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Monday, December 12.
PAGE 6 4! I ! , 1 a ! J, J ill j Amplifiers Will Spread Harmony Over All Nation Judge Thompson, a Winter Resident of - Palatka, Is Dead Illy AMWlnteil I'rpwO New York, Dec. i2. President Harding, who set a record for long distance oratory on Armistice Day by addressing simultaneously three great throngs of more than 100,000 persons, persons, fathered at Arlington Na tional Cemetery, San Francisco and New York, may easily find himself talking to an audience running high into the millions and scattered through every state in the union, before he leaves the White House. Indeed, says R. W. King, one of the American Telephone & Telegraph Co. engineers whose work on the loud speaking device made possible the ushering in of a new epoch in space annihilation at the ceremonies over the bier of America's unknown soldier, it is well within the range of possibility that President Harding may see the day when a President can sit at ease in the White House and talk at once to every city, town and hamlet in the United States that is tapped by tele phone wires. An audience of 50,000,000 perhaps! Or 100,000,000! They don't even blink at figures like that these telephone company engineers. For ability to look, un abashed, into the faces of a column of ciphers, marching in threes across great open white spaces, is one of the prerequisites even to thinking about that marvelous contrivance, the elec trical amplifier, of which the loud speaking device is only one in a long list of practical applications. For instance the electrical current that carried President Harding's fu neral oration to the crowiis at Ar lington, San Francisco and New York, was multiplied three trillion billion times before it rolled out, converted into great sonorous sound waves, over the heads of three audiences. It took three trillion billion amplifi cations to convey the oration and the other ceremonies to San Francisco so that they could have been heard through an ordinary telephone re ceiver. Then they had to be amplified a million-million times by the loud speaking device. A mere ten million billions of am plifications were necessary to bring the ceremonies out clear and strong in New York. Ten thousand were used to bring the ceremonies here, and a million million to raise them to audi bility for the New York audience. The other million-million amplifica tions were used to carry the Presi dent's voice to the Arlington crowd. By providing a few more scores of thousands of miles of wire, some thousands of loud speaking devices and a few foolscap sheets filled with tiny ciphers indicating more amplifications, the entire country might hear future public ceremonies, Mr. King said. It would be relatively simple, he de clared, to sot up equipment in the cap itals of the 48 states through which 150,0(10 persons in each city a total of 7,200,000 could hear a ceremony in Washington or elsewhere as dis tinctly as if they were seated within a few yards of the speaker. "Canned" music, too, faces a poten tial rival in the loud speaker. It would be as simple to connect the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House up with the nation-at-large as to con nect a President, once the equipment was set up. Word has just been received here of thed eath at his summer home in Boston, Mass., of Judge R. H. Thompson, for many years a winter resident of Palatka. Judge Thomp son's health had been failing for sev eral years and summer before last he was so weak that he could not re turn to Boston with other members of the family. He remained in Pa latka where he gained somewhat and was able to make the trip home sev eral months ago. However, after the trip, which was made by train, he began to grow weaker and ex pressed a desire to be brought back to Florida in the hope that the mild winter weather would again benefit him, and arrangements were being made to return here when he became confined to his room and died in three days. The Thompsons are among the best known of the winter residents of Pa latka, where the family own con siderable property, and a brother of the Judge, R. W., operates the well- known Hart line of boats here and Silver Springs during the City Prison Near Destruction When Mattresses Catch What came near being a fire with I fufut rncuH.a wns discovered at the city jail at 4 o'clock Sunday morn ing, passersby noticing Binoke com ing from the windows and gave the alarm. The fire had started in one of the mattresses where a prisoner had carelessly laid a cigarette on re tiring, and when the firemen arrived the sole inmate was fast asleep with smoke so thick that it could be cut with a knife. The fire was quickly extinguished and the prisoner permit ted to continue his nap until he sobered up. EXPORTS FALLING AWAY; .; IMPORTS ON UP-GRADES Washington; Dec. ' 12. -Exports during November were the loWest for any month this year, while imports were higher than at any time dur ing the last six months, according to the monthly foreign trade reports issued today by the Commerce Department. Another way to end the war game would be to stop the production of cannon fodder. Mrs. Mary Devall Died This Morning in Jacksonville Mrs. Mary Devall, a former resi dent of Palatka, and a sister of Mