sicard, who left for
Argentina 30 years ago died in 1917
He leaves you 38,000.000 francs," the
notary told Puech.
Sale of Piving Bonds
Is to 3e First
More Lighls Also Will
Be Installed Other
Plans For Solemn Cere
monies of Armistice
Day Completed
I ui
ne N Vritten Confesgion
attorneys again denied to
5 had any knowledge of the
statement from R a wl In rra
f 11 hai1 be generally under-
JT '-'t ne had made one. Raw
f eer, testified that he had
Y Mkned statement and given
J"iler. This he said, followed
conference with his counsel.
lrsel did not place any cre
m his story in which he as
, l ntire burden, he r .id! The
,re,I that the statement be
I' into court when arguments
I 6ear(l as to its adrnissability,
I " oeseription of the de-
tne struggle in which Hiek
nis life was much forj
- " & inoLner, ana
British Champion
May Also Annex a
Title in America
Deal, N. J., Oct. 4. The danger
..p i ,vif ..i.....,.;,.,..!!;.. rtf
... ,.,,. , , In addition
the Lnited tSates being captured by!
,. , . . , , ami marines,
an rngnsn woman nicieiiseu iuu j
when three representatives of Great !
Britain survived the first round- of i
match play of the national tourna
ment in impressive style at the II lo-
iywood golf dug.
Miss Cecil Leitt'h, champion of i
Creat Britain, France- and Canada, ;
won by eight and seven, eliminating;
Mrs. R. H. Hammer, of New York, j
The greatest upset of the day was j
the defeat of Miss Glenna Follett, ot j
Providence, who had tied for the I
qualifying medal, by Miss Edith'
Edith Leitch, sister of the British,
champion, throe and two.
The closest match was that between
r .1 TT.tl .C T...-l...l
Airs. i.arnam nan, ui in.umMu, . ,,,w , r.r
nnnlifvinn.. -I"') freight cars, each car forty feet
0(1(1 111 U .HIM . i. ... ...r.,i
and Mrs. W. A. Gavin, of New York,;
Sy Ansoeliitril PreiM.)
Washington, Oct. 4. Plans for the
solemn ceremonies of Armistice day
when the nation will pay highest
honors to its unknown dead of the
great war, reached a climax today
when President Hardi nadhnsihm
when President Harding andi his.
cabinets decided. ;t.trudge ifoo up.
Pennsylvania avenue at the head of
the funeral cortege. By Uresidential
proclamation the business and plea
sure of the nation will stand at rest
two minutes on that day in tribute
to the dead as the body from alonely
nameless grave in some great strug
gle of the war is carried to its last
rest in the peaceful Virginia hills
that look down across the Potomac
on the nation's capital.
Not since President ViIsn led a
preparedness march up the great
avenue in WIG has the chief execu
tive appeared afoot in any parade
in the capita, and never previously
has any president set for himself so
long a trip as President Harding Will
The War Department announced
today the makeup of the military es
cort which will precede the gun car
riage on which Hie casket is carried.
to the regulars, sailors
a provisional battalion
of New York and Pennsylvania na
tinoal guard will share in the honors
I to the dead comrade. Under army
i regulations the escort will be that
j provided for the highest military rank
the service, a general.
Dizzy Figures of
American Exports
During this Year
lP!y .AwsnflntiMl rri'.i.
Louisville, Ivy., Oct. 4 One mill
on three hundred and sixty thou
sand four hundred and forty (l,3(i0,-
Pacifying1 the , Heights was the
chief task of the city council at the
regular session last night. Plans were
made to push the- sale of the $30,000
bond issue, enabling the paving and
laying of water plains in Wards 8
and 9, and authority vested in the
light committee toj have twelve lights
placed in these two wards at once.
Alderman Mulljs was the chief
spokesman for the eHights and back
ing him up were several citizens from
the two new wards, who were visitors
at the council meeting. j
The condition of sidewalks on
River street, Sixth between Reed and
Main, and several other streets was
again brought to the attention of the
councilmen and after a great deal of
discussion the city engineer was in
structed to mak ea survey of the
city and report the location of all
sidewalks which were in need of re
pairs to council at its next meeting.
Captain Randolph was also instruct
ed to notify ownerp of property abutting-on
such 'sidewalks that they
the property owner or the city at the
property owners expense. It was
brought out during this discussion
that a very prominent citizen had
recently suffered a serious and dan
gerous accident on account of the
condition of the sidewalk on Lemon
To Replat New Wards
The city engineer was instructed
to replat Wards 8 and 9 and also to
draw up plans and specifications for
the paving of these new wards and
the laying of additional, water mains
in this new portion of Palatka.
