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V '.' i " ' '''' '.'.V.'--:. ' ,Good Morning - We sometimes fancy lady at firMt sight whom, on acquaint ance, we cannot esteem. Web- titer. ' . ' . ; JJO'39 - PALATKA, FLORIDXf THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 24, 1921 . ' - PRICK FTVB CBNTB WMSON TIDE IS STBL HIGH IN BELFAST; AEROGRAM SAYS OL&SANTA COMINGXMAS " r ' ; ; ; : UHTirrii i nrl Ii ARE AD RESULT F LAST FEW in FisiT enty-five Wounded Dur ing Period of Few Days. E KILLEESTERDAY test Reports Indicate Or der Restored Late in Evening. iBt AnoclaOd P. Belfast, Nov. 23. When dark- s fell tonight the death roll the result of the disorders of it list few days had reached total of 18. The wounded Uber 75. Five persons were killed dur the day in the sniping and loradic outbursts of shooting lith took place' in various iris of the city. Order had xn restored at 8:30 o'clock this lining. At 3 o'clock this afternoon a In standing in Royal avenue lis shot He was . watching soting which was taking place I uother street .During the Sifmoon a woman was killed U two men and two women at wounded and taken to hos- luls. ' Iwanians Discuss Mwanis Ideals in a Practical Sense p Kiwanis Club program yester- was in charge of C W. Loveland, raian of the education commit and consisted of short talks by bers of the edlcation committee k the lines of True Ideals of anis. Bob Earnest made an in- Ming talk on "The Application of widen Rule in Business Life." ward Rowton explained 'the ation of a Drum and Bugle, led by the American Legion, to inown as the "KRAC" Drum & e Corps of Paltatka. The let- fa forming the name "KRAC" for Kiwanis, Rotary, Ameri kgion, and Chamber of Corn el and each letter will appear '! emblem of its organization. eiab voted the sum of $75 to !' in its formation. L Mann rendered a detailed M statistical report of the erty valuation personal, real railroad in the Interlachen Road lct and Palatka and showed the ationate cost of the road from a to Hawthorn, which would orne by Palatka property. Mr. 1,1 "as thanked by the Club for "refill and painstaking work. N Community lay to Be Given F December First ' Thursday December first, at k School Auditorium the first le Community Service plays will wi. Three one-act plays will ""raced by local talent that which will be "The Neigh ' "The Florist flhor. " and ," Beans." The first of the Mill begin promptly at 8:15. P'ays are being rehearsed ' ""der the direction of Miss 'te Oak, of Community Service, the entire cast of each Dlav PJ withusiastic and are putting mto me rehearsals man en in any amateur pro staged in Palatka. CARRIERS APPEAL FOR ADOPTION OF THEIR PROPOSAL INSTEAD OF THAT INSTITUTED BY THE I. C. C. (By Associated Press ) ' , Washington, Nov. 23. A ten per cent reduc tion in car load freight rates on farm products, coupled with reduction in railroad wages, was pro posed by the carriers to the Interstate Commerce Commission today as a substitute for the order of the commission dated October 20, reducing rates on hay and grain shipments. The substitute schedules would be effective for an experimental period of six months.' The com mission was asked to reopen its decision of October 20 in order that argument might be given in behalf of their proposal. The suggested reduction on car load shipments would cover grains, hay, cotton and cotton seed and its products, except meal and oil, citrus and fresh fruits, live stock and dairy products. The scope of the proposed cut in wages was not indicated, the statement merely saying that "the benefits of tfie re duction thus obtained,' from the Railroad Labor Board shall be passed to the public in reduced rates. TRIAL OF 'wiT SPECIAL SESSION OF SIXTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS COMES TO END WITH MANY CHARGING LENGTH CAUSED IRRITABILITY President Goes to 'Capftbf "fo Sign Up Important Measures (Ur ANNorlntcd Prraal Washington, Nov. ii. The spe cial session of the Sixty-seventh con gress ended late today, after Presi dent Harding had visited the capitol and signed measures enacted in the closing hours. The house was the first close, adjourning siiie die at 4:01 and the senate quit at 4:37. Chief among the measures signed by Mr. Harding were the tax revis on and maternity bills. The senate attempted to clean up some 500 odd presidential nominations, but nearly half of the number were lewt to die under the law. Most of