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fPeatfier Forecast
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PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 25, 1921
PRICB FIVE CBNTS
BEGINS
TESTIMONY IN CLARKE CASE:
MA Y WITHDRAW FROM CONFERENCE
RICH N. ELLIOTT
istal Official Said to
Have Received it from
Miss Clarke.
T- 1 T T 1
vo employes unaer
Lena Seem Reluctant
to Testify.
(Br AMOrfate4 PrcM)
rlmdo, Nov. 24. Testimony in the
of Lena Clarke and Baxter Pat-
l: began this afternoon at 2:45,
sr. Carey Hand, the first witness
the state, was called to the stand.
adjourned shortly before 6
fci, after three state's witnesses
testified and W. P. Brannon,
instates postal inspector, called
m itHH$!-jUi-tate,- had teeti-
before Judge Andrews with the
excused irqm the room in order
the admissability of his testi
ly regarding a confession made to
pal inspectors by Lena Clarke in
tounty jail here might be passed
before it was given to the jury.
ae testimony of Carey Hand, the
iertaker who had taken charge of
body of F. A. Miltimore on the
the was found with a bullet in his
p, served to establish the nature
wound.
W. Farlar, the dispatching clerk
he West Palm Beach postoffice,
'wd Mr. Hand to the stand and
fied as to the incidents just prior
se disappearance of $32,000 from
nest Palm Beach postoffice on
The witness spoke in a voice
iy distinguishable and amid the
rses constant interruDtions he
d to grow steadily more con-
! He was dismissed after the de-
e counsel arose to inquire if the
"ere trying to impeach its own
as the state endeavored to get
estimony before the jury.
Fixing Postal Theft.
ss Edna Johnson, the registry
at the West Palm Beach postof
testified that the two empty
f)' bags found beneoath the dead
of Miltimore were stolen from
Mil pouch at West Palm Beach
d contined $32,000 and were
fed by her as tire ones she had
l in the pouch on the afternoon
ay 26, under the registered num-
She testified that Lena
Congressman Rich N. Elliott of In.
diana has the unique distinction of
presenting the only congressional dis
trict in the United States with a nick
name. All over the Middle West it is
known as the "Old Burnt district."
The name likely comes from an old
custom of burning "plug" hats In a
huge bonfire during political jolllfica.
tions.
POST CARD WEEK ill
BE LAUNCHED IN THIS
CUT ON IPBNDAY
Expected to Send Out
Over 1000,000 Cards
In Six Davs.
ST6.
ft had been in the office at the
d to the fact that the Dounch
tan unlocked bv Miss Clarke
that a registered letter was added
contents.
appaared reluctant in her tes-
"5 and the state's attorney asked
f she had talked with King, an
e of the postoffice and a
i of Lena Clarke, since her ar-
' Orlando. She mnlied that she
tot denied that he had talked of
about which she was to tes-
BARNE WINS MOTOR RACE.
"'Angeles, Nov. 24. Eddie
of Los Angeles, won the 250
utomobile race here today, and
Milton, second, won the na-
championship on seasonal
Elliott took third pake.
l"S BEATS BIRMINGHAN
t SOUTHERN IN SLOW GANE
M. Nov. 21 Th Rollinn col-
Of Winter Park mat the
Vrn Southern eleven here to-
iron A .ma
A meeting will be held this after
noon at the Chamber of Commerce
rooms for the purpose of perfecting
details of the post card week, which
will be staged in Palatka next week.
It is proposed to follow along the lines
of the recent contest in Jacksonville,
on a smaller scale, and to send out
more than 100,000 cards.
Jacksonville secured publicity with
its post card day that it could not
have secured for any amount of
ninnev. as Deonle were reached who
would probably never think of Jack
sonville, or of Honda, w they are
interested. More than a million cards
were sent out, and in consequence free
tours were given to girls and boys
from other cities.
Just what Palatka will offer in the
wav of trizes will be decided on this
afternoon. All organizations of the
city, as well as individuals, will be in
vited to enter the contest.
Believed Oberlin
Killed Self When
Could Not Settle
iBt AocIiiI I"rrM.
m;..,; Vnv. 24. In the belief
that Adam V. Oberlin, deputy United
. . , i? A
States marshal, wno aisappcicu
.i bill,.) himself, sheriff's
deputies today continued their search
of the Everglades wnere me om
cers' abandoned car was found Tuea-
This theory was strengtnenea iu
j.. an it was learned that a
$10,000 note signed by Oberlin had
fallen due about the time he disap
peared and that ne naa women w
siderably as to hov he would meet
it. When it was first learned that
the man had disappeared he was
-ut. t Kovo suffered from a re-
inougni i -- ,
currence of aphasia from whcih he
is said to have sunerra im
years.
