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Showers Saturday and Sunday . Good, Morning . Poverty is the test of civility .and the touchstone of friend ship. Hazlitt. Ml III. NO. 5. ROADS claim ii H CANNOT PUT ling to Cut if Work i Will Reduce Their Wagese Jill STILL TENSE Says Executivese ave Their Nerve to Suggest a Cut BULLETIN (By AaaoclaCed Freaa.) jiicago, Oct. 14. At the con- nee tonight between the un- leadera and railway execu i the union leaders asked re iteration of their request of July that a 12 1-2 per cent je reduction, granted by the jor Board, be put into effect ifdiately, (that no further le reduction be sought at pre- and that no change be made lie overtime pay rates. Ahis ijest was refused and the rail Is (presented their statement fencing the proposal to seek reductions and not to re rates until further reduc were granted. le labor leaders 'left the con- lee immediately and few of would discuss its proceed- or predict the result. am no prophet," said Warren (one, president of the Bro wd of Locomotive Engjn- . "What will happen is than I can say." . Binkcr, of the Asaocia- of Railway Executives, teaid the transportation eryetem facing one of its greatest" nut also rcfuieoTlo make' actions. JOHN W. MACE PALATKA, FLORIDA, SATURDAY MOIINING. OCTOBER 15, 1921. PRICE FIVE CENTS 0 C K LAWAHA 8E PAY WILL 10 UP ITS TAXES PERMITTED John W. Mace, national Meld secre tary of the Near East relief, who has returned from a survey of conditions In Transcaucasia. He declares that the food shortage Is so acute that in Alexandropol, Armenia, a wagon makes two rounds daily about the streets to pick up the bodies of starv. ation and cholera victims. 10 ILL 10 No Indication That Any Other Witnesses To Be Called - (By Aaaoclated Preaa) Washington, Oct. 14. Because -of the illness of William J. Simmons, Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan the house rules committee hearing on resolutions calling for a congres- SKnaTnnSTlgatrtncTTtn went over today until Monday. A Washington physician called in last night to attend the Wizard at a hotel after his collapse at the hear ing yesterday, reported that he was in bed suffering from an acute attack of bronchitis, exhaustion and af- but that he would be in shape to undergo exam hnation by committeemen the first of i the week. There was no indication as to whe ther the committee would summon other witnesses before making a re port to the house. The suggestion that E. Y. Clarke, Imperial Kleagle, and head of the Klan's propagating de partment and Mrs. Elizabeth Tyler, his assistant, be called to testify, has not been discussed by the com mittee, it was said. (By AHNuejnted Preaa) go, Oct. 14. Representatives I nation's railroads today, after ring that they cannot reduce rates at present without to- i.7 "r , , feetion of the throat, rM"iiiii"nj oceiw a xurtner re in the employes' wages from ited States Railroad labor went into a secret conference toion loaders in an effort to amicable settlement of ifficultics which at times have fided to tie up the transpor- ipystems of the country. executives announced, hnw. fiat the proposal to pass fu- fie reductions on the miblb flymg to the Interstate Gom- - Commission for a reduction pt and passenger rates had jwepted and that all future f Actions would be met by a jading rate reduction, fn Leaders Ask Conference Jtonference was begun at the I on of the union leaders, their fn for a meetinir beinc an. 3y the rail heads following uncement concerning freight s the meeting started the fee appointed by the Associa-j uamvay Executives ri arsl 'wed it would settle most "'mediate difficulties between s anil their employes. "ion leaders were backward bussing the meeting si- some nidicated its nurnose be almost nullified by the '"em that a fiirtw wo nn would be sought. Lee, president of the Bro- of Railroad Trainmen, said nee the union men nlreaHv Prized their leaders to call rather than accept the re 12 per centrwaee cut. I ee how the roads can have e to suggest another cut:" fnt further Wage Cuts f ecutives, n was announced, wages of train serive men 10 the same basis as nre- Judge Bullock Agrees to Issuance Of Certificates TO REHABILITATE ROAD Details of Arrangement to Liquidate Taxes Not Announced (llr Awoclated Pre) Ocala, Oct. 14. Judge W. S. Bul lock, in circuit court today autho rized the receiver of the Ocklawaha Valley railroad to issu ecertificates in the sum of $19,000 to satisfy tax claims of four years standing. A portion of the road was recent ly taken over by the sheriff of Marion county under ' an order issued by Judge Bullock and is advertised for sale at Silver Springs next month. In the belief that the road was in a fair way to being junked, residents along the route extending from Ocala to Palatka, have been waging a vig orous campaign against such action, and at the hearings before Judge Bul lock, which occupied several days, many business men and others as serted tha tthe road is now able to take care of its tax claims and is operating on a net earning basis. Just what the next development in the matter will be is unknown, but it would appear that the