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fleatlier Forecast
Good Morning
- Generally fair Saturday and
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Friday and Saturday. No
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Schedule Will Be
umed As Soon As
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
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
r LA I to
llll DC DA'in mMk f
III 111 I Mill
JILL UL i niu
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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.
Committees -Discuss a
Proposed Bond Issue
That Will Pass.
'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
m, Nov. 25. Represen
' n leartino. a ;i
"ft nuici luill Q..
, ueiore me com-
""ersute commerce of the
lieved Issue Is for Sys-
, tern In Keeping With
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
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
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 $32,000.
Chief Vestal contniued to testify
how after talking with the postal in
spector and establishing the identity
of the woman he phoned for the
key of his prviate office and dis
patched Frank Gordon, special de
tective, to the San Juan hotel room
with orders to arrest the man found I
there. With Miss Clarke he went to
his private office and locked the
door. The phone rang a few minutes
later and Gordon said he had found
the man not drugged but dead with a -t
bullet through his heart.
At this point E. W. Davis, leading
counsel for Miss CJlarke'iS defense,
objected to the witness detailing the
conversation he is t hen alleged to
have had with the woman. Judge
Andrews, after excusing the jury
from the room, instructed the wit
ness to proceed.
"When Mr. Gordon told me that
jt was a dead man he had found I
turned from the phone and said to
Miss Clarke "the man is dead."
She replied "I only drugged him."
"Miss Clarke, you killed that man.
ddin't you?"
"No, I didn' tkill him, I only
Lloyd George tells.' Sir
James Craig ot bmn
Fein Refusal.
Will Report Situation to
Ulster Parliament
(By Awoclatcd PiiimI
London, Nov. 26. What is feared
to be the last scene in the effort to
bring peace to Ireland was enacted
today when Prime Minister Lloyd
George and Sir James Craig met in
the former's official' residence,
where the Imperial Premier told
the head of the northern government
that Sinn Fein Ireland had not con-
sented to own allegiance to the King,
a prerequisite to Ulster'a agreement
to enter an all-Ireland parliament. .
The Sinn Fein delegates are con-
suiting with mmebers. of the Dail
cabinet in- Dublin onth$ 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
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.
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.
TO MAIL 100.
Post Card Week Will Be
From December
12 to 17.
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
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.
.Aw f
44 : -
Mrs. Robert Goelet of New York has
been elected vice president of the
French-American Union for Open-AIr
Schools, Inc.
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
"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
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
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
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.
Famous Austrian Ortho
pedic Surgeon Gets
., Lesson in Service,. . ;
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
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
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. -

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