GAINESVILLE HAS H;RD TIME
DEFEATING ST. PETERSBURG
St. Petersburg, Nov. 2v-Gainesville
highschool's football Jeven re
tained iU bid for state chanpionship
honors by defeating St. Petersburg
high 6 to 0 here today. The low
score was a surprise to the fdlowers
of the two teams, the locals develop-
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BONES, BUT
OF
LANDRU
Prosecution Introduces
Another Box Said to
Contain Evidence.
HUMAN SKULLS A PART
Defense Claims Bones
I llegally Collected
at Villa
(By Aimorlated Pms)
Versailles, Nov. 24. Three more
small boxes, containing what the pros
ecution and the experts contend are
human bones, were produced at the
opening of court today and added to
the box which was prominent in yes
terday's proceedings in the trial of
Bluebeard Landru, accused of eleven'
murders and of cremating the bodies
of his victims.
These additional exhibits seemed a
surprise to the defense, it having ap
parently been unaware of their exist
ence. The bones, according to the
experts, are from human skulls.
The defense offered ho. experts, jn
opposition to those of the state but
argued that the bones were such that
no expert, however learned, could
swear whether they were human or
animal. It was also urged that the
second search of Landru's villa qt
Gambais, when all the bones that have
been produced in court are alleged to
have been found, was conducted ille
gally with the prisoner neither present
nor represented, as the Ffench law
requires.
The two hundred and fifty-six frag
ments of bones, declared by experts
to be human bones, introduced today,
were said to have belonged to at least
three victims, as nearly two pounds
were skull bones. The human skulls
were burned after being smashed with
a hammer or an axe, the experts testified.
MME. AMiE MOUROUX
Mme. Amie Mouroux, French medal
ist, the first woman to win the Prix
da Rom in Paris, who it making a,
medal of President Harding for the
French government.
Government Will
Co-operate With
Lumber Industry
(By Anpnflated Prei
Washington, Nov. 24. Plans for
co-operation between the government
and the lumber industry will be dis
cussed with lumber men of the middle
west and south by Axel H. Oxholm,
starts Monday for a six weeks' tour
chief of the lumber division, who
of those sections, the commerce de
partment announced tonight.
Mr. Oxholm's visit will carry him to
Pensacola and Jacksonville.
FOUR PERSONS KILIISD AT
A DEADLY GRADE CROSSING
4Uy AaaoclHtrd PreM)
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 24. Four
pe rsons were instantly killed and
three others seriously injured late to
day when a Southern passenger train
crashed nito an automobile at Elm
wood crossing in West End.
The dead are: Mrs. J. A. Brookes,
Mrs. R. H. Henry, daughter of Mrs.
Brookes, Mrs. B. A. Brookes, Warren
Henry, 14-months-old son of Mrs.
Henry.
Atlanta Woman Is
Held for Murder
of An Engineer
By AultH Prra.
Atlanta, Ga., Now 24. Mrs. T.
E. Williams, wife .61 a, private de
tective, wag held w thout bond on
recommenaaycuj.-Meviortayot.ft iw
oner's jury after an inquest into the
killing of N. L, Post, a Seaboard
Air Line engineer, at the Williams
home here late last night.
Mrs. Williams in a statement to
the police today claimed that she
shot Post in defense of her honor.
She asserted that following an au
tomobile ride in cmpany with a man
and a woman, both of whom were
married persons, Post followed her
into the house when she entered to
get some water for him and that
while inside Jost attempted t oat
tack her.
A
SHARP WARNING TO
CHANNELNEIGHBOR
Isolated Policy Will Not
Aid France or Hurt
Enemies.
PLAINER THAN PREMIER
Curzon Does Not Mince
Words In Sounding
Alarm.
(Br Aaaoclate4 Prena.1
London, Nov. 24. One of the
most outspoken warningB ever
addressed by the foreign minis
ter of one nation to another
friendly nation was delivered pub
licly today at a luncheon by Mar
quis Curzon to France. The Brit
ish foreign minister declared that
if France pursued an isolated
and individual policy she would
not In the long run injure Ger
many and would fail to -protect
herself.