those upon which no action was taken were Frequent reference was made in minor postniastership appointments, the closing debate to the length of some saying the work had caused ir the session which began April 11, ritability and lack of co-operation among members. Congress will have only a brief respite from its labors, (however, convening in regular ses sion on December 8. Not all of congress will leave Washington for the vacation. Sev eral committees are scheduled to con tinue their work and others may de cide to remain during the recess. The principal questions before com mittees are railroad legislation tariff revision. SELECTION OP A TO TRY LENA CLARKE IS TED Postal Inspectors on Ground to Testify as to Postal Defalcations (By AnHoolatpd PreHH) Orlando, Nov. 23. The work of selecting a jury to try Lena Clarke and Baxter Patterson on a charge of murder in connection with the killing of Frank Miltimore, contin ued in Circuit Court here today and will be taken up again tomorrow, Thanksgiving day. Twelve men were again tentative ly seated in the jury box tonight, with only thirteen remaining of the venire of 75, from which to fill any vacancies that might be caused by opposing council tomorrow. Developments outside the court room today were the arrival of two postal inspectors. These inspectors conducted an investigation into the theft from a registered package consigned from West Palm Beach through Miss Clarke's charge as postmistress to the Atlanta Reserve Bank. and Virginia and N. C. Will Piay Today Despite Quarrell (By AxioHntfd !' , . Raleiirh N. C, Nov. 23.-The foot ball game between the University of: North Carolina and Virginia win De played at Chapel Hill tomorrow as scheduled, it was announced in sev eral quarters today following con ferences between officials of the two institutions as to the eligibility of Johnson, star member of Carolina's backfield. Johnson will be permit ted to play, it is understood. Threats had beenjmade to cancel the game. STRIKE LEADERS DEPORTED. Tampa, Nov. 23. Rumors that a number of strike agitators have been a tA tmrn the city and actual disappearance of Louis uiaz a West Hold Thanksgiving Service at Baptist Church in Evening All of the Protestant churches of the city will uniet in a Thanksgiv ing service this evening at 7:30 o'clock at the First Bpatist church.' A special musical program has been arranged, and it is expected that mmebers of all congregations in the city will be in attendance. The sermon will be preached by Rev. J. D. Sibert, pastor of St. James Methodist church, and he will be as sisted in the service by Rev. Donald MacQueen, of the Presbyterian church, Rev. Guy Frazer, of St. Marks Episcopal church, and Rev. J. F. Savell, pastor of the First Baptist church . . Villa of Crimea Was Open to Sleuthjng Men For Twelve Days BONES THOSTOF A DOG . 'rr--: ' Pound and a Half All He Is Supposed to Prove Res ponsibility For (Br AwwUlfil Pmu.1 " Versailles, JJor, 23. The defense in the trial of Henry Landru; charged With eleven murders, was' consider ed by those present ni court today to have, had it-'best day since the trial opened.. The belief was baseS on the fact that 'Jhe' defense proved by witnesses.for the prosecution that Landru's Villa 'at ., Gambais, where the Cmurders' ar alleged to nave oeen. commuted,; jernainecj un protected between' April 13ihe--date of the fjrst search ,'o ih, premises. at which time nothii' But the bodies of, .two jdogs ire-. tuA3t ;aud"Ajr.il 25;threer'ys;,pxfoT' tb the' Beyond search when a pound and a half of bones, which the ' prosecution claims belonged to human beings, were dis covered. . Jury Seems Impressed. ine jury seemed greatly im pressed when counsel for the de fense compared the testimony of Fernando Segret, who lived with Landru from late in 1917, up to the time he was arrested, in April, 1919, with that of Police Inspector Daulet. Madamoiselle Segret testified yes terday that she built a fire in the kitchen range at Gambias on April 5 and noticed nothing strange among the ashes. It was in this range that the prosecuition alleged Landru burned his victims. Inspector Dau let swore thateon April 28 a portion of the pound and a half of bones pro duced in court were found in this range. DEPUTY UNITED STATES MARSHAL WANDERS AWAY FROM MIAMI AND IS BELIEVED LOST IN EVERGLADE " (By Associated Press) Miami, Nov!