The probability of the immediate
.-ale of the bonds for the improve
ments in Palatka eHights was dis
cussed and City Attorney Merryday
stated that there is practically noth
ing which will prevent their sale be
fore the ne::t meeting of the city
council. The local banks will be ask
ed to handle this issue, if possible,
and if not, the paving contractors
will probably make bids on them. At
least one contractor expressed his
willingness at the meeting last night
to bid on the purchase of these bonds, j
Alderman I ursley called the at
cntino of council to the fact that in
a great many instances automobile
owners are using the city streets,
and in some cases Lemon street, for
Vir garages. He stated that some
of the streets are so narrow where
the cars are parked all night that
missing automobiles have to run on
the sidewalks and, in some instances,
can not pass. This matter was refer
red to the street and sewer com
mittee. Alderman Mullis, in his request
lights in Wards 8 and 9, called
Giants and Yankees
Death Grapple For
World Title
Pitching Selections to Be
Announced Only Few
Moments Ahead
which went to twenty holes. Mrs.
Hall won as the result of Mrs. Ga
vin unthinkingly tamping her foot
prints in a bunker with her club be
fore she had played out.
Miss Alcxa Stirling of Atlanta,
lefending champion, had no trouble
in surviving.
fny ANHtiolnted I'rpHal
New York, Oct. 4. The cream of
the metropolitan baseball fans has be
come a reality. For years local fol
lowers of the national game have
hoped for a world series battle be
tween the Giants and the Yankees,
Now after nineteen years of wait
ing, they are to see them grapple for
the supreme prize of the professional
baseball championship of the uni
On the historic Polo grounds to
morrow afternoon the rival league
1921 pennant winners will meet
the first of a series of the best five
out of nine games which is expect
ed to add record breaking features
to the long history of the world se
ries. Led by John McGraw and Mil
ler Huggins, the Giants and Yankees
will scamper out on the diamond
shortly after noon wiht a combina
tion of stars seldom, if ever, equalled
m the annals of the game.
In the gray travelling uniform of
the Yankees will be Babe Ruth, the
clouting king of the baseball world,
with a record of 59 home runs this
season; Carl Mays, underhand hurl
ing artist; Catcher Wally Schang,
' w?tw an1 orTiffig'-pHBt Wstttr'Tsertes;
Roger Peckinpaugh, one of the best
shortstops on the major circuit to.
day, and Bob Meusel, heavy hitting
Giiints Have a Galaxy
C , i .1 ,
uppugeu to ,inis galaxy ot stars
the Giants will offer Frank Frisch
one of the fastest infielders that ever
played a skinned diamond position;
George Kelly, leading home run hit
ter of the National league; Emil
Meusel, brother of Yankee Bob Meu
sel, also noted for his extra base
hits; Dave Bancroft, one of the most
finished short stops of modern base
ball, and Pitchers Toney, Nehf and
Barnes, all twirlers extraordinary
While close followers of baseball
'.'old the opinion that neither the
Giants nor Yankees of today are the
great playing machines that made
earlier world series history, such as
the Athletics of 1910, U and 13 and
the Chicago Cubs of 1906-7-8, the
two local teams possess- both the
color and personality for a sensa
tional and thrilling series'.
It is generally conceded among the
wagering fraternity that the Giants
I Yankees are about evenly niatch
The probable line up:
.urns, cf
Bancroft, ss
i'ris.'h, Sb'
Young, rf
ivelly, lb
I-:. Meusel, if
iwling.;, 2b
r N'ehf o
Miller, cf
Peckinpaugh, ss
Ruth, If
R. Meusel, rf
Pipp, lb
Ward, 2b
McNally, 3b
Schang, c
Waco Authorities
Awaiting Outcome
Injured Victims
(fly AHHiit'lj;tl I'rpKg.)
Waco, Tex., Oct. 4. The death of
Louis Crown a local laundry proprie
tor, one of ten men injured last Sat
urday night during a fight at Lo
rena when Sheriff Bob Buchanan at
tempted to halt a parade of Ku Klux
klansmen, was expected momentalily
There has been no move on the
part of local authorities to act in
hte matter and they were described
as continuing their policy of await
ing the outcome of the injuries re
ceived by those most seriously hurt
before taking action.