cause for the sheriff's action in levying upon the road has been removed and that it will now revert to the receiver for continued operations. - " SENATE REJECTS PLAN F REPRESENTATIVES E Siegel Proposal Lost By a Vote : of 146 to. l2 -V' ANOTHER BILL OFFERED LAKELAND BEATS ARCADIA (lly AHMiM'la(ftl Fri-NN Lakeland, Oct. 14. After two years of more or less advesity on the gridiron Lakeland's high school football team came into its own to day and romped over Arcadia High 55 to 0. Lakeland's team work was too much for the Arcadia eleven and time after time when within a few yards of the goal Lakeland held them for downs. Bates, Gillespie and Mon etta starred for the locals, while the work of Scott featured Arcadia's game. Details Unknown Here . (By Aaaoclated Prea Announcement in Palatka that JHtigtf- Bulloclc issuance of receiver's certificates by the O. V. with which to pay its taxes will be received with deep interest in Palatka. Just when the certificates will be issued, and how the operation will be perfected is not disclosed, but it was understood before the applica tion was made to the court that ar rangements had already been made for the sale of the certificates in case they are authorized. Steps will be taken locally, as soon as the road is restored to full con trol of the receiver, to support the line so that it can make returns on outstanding obligations. Tinkham Wpiild Cut Off Some of lSouth's Membership (Br Aaacelatad Prcaa) Washington, Oct 14. The house recorded its opposition tonight to any increase in its ";hiembership, re committing to the census committee by a vote of 146 to 142 the Siegel bill to increase its size from 435 to 460 rflembers. C xne voie was tanen alter nine hours of debate and,; wrangling over parliamentary procedure. Previous to recommitting the bill the house rejected sn amendment to authorize reapportionment wihtout any increase in memjbership. Another amendment offered by Representative Tinkham, Republicai, Massachusetts, 10 decrease tne membership to 425 was smothered under an avalanche of nos. I . Eleven southern "states, which Mr. Tinkham charged negroes, would have Massachusetts one under his amend m'ent, while a gain jf 24 would have been split among la dozen states which made considerable gains in population during the last decade. Second Defeat for Proposal It was the, seeondy time within a had disfranchised lost 33 seats and year that the- houstfilias blocked ef forts to -Increase tii size, during the haSBgreed" tJrTff'Sffr?? time another bill providing for re- S apportionment under the 1920- cen sus without increasing the number of members was passed by the house but no action was taken on it by the senate. Opponents of the bill tonight con tended; that the house already was an unique body and that it would function less efiectively with an in creased membership. QUICK TURNOVERS LOWER PRICES; BUY HOME AND THE MERCHANT CAN AFFORD TO SELL CHEAPER We now have seen the origin of merchan dizing and expressed the expectancy of home protection. Let us proceed. The merchant whose stock will consist of everything that a community of this size'fe quires is bound to have some articles of quick turnover and some that move slowly. Any comprehension of good business management recognizes the advantages of quick turnovers. ThesteeS"of this city are so broad in the distal ion of the stocks carried that any class of buyers can be accommodated. The prices for all articles will be comparable with same quality elsewhere only so long as the merchants can have quick turnovers. Increased buying at home will provide the turnovers and by their very nature induce a lowering of prices. Buy ing away from home similarly enables the mer chants in other cities to do what you expect your local merchant to do, namely: carry good mer chandise and a wide selection at a fair price. By buying elsewhere you are giving those with no interest in your city an opportunity to do what your own merchants are anxious to do. Therefore, if your local markets appear high, or if you want greater variety, we might well ask who first can make it possible? (Clip this and read tomorrow's) TESTIMONY III TRIAL OF Defense of Accused Will Be That Hickman Ac cidentally Shot I the increase granted in tho 1 decision of July 1920. f necessitate a ten npr rpnt. it Was said. vision of tho wi & ? meeting at the Associa- ""iway Executives followed 'ion of niimimn. wuo friaua vtiiu 'egardine vaninnH rato. I0sal Was fr . 