-23. The sheriff's forces tonight gave up the search of the Everglade country for Deputy United States Marshal A. W. Oberlin, miss ing since a week ago Tuesday, in the belief that he has suffered a lapse of memory and is still living. Oberlin, while once before running for mayor of Canton, O., during the war, disappeared. He was found several months later working in a govern- w 1 1 1 ment snip yard as a common laborer. Oberlin's abandoned automobile was found near the Tamiami trail canal last Friday. ' When it was identified today it was learned that Oberlin had not returned home. His wife had believed him to be away on business connected with his office here, Sheriff's deputies at once began a search of the country surrounding and dragged the canal but without result. Mr. Oberlin came to Miami and engaged in the real estate business about three years ago. On a $125 investment he is said to have made a profit of $18,000. WORST TAX LAW EVER ENACTED NOW A LAW, PRESIDENT ATTACHING HIS SIGNATURE AN HOUR AFTER FINISH BERT HODGE POST IS HOST TO ST. JOHNS; TO HJIEjOGLE CORPS Much Business Transacted Between Social Amenities. Tampa coffee shop man, said to be one of the leaders of the agitation which caused a strike in practically all of the city's factories of this city, were today's developments. Honored by a visit of thirty mem bers of St. Johns Post American Le- gion from St. Augustine last night, Bert Hodge Post held one of its most successful meetings. Reports of committees of Armistice Day cele bration were read and unanimously adopted. C Howard Rowton, of, the Drum and Bugle Corps committee, reported that he had received the heartiest of co-operation from the Rotarians, Kiwanians' and Chamber of Com merce, each of these organizations having pledged to donate $75.00 to the organization and maintainence of the corps. The Legion will do nate a like amount. This corps will be called the KRAC Drum and Bugle Corps of ,- Paltaka, its name being derived from the first four letters of the four organizations making possible its success. It will be com posed of twenty-two members, who will be in uniform and will be led and directed by "Biddie" Shearouse. Reports of the Armistice Day cel ebration were approved by the Post, and vote of thanks authorized to every citizen not a member of the TO NEW LEVELS WITH VICTORY iTES AT PAR Liberty Three and a Half Issue Made Greatest Gain. (ny AftMoclated PrpM) New York, Nov. 23. Most, of the Liberty bonds issued by the United States government t omeet expenses of the world war mounted to new high records for the year on the stock exchange today, while Victory lour and three-quarter notes dupli cated their recent record of par for Odd lots. Liberty three and a halfs made the greatest gain at a net advance of 76 cents per $100, to 96. The first our and a quarter rose thirty cents, to 95.40, the second four and a quarter 24 cents to 95.24. and the fourth four and a quarters 36 cents to 95.84. Supporters Admit Another Law Will Be Necessary in Another Year Legion who helped make the cele bration a success. Resolutions were also adopted thanking these citizens for their help. Money Left from Celebration. Chairman of the finance commit tee, E. D. Ferrell, read his report in whichhe stated that after all dis bursements had been made, there was a balance of eleven hundred dol lars left., in the treasury, which amount was at the disposal of the Legion. A resolution was adopted thank ing James R. Mellon for the hand some bronze tablet which was un veiled to futnam county's dead oni Armistice Day. Copies of this res-( olution were ordered published and a copy forwarded to Mr. Mellon. Among the St. Augustine visitors who addressed the meeting were Dr. J. Burnie Griffin, Post Commander of St. Johns Post; J. W. Rodden berry, Forrest Davies, 1 CJhestley Bennett and "Neil of the Navy" Phillips. Each made a very good talk, in which the local post was congratulated upon having, such an enthusiastic membership and such a lisve organization. Good fellowship pervaded the atmosphere and to show their appreciation of the invi tation to Palatka, the visitors sang several songs. Rev. J. F. Savell was a visitor and (lir Aamiclatcd PrefuO Washington, Nov. 23. The tax re vision bill became law late today, President Harding signing it at the capitol during the closing hour of the special session of congress. The executive signature was at tached within less than an hour after the senate had completed enact ment of the