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Good Morning
Nothing except what flows from
the heart can render even external
manners truly pleasing. H. Ulair.
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0UHl NO. 9. - ' ' ' ' '
Minister On Trial For
Slaying Priest Goes
On the Stand
'olice Believe It Was
Sent By Communists
.As .a Protest
Eoming Up Stairway As
Bomb Is Thrown Out
By Servant
(By Assoelnted Press!
Paris, Oct. 19. A small ob-
iong package, wrapped in plain
Iwhict paper, tied Iwith a strong
fcord and marked, "perfume" lay
oi a table fn the American em
bassy al this morning. It was
tddrcssed personally to the Am
rican Embassador, Myron T.
errick and has been delivered
ny registered post.
Thinking it was a gift the Am.
issador's secretary, Lawrence
Norton, carried it to the 'Ambas
Kidor's residence. Early in the
inning thte Ambsasador's valet
law the package on a desk. and.
following a custom, started to
pen (it.
7 Associated Press.)
Birmingham, Oct. 19. Rev. Edwin
R. Stephenson, the Methodist minis
ter who is charged with the killing
of Father James E. Coyle, a Catho
lic priest, took the stand in his own
defense late today.
Father Coyle, it has been alleged,
was shot by Rev. Setphenson because
of the latter's belief that his daugh
ter, Ruth, was being weaned away
by the Catholic church. On the day
of the shooting, the witness said, he
believed Ruth had run away but he
was unaware that she had married
! Pedro Gussman, a Catholic.
Describing his visit to Father Coyle
Stephenson said:
"I told him my daughter was away
from home and would appreciate it
if he would tell me where she was.
He said he didn't know anything
about it."
Saya Priest Struck First
Rev. Stephenson testified that he
did not intend going to the rectory
until he saw Father Coyle sitting on
the porch. When he entered he sat
down in a chair, he stated, until he
was struck by the priest after, he
said, he had called Father Coyle a
"dirty dog" on being informed that
the priest had joined his daughter in
He jumped back when the priest
i wedlock to a Catholic.
Palatka Will Call On
Sister City With
a Serenade
Is First of Other Such
Trips to Palatka's
Palatka's initial visit to neighbor
ing communities, headed by the Pa
latka Concert Band, is an assured
success. The Hastings trip scheduled
for this evening has found such gen
eral favor as to establish these visits
as a welconle diversion. Tonight at
six oclock the motorcade will form
on Firs,t street, between Lemon and
the bridge, and when organized will
depart in single file for Hastings. The
departure will be not later than six
This will be another time when
Hastings will be crowded if the pro
mises so far received are any cri
terion. Grand Marshall John Q.
Tilghman has arranged for seats for
one hundred froai jpalatka. tmcl. js
Louis Lively Lodged In
Jail For Heinous
Crime i
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Town
send Being Held For
Alleged Slaying
(By Associated Press.)
Wauchula, Oct. 19. Charged with
the murder of T. J. Lee, here Sep
tember 7, 1916, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Townsend, of East Palatka and Mrs.
W. A. Lytton, of this place, were ar
rested today by Sheriff Poucher and
lodged in jail without bail.
The killing of Lee was effected by
shots fired through a window of his
home at night. His son, Bob Lee, was
suspected at firs!(, but proved his
innocence aftere arrest. Mrs. Town
send was at that time young Lee's
wife. Sheriff Poucher says be be
lieves he has evidence that will fas
ten the crime on the trio.
Says She Knew of Crime
Since Body Was
(By Associated Press. I
Mount Holly, N. J., Oct. 19. Louis
Lively, the negro who is said to have
confessed that he killed sever-year-old
Matilda Russo, at East Morres-
town, last June, was brought here suance of certificates, authority for
late today from Bridgeton and lock- j which was granted by Circuit Judge
Comptroller and Attor
ney General Agree to
(By Assocftnted Press.)
