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1 . . V : , 1 Weatlier Forecast utku O'SriMtdr in Cloudy in ' north and rain south and central portions Suna day. Monday rain troorf Morning The zenith of a good man's life is when he rises to the perpen dicular line of truth. R. Young. . .1 J I- ',1 i ' , . A ' ' . ,,... ... -. - ' . 1 " 1 ' jtr T TTL -JZl PALATKA, FLORXPASUNDAY MORNING OCTOBER 23, 1921. , , , PRICE r pi I GH T SJ) R :MR E Ml MPG ED 1 C. C. TAKES rnunr step j? $ I HI- EFFORT fifefe. j i mi n i rnui - v mpwb-,. I . mm m u I Gran, Grain Products and Hay Rate Lowered to Pacific Coast HEADS ACTIVE Department Justice to Protect Railroad Properties (Bt Aaaociated Preaa.) Washington, Oct. 22. Federal ac- jtion affecting the railroad strike sit- jsition was take ntoday by two de tartments of the government when Ik Interstate Commerce Commission fwuo'lifr. . -rata . raduiHin mi Cjia products and hay in the terri- uqr between .the. .Mississippi, river lad the Pacific coast, and the "De nttment of Justice issued instruc ts for the protection of the, pro- forthern railway in Texas, where a rnmens strike became effeective anon. The commission's -. decision did not Ml directly with the impending frike but was -considered signifi- fcit in its presentation of prospec- Ive future reductions of railroad Berating .expenses as a basis for f rate making activity. How Commission Views It "So far as a reduction downwards rates can be induced," the com- lissio nsaid, "and so far as the re gions in wages and prices, which fie already been made effective, be converted into rate reduc- jms, we ar eassured that the full jtnrn of prosperity will be hastcn- i ior both industry and labor." b the Internation & Gre taUorth- P railroad development the Denart- r8' f Justic etook coneaezingioe t of Justice took cognizance of fact that receivers representing United States he Dronprfv or,) ;,i fwal marshal n Tf Jl" special deputies as the court rnl consider necessary. At the W ''me it Was niliinntori nn locrnl f W were for the moment under fwration touching nnnn tnp all the five brotherhoods of men in i service for a nntinnii. ,f;v r" deal'ng with the railroad un- ' 80 far as the government is con- led Still rprnntno in U Uo.l wiiroad Labor Board at Chicago. Most Sweenimr P, , i 6 ... .mi .i.-ii rate reduction is the most lePwg issued by the commission "enu years and Qn thfi commo. """d which Mintage of railrnoH trOin H,mn. !' the western tprritn-,, omnt ioL the increases allowed tnese were 35 per cent, in ""rem group territory, 25 per thA mnnf:. r . ! i B 1-3 between divisions. tommisison also ordered rates rte erains iij: i. " 'Wei of wheat in the new e. while rates on grain pro to be altered to fit the new 'Iroads were ordered to have fW HrKi.,1,.1 i , ,. uieS reaay Dy iNovem- R,,8l of Commission "rtiinr it ! .I1WIIB AMI 1111- comniiajiifin hf. wa -g bMle tadustry which ,o in a state or n- P'ostration receiving for Its REFUSE I MRS, ELIZABETH TYI.ER in K-iv 'ft REPUBLICAN TAX REVISION IS PUT THROUGH SENARE Maximum of 50 Per Cent un JncomelSQr:rrax;1 Adopted 'X'- NOW UP TO THE HOUSE uenevea Keduction to 40 Per Cent. Will Be Result Mrs. Elizabeth Tyler. Atlanta fia the only woman member of the Ku- kiux Klan and one of Ita hinho.t officers, who offered her resignation alona with that o c v i..i,. .1.. an offloW, following charges made against them In newspaper articles on the Ku-Klux Klan. 4-. . . Stoiro Warnings Issued " For Big Blow to South Warshiugton, Oct. 22. The weather bureau tonight issued the following storm warning: "Tropical storm over Carribeacn sea, central . west of Grand Canyon and. north of Swart Is land, moving westward, attend ed by.ihi(Ung gales and probably winds of hurricane force. Dang erous for tesSeTs in northwestern Carrihean sea, Yucatan channel and southeast Gulf of Mexico. Storjjfiatnmg d'sl,,acd over extreme southern Florida. Gibbs Refuses to Let Pope Out On Bail During Wait (By AeaoclMtea PreM) Washington, Oct. 22. One of the bin tax revision issues in the senate was settled today with the adoption 54 to 13 of the Republican compro mise income sur tax rates, with the maximum at 50 per cent. All those voting against the compromise were Republicans. The comnromise nlan will have to run the gauntlet of house opposition, and there were predictions that the maximum rate finally agreed upon in the confer ence would be around 40 Der cent. After voting in the sur tax ratus the senate took UD an amendment, hv benatorery,- Democrat, Rhode Is land, proposing normal rates of two per cent, on the first $5,000 of income, four per cent on