Crow, a spectator at the parade,
received knife wounds in. the addo
minal regions. According to witnes
ses, he was watching the paradi
when the fight began. He was pres
sed into the ranks of the fighters by
persons behind him, it was said. He
claims to know who stabbed him
Sheriff Buchanan, whose right lung
was pierced by a bullet and E. Ho
ward, local policeman, stabbed in the
abdomen, were reported by physi
cians to be not yet out of danger.
Measure Now Pending
He Says, of Tempo
rary Nature
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Oct. 4. Further reve
nue legislation ought to be enacted
for the next taxable year or as soon
thereafter as possible, Chairman Pen
rose, of the senate finance commit
tee, .said today in a statement era
phasizing that 'the pending measure
was mnmlyfaf ftempornry onH 'f
ergency character .
Discussing the sales tax Senator
Penrose said htere was no Use to
advance novel or untried suggestions
of taxation at a time when prompt
ness of action of some kind is the
slogan." House leaders were even
more pronounced in their declarations
regarding such a tax, Chairman Ford-
ney of the ways and means commit
tee, and Representative Mondell, of
yoming, the Republican leader, de-
iring that no such proposal could
put through the house.
aenaior renrose said tnere were
many sources of revenue and me
thods of taxation thought to be con
sidered by congress at an earlv date
nd that he nitended to address the
senate on "this particular subiect."
'Just as soon as the pending bill
ccomes a law," he added, "I hope to
ubmit to the consideration of some
ribunal either a special tax com-
ittce or the committees of the house
:md senate a number of suggestions
that may be fruitful.
"Meantime we have only one thing
do, get the country out of the
cpths into which it has been plunged
nd restore business and industrial
tivities and employment, and cor
?l inconveniences as much as pos
r Toney, p Mays or Shawky p
nt the other American favorites
luently Kave wav to her o-ripf -I r;c Mil, lvorl fnvprlv. of Philadelphia
mscrutible. He seldom i had the irreatest difficulty defeating
Miss Bessie Finn, of Portland, Me.,
at the nineteenth hole.
1 Raze from h
r 4d it Was USUallv tn orm,,l
f's counsel. Rawlimrs son trht
f e it clear that he was strug-
"n two men in the theatre
f office. He save hi r .
f s and said he was born in
but lived the greater
J"8 life in Chicago.
! 'he opening of court this
B h L ...
i - wun attacne announces
I !rch would be made for
J ' He warned everyone pos
Ipon8 to leave the room
' continued on Page 4)
Life Insurance Is
Injected In Trial
of Mrs. Southard
' -Ity AKNorlnteil
Twin Falls, Idaho, Oct. 4. The
story of a ten thousand dollar life
insurance policy upon the life of
of mi, a-cording to announcement . , . p . s r.nn
. i 1 n-. n T T T T - 1 1 ' v r1
ade today oy mr. rv. u. i.icuar, , formerl of ChicaK0 who iied tw0
lily Aw-wlnt-Ml PMt (
Tallahassee, Oct. 4. Tallahassee s
.-II xianr hat hpPIl
lax miuage iui , 1no. .j t),
; an-I SIX IllUIitiia i". -. -
, .1 - A -.111,.
;V-CUy Manager JrLF5
r. fnllnwimr a meeting of.monins ui mv, .-""-- -
twenty-five tons each or 113,000 tons
W. Greer, following a meeting
the city commission ,at which the
new levy was fixed. Seven of the
thirteen mills ire to be used as gen
eral revenue, while the remainder
will go into the sinking fund.
in length and containing twenty-five f,
tons each, which placed end to end ; attention to the urgent need of lights
would form a continuous string ot j ;n Ward 8 on what is known as Sel
cars ten thousand three hundred and j ,nns Hdi, and stated that three
six (10,300) miies long, or almost. Fords ran together on that hill one
half around the world, would be ne- Light last week and made a "terri
cessary to transport the- 34,011,000 j ble mess" out there.
tons representing the combined quan-
Mtv of principal commodities export- "-'PRE TJROSSCUP DIES AT SEA
ed from the United States to all for-, T.ivemnnl. Oct. 4.The steamer
eicn countries for the first six months rnrniH ivpH W(, tnriav tt.ith th i Edward F. Meyer, applied for by his
. w ue, i.yna iueyer ooutnara, now on
trial in district court for the alleged
murder of Meyer by poisoning, was
told on the witness stand today by C.
D. Thomas, and his son, Reed Thomas,
agents for a life insurance company.
While a receipt for the amount of
the first premium was found among
Meyer's papers following his death,
leither the agents nor the defendant
ever received, the tpolicy it was
broaght out.
