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IJJif Forecast GoorZ Morning . Fancy restrained may be com pared to a fountain, which plays .highest by diminishing the aper ture. Goldsmith. . tloudy Tuesday ana nea iay. probably local rain. NO- PALATKA,' FLORIDA, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 18, 1921. PRICE FIVE CENTS IE CAN BE STOPP i taken m Ij of Big Five Also yS Executives Can Stave It Uri lout Begins bunday Ictober 30 at 6 in the Morning iHr IwoUsti Pnnt .. iveland, Oct. 17. The offi- t emission for the railroad n included in the Big transportation organiza U begin the progressive tt 6 a. m. Sunday, Octo- 0, signed by the heads of rjanUations, was made pub. niiAt by Warren S. Stone, Lnt of the Brotherhood of Ltive Engineers. The or- Ion the five chiefs was sent general chairman. ly Auoclab-d I'm. 1 land, Oct. 17. The progres Iroad' strike scheduled to be iber 30 can be settled" by the s or prevented by the gov , Warren S. Stone, president Brotherhood of Locomotive rs, said tonight when asked ion of the situation. Stone said the cause of the largel ybecause of the action ailway managers in request- lirther ten per cent, wage re- and the elimination of fav rorking arrangements on up- lf seventy-five roads, in addi- he twelve per cent, wage re- which went into effect July railsd Tan " settTS " the y the elimination of these is, Mr. Stone said, fjvernment can prevent the f taking over the railroads is what will happen eventu Stone said. He also issued I statement covering the sition and their reasons for Ins Sunday, October 80 lone tonight made public the raps or roads on which the scheduled to begin, the first 6 a. m, Sunday October 30, V groups to go out at 48 pods. The Pennsylvania, one Nest systems of the country If the last to be hit by the strike. No explanation was 'J' it was held to the last. was explained that all the 'ons in some of the roads four are not officially au to strike, some of the or ln not easting the neces- t Per cent, vote in favor of out. The Big Five leaders IQWver, that all onraniza- ?uch roads woulrt fnlW tho if alk out on the other roads, f uenced to join the strike by fe brothers everywhere lay fr overalls. me said he believed that the want the strike" and that 'eduction rable to the railroad execu tes than the abrogation ' regulations, one by em various ways as the result uf organized pflFm- " r been a question of wage 1 only, there would have '" Mr. htone said, add- I " i" 10 iuu letters I tances of attempts by dif f 'Is to break down working T nave been secured by ar I V decision of the Railroad TTi and in othe rways. f five chiefs or other rep fes will convene tomorrow fr matters' pertaining to ; "he strike will not effect !ed short line railroads, it ft by W. G. Lee, presi J .Brtherhood of Railroad inasmuch as they were f ? y the wage increases s in which the large pEBEATS BALTIMORE p Oct. 17. Louisville !" i to its post season .Baltimore by having a 1B today's game, winning ,me the Colonels the nec Same, to .three wins for ED IE RAILROADS r i ... BY U. S. SAYS STONE WESTERN ;ROADS SAY LOWERING OF FREIGHT RATES IMPOSSIBLE (By Aaaoclattd Pren) Chicago, Oct. 17. Presidents of the leading middle western rail roads in a joint statement tonight tamed down as "Impossible" the proposal of the Railroad Labor Board public group. that freight rates be reduced immediately as a possible means of averting a general rail strike and charged that the. proposed walk out "would be a strife against the government called by the unions primarily for the purpose of nullify ing the transportation act creating the Labor Board." The statement said in part: "The thing it is proposed to strike against is the decision of the Rail road Labor Board authorizing the reduction of twelve per cent, in waees which the railways put Into effect on July 1, 1921, There is at present no other possible ground for a strika by the railway abor brotherhoods. "The wage reduction put into ef fect on July 1 was authorized by the Railroad Labor Board. Therefore the strike, if it occurs, will be airainst a decision made by a government body acimg in accordance with a federal law. "While the railways complied with the decision in 1920 for an advance in wages the labor brotherhoods now propose to defy the law and strike rather than accept a much smaller reduction in wages." GOV Rill PLAN WATCHFUL WAIT E IS II STRIKE CRISIS President Has Report Of Conference Of Departments NOSTATEMOTT IS iVIADE Postmaster General Is Certain "Mails Will Be Moved (By Aanoclnted Pnnn.) Washington, Oct. 17. A report embodying the result of conferences between the public group of the Railroad Labor Board and the Inter state Commerce Commission on the threatened railroad strike was laid before President Harding late today. The text of the report was not made public, but Chairman McChord, of the commission, announced, on leav ing the White House, that the con ference