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-- ... v.. ... ; .... ... -y. v .. .' ll ? IAj fleatlier Forecast Good Morning - Generally fair Saturday and Sunday. . No change in tempera ture. ' Friday and Saturday. No i n temperature. PALATKA, FLORIDA, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 2G, 1921 PRICE FIVE CENTS 1 1 r x ir ir m jh pmmi. .... t. . jim .m. . llf. 111 NO- ' "" . -it 'ju. . ' : . 1 T.1 -1 1 " ' . r- " ' ... - ..I i ... . ,.. TKLA WAHA VALLEWWO RESUME TODAY JORLD'S MISERY FINDS A GREAT S'OUL I --r- '. , - ' Schedule Will Be umed As Soon As Possible. i TO OPERATE Cummings Expect I to Be In Active Charge Today. - message received here yes- ly announces the sale of re- 's certificates in sufficient It pay the taxes on the kfaha Valley railroad and irmit of the operation of the mi beginning today. fcceiver H. S. Cummings, has been in Savannah, Ga., bit last few days, wired that Ld disposed of the certifi- and that he will be back kill today. He will pay to kttiff of Marion county M which Is "the amount doe (rtite and to Putnam and ji counties for taxes against viil during the last four L tli this disposition of the n of the 0. V., it is only de itit on the length of time ill be required for the of- f to get the rolling stock, ip at Silver Springs, in run ofder before actual trans ition can be resumed. It slated to The News last over long distance, that k schedules will be estab- over the road today. is. it was stated, will be itd as far as Silver Springs, ! event E FIRM OF C. IS IS CLOSED IN y r LA I to : RECEIVER L 'S llll DC DA'in mMk f III 111 I Mill JILL UL i niu 1 rj i at i v Tk i TESTIFIES L CLARKE ADMITTED ACTUALJIUING Police Chief Tells of First Interview After the Crime. Holm 0. Bursum (Republican), who hat been elected United States senator from New Mexico to succeed Secretary of the Interior Fall. COUNTY BEING F ORILATED Committees -Discuss a Proposed Bond Issue That Will Pass. IS Bel 'ty to Realize On cunties Assigned as Cause. ' -Wrlale Prma.) "Mile, Nov95. The liabil- i iSTfthe brokerage ClemtirjD. Cates & Co., 'wt into voluntarv linuida- k will not be known until an ' being conducted is corn eals announced. ;"m with headauartars" here ces in Tamria anA Miami. ' doors today, a brief state- , ueorge M. Powell, attorney, firm's predicament was caused by the inability e on outstanding accounts lrtaio securities." The frim ler of the New York Co "ge and the Chicago ' Trade. At various times plained offices in Chatta tsboro, Ala., AsheviHe, vannah Ga. and eovorn I places but the Jackson- "P and Miami offices were ' ,0,ws opened, when the ,ttU10 wa steken today. It that the office were open during the certain TELL OF CONTRACT. m, Nov. 25. Represen ' n leartino. a ;i "ft nuici luill Q.. anno.. , ueiore me com- ""ersute commerce of the lieved Issue Is for Sys- , tern In Keeping With Position. Good roads for Putnam county, and nothing but pood roads, was the topic of conversation at the Cham ber of Commerce last evening, when the peneral committee of the Rotary, Kiwanis and Chamber got together. Chairman F. J. Fearnside was in the chair and said at the conclusion of the meeting that the committee was son sufficiently advanced in its plans to be quoted. Considerable progress was made at the meeting, Laccording to the chairman, who seem ed highly pleased with the support of he committeemen composing the central committee. It is understood that the plan is to bring forward a system of roads for ttio i-nnntv as a whole so that Put- inam may compare more favorably with any section of the highest de veloped part of the United States, it is being urged that roads of a permanent character are the only highways suited to the pocketbooks of the tax payers and that property values have never hesitated to in cline with' highways in their vicinty, provded the roads were of a "fool proof" character. Putnam county will welcome the opportunity to compliment Mr. Fearnside and his committee if as the outcome of their efforts it will be possible for people of all parts of the county t oget to any other section of the county withouh dis comfort or inconvenience. Good roads, honestly and permanently built, are a necessity, and if fostered by a frank and fearless committee that has for its object the good of the greatest number, the matter of cost and how to provide for il will be secondary and inconsequential. Shipping Board on December 1 to testify . regarding their contracts with foreign shipping lines. The meeting will be 'of utmost import ance to the establishment and up building of an American