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7' -. ' ' Weather Forecast Partly cloudy Thursday and Friday Good Morning Whims are harder to'' remove than sorrows; Jor time, instead of weakening, strengthens them. Love. VOL ftL NO. 15. PALATKA, FLORIDA, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBEU 27, 1921. FIVE DEAD AND MILLIONS LOST IN STORM; PRICE FIVE CENTS u t ' i tSKVTMRHOnn CHIEFS SA Y STRIKE SURE IIPH WATER FRONT 18 WRECKED: EAUTIFUL BAYSHORE DRIVE PILED E UP WITH WRECK! FROM STORM kinset Beach Wiped Off EarthAnxiety Felt tor aatety ot Many Rescuers in Ybor City College Students Safe (By Associated Press) Lakeland, Oct. 26. South Florida snenf tnHav n recapitulating the damage, estimated to run vvpII into millions of dollars, caused by the gulf hurricane which tore northeastwardly across Florida's nenin- lular yesterday. At times attaining velocity of 70 miles an hour, the gale brought destruction to smal ler obstacles in its path, but only in a few instances. According to reports, causing a loss of life. While there has been onlv three or four isolated hses of death from the storm it is feared the clearing r i ji . . T 11 to away ui mc ucuns in lampas wrecKea portions Light add to the list. Of the cities and towns within b radius of 40 miles of Lakeland that could be reach ed by automobile today, Tampa appears to have suf fered the greatest damage. The Bay Shore drive, esidential section from Franklin street to Port Tampa, is a panorama of destruction. Trees are down, houses with roofs torn away and foundations eakened from the tidal wave that swept in over the Storm Has Moved Out to Sea Again lly AHMucluled lseNM) Washington, Oct. 26. The trop ical storm which swept the Florida coast with such disastrous effect yesterday was central tonight about latitude 29 and longitude 75 degrees, thee weather bureau an nounced, and was moving slowly eastward. This would put the storm about midway between the South Atlantic coast and Bermuda. HARDINGIMPUDENT INADVISING ON OBVIOUS DUTIES (By Aniioclntud Preiwi President Speaks Like a Demagogue to Bir mingham Throng TAMPERS A HE Presumes That Social Equality Can Never Be a Fact FIVE LIVES KNOWN LOST IN ST. PETE TAMPA First Dispatch Through From Stricken City Tells Storv y ( IJy AitNlfile! PrHi) Birmingham, Oct. 26. North and south, white and black, were admon- Icawall fromJTampa Bay, have collapsed and logsphed by. jresident. adding here to- J l " t 1 litv io put asiue oiu u rc jut i ices anu other debris swept in on the onrushing water s i JL aniI spt tlllf fL of thG trestnow grace what were once the beautiful lawns; nation courageously toward a con- If the HvHe Part sprtmrx; nnp nf Tnmnn's iiinr!!ttive and permanent solution ofi , ... I . - : ine race prooiem. aShlOnable SUburbS. ; In a sweeping presentation of hisj Along the waterfront large sections of the sea i viws-whieh were reeeived with vary- ii j " f ti ', ing manifestations of emotions by a sail were swept away and parts of the streets were ,mwil of.MVeral thousands. whitesi ivashed into the bay. Mouses immediately adjoining! ami negroes, the president declared! without ' s"' equality Detween tne races; ; must not be considered but that the black man must have j the boulevard were crushed in by the gal Ipparent resistance. Sunset Beach, a popular reSOrt of Iampa, WaSj increased political, economic and Completely destroyed. Small houses were torn down can nation is t0 live true t0 its tra. !nd washed awav and the white sands of the beach Unions of uemocracy. low show no vestage of ever having been inhabited.) dd. one of five delivered PS1? S,EfN OF' TAMPA IS ;0n ,j m iifiunutitii mi The down town section of Tampa so, mm- miles of ground were inun- fas more fortunate than the out i dated. Women and chililren in this forts of the suburbs. The damage I seoct ion were rescued by a band of the city proper being confined to e breaking of plate glass windows, tearing away of awnings and the 'oofing of buildings. A warehouse jtcupied by the Gulf & Southern it is feared that some ';?amship company was destroyed may have perished forty volunteers and curried to safe ty in the highlands of the city. All the dwellings in the Palmetto sec tion were completely demolished and Of ill BE ELECTROCUTED By ANHorlfitcl rr?N4.v Richmond, Va., Oct. -6. A verdict f guilty of murder in the first de- of the rescuers j uri.e Was