Tallahassee, Oct. IS. Sale of cer
tain properties of the Oklawaha Val
ley railroad scheduled for November
7 at Silver Springs was today post
poned until December 5, under an
agreement entered into by Attorney
General Buford, Comptroller Amos
and H. S. Cummings, the receiver
for the road. I tis said new proposals
have been put forward as a means
of settling the road's $19,000 indebt
edness to the state in overdue taxes.
The new plans, it is understood,
would remove the necessity of is-
Many Are of Belief a
Settlement Will Be
struck him the first
the wit-
I ness said, and a second blow knock-
l ed him down. Then the defendant
! declared Father Coyle kicked him in
jThe removal of the paper revealed ! the side.
small pasteboard box as might be ' "The priest put his hand toward
led for holding soap. Almost im-his pocket," Stephenson said, "I
Irately a spring was released and could not see whether he had a pis
the valet, Blanchard, lifted the ! to! or not. When he did this I fired."
he heard a familiar noise which' Mr. Stephenson said he had had
'light back the d ays when he was : trouble with his daughter but had
jpomber in the British army. He j never mistreated her.
fled the box through the open1 Gussamn was brought into the
hroom door and ran from the ! court room just before court adjourn
. The bomb exploded in the I ed but was not examined. Attorneys
my, two fragment hitting the i for the defense said they just want-
let in the back. He was not seri-! ed the jurors to see him.
ly injured. I
Ambassador's Narrow Escape Pvicntlf!" Atf PtDnf'S
..uuuij ,,ia uaunici'iii f
Mrs. Parmley Herrick, and her:
-year-old son were just at this j
ascending the stairway prepar-j
to entering Mr. Herrick's suite. !
nehard came running out as the .
f oassador reached the top. j
Dumb has exploded and I am '. arrest by
f " the valet shouted, "Thank God ' O. Dyson
f were not in the room."
J Menard then collapsed and was , in connection with a stock selling
fried down stairs. The Amhassa- nln Pvnf Daniel Lairrcau stabbed
motored immediately to the Ho-; h'mself just over the heart with a j
Mlon to ask General Pershinir i -mall awl while being held for the I
"est thing to do nad the Prefect I v,-v;il of a train on which he was
''olice was siimmnnoit ! ,.f ua taken to Jacksonville. He was
le bomb is believed bv the nolice not seriously injured.
have been sent Uxr ,.,-1 t ., -ayip into some nromi-
ls's as a protest ao-ainst the eon- ; nn at the time of the arrest of
on of two communists in the Lena Clarke, former
'ed States, chareed with murder. ' Rnach nostmistress.
Suicide While Held
On a Fraud Charge
(By ANHoeliiled l'r,'.
Hastings, Oct. 10. Following his
United States Marshal L.
here today on a warrant
charging use of the mails to defraud
contained the deadliest of exnln-
s according to the Prefect and
s'aff of bomb experts.
rof of the strenirth of the ex-
'e is shown by the fact that
. bath
room was wrecked, that
" damage was done in the bed
nd that seven frnommta went
tuBh a thick stool wnrrlrnVm
H Communists Campaign
epical of the campaign the
I '"iMfi press has been conduct
I for the past fortnight in con
f 'n with the conviction of two
fans on fiw j j
in Massachusetts last sum-
tl,e followine annears 'in the
nal du Peurilp
!A maine so powerful as Am-
Mnnot be fought with wander-
wrds and party manifestations.
V3 something else. What must
' ue Here is an idea. Let every,
er wrlta 4. .i . tt .1.
w muuassuunr nerriufc,
Protest amiinef th );;0l
n'Ch is ahont fn, trill torn m-
West Palm
with tne Slaying ui o. u.
in an Orlando hotel when he testi
fied that he had a room next door to :
that occupied by Miss tlarKe wnere
Miltimore was shot. He is a musi
cian and has been trying to organize
a band at Hastings.
nocents.' Your letters will bring
nspeakable remorse to Americans!
the lives of Sacco and Vanzetti are
no longer in the hands of American
justice but in yours."