the second $5,000, six per cent on the third $5,000, and the existing rate of eight per cent, on all over $15,000. After some dis cussion the amendment went over at the request of Senator Lodge, who sadi he desired to obtain official fig ures as to how much loss of reve nue would result from such a plan. Senator Gerry has proposed that the loss of revenue which he esti mated at $135,000,000' could be made up through increased corporation taxes, levy on irasoline and retention of some of the so-called luxury taxes proposed for repeal. FORMER KING RETURNS IN A PLANE TO GET THRONE BACK Charles, " Of Austria- Hungary Has Large Force of Men IS CORDIALLY GREETED 22. Circuit .Tjit-iinvillp. firt Judge Gibbs late today denied bail to John H. Pope, local attorney, con vii'tert two weaks Cairo of murder in the first degree! and sentenced to life imprisonment in connection with the killing here last tnonth of George H. Hickman by. Jnb; Rawlings, during a robbery. Foe sought liberty pend ing a decision of the state supreme court on his appeal for a new trial and his counsel cited, as a precedent, the action of Judge Gibbs in grant ing baif in similar case in Nashua county in 1914. . ' Rawlings, who was tried after Pope's conviction, and also sentenc ed to life, was taken to the state pri- if T?alfrvil lata trxljiv. It is aun at i.c.w... pected that afer undergoing he phy sical examination he will be sent to a road camp as an able bodied prh- pner. ni-nrinxta nrifo which aDDroach, and K. r ; rami have fallen below war levels, while" paying transportation costs many of which are still at the, war time peak. Railroads also are suffering from depression, the commission found,! j a,, civ ner cent, return upon 1 their property declared by congress j to be tne oDject 10 raw umiwuB not being earned generally. The . j it. regulatee body, nowever, uecmreu n self bound "to reflect our' best judge ,t . tn tha hasis which may rea sonably be expected for the future to yield the prescribed return." Potter Takes a View . Commissioner. Potter, one of the three members who ooBcurred in the action of the full commission, (Continued on Page 8) j Boy Tries to Skin Cat on Wire With 60,000 Volts On It 10; aihui'iuipii r''nn, t Raleisrh. N. C. Oct. 22. Thomas O'Daniel, 17, climbed one of the Carolina Fower company transmis sion towers yesterday afternoon at Mefford. three miles from here, and announcing to a companion on the ground that he was going to skin the cat" on the wire grasped the cable, the entire 60,00 volts of elec tricity entering his body. The body dropped fifty feet or more to the ground. Death was instantaneous. Herbert Crook Is Slowly Regaining His Sight Again Fripmls in Palatka of Herbert Crook will be interested to know that he is slowly regaining his sight, and Vine nr far rpenverel it that he Is able to write a leteter, one having been received by David Ben how tell Inof nf the nroeress he has made. He said ih this letter tht't hs had dis carded his colored glasses. j In a half page advertisement in j the Washington Star of October 16 ! is a picture of Mr. Cm ik, published by the specialist wno nas oeen Treat ing him which says that ha has been cured Of total blidnes-s There is also carried a picture of Miss Lillian Frost, of Ocala, a sister of Mrs. Crook, who has been constantly with Mr. and Mrs. Crook. When he left Palatka several months ago to secure treatment by Specialists in Baltimore and New v-L. Mr rvrmlf was tntallv blind. He finally went' U- Washington, f . ter being told by the Baltimore ana New York specialists that hi case New, Monarchistic Cabi- nte Forrned With Maj, Oestburg at Head .;. 4. ' . .Vienna,- Oct. j 22. Former Empor- or Charles, of Austria-Hungary is making another spectacular bid, the second io -eight months, , to regain his trone Tn Hungary? But" this time as in the cafte f hi former attempt; he is finding obstacles in his path. Today'gi outstanding, developments in this latest attempts werei as fol lows: i.y " '' '' !' " '' Reports from Oddenburg that the ex-emperor with ex-Empress Zita in an airplane had , sored from Switz erland on 8hursday and had landed there yesterday,, His enthusiastic reception by mil itary forces "in that disturbed area, under the leadership of Major Osten burg who- immediately nroclaimed him king of Hungary. The formation of a monarchist cabinet headed by Stephen Rokov cky, former president of the Hug garian lower chamber. . Declaration by the present Buda pest government that this attempt the throne would be met with the same measures as those which pre vented his reaching his goal last March. Protestations