returned by a jury in Hen boats brought j via) county circuit court here this af- One Woman Spent Entire Night Clinging to :Yawl (By AMocIntPt) Prrnff.) Tampa, Oct. 26. Five persons are known to be dead in this city and St. Petersburg as the result of yesterday's storm, which caus ed a local property damage esti mated at between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. The storm was the worst that hat, struck this section since 1811, iThe known dead of Tampa are: , live wire Tuesday. - ' Mrs. J. D. Wilder, drowned to day. Louis Voire, drowned Tuesday. At St. Petersburg there were two known deaths: F. C. Wolse, 18, was crushed when a roof caved in on him. J. W. McLean, 75, died of ex citement while closing the win dows of his home. The entire waterfront of St. Petersburg was washed away but at yet it is. impossible to deter mine the extent of the damage there. The sum 150 residents of Pass-A-Greille were saved though the island was damaged to the extent of approximately $100,000. Thin city's property loss is shared hy half by the street car telephone and telegraph com panies. About one fourt of the damage was borne by muds and bridges. The remainder of the estimated loss is widely scatter ed among buildings, principally among the residential section. Final Effort For Peace is On Today IB7 AHHOl'lUtt'U Prt'MHl Chicago, Oct. 26. The govern ment will make its final appeal to prevent, the. threatened general railroad strike, tomorrow morn ing at 9 oclock.. when presidents, general chairmen and executive committees of the five train ser vice unions meet 'here at a con ference reported to have been ar ranged at the instigation of the United States Railroad Labor Board. , ' PRIEST IS LURED T Assassination Is Very Similar to That of Father Breslan STRAiERJP CALL Possees Forming to Get Slayer If Dogs Take to Trail St. ries of Heroic Rescues Plant City, Oct. 26. Stories of heroic r?sci:es cf persons at Tampa maroone 1 as a resxt of the gulf s torm v h'ch flooded a large portion of the !ty begin to filter through communication system. to tliis t. iwn today. Plant City, about t-,':T,ty niles r.ort'.: rf Tampa, and tself b. !!y dealt with by the storm is now : erving as an outlet for Tam pa with the cutside world. j Plant City throughout the day j I hr.s m; 'ntained ur -ert":r. te'."graph C'-iumur. ieationl with inorth Florida, i while messages destined for Tampa and St. l'etersourg are be:ng con veyed by automobiles which ply roads strewn with fallen trees and telegraph and telephone lines. The numerous beach resorts around T:impa,' St. Petersburg and Clear water s'Tered severely from th'' storm, n cording to advices reaching here. Notable among the rescues was that of Mrs. W. C. Greene, wife of a leading merchant. She was making fast a small boat to the dock when a gust of the wind carried her well out into the bay. She finally manag ed to reach a yawl and for several hours she was tossed about at the mercy of the storm. Without paddles or any means of guiding her destiny she was finally carried up a small creek where she was rescued this morning after being imperilled ' for twenty hours. f was part of the ks. Here and there throughout the '1 are stranded street cars, vic of the sudden failing of the power plant. Telephones and Mallory Line into play were swept out trom snore ti-rnoon m hte case ot ur. Hiimarm land wreckage gave mute evidence ofj., Hadley, former United States ar- their fate. :::y surgeon who was charged with i 1 1. rt' hivirn!,, V.ic wifw Ir Stie S ... e ,f ,..... torn from ,vt , ...m Tma a,- TTnrl nv. whiKP hnnv ' ' SIU'CLS "1 liii iwn.';; - j -, the roofs of business buildings and j was fund in the James river near here about three year? ago. The verdict was returned after the jury had been out less than for ty minutes. The verdict curries with it a sentence of death in the electric chair at the state penitentiary here. Pr. Hadley, who stood up while the foreman of the jury rendered the ver- wric light wires dangled in a hurled several hundred feet against KSH mass, giving little hope of .'house? to break windows. Among the Pearly resumption of service. I business houses being seriously dam- Conservative estimates placed the aged in this section were the Nation imW in Tampa propertv at $3,- i al Biscuit company, - the Peninsular "XOOO. Paper company, C. H. Moorehouse, storm travelling north ap- Cumberland & Liberty Mill company, 'ed to concent its, fll fnree I .T. O. Brant ly company, the Consoli- llr City, the Latin quarter of dated company, Avery & Owen com- diet received it without tremor a, nearly 500 houses were wreck-Jpany, Lucas Bros., Jackson Grain , Mrs. C. J. Hadley, the aged mo i" that section. In the Palmetto company, Perkins & Sharp, and a ther of the physician who had come N section approximately four 'number of smaller Cuban industries. from her home in lexas, was not in j the court room when tn cjury ren- 0UTHERN COLLEGE STUDENTS ; I'JS NARROWLY ESCAPE FROM BEACH j TSLw1 JS anxiety felt for the safety of, tained when that building later was; Dr. Hadley, cool and collected He Snn c..l.j .u.n The last automobile 1 rn,,H t ohis attorneys after the v oiuuenis oi ooumeun w- . uau.j n. - - to cross the bridge was oareiy aneiei ver(i,ct had been reaa anu nam. of the tearing away of long span of i i wjsh you gentlemen to under- the bridge, it is reported. In Clear-: ftan,i that I am more than apprecia te nower and ice plant ana i ; tive 0f the services you nave ren- E. 'earwater Beach was re- this afternoon when messen ! reached Tampa stating that all rtadents were taken across the i ""toClearwater early Tuesday. ? automobiles from Clearwater rotated the long bridge while the Was hronlrinn. Tke .t..Joiit faanbers of the faculty fled with p their immediate possessions. I 1 of them were taken' to Gray p mn at Clearwater and it is re one slight injurUs. were aus- j yet. been vstablished theatre were badly damaged, accord-; (cre(i me. There was not a flaw in ing to reports reaching here, while j the defense." small boats in the harbor were twist- i Man!de Sarasota, ed and tossed about at the ".SXwT Wmrtto, Terra Seia, the wind. One party described 1" J other towns on the automobile were picked up and , Elbngto rjr turned over. Seaboard extending from Reliable tomiranou sarasota. tonight witnj 1 4 ," Br Aml Preh.r- ' Lead, S. Dak., Oct. 26. The body of Father A. B. Belknap, rector of St. Patrick's cathedral here, was found todr.y on "Poor Man's Gulch," highway near the city limits of Lead. A bullet from a large calibre revolver had pierced his heart. The priest had been lured to his death by a man who a few minutes before had appealed to Father Belknap to come with him to administer the last sac rament of the church to a sick man. Tonight the authorities of Lfcad were without a clue to the identity of the slayer. Bloodhounds were on the way from Mitchell, S. Dak., and when they arrive search for the mur derer will start. Throughout the Black hills scores of men were ready tonight to form posses. Called Out At Early Hour It was about 3:15 oclock this morning when aman rang the bell at the door of Bishop J. J. Lawler's residence where Father Belknap lived. The young priest answered the call. Father Hoben and Father Belk nap's parents, also living at the Law ler home, heard a man ask Father Belknap to come with him to the home of a sick friend. Father Belk nap went to his garage to get his automobile. His visitor accompanied him. The starter on the car would not work and the pair left afoot. That was the last occupants of the Bishop's NO POWER U'J EARTH CAN STOP MEN FROM WALKING OUT EXCEPT WHAT IS TERMED 'SATISFACTORY SETTLEMENT' Declarations Made Following a Day Of Verbal Jockeying With Labor Board Big Four Certain to Strike (By Associated Press) Chicago, Oct. 26. Executives of the Big Four Brotherhoods and the Switchmen's Union of North America, after a day of verbal jockeying with the united states Kaiiroaa Labor board, declared late today that no power on earth save a "satisfactory set tlement" can prevent their men walking out, begin ning next Sunday morning at 6 oclock. Their declaration came at the close of a day of fruitless questioning when Judge R. M. Barton, chairman of the Labor Board, called each union president in turn and asked him four prepared ques tions, the third of which was: "If the board shall declare a strike if not justified and should not occur and direct that the employes not strike, will that order be obeyed?" The union chiefs. Warren S. Stone, of the engi neers, W. G. Lee, of the trainmen, L. E. Sheppard of the conductors, W. S. Carter, of the firemen and' T. C. Cashen, of the switchmen declared in turn . they had no power to cancel the strike order, express ed the individual opinion that their