(By As.OClllt. l ITr--"
Embasf.v at Hrussels Jlesieged
Brussels, Oct. 19. Protest against
the action of a Massachusetts curt
last summer in convicting Nicolo
Sacco and Bartolomo Vanzetti, two
Italians, of first degree murder, were
voiced at a meeting of Belgian com
munists here today. After the meet
ing 200 persons joined in a proces
sion to the American embassy where
they held a demonstration until they
ware dispersed ihe police.
busily engaged in securing automofj
j biles for the band and all those de
siring to hear the first out of town
The highway to Hastings will be
blocked with the eastbound cars and
there will be no fast driving or any
cars permitted to pass those in the
line. This has been assured through
the appointment of the following
aids to the Grand Marshal: Frank
Waymer, Will Merriam, Arthur
Corcoran, George Hilty, Earnest
Rowton, Earnest Mobley, J. B. Dar
by, Morris Cifhrane, Herman Leeks,
Jim Hart and "Ridley Wilkinson,
Only one man has flatly refused
to go with the motorcade and his ob
jection was that the parade did not
la-; his house. If time permits it is
possible that the line of the parade
will be altered so as not to leave
anyone at home tonight.
These community visits are for the
enjoyment of Palatknns as well as
for the people of the other towns
visited. A committee of the Chamber
of Commerce went to Hastings yes
terday and perfected all arrange
ments for the reception and comforts
of the Palatka delegation. Hastings
is most enthusiastic with the good
spirit that encouraged the start of
these plans and when several trips
have been made it is doubtful Pa
latka will have sufficient cars to ac
comodate those who will wish to
make the trips.
The main consideration of Grand
Marshall Tilghman is in having
enough automobiles to care for the
Band and at the same time carry the
crowd that will be on hand. Car own
ers can help a great deal in this by
making up their parties of friends
and arriving at the
promptly at 6 p. m.
Underwood Says Worst
Measure Ever Offered
In Senate
stBj, WMml, I'rcjsl .'".".J'
Washington, Oct. i9. TKe 'com
promise tax revision bill was assail
ed today in the senate by both Dem
orats and Republicans.
Senator Underwood, of Alabama,
Democratic leader, characterise the
measure as the worst ever presented
to congress. No one understood it,
he declared, except a few treasury
experts who framed it and he pre
dicted that if the bill .became law
the courts would be several years in
interpretating it.
Senator Moses, Republican, of New
Hampshire, paid his respects to the
committee bill and also to the amend
ments sponsored by the agricultural
bloc, which he termed the "Ken-Cap-Klan"
a play on the names of Sena
tors Kenyon, of Iowa, . and Capper,
.if Kansas, leaders in the bloc. En
brsing the Smo't manufacturer's
Me taxes Senator Moses declared
the committee still "plainly was
drawn under the inspiration of the
slogan, sack the rich."
Getting down to work the senate,
after a technical discussion, voetd
down a committee amendment under
which treasury experts had figured
the government would receive taxes
-n about 8o per cent, of the earnings
f 'ckr-ed ' irpw.ti accmnulat
;d prior to March 1. 1913.
A. C'LOfecial
Says Refrigerator
Service Impossible
(By Associated Press!
Tampa, Oct. 19. S. C. Stockardr,
general superintendent of the At
'antic Coast Line railway, opened
the carrier's case at the Interstatee
Commerce Commission heaering here
forming point today on the request for express re
tonight. There frjgerator cars to ship Florida's
ed in the county jail. He was ar
rested earlier in the day at Vineland
after shooting a policeman. A num
ber of persons were waiting outside
the prison when Lively arrived in
custody of three officials, but there
was no demonstration.