bv the allied reDre- seentatives at Budapest to the pre sent Hungarian government against Charles' return to the throne. Reports from Budape3t that the railway between that city and Raab was torn up with the result that the train on which the former monarch was reported to be travelling tonight would be unable to continue its jouriney. Twelve thousand troops ! were said to be accompanying the ( former ruler. i LABOR HEADS ARE CERTAIN STRIKES WILL GORHROUGH Stone And Lee See No Reason to Change Their Views TO SHOWTHEIR SIDE Will Prepare Stateement Between Now And Conference A MISS JANE HENDRIC'X Willard to Meet Dempsey in Trial For Lost Titles (By Aaaoclattfit 1im.i New York, Oct. 22. Jess Willard will attempt to regain the world's heavy weicht chamnionshin from Jack Dempsey, at Jersey City next July 1, Tex Rickard said today. Rick ard who returned from Chicago whore he conferred with Dempsey 's manager, said he had verbal agree ments with Dempsey and Willard for the fight. Dempsey . he said has agreed to accept 35 per cent, of the gross receipts and Willard 20 per cent. Cleveland,. Oct. 22. Following a practically all-day session of four of the Big Five railroad brp therhood leaders here which ad journed late toda, President Stone, of the Engineers, said "There is no question in my mind that the men will go through no.; matter what instructions; they get." , " President Lee, of the Trainmen, who also artended the conference, said: "As per the orders of the RailroadiLabor Board, the strike situation as far as I am concern ed, is status quo. I am obeying .the board's instructions and issuing no further orders for the men to leave the service." ' 5 i. Asked if his statement meant that the meeting of the Brotherhood of hcials and railroad executives with the Railroad Labor Board in Chica go next Wednesday would prove fu tile, Mr. Stone said: "I didn't say that. I don't know what the Labor Board or anv one else will have to offer at those hear ings." Internation & Great N. No Test The railroad chief said the strike on the International & Great North ern which was begun by the train men at noon today was not "a test case. Mr. Stone's statement todav was the first definite one made by any of th eleaders of the rialroad men in reply to requests for an ex pression of an opinion as to the strike scheduled to start at 6 a. m. next Sunday. Union officials announced todav that between now and the hearing in Chicago Wednesday they intend to prepare statements on various phases of the threatened strike witn H' object of "counteracting the pub licity of the railroad experts and open shop advocates," and "in order that the public may be fully acouaint- ed with labor's side of the question mvolveo.. "The strike on the International & Great Northern and the situation on j the Tremont & Gulf, where the com pany posted notices abrogating rules j and working conditions yesterday," I Mr. Stone said, "would be among the things considered at another con ference of . the brotherhood leaders tomorrow. By that time we hope to get reliable information from the chairmen of the different organiza tions in the territory covered bv the two roads." Mr. Stone said. I If 1 WORKERS ARE i - - iii . iMiiiMiii ill. IIJTIESEaIISTS OVER HALF OE Miss Jane Hendrlck oesupies ths pptitlon, unusual for a woman, of atstetint traffic manager of the Com panics General Tranaatlantlque the French line. She ha ben In tha Nw York offlc of th oomnanv far nrt . . i .-. - r- - WEEKS THUS JIT: MARION SHOULD NOT BEHoeeyu.s. Movement Is On Foot to Have Fort Mc Henry Saved Also (Br Aaaociated Prem.l Washington, Oct. 22. Fort Marion at St. Augustine, the oldest fortifi cation in America, was mentioned to day by Secretary of War Weeks as among the military reservations he belieeved should be preserved. The secretary informed Senator Weller, of Maryland, that he would give ap proval to bill which the Maryland member said he intended to introduce in the senate, making a Dublie Dark out of the site of Old Fort McHenry near Baltimore. With the announcement several days ago that Fort Marion amoni? other military reservations now re garded as useless, would be sold at public auction, citizens of St. Augus tine appealed to Senator Fletcher and other members of the Florida dele gation to take steps to preserve the old fort and it is expected a bill simi lar to the one proposed by Senator Weller, as regards Fort McHenry, will be introduced by one of the Flo rida members. Three Unions Withdraw Decision to Walk Out October 30 CERKS TO ACT TODAY Officials Said They Will Probaly Not Join Big Five ri? (B7 Aaaociated Presa) Chicago, Oct. 22. The United States Railway Labor Board an nounced tonight it had received word that the . "employes on the -, Tremont & Gul Railroad Co- m v . 