merchant marine," a statement from the board today said. First Storyof Crime Is Told As Miss Clarke Related. By Auorlated PreM) Orlando. Nov. 25. A legal wrangle pver the admissability in evidence of an alleged verbal confession ob tained by Chief of Police Vestal from Lena Clarke, on trial jointly- with Baxter Patterson, charged with the murder of Fred A. Miltimore, largely occupied the afternoon session of Circuit Court here today. Judge Andrews announced he would give his ruling at the opening of court tomorrow. The alleged confession as related, with the jury excused, quoted Miss Clarke as admitting she killed Mil timore. Postal Inspector W. P. Brannon testified in regard to his investiga tion into the West Palm Beach post office and brought out that $31,085 of the $32,000 bad been, recovered. The- alleged shortages, Tie 'testified, dated back for a period of three years and before Miss Clarke assum ed the duties of postmistress. State Enters Protest. The state contended that the con fession alleged to have been made to Chief Vestal was a voluntary one and admissable as evidence under the law, while the defense based its ar guments on the ground that this confession had been voluntary and was therefore unadmissable under the law governing confessions ex tracted against the will of the de fendant. No objections were raised by the defense and the witness related in a clear, concise manner the incidents of the night of August 1, last when Lena Clarke, accompanied by Baxter Patterson, arrived at police head quarters, about 0 o'clock and asked to see the chief of police. He recited the woman's story. She told him that she was the postmistress at the West Palm Beach postoffice, and that she had drugged F. A. Miltimore in her room in the San Juan hotel and left him there with evidence, including a legistered letter in his pocket, which connected him with a $32,000 postal robbery in the West Palm, Beach postoffice. From her the chief ob tained the key to her room and then telephoned to West Palm Beach and communicated with F.' G. Pulsifer. postal inspector, whom Miss Clarke asserted was there investigating the missing $32,000. Chief Vestal contniued to testify how after talking with the postal in spector and establishing the identity of the woman he phoned for the key of his prviate office and dis patched Frank Gordon, special de tective, to the San Juan hotel room with orders to arrest the man found I there. With Miss Clarke he went to his private office and locked the door. The phone rang a few minutes later and Gordon said he had found the man not drugged but dead with a -t bullet through his heart. At this point E. W. Davis, leading counsel for Miss CJlarke'iS defense, objected to the witness detailing the conversation he is t hen alleged to have had with the woman. Judge Andrews, after excusing the jury from the room, instructed the wit ness to proceed. "When Mr. Gordon told me that jt was a dead man he had found I turned from the phone and said to Miss Clarke "the man is dead." She replied "I only drugged him." "Miss Clarke, you killed that man. ddin't you?" "No, I didn' tkill him, I only FEARED LAST OF PEACE EFFJRTS IN IRELAND FAIL Lloyd George tells.' Sir James Craig ot bmn Fein Refusal. SIR JAMES GOES HOME Will Report Situation to Ulster Parliament Tuesday; (By Awoclatcd PiiimI London, Nov. 26. What is feared to be the last scene in the effort to bring peace to Ireland was enacted today when Prime Minister Lloyd George and Sir James Craig met in the former's official' residence, where the Imperial Premier told the head of the northern government that Sinn Fein Ireland had not con- sented to own allegiance to the King, a prerequisite to Ulster'a agreement to enter an all-Ireland parliament. . The Sinn Fein delegates are con- suiting with mmebers. of the Dail cabinet in- Dublin onth$ crisis just brought about, while 1 Sir James packed his bag aid returned to Bel fasj, .where he, wjll report to his par liament next Tuesday and - possibly disclose the cause of the virtual breakdown of the Irish negotiations. Week-end efforts meanwhile will be made by peacemakers in an at tempt to persuade Sinn Fein to mod ify its attitude on the question of ad legiance to the king. The nly pros pect for peace now is said to rest on such a modification and the influ ence of the advocates of moderation has been invoked in a final effort to change its position. Raid in Savannah Is to Be Probed By High Officials Bt Aaaoclateil fww Washington, Nov. 25. Prohibition Commissioner Haynes late today re quested E. B. Hinson, special prohi bition