Prosecutor Kelsey said tonight
Lively had supplemented his earlier
confession with a statement impli
cating his wife. She took no part in
the actual killing, the negro was
quoted as having said, but has known
since the night of the crime that he
slew the little girl
According to the confession, tte
negro Rilled the little "gtrl whejjv she
was playing about the "nouSe and
disturl-ed him. He said that he flew
into a fit of anger and hit her with
a stick of wood before he realized
what he was doing and later cut the
body to pieces and buried it to hids
his crime.
Bullock, at Ocala recently,
Although nothing definite could be
learned of the new proposals, advices
from Ocala were to the effect that
the issuance of the certificates had
been ordered deferred until October
Whether the recent purchase of
some 56,000' acres of hardwood timber
along the route of the road by a Mis
sissippi lumber syndicate is invilved
in the new proposal is a matter of
conjecture, but the proposed develop
ment of this timber is expected to
j add greatly to th eroad's revenue.
Search for Sender
of Poisoned Candy
to Hospital Nurses
Chicago, Oct. 19. Six nurses at
the West End Hospital, rendered ill
by eating candy annomously sent one
of them, tonight were said to be
well on the way to recovery. Postal
inspectors and police worked on slen
der clues to ' identify the sender. A
typewritten note which accompanied
the home made candy to Miss Helen
Rosenfeld said it was a present
'from a patient who is an ardent ad
nirer of yours."
Miss Rosenfeld gave the officer-
'.he nimc of a suitor whom she sus
Three mysterious telephone calls
to the young nurse who received the
candy, and alleged death threats
made to Dr. Breakstone, chief sur
geon at the hospital, also were in
vestigated. Records at the hospital were
searched for former patients whose
nitials might correspond with "H.
L. V." crudely printed on the candy.
Following Separate
Peace Harding Puts
Salve Out to Allies
Maintainance of Way Is
One of Unions Not
Willing to Quit
cannot be too many in line. The more ; strawberry crpp to market,, telling of
the better. The ladies of Hastings j the difficulties his road would en
will care for their Palatka sisters. I counter if required to establish such
In addition to the Band Concert j service.
which begins at 7 p. m. Hastings nas Under examination by council for
arranged a basket ball game between the railroads he estimated that ship-
a selected team of their players and
r. team that will go from Palatka.
Director Shearouse says he will out
do himself in the concert program
which means that the band will bring
further credit to Palatka.
B ABSorlotr-11 Pr-H. .
London, Oct. 19. A military move
ment against the Portugeuse govern
ment broke 'out in Lisbon today, ac
cording to a dispatch to the London
Times. The ' troops seized strategic
positions in the city and environs.
ments of the Florida crops over his
road in the express refrigerator ears
would not average more than five
cars a day during the heaviest ship
ping season. An extra service to
transpor tthese cars would be neces
sary, he said, the exhorbitant cost of
which would not justify its main
tainance. Purchase of 250 express cars and
ten locomotives', the latter costing
$650,000, would be . required of the
Atlantic ' Coast Line. ite ;"prOvide the
desired facilities, he. testified.
General Diaz Is
Arriving in N. Y.
Given an Ovation
New York, Oct. 19. General Diaz, :
who led the armies of Italy to vic
tory in the great war, was welcomed
to New York today with cheering un
surpassed since the city hailed the
military men of America on their
return from the battlefields of
France. Thousands of his own
gSlteclnl to the etvs
Williamsburg, Va., Oct. 19. Presi
dent Harding was given the hono
rary degree of Doctor of Laws by the
college of William & Mary today at
exercises of installation for Dr. J.
A. C. Chandler, as president of the
institution. In cap and gown, Mr.
Harding, in na address, appealed for
increased patriotic attention to the
national educational systems and
praised the part played in American
history by the institution which is
the second oldest college of the coun
try and among whose graduates are
numbered three presidents of the
United States.