It was a warning couched if
anything in plainer terms than a
. similar B&hJ&?&i :7. .SrtjjH
mier Lloyd George last May at
the time when France was pro
ceeding to occupy German terri
tory which created such a tre
mendous sensation.
The address was directed pri
marily to the Washington confer
ence, but it was clearly an inti
mation to France of the effect of
that country's attitude toward
disarmament. "Peace will never
be achieved," said Lord Curzon,
"if any one power tries to steal a
march on another and conclude an
arrangement on its ow account."
Princess Mary and
Fiance in Public
. j
tny AHmiclnted PrH) j
London, Nov. 24. Princess Mary j
today made her first public appear-1
ance with Lord Lascalles, her fiance,
since their betrothal, when the two
left Buckingham palace this after
noon in an open carriage with Queen
Mary for a drive through Hyde
Park. Although the news that they
were to drive out only became knwon
shortly before their departure, quite
large crowd assembled in the vi
cinity of Buckingham palace and
cheered the royal party heartily ast
the carriage drove away.
Lloyd George to
Make Last Effort
For Peace Today
IKy Annocfatrd PrHN)
London, Nov. 24. Prime Minister
Lloyd George, who probably will be
accompanied by Lord Chancellor Birk
enhead, is to meet Sir James Craig
tomorrow morning in what may be
the last effort to induce him as pre
mier of Ulster to discuss alternative
plans devised to protect Ulster's in
terest to the proposed all Ireland
parliament which the northern dele
gates fhus far have refused even to
consider formally.
MAJ. JOHN G. EMERY
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Maj. John G. Emery of Grand Rap
ids, Mich., elected national commander
of the American Legion, succeeded
Colonel Galbraith, who was killed In
an auto accident. Major Emery wat
born In Grand Rapids July 4, 1881. He
went overseas in 1917 as a captain of
infantry, taw much front-line service,
won hit majority and was wounded
severely in the Meuse-Argenne often
sive.
BODY OE WORLD WAR
VEJfRAHS-FOUi
TO A 1REE
QUAIL SHOOTING HANDICAP GOES
TO HARRY KELLAR, BUT BILLYUM
BLACKWELL YINS EATING MARATHON
In the quail shooting handicap and ; men to such an extent that Jim Hart
provender straightaway, both events had to dodge sideways to keep from
being run off at Shell Bluff yesterday, being transformed into a radiator.
WHOLESALE GROCERY BURNS.
Key West, Nov. 24. The large
wholesale grocery house of C. Recio
was practically consumed here today
by fire that dsetroyed a stock of
goods valued at $45,000 1 The insur
onrP on the loss totalled $25,000. The
concern plans to continue business in
temporary quarters pending arrange
ments for a permanent building.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL.
Columbia 13, Valdosta, Ga., 0.
Moultrie, Ga., 14, Leon 0.
Orlando 0, Summerlin Institute 42.
Plant City 41, Palmetto 0.
Harry Keller finished first in total
misses in the first event and Bill
Blackwell was first in the eats mar
athon. Sharp contests developed in
both events and Referee Jim Hart
On the second down Harry blew the
bark off of a pine tree and Bill swept
the broad expanse of the St. Johns
with No. 8 shot. There were no
casualties. In the third down, how-
Supposed to Have Com
mitted Suicide In
Everglades.
(By Afmoclated PrraN)
Miami, Nov. 24. The body
of Paul R. Timm, formerly of
Oyster Bay, N. J., world war
veteran with ten months' serv
ice in the front lines in France,
was discovered by four children
this morning hanging from a
tree in the Everglades about
twelve miles from here. Timms'
mind is said to have been effect
ed by his experiences overseas
and he is thought to have com
mitted suicide.
had difficulty in deciding high score ever, Harry stepped on a bird, scoring
in tne contests.
The attraction was staged by Mr.
and Mrs. N. W. Keller, at their hos
pitable home at the rich farm center
overhanging the St. Johns The first
event, shooting quail for dinner,
brought out two veteran contenders,
Harry Keller and Bill Blackwell.
Early in the quest for the quarry both
displayed good form, but as soon as
the dogs stiffened their tails and
raised a front foot in rigid point, the
contestants exhibited some qualms,
of both colors. Bill, being a true
sportsman, wanted Harry to launch
the first broadside when the Bob
Whites rose. While they were argu
ing the point the dogs became dis
gusted and walked into the covey,
shattering the nerves of both sporti-
the only point in the contest.