agent at Savannah, Ga., for a full report on the raid conducted Tuesday upon a home in that city. The attention of the prohibition commissioner was brought today to a protest received by President Harding and Senators Watson and Harris, of Georgia, from Mayor St ewart, of Savannah, declaring the raid was conducted without justifi cation and apparently without war rant. According to these protests the prohibition officials entered a board ing house in search of liquor. Agent Hinson says he was gven permission to enter the house by servants in the absence of its owner. EAST COAST TROLLEY PLANNED Miami, Nov. 26. The .promotion of an interurban traction line from Miami to North Palm Beach is the purpose of a corporation being form ed here by George E. Merrick, real estate man of Miami, and Frank King, of Providence, R. I. PALATKA EXPECTS TO MAIL 100. BOOSTING CARDS Post Card Week Will Be From December 12 to 17. FINE PRIZES OFFERED Every Organization In City to Be Eligible to Competition. Final plans for post card week were made yesterday afternoon at a meeting of the general committee at the Chamber of Commerce, rooms, the date for the post card flood be ing from Monday, December 12, to Saturday December 17, inclusive. The plan is to have every man, woman and child in Palatka send a post card to everyone in the world they tnow except in Florida. All of the cards must go out of the state Cards will be furnished free by the post card committee, an initial or der for 110,000 having been placed. These will be, in the main, printed cards with information about Pa latka. All rules and regulations regard ing the campaign will be published in Sunday morning's paper, and will be, repeated from timetQ time so ,that all can know just how to work most effectively. It is hoped that there will be such a demand for cards that the committee will be kept busy getting them out. Cash Prizes Offered Cash prizes will be offered for win ners in each of three contests. To the organization of the city sending out the greatest number of cards will be given a cash prize of $25. Another prize of $25 will be given to either the Boy Scouts or the Girls Scouts, depending on which organi zation gathers the most cards for mailing. A prize of $10 will be giv en to the individual mailing the lar gest number of cards, but such indi vidual must not be on the member ship of any organization that is competing for a prize. All cards will be taken to the of fice of the Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce before being mailed. Hhere a complete record of all cards will be kept, the sender, their desti nation and by whom gathered. No cards mailed without being duly checked over by Secretary Hart and his helpers will be counted in the contest. A campaign such as this will cov er every nook and cranny in the United States. They will go to Cal ifornia, Washington, Nevada, Mon tana, Canada, Mexico and every oth er spot on this continent. Every card will bear, in addition informa tive matter, this legend: "It is April in Palatka." It can 'well be imagined how this will impress a farmer sitting in his home ice bound upp in the great northwest. It will make them all hungry for the warm sunshine of Florida. MRS. ROBERT G0ELET .Aw f . 11 44 : - Mrs. Robert Goelet of New York has been elected vice president of the French-American Union for Open-AIr Schools, Inc. SAYS VIRGINIA RAPPE TOED HI SHE DID NOT drugged him," she insisted. Chief Vestal then described how he had arisen from his seat facing the woman across the desk and went around the table and again confronted the woman. He describ ed how beads of perspiration stood out upon her face and how he had used his handkerchief to wipe them away. "Miss Clarke, you killed that man. you know you did, and you might as will tell me all about it" "Yes I shot him because he tried to impicate me and others in the postal robberies and he did it him self," she was quoted as having replied. Army and Navy all Set for Struggle On Gridiron Today (By Aunelatd Prrra) New York, Nov. 25Jhe army and the navy tonight were awaiting the sound of the bugle that tomorrow should set them plunging into each kther for service gridiron honors of 1921. The lads from Annapolis had their spy glasses fastened on what they deemed to be the star of victory, for they were giving the odds in betting. But the boys from West Point had come down the Hudson determined to bombard into oblivion the hope of their cousins in the service and con fident that the defeat they had re ceived from Yale and Notre Dame would only serve as bracers. Nurse