1 m freight -rates on ri. ommoditiea, the reduction "We for sixty or rtjnety days as a test. This plan met witn opposition from a majority of the roads, most of them maintaining that they could not exist with lower rate. Day of Excitement The announcement which was em bodied in a statement of some 1,500 words reviewing the financial condi tions of the roads made thetranspor tation situation more tense than it had been through a day in which one rumor after another of strike, wage and rate cuts nad been prevalent. An announcement from the labor board that the piece rate system of pay had been restored also added to the excitement and brought reports of dissatisfaction from the unions. Union chiefs were dubious as to how their men would take the various an nouncements of the day. The roads declared their action was being taken with the view of lowering freight and passenger rates in the future. "It was determined by the railroads of the United States to seek to bring about a reduction in rates, the state ment said, and as a means to tnat end to Meek a reduction in present railway wages which compelled maintainance of present rates. No U.S. Planes In Rum Running Says Army Investigator iny Aaftneiated Pr?HH. I Detroit, Oct. 14. Denial that United States Arfy planes had been used for smuggling liquor across the Canadian border was made here to night by Captain C. H. Kells, intel ligence officer at Fort Wayne, who recently investigated the destruction of an army plane on Canadian soil. The aeroplane, Captain Kells re ported, made a forced landing near Sunnyside, Ont., August 20, and the nilot was injured. Later the motor was stolen from the machine and the inflammable parts burned. The plane landed in a district where rum runners operated exten sively, some months ago. Following the accident residents declared fre quent landings of aeroplanese from the United States aroused their sus picions that the machines were en gaged in smuggling whiskey. Steel Corsets Is Latest Fashion For N.Y. Police New York, Oct. 14. Steel corsets for blue coats is the latest fashion in New York. Ten pairs, it became known today had been purchased af ter tests had shown them bullet proof. They will be distributed in emergencies to members of the bomb, Italian and loft squads. Although they are intended, pri marily, for use when barricaded criminals are to be attacked, they laetre may be introduced generally among the force. Made of silk, can vass and Norwegian steel, they weigh only six pounds. WHOLESALE GROCERS ASK f RES 10 AID South Florida Organiza tion Going, After Small Fish (By Aaaoclated Prraa) Lakeland, Oct. 14. Representa tives of inland Florida wholesale grocers appeared before the south Florida Press Association in quar terly convention here today and re quested that the association assist them in combtajng the wholesale grocery merger recently innaugurat ed at Tampa. The delegation de scribed the merger as a plan to ob-1 atin a monopoly on the grocery in' j dustry of south Florida. j The representatives said that the wholesale grocery's organization plans to place warehouses at points in inland Florida where wholesale grocers are now located and undersell the local wholesaler unless he agrees to buy from the combine. The dele gation, announced that inland whole salers will niet in Orlando Saturday to perfect an organization to protect themselves against what they de scribe as a trust octopus. Members of the press asscoiation said they would stand by the inland wholesal ers in case such an emergency should arise. ' (By Aaaoclateil 1'rcftH.) Jacksonville, Oct. 14. Hearing of testimony will begin tomorrow in the trial of Frank Rawlings, charged with murder in connection with the killing of George H. Hickman, man ager of the Palace Theatre, where Rawlings robbed the playhouse of $800. Selection of a jury was completed today. Rawlings related his story of the robbery and killing at the trial of John H. Pope, who was last week sentenced to life imprisonment in connection with the affair. Several witnesses have been summoned in cluding the arresting officer and E. S. Harrison, treasurer of the thea tre who wsa with Hickman at the time he met his death. Rawlings claims the shooting of Hickman was accidental and it is understood his de fense will seek to establish this with a view to obtaining a mitigated sentence. LY REPUDIATE PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL MACHINE Howat, In Jail, Sustained By Thousands At Pittsburk . T NIPPED IN BUD BY Fifteen Thousand Lon don Coppers Ready to Go Over Advance Information On Move Made Battle Of Picadilly Tame ' (By Aaaoclated Preaa.) London, Oct. 14. Information ob tained by police emissaries several weeks ago that noon yesterday had been fixed for the beginning of a revolution" under the communist banner accounted for the unprece dented preparations for realing with any emergency by Scotland Yard, it was elarned to'day. After what the Daily Herald, the Ioborite organ, terms "the battle of Picadilly" yesterday, when hundreds of mounted and foot police charged into the crowds of unemployment de monstrators and bruised a few heads, all wsa quiet today. Inquiry today elicited the fact that yeseterday's police preparations In cluded the commandeering of tho Metropolitan Underground Railways and the omnibus lines if found nec esesary .which would have enabled the concentration of 15,000 police at any center of trouble within half an hour. Looking for Booze Gotham Cops Find Diseased Chinese (Br AaauctatFfl IreMa.l New York, Oct. 14. Customs of ficials searched the British freighter Helenus today for smuggled drugs, but instead found fifteen half starv ed Chinese hidden in empty ballast tanks, several of them afflicted with berri berri. A report that another Chinese had the disease and had been thrown overboard