had been concluded with to day's meeting. "Anything regarding our report must come from the President," Chairmna McChord said, and his re mark was approved by Chairman Barton, of the Labor Board. At the White House it was sai l there would be no statement of the railroad strike tonight. All Departments Watchful An attitiude of watchful prepara tion characterized the activities of other governmental agencies in con nection with the strike. The Dcpaart mpnt of Justice completed a survey of existing statutes and precedents to determine the scope ot lederai a.ithoritv under the circumstances, but the impression given by most of ficials was that the government could not move except by mediation or moral susasion until the situation had ssnnied a more concrete status. Rvwlencp was still lacking as to a lasis for the expressed expectation on the part of some labor leaders that a petition for injunction woimi be the next move of the government. Postmaster General Hayes, whose department would feel first and most seriously the effects of the strike, i!so was known fo have obtained re ports from his assistants as to ways and means of meeting any attempted Interference with mails. Will Move the Mails "The mails will be moved," he said later, but he refused to make any comment on the situation as it now stands. Alfred P. Thorn, general counsel for the Association of Railway Ex ecutives, was active during the day in conferences with Chairman Cum mings of the senate interstate com merce committee. Senator Cum mings said after the conference that congress probably would not take any action at this time. PROBE OF KU KLUX E Adverse Report Is Ex pected To Be Made On Resolutions Thanks Committee ' For Its Courtesy During Probing ATTORNEYS MAKE ANOTHER MOVE TO II OCKLAWAHA File : Supercedeas For Stopping Issuance of Certificates I HIKE RECEIVER Give Notice They Will Movfcjto Have Cum--;. mings Removed (Dy Asnoclnttil P'eMH.) Washington, Oct. 17. The pro posed investigation of the Ku Klux Klan by congress blew up today. After a ten minute session behind closed doors the house rules commit tee which at morning and afternoon sessions put William J. Simmons, the Klan's Imperial Wizard, through a rigid examination, voted unanimous ly not to call any more witnesses, certainly at this time. Announcement of the committee's action was made by Chairman Camp bell and while the chairman and members refused later to make any comment beyond the bare statement as to witnesses, it is expected that an adverse report will be submitted to the house on a number of resolu tions providing for an investigation. Final action, however, will not be (Continued on Page 4) S0clnl to the Ncm Ocala, , Oct. 17. Attorneys for the bondholders of the Oklawaha Railway ,wfll argue supersedeas pro ceedings before Judge Bullock in cir cuit court here Wednesday in an ef- for to present the issuance of re ceiver's certificates with which to pay off the taxes of the roads. It is un derstood that the bondholders will offer to par the taxes on the road. The order or issuance of the cer tificates was to have been issued to day, the proviso being that they will be sold for'.face value and that they can be retired at any time the court directs. j Mesrs. Martin and Hampton, at torneys representing the bond hold ers notified ; Judge Bullock that they might desir to file an appeal, and Judge Bullok told them he would in corporate liri his order for certificates that they spould not be issued until after Wednesday, October 19. If the bond holders desire to appeal they can do so before then and Judge Bul lock will decide on the supersedeas. If the courf grants the supersedeas the certificates will not be issued and the Oklawaha Valley will remain in the hands -fertile Sheriff. If the court refuses the supersedeas the O.V. will sell certificates, pay its taxes and run once more. The attorneys for the bond holders also gave notice that on November 1 they would . bring proof before Judge Bullock to show that Mr. Cummings ought to be removed and another receiver appointed. Judge Bullock, is going to apponit a competent disinterested man to go over the Ocklawaha Valley thorough ly and report to him the exact phy sical condition of the roadbed, ties and rolling stock. STRING YOUR FAITH ALONG WITH THAT OF YOUR HOME MERCHANT AND HELP HIM SERVE YOU BEST Now what is the explanation of an article offered in the last year or so at "High Prices" later cut and possibly "cut'' again? Was it high at first? Was it low at last? It is fair to assume that with the 1920 and '21 drive on high prices many merchants have been hurt. It is fair to assume that if you bought anything a year ago that you can duplicate it now for less money. Will you be as frank in admitting that your merchants are in the same boat? They had to buy a year ago too; they could not stop. We might take clothing for men and women as an . example. Styles change. Prices were high , to you and high to your dealer. Suppose we say that in the fall your merchant was buying his spring and summer lines. Suppose an attrac tive new style or fashion was being introduced and your merchant buys. Everyone then starts talking about making last year's or the year be fore 's clothing do another year's service. This new style or fashion comes to town and you don't buy. It is offered at a price showing the fair profit your merchant has a right to expect. He sees the season going and you don't buy. He foregoes his reasonable profit and cuts the price. Last year's outfits are still doing you service and with something on hand fast losing all value, the retailer "cuts" again. He may be consid erably below cost. He may not say so. In any event you rnight be doubtful. It is a fact, how ever, that our merchants, and particularly retail merchants, throughout the country have sold more for less than their investment in the last eighteen months than has ever been the case in the history of American merchandising. So that it cannot be said the retailer was high at first price ; can't be said he was wrong in second price; but it is certain he was low in most cases. Taking losses has been a worry that is not pass ed. No local merchanj: can prosper without your confidence. He must have confidence in you to have yqur confidence, so BUY AT HOME. Confidence begets confidence. (Clip this and read tomorrow's.) , ABA PAYS HIGHEST TRIBUTE POSSIBLE 10 OSnilJPri BOY Pershing Bestows Con gressional Medal Of Honor y Jlaaoelntm P''-l London, Oct. 17. The most sacred reward for valor within the power of America to confer was bestowed to , th tnmh nf fireat Britain's unknown warrior who eternal rest ing place is in the historic Westmin ister Abbey. In the prescence of a representa tive of the King, the Prime Minister, diplomats and others ot not, repre Janan and other governments, the American Ambas sador and an Anglo-American as- ki r.enpral Pershing placed the congressional medal of honor upon the wreath covered stone uu..i5 the course of strikingly impressive ceremonies. The scene within the ancient walls of the Abbey was perhaps the most significant in fcngiano.as an i..u.v t on of friendship and union between England and America that has oc curred since the historic victory march in 1919 when General Persh ing headed his battalion in a great ceremonial function. No Inkling From Irish Conference With the Premier (By ytmmcine,-,! Pre London, Oct. 17. The Irish con ference had another two hour session today. Complete ' reticence is main tained as to the nature of the dis- ussion which is believed to have con cerned the Ulster question. The date of the next meeting will be fixed lrter. Inquiry at both the Irish of fice and Sinn Fein headquarters dis close that as yet neither side has been able to estimate the prospects of concession by the other. The Sinn Fein maintains its full separist claim and still makes unity of Ire '.Tnd an indispensible conditoin to membership in the British common wealth. Elaborate statistics have been pre pared for a submission to the con ference to prove the injustice of ex .'"ding .northeast Ulster. The next itaae is expected to be the presenta tion by the Irish delegates of a plan of local authority within the Irish state which will then be submitted to Sir James Craig, the Ulster premier. TWO WOMEN GOLFERS TIE FOR LOW IN ATLANTA Bj AMuciated Pr-a) Atlanta, Oct. 17. Mrs. David Gault, of Memphis, defending cham pion, and Mrs. Dazier' Lowndes, At lanta, runner up last year, tied for low medallists in the qualifying round of the women's southern golf championship which opened here to day. Each of them had a 50 for the first nine holes and a 46 coming in for a total of 96, one point ahead of Mrs. T. T. Williams, Atlanta, the only other woman ot make the difficult course today in less than 100, The Atlanta Athletic Club team won the team drive with 295, Memphis be ing second with 302. All EFFOillS'JO AMEND PEACE TREATIES i FAIL; REED STILL "Bitter Ender" Loses In All Efforts to Change Measure (By Aaaoclnteo Prtaal Washington, Oct. 17. All efforts to amend the administration peace treaty with Germany were defeated n the senate today and leaders an minccd that a night session would be held if needed tomorrow to reach ,i final vote on ratification. Both supporters and opponents of the treaty agreed today that the treaty would be ratified although perhaps with a margin of only three r four votes and that the treaties with Austria and Hungary would be accepted immediately thereafter. The appointment today of a Republican successor to the late Senator Knox, of Pennsylvania, was calculated to give the treaty advocates an addi tional vote. ' The amendments rejected today were offered by Senators Reed, Mis souri, and Walsh, Montana, Demo crats, and received scant support, the great bulk of Demorcats, as well as Republicans, voting in opposition. Senator Reed, one of the "bitter enders" in the fight against the league of nations covenant, proposed a blanket clause freeing the United States from all obligations under the treaty of Versailles. Senator Wash offered two amend ments designed to pledge this nation to poin other powers in protecting Germany against unjustified aggres sion. Just before the senate adjourned tonight Senator Reed offered two more amendments for consideration tomorrow. One was similar to his oroginal proposal for exemption of obligations under the Versailles treaty and the other would declare DEFENSE OF SLAYER Of PRIEST INDICATED TO BE THAT OF Jury Secured to Judge Minister Who Slew a Catholic By Asaoclnted Prraa.) Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 17. Fol lowing an entire day spent in or ganizing a jury and calling the ,roll of witnesses the twelve men who will decide the case of Rev. Edwin R. Stephenson, charged with the murder of Father J. E. Coyle, rector of St. Paul's Catholic church, took the box late today. Immediately after the jury too the box J. H. McCoy, assistant solicitor read the indictment charging that Stephenson had "unlawfully and with malice aforethought, but with mt premeditation and deliberation, shot with a pistol Rev. James E. Coyle." Judge Hugo Black, attorney for Stephenson, answered with the double plea of not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity. Witnesses for the state and the defense were then excused and instructed to report to the court tomorrow morning at 9:30 oclock at which time the state will begin examining its witnesses. ROADS L APPLY FOR A OF ALL PAY Reiterates Declaration of Intention to Make Application SOME LEADERS WEAKEN Will Oppose Men Going Out One Governor Takes a Stand IBr Aaaoctntt-d I'reaal New York, Oct. 17. The railroads of the United States through the As sociation of Railway Executives to night reiterated their intention of making immediate application to the Railroad Labor Board "for a re duction in wages of train service em ployes sufficient 'to remove the in crease made by the Labor Board's decision of 'ijuly 30, 1920 (which would involve a further reduction of approximately ten per cent.) and for a reduction In the wages of all other classes of railroad labor to the going rate for such labor in the sev eral territories where the carriers operate." "The benefit of the reduction thus obtained shall, with the assent of the Interstate Commerce-Commission, be passed on to the public in the reduc tion of existing railroad rates ex cept so far as this reduction shall have been made in the meantime." Some Oppose Goin Out (By Aaaoclated 1i-inn.i Chicago, Oct. 17-Whether the Big Four brotherfffods and the Switchmen's Union will be joined by more than 1,000,000 of eleven other unions in the proposed general rail strike tonight remained an undecid ed question with indication that final decision expected at meetings to be held here this week would come only after a vigorous fight in which lead ers, at least a few of the organiza tions will make a determined effort to block astrike call. South Carolina Governor Ready l fly ANNiH-fnffl I'rrKI Calumbia, S. C, Oct. 17. Trains will be operated in South Carolina, strike or no strike, provided volun teers can be obtained to man them, according to Governor Cooper, who tonight said that if it were consid ered necessary a special session of the legislature wuold be called in order to draw up measures deemed expedient to meet the emeregncy. Sproul Names Crow Successor to Knox Philadelphia, Oct 17. Gover nor Sproul late today announced the appointment of State Sena tor William E. Crow, of Uunion town, as a United States Sena tor to succeed the late Philan der f. Knox. this nation not bound to submit to any claims to the reparations com mission or any other body created by I the Versailles covenant. Yankee Officials "Regret" Players Violated Rulings (ny AjiNf,clnt'l rriM.l New York, Oct. 17. Regret that some Yankee players had violated the rule prohibiting world's series con testants from appearing in post sea son exhibition games was expressed tonight in a statement issued by CoU- Jacob Rupert and Col. T, L. Huston, of the New York Americans. - As serting that the rule had been violat ed so defiiantly that Baseball Com missioner Landis had no alternative but to meet the situation firmly, the statement continues: This rule appears to be unjust in that respect, but as long as it exists it should be obeyed. The players made the mistake of not petitioning for a modification of the rule." YOUNG TAMPA MAN SHOOTS SELF AT HOME (By Aaaotlaten- Preaa) Tampa, Oct. 17. Earl Moon, a young, bookkeeper for the Tampa Gas company was found dying from a pistol wound at his home here to day by his wife who rushed into the room at hearjng the report of the shot. Moon is said to have purchased the pistil 'Saturday. He was a ton of M. D. Moon,- state fruit inspector, who resides at Floral City.