men would not obey an order from them or the board to remain at work, and reiterated their previous declarations that only "satisfactory settlement" could avert a walkout. Such a settlement, thev said, would be reconsid eration bv the Labor Board of its 12 per cent, wajre reduction order of last July 1, or a" movement by the individual railroads to confer with the unions and set aside the board's order. BOARD ASKS LEADERS PREPARED QUESTIONS ON BASIS FOR PEACE W. S. Carter declared a settlement should also -reimburse the men for the pay lost since July 1 as a result of the wage cut. The other three questions asked the union leaders were: Who, or what authority in your labor organization, can withdraw the order to strike or stop a strike? "Suppose you, the chief executives of your organization, or your ex ecutive committee, issued an order or a statement that a strike should not occur, do you not believe the strike would be prevented? "Will you, as chief executive, use your power and influence to see that the orders of the board on the lat ter be obeyed?" That the government contemplates injunction proceedings against the unions for violating the transporta tino act was indicated by the trend on the board. Hooper sought throughout his ex aminations of the five union leaders to bring out that their strike order was not only in defiance of the July wage cut decision but, by including other and unsettled questions violat ed that part of the transportation act which says all disputes "shall'' be referred to the board first for settlement. Lee, of the trainmen, said the or ganization's ballot was based solely on the July 1 wage cut and declared he had withdrawn from the brother hood's joint meeting and refused to subscribe to their ballot. The lan guage of the joint ballot, he said, implied other questions were involv ed. The other leaders defended the joint ballot and asserted that all the other questions referred to, all had a of questioning conducted by Ben W. J bearing on the f ram of mind which Hooper, representative of the public led the employes to vote for a. strike. residence heard of the priest until ' his body was found half an hourj later. It lay in the roadway, face i downward. A large bruise on the back of the Priest's head indicated he had been struck from behind with a blunt instrument. page edition here this morning, but this afternoon returned to Tampa. (Br AMOclntea PreM) Train Load May lie Lost Lakeland, Oct. 2fi. Fears for the safety of a train load of refugees who left Boca Grande early yester day morning were expressed tonight by officials of the Charlotte Harbor Northern railway at Mulberry. They have been unable to obtain any in formation from Boca Grande. A re lief trin was dispatched early this morning, but it was halted ten miles north of Boca Grande by a series of The Tampa Tribune printed a four , impassable washouts. I OTHER QUESTIONS THAN WAGES INVOLVED IN MEN'S GRIEVANCE The question of time and one half for overtime and of a general revi sion of schedules were included in the discussion preceding the strike question proper on both the joint ballot and that of the trainmen, they said. While all the union chiefs maintained that the strike question was technically taken on the July wage cut all admitted that the other questions would probably figure in any settlement leading to calling off the strike. Questioning of the union leaders brought out that a vote against the strike had been returned on twenty three roads by the conductors; on fourteen roads by the trainmen and on three roads by the firemen. Cash- en said the switchmen on every syi- after a heated protest against fur nishing th einformation "to his ene mies" agree to obtain it from his of fice in Cleveland. The hearing was marked by fre quent clashes between members of the board and Stone. The engineer grand chief charged Chairman Barton was not giving the unions a fair hearing after he had attempted to introduce the names of seven roads which he said violated orders of the board. The chair ruled against the evidence. "It is not our purpose to sit here and listen to discussion going back into the history of other decisions or the merits of decisions that we have rendered," the chairman said. "If you want to be heard on that you may tern voted in favor of striking. Stone,1 be heard at any other time and place." Hi :0 I 4 ' i r 'I i .11 -r i a.