, Both witnesses testified that Meyer
at first mentinoed $2,500" as the
amount of the policy lie had in mind.
an application 1
flty AHHorlnteit I'ri'HN.t
Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 4.
After more than 50 hours of recur
rent earthquake shocks and almost
continuous trembling. the seismic
disturbances at Richfield, Elsinore
and monroe, 120 miles south of Salt
Lake City, have subsided.
Explains Agreement Un
der Which I.M.M.
Agreement Was to Pro
tect American Stockholders
(Or AsMoclnted Press)
New York, Oct. 4. The Lntcr
national Mercantile Marine Co.,
asked for and obtained from the
British government in 1903 an agree
ment for the operation of its ships
as protection for American share
holders of an American corporation,
P. A. S. Franklin, president of the
corporation, today told the United
States Shipping Board.
This agreement, called to the at
tention of the board last March, was
declared by the board to be "inemi-
cal" to the upbuilding of the Ameri
can Merchant Marine in that it ap
peared to provide that the corporation
should not pursue a policy injurious
to the British Merchant Marine or
British trade.
The Shipping Board, it was an
nounced by Chairman Lasker, is
seeking means to reestablish, through
existing American companies, a mer
chant marine in this country and Mr.
Franklin was questioned as td the
ment. . .v iyw
The I.M.M., when it was organized
Mr. Franklin said, absorbed several
leading British flag lines, including
the White Star line with its great
ocean liners. Its stock, he added, is
held almost entirely by American
The British government, Mr. .
Franklin asserted, was deeply con
cerned when the I.M.M. acquired the
British companies. "We were faced
with a possibility - of that govern
ment giving valuable preferential
concessions to rival British lines."
no said.
"We went to them," he added, "and
ked for equal favors, and we made
lie agreement in question with the
understanding that at all times our
American flat companies should be
-lenipt from any control the British
government might assume over our
policies or our business."
Hudson Case Goes
to Jury; Mother's
Trial Next Monday
Washington, Oct. 4. Col. Arthur
Woods, former police commissioner
of New York, will head the central
agency to be established here by the
national conference on unemployment
to coordinate emergency relief of the
! workless wage earner throughout
the country.
Foreign Freight Traffic Manager of
the Southern Railway System and
Mobile & Ohio Railroad, with head
quarters here. The announcement
also stated that the combined quan
tity of principal exports for the first
' The exports of wheat for example,
for the first six months named, Mr.
McKellar stated, were equivalent to
147,866 carloads of twenty-five tons
days out from New York. Death
was due to heatr disease, according
to the announcement. The body will
he sent back to New York.
each, or an increase of more than
155 per cent, over the same months
last year.
The exportation of corn, the an
nouncement said, aggregated 64,67i
carloads of twenty-five tons each, or
an increase of 571 per cent for the
first six months of this year as com
pared with the same months of I920J However, Be signed
for a $10,000 policy.
Notification of the death of the
insured was given the company but
the claim was not paid. Through
estimony of the superintendent of
the hospital where Meyer died the
fact was Brought out that the de
fendant was alone with her husband
on either the fifth or the sixth of
"He can never get well," Mrs.
Southard said, according to the wit
ness. '
(Ry ANsocinttMl !!..
Albany, Ga., Oct. 4. The case of
Glen Moore Hudson, charged with
the killing of his two step-sons, was
,en to the jury late today. Shortly
fetrward it was announced that
Mrs. Hudson, mother of the two boys,
Robert, aged 10, and Isaaiah, four,
would be placed on trial Monday
Evidence in the case was conclud
ed when the defendant in an unsworn
statement to the jury said he was "as
ininocent as an angel in heaven."
Hudson made no attempt to say
who shot the boys and nowhere in
his brief statement did he charge
his wife with the crime, as Sheriff
Tarver testified today the maiad
done in conversation with him. He
accused her, however, of cruelty to"
them and said she and T. M. Skipper,
a witness for the state, who admit
ted having been "intimate" with
Mrs. Hudson, seemed to have a
grudge against the children who were
found shot to death at the Hudson
home near here last July. Hudson
said he often protested against her
beating the children.
Both Hudson and his wife came
from Alabama and numbers of wit
nesses from the town in which they
had lived today swore to his good
character up t othe time he began
Meyer died on September 7. The going with his present wife. After
superintendent testified that the re-! that, it was testified, he was put out
cords of the' Hospital showed that of the church and finally married he
Meyer died of typhoid fever. and' left town.
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