before he was dead either in the harbor or on the voyage from Boston, started the harbor po lice ' on a search for the body. (Br Aaaoclated Preaa.) Pittsburgh Kan., Oct. 14. Between 4,000 and 5,000 Kansas coal miners, meeting at Franklni today, adopted resolutions upholding the adminis rtation of President Alexander M. Howatt, suspended yesterday on or der of John L. Lewis, president of the International Mine Workers Union. Resolutions also were adopt ed declining the recognize the pro visional administration created un der President Lewis' order and refus ing to comply with instructions that all striking miners return to work immediately. About 12,000 miners have been on voluntary strike over the commit ent to jaii recently of President Howatt and August Dorchy, union vice-president, for violating the criminal section of the state indus trial court law. In the resolution adopted at Frak lin, belief was expressed that to re cognize the new administration would in effect, be recognition of the indus trial court. Citizenship Course for Female Voters MORAN KAGOS CLINE New York, Oct. 14. Pal Morgan, of New Orleans, won over Irish Pat rick Kline, of New York, in the third round of a. scheduled ' fifteen round bout here tonight by a tech nical knockout. Cline weighed 139 pounds and Moran 138. 66; FOOTBALL RESULTS At' Auburn, , Ala., Auburn, Clemson, 0. At Jackson, Miss, Mississippi A. M., 14; Misssisippi College, 13. Charleston Fire Loss $1,500,000 Special to the Ncwa Charleston, S. C, O.ct. 14. It is not yet possible to ascertain, offi cially, the extent of the damage caused by the fire yesterday after noon and last night at the Columbus street terminals of the Charleston Terminal company, but it is believed that the loss is in excess of $1,500, 000, partly covered by insurnace. The many tons of nitrate of soda, potash and other materials in storage have been destroyed, it is declared, and the loss of these, partly covered by insurance, is in excess of $1,300,000. Irish Peace Confab Goes Over to Next Week; All Is Quiet 1 By Aawoclnted PreMi.) London, Oct. 14. The adjournment today of the Irish conference until next Monday afternoon has no poli tical significance, it was understood tonight. The postponement of the sit ting of the tconference, which aims at a solution of the Irish queestion, was attributed by the Sinn Fein delegates to the "Englishman's pas sion for week-ending." Some of the Irish delegates are taking advantage of the interval to (By Aaaoclated Preaa.) New Haven, Conn., Oct. 14 Wo men voters of Connecticut will have a cance to go to school this month for a week's intensive course in citi zenship. The lessons will be given in Yale University class room- and Yale professors and instructors will give the courses. This will be the first school of the kind in this state. It will open October 24,-and if deems ed successful, similar . weeks of schooling will be held from time to, time. The Connecticut. League of Woman Voters, Miss Mabel C. Wash burn, president, sponsors the inno vation. One day will be given over to in ternational relations, economic, soci al and political, and limitation of armaments; another to the funda mentals of American history; the principles and service of political parties, another to a study of Con necticut legislative processes party conventions and caucuses; another to city and town problems. s Those who will lead the classes include professors who are among the best known of the Yale faculties as well as among the educators of the country. Ontario Now Has a Whipping Post (Br AaMoctated Preaa Kingston, Ont., Oct. 14 Forty lashes on the bare back is part of tha punishment awaiting two prisoners brought to the provincial peniten tiary here to serve 10-year terms. They are Louis Morin, 23 years old, and Walter Goodchild 24, both of Amherstburg, convicted of cruelly beating an old farmer while robbing his house. The revival of the whipping post at the penitentiary is due to the op eration of an amendment to the crim inal code enacted last year authoriz ing judges to order applications of the cat-o'nine-tails in cases where More La La's In Paris Than Males visit Ireland in order to deal with what was described by the Sinn Fein victims of assault and robbery are publicity department, as important subjected to cruel treatment. ucpa, unci. i.c. uuamciiiii Considerable currency was given here today to a sensational report of the ordering of uniforms for the Irish Republican army Bnd the for mation of a company to come to Lon don to escort the Dail delegation back to Ireland upon the conclusion of peace. The story however, was ridiculed by the Sinn Fein leaders, who say no uniforming of the army is going on and that there is no question of any detachment coming to London at any time. . . (Br Aaaoclated Preaa) Paris, Oct 14 Parisian women greatly outnumber the men. There are 65,947 women in one arrondise ment alone, where the men "number only 47,418. This preponderance is especially manifest - among1 persons between 20 and 39 years of age, where the war alas made such gaps in the ranks of the men. ' J' i. ' 'VI J4 5 4 7 i ( il ;f i ; I ' 1 i V . ' '