measure by agreeing to the conference report. This is the bill which repeals the excess profits and transportation taxes, does away with most of the so-called nuisance and luxury taxes, reduces individual taxes all along the line and increases the corporation tax from ten per cent to 12 1-2 per Kent. Few fi any senators supporting the measure were entirely satisfied with all of its sctions but they took the' view that" it contained more good provision s than bad ones. The ftieasure is generally conceded, to be only a temporary one, and the un aerscanaing now is tnat a new re vision bill will have to be framed within a year or so. In the four hours of debate which preceded the senate vote the bill re ceived little commendation and much of condemnation. Every sen ator who spoke, and there were near ly a dozen, had some . complanit to make, while Several .sharply criti cized the bill as a whole. made a fine address, which was re ceived with hearty applause. Jim Hart spoke ni behalf of the Com munity Christmas tree and George Everson made an appeal to the mem bers, as did Post Commander Pierce and Adjutant Rowton in behalf of 'the Red Cross drive which is being staged. Reparts were read from the enter tainment committee and the football committee. The latter committee reported that the football team is leaving for Orlandofthig- morning for a Turkey Day game with that city and that other games were in process of being arranged between other Legion teams. BIG TREE SPREAD WITH GOODIES FOR KIDDIES Committee Meets to Carry Out Orders of Jolly Old Codger WILL HAVFTlNE TREE Every Individual in City Is Urged to Be In On the Festivities BOSS OWL CONVICTED. (Br Aaaoclat Prraa.t Indianapolis, Nov. 23. John W. L. Talbot, of South Bend, Ind., Supreme President of the Order of Owls was found guilty today by a federal court A big Community Christmas trea is demanded, by Santa Claus in Alt aerogram received yesterday morn ing by Wayman Houston, who was chairman of the arrangements here last Christmas for the tree which was erected for Palatka children. It brought immediate action, and yesterdya afternoon a meeting of committees from the various organ izations of the city was held at the Chamber of Commerce rooms to plan for carrying out old St.' Nicholas' orders. .' . . ... . :. Chairman Houston rood the aero gram, dated at Saskatchewan, in- ' Bicating that Santa was . coming South a good deal earlier this year, It said: "I will be in Palatka Christ mas. You must provide a Christmas tree for the children. Please make the arrangements and wireless me care North Pole. - Signed, St. Nicholas." When this communication " was read to the commityies assembled they all voted that the orders be car- ' ried out and Mr. Houston was jam med back into the chairman's chair, Ernest Rowton was made royal cus todian of funds and Jim Hart was ordered t oact as secretary and gen eralising. Following the completion of the official list there was a gen eral discussion of campaign plans. me.fl....igftanMccH when in the cou To Divide Up the Work. Committees will be named to look after the various details so that when Old Santa arrives he will not be disappointed. There will be a committee to secure the tree, a com- ., mittee to prepare the music, a ' committee to secure the presents for .Santa's inspection, a committee to see to decorations and another to form the children in. lines so that there will not be the confusion which existed last Christmas. This was severely criticised by Santa Claus. It is necessary to have a little money. Last night the American Legion made its contribution. The other organizations of the city will be called on, as well' as individuals. The Rotary and Kiwanis clubs will do their share, and the names of those who contribute to the fund will ' be published. ' All contributions should be sent to Secretary Jimmy Hart at once, and the full list of contributors will be published in The News as soon as the first contribution is received. Jury Trying Boy in Jax Disagrees (Br Asaortate PtmhI Jacksonville, Nov. 23 The jury which heard the case of Tom Hysler, Jr., 14 years old, charged with the murder of J. A. Harvey, 21, at White House October 30, was dis charged late tonight when it failed" to reach a verdict afte seven hours of deliberation. jury of violating the Mann act The jury deliberated an hour before recahing its verdict. ff!- r I! 7 . I : 1 1 v ( t ' v. it, ) J 1' r M 1 '