Before coming here the President
delivered an address from the spot
in Yorktown where Lord Cornwallis
surrendered the British forces of the
revolution to General Washington, in
1781, and announced to the world a
policy of Anglo-American friendship
for all future time.
The United States and Oreat Bri
tain, the President asserted, had con
secrated a long time friendship by
associations in the common sacrifice
of the world war and found them
selves "arrayed" in a truseeship for
the preservation of civilization. He
spoke also a word of gratitude for
the aid given by France in re revo
lution and declared the time had
come for world wide cooperation and
amity among nations.
Wife Slayer Must
Pay Penalty Says
the Higher Court
(By Associated Press!
Tallahassee, Oct. 19. The state
supreme court has denied an appli
cation for a writ of prohibition in
the case of Bernard Whitten, con
victed in Hardee county last week
countrymen residents in the. Italian i on a charge of murdering his wife.
colonies of the city, shouted "Viva
Diaz" and "Viva Italia," with fervor
as the general rode through three
miles of the business streets to his
hotel. Office workers in down town
skyscrapers showered the procession
with confetti, paper and flying
streams of ticker-tape, reviving me
mories of the great celebration when
the, armistice was signed. Genereal
Diaz remarked the spirit was akin
to that of his own countrymen.
Whitten was convicted of the same
charge in Desoto county several
months ago and sentenced to be
hanged but the supreme court or
dered a new trial on a technicality.
Whitten killed his wife in what is
now a part of Hardee county before
DeSoto county was spli.
Application for the order to pre
vent the court and the county officials
from taking further steps in the
case was filed today.
ny Associated Phs.)
Chicago, Oct. 19. Preparation
for the various moves through which
it is hoped the threatened rail strike
will be averted were completed today
and tomorrow the peace efforts will
be in full swing.
Tonight heads of the unions anj
of the carriers were silently alert
with, figuratively speaking, one eye
on the conference tomorrow between
the Big Five rai lunion leaders and
the Railroad Labor Board, and the
other jDii meetings of officials of ele
ven um'ofSs'whJhvcijret -joined;
hte conductors, enginemen, IrarnmenV'"'
firemen and switchmen in a strike or
der, for both sides were agreed that
out of these conferences would come
the final decision as to whether a
general walkout of rail employes
would materialize.
Rests With Labor Board
In the conference with the Labor
Board rested the possibility of the
Big Five being pursuaded to cancel
their order for a walkout, while in
the meetings of the eleven unions
which actually started today, was to
he decided whether these organiza
tions, holding the balance of man
power through numbering three
fourths of the nearly 2,000,000 rail
workers in their membership, would
join the Big Five if they walk out
October 30, as planned.
While the Big Five conference was
looked on as the most important of
the peace moves, raliroad men to
night professed to see signs of a
peaceful settlement of the difficulties
in the attitude of B. M. Jewell, head
of the 476,000 members of the six
railway shop craft organizations and
, ' J. C. Smoak, vice-president of the
aint?inance of Way union, which
numbers 300,000.
Shop Craft to Confer
The shop craft executive council
met today but took no action, other
than to call in the conference com- -mittee
of one hundred. The commit
tee, while having power to call a .
strike, also is expected to defer ac- .
tion by calling in the 1,000 general
chairmen for a meeting Friday when v
the final attitude of these groups pro
bably will be known,
j The Maintainance of Way execu
tive council met only informally to
' day, the formal meeting coming to
, morrow when all of the members
are expected to be present.
"I cannot speak for my entire or
ganization now, but personally I will
say that we do not want a strike;
that we would never strike on the
wage question unless forced to, and
that we will not go into any walkout
with the brbtherhoows unless we
have definite promises of cooperation
which, so far, has not beeh forthcom
ing from them," said J. C. Smoak,
Maintainance of Way vice-president
Labor Board Haa Backing
The Labor Board will go into con
ference with assurance of full sup- ,
port from every interested govern- .
mental department, its members said '
tonight following an executive sos-
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