Also Testifies Girl Was Frequenty In Great Pain. ' (Br Aaaoelate Fml San Francisco, Nov. 25. Miss Virginia Rappe, motion picture actress whose death the state charges resultdd from injuries received at the hands of Roscoe Arbuckle, was represented in a statement read at the Arbuckle manslaughter trial here today as having stated to Dr. M. E Rumwell, San FFrancisco physician, that she "must have been intoxicated for she could not remember what had happened," during the course of a party in Arbuckle's hotel room here. Dr. Rumwell testified to having attended Miss Rappe after the Ar buckle party. Miss Rappe told him she had been (drinking and "she did not recollect anything that hapened, Dr. Rum well testified. Ihe prosecution moved that this testimony be stricken out but the court allowed it to remain. Dr. Rumwell said he saw no bruises or other marks on Miss Rappe's body. The physician was not cross ex amined. Miss Irene Morgan, trained nurse of Souht Passadena, the next witness .said she was employed in Hollywood by Miss Rappe as house keeper and trained nurse. She said she saw Miss Rappe tearing at her clothes "marl' (times'" alnd treated her at least five times for bladder trouble. Her patient used to "double up and :ry, presumably as a result of the trouble, the witness said. After drinking intoxicating liquor Miss Rappe would tear her clothes off, she sad. Crown Prince of Japan is Named Regent of Realm (flT AaimHated PreiM) Washington, Nov. 25. Official notification of tjhe appointment of the Crown Prince of Japan to the re gency was received today by the Japanese delegation to the Washing ton conference on the limitation of armament from the minister for for eign affairs at Tokio. The message saidff In consderation of his majesty the emperor's inability to conduct in person the affairs of state owing to his long continued indisposition his Imperal Hghness, the crown prnce, has today been consttuted regent in accordance with the provisions of the imperial oenstiution and the imperial house law. 4 w PUIIilfi OF L DEDICATE LIFE Famous Austrian Ortho pedic Surgeon Gets ., Lesson in Service,. . ; N. V. CONVERTS HIM So Much Suffering Here Convinced Him of His Need. (By AMWdatetf Prcaal New York, Nov. 25. Misery so poignant and so wide-spread greeted Dr. Adolph Lorenz, famous Austrian orthopedic (surgeon on the steps 0. and in the halls of, the hospital for joint diseases today that he said he had almost decided to devote the re mainder of his dys to alleviating; the sufferings of America's cripples. Dr. Lorenz, virtually penniless him .self,' came to this country with the announced intention of expressing to the American people the eppredavv tion of the Austrian children for its help. Dr. Lorenz said at the end of his first "gratitude" clinic that never in all his career had be been affected as he was by the sight of hundreds of maimed, distorted humans clamor ing for. his aid. And never, he added, nad he seen a land so sorely in need of relief from spinal and other troubles superinduced by infantile paralysis. His observations so far, he declared, led him to believe that there were "ten or fifteen times as yiiany" such sufferers in the United States as in any other country in the world. After working like mad today for more than five hours Dr. Lorenz had Iseen 125 cripples scarcely one tenth of the supplicants for aid. During his five hours of work he said afterwards, he had advised enough operations to keep one sur geon busy for six months. Dock Strike Calls 12,000 Out In New Orleans Shipping (By Anaocintrd Prru) New Orleans. Nov. 25. Approxi mately 12,000 men affiliated with the 24 unions employed along the New Orleans river front went on strike today, but the end of the day found non-union crews at work loading and unloading seventeen of the twenty-one ships in the harbor. The day passed with only minor incidents of disorder. 1 Every' shn'p and every wharf is protected by armed guards and by private detec tives and the entire water front u heavily patrolled by both city and dock police. No Jury Yet In Trial of Burch Los Angeles, Nov. 25. Another day without a jury was the record tonight of the trial of Arthur C. Burch, accused of murdering J. Belton Kennedy. Adjournment un til Monday found the court with eleven women and one man in the jury box. All had been passed tem porarily. So far three days have gone to examination of prospective jurors. Burch continued to show a lively in terest in the proceedings and laugh ed heartily at many of the sneers given by veniremen to questions re lating to insanity as defense. -