At the mahogany is where Bill
shone, or shined. Harry showed, or
shown, strength only up to the fourth
lap, when he seemed to weaken, while
Bill was getting stronger all the while
and Jim Hart's secretary of war be
came alarmed at the terrific pace.
Harry dropped out on a foozled drum
stick at the seventh lap and Bill let
out a reef and cantered home with
three wraps on the neck. Natives
declared that noises of the contest
could be heard several miles distant
and that garvy drizzled as far
South as Bunnell. Mr. Blackwell
suffered no ill effects, further than
the loss of a few buttons, but gained
in that he will not have to send his
vest to the pressing club this week.
Unselfish Appeal
Made to Palatkans
to Buy Xmas Seals
Consumption as a disease, is con
sumption because it consumes. The
medical profession defines it tuber
culosis and the afflicted too often de
ny its existence instead of bravely
attending qlinids, provided for the
purpose, that they may not spread
the disease and at the same time
have cures effected that will relieve
them of an inward grief consoled in
outward appearances.
The seal sale, now being conducted
in Palatka is a means of preventing
the spread of tuberculosis and edu
cating the young, particularly, in
how to safeguard their health. The
next generation will be as virile as
this generation encourages and pro
motes . education in preventative
means as against cures after afflic
tion. In 1917 $7,000.00 was the extent of
the seal sale and deaths from tuber
culosis numbered 1085. In 1920 the
sales went to $26,000.00 and the
deaths decreased to 1016. Wherev
er the seal sales prosper the death
rate is lowered and with the educa
tion carried on, there has been im
measurable knowledge given to those
with whom the clinics came in con
tact. If $3,000.00 is expeded for these
seals in Putnam county during the
sale now being conducted under the
guidance of Miss Mary Mulholland,
the county will have a full time
nurse covering all sections. Outside
of investigating, assisting: and edu
cating, the nurse will arrange clin-
ru: t i
viiincsc relegates ex
treme in Their FeAr
of Results.
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Settlement of Issiies
Be Labor of Confer
ence Today.
to
(Br Aaaoclattd Preaa)
Washington, Nov. 24. The far
eastern negotiations, complicated by
a disagreement over thie meaning of
the four general principles already
adopted, will again become the liva
issue of the armament conference
when it resmues ' york tomorrow
after the Thanksgiving holiday. -
How acute the divergence of view
over application pf tiie four principles
rrrftrrr1r!crn8
night, but the Chinese, in" particular.
seemed to regard it! as a fundamental
obstacle to a complete agreement re
garding the status of China. Some
officials of the Chinese delegation
even went so far as to say that there
would be nothing left for them but
withdrawal from the conference should
an interpretation advanced in British
quarters receive the full approval of
the powers.
The opinion, held, with apparent -unanimity
by the delegates of all the
nations concerned, however, was that
the issue would be so handled as to
preclude such an impasse for the pres
ent at least. The divergence came
about through the British interpreta
tion that the open door policy defined
by the four principles inculded Chinese
acceptance of the consortium and the
pooling of the operation of railway
concessions, a combination which the
Chinese declare would mean virtual
internationalization of China.
It appeared possible that the dis
agreement might wait further devel
opments until future discussions
bring it naturally into prominence be
cause of the hesitancy of the interest
ed delegates to bring it up.
The specific subject selected for
discussion at tomorrow's session is
China's request for abolition of the '
system of extra territoriality under
which the foreign powers have set up
their own courts wthin China to han
dle cases in which their respective
nations are involved.
Thanksgiving day was observed
generally as a holiday by the deles-
gates.
ics where the healthy as well as the
ailing will be welcomed. Tie clinics
are provided to educate as well as to
examine.
Many thousands of dollars are'
spent annually for fire prevention
and for other causes to arrest disas
ters that are material and can be re
placed. The scope of the activities
tending to conserve lives, through
education and preventative means is
being constantly broadened and the
worthiness of its objective is more
apparent than insuring the safety of
material structures.
There are bedridden and afflicted
people in Putnam county who might
well be serving the community and
relieved of their pains and anguish,
had the Florida Public Health Asso
ciation's efforts been more generally
known a few years ago. The work
is being carried on in rapid strides
and is found profitable to the com
munity in the same measures sup
ported. Much ia expected if the present
seal sale.
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