67 mile line in Louisiana, had - "accepted the "open ahop'Tn j 'ttat?(. consequently as there was no dispute the board relinquished the . jurisdiction it yesterday announc- . cd it bad assumed over the road. DEMITROFF ASSASSINATED Sofia, Oct. St. Demitroff, Bul garian minister of war. was assas sinated this morning while motoring near this city. His - chauffer and two companions also .ware killed. waa hoDeless. Puttine himself under the. care "of; the Washington special ist he soon was on the roail to re covery. . Daugherty Says "No Strike" Calumbus, Oct. 22. Attorney General Daugherty arrived in Co lumbus late today following a secret trip into the west in connection with the threatened railroad strike and a few hours later left for Washincton. The attorney general would not 'say where he had been or the nature of his activities in the west, but he did say that he did not believe there would be a general railroad strike. Although declaring he did not be lieve there would be no serious- in terruption in the operation of trains. He declared that the srovernment would promptly exercise its authori ty' and would operate "-mail, freight and passenger trains. "' The first nubile intimation that Attorney General Daugherty had left Washington in connection with the Banker Said Booze In His Barn Was i Not His Property i . ,' Bjr Aaaociated Prraa.l Fort Lauderdale, Oct. 22. W. C. Kyle, representative in the legisla ture and president of the Fort Lau derdale State Bank, returned home last night from a fishing trip of two weeks to learn that state prohibition enforcement officers were investigat ing his alleged connection with 68 quarts of liquor seized last week at a cold drink stand at Colohatchee. Enforcement officer Devlin discov ered ithe liquor in the cold drink stand and arrested two men who, ac cording to Devlin, claimed they had stolen, the liquor from Mr. Kvle's bond, "Mr. Kyle declares the liquor was not his property. strike situation was had on hia r. rival in Columbus, his home city. He said he expected to be in Washing ton tomorrow. The attorney general refused to say what action the Deaartmant nf Justice would take should there be a strike. (By Asaoclnted Pwwo ;i ' Chicago, Oct. 22. Officials of unions with more than half of the rail employes of the nation in their membership, tonight an nounced that their men will not be authorized to join the Big Five ' organizations in the strike called for October 30, in protest of wage cuts. Announcement that they would not join in a walkout came from -eight of the eleven "standard" rail unions which for a week had been withholding their final strike decisions, although in most of them the members had voted overwhelmingly to quit work rather than accept a recent twelve and a half per cent, wage reduction authorized by the United States Railroad Labor Board. Only one of these eleven groups now is determined to stand by th eBig Five, it was announc ed, but two others have not yet taken final action. Following announcement by heads of the six shop crafts organizations totalling 600,000 men, that they would not sanction a walkout the leaders of of the 375,000 mainten ance of way employes and of the 25, 000 stationery firemen at an execu tive meeting voted to withdraw their authorization of a walkout only the 75,000 railroad telegraphers positively witn the Big Five. Chief. of the 350,000 clerks will make their decision tomorrow and the signal men, 35,000, also are yet to act. Officials of the clerks said tonight they probably would .not .authorize a strike meeting scheduled tomorrow, thus indicating, union learWo tI;j that a strike, if it materialized, would affect less than one fourth nf th country's railway employes, being connnea to the switchmen, the con ductors, firemen, engineers, train men and telegraphers. The organiza tions which decided not to join an immediat ewalkout will take new strike votes after an expected Labor Board decision in regard to ruins nrl working conditions, it was said. This Road On Open Shop By Aaaociated Praia. Houston, Texas, Oct. 22. Manning of freight and passenger ., trains, on the International Great North.. railroad by non-union .naw, men to tat;e tne places of strikJnguMembers -of the Brotherhood of Railwai Train. - men who walked out. today win start Monday, beneral Manager Goforth announced tonight t !!' Hi i i ' -'fl m 7 t ' i 1 1 . -!m .I ' SI - "Jl J f If 1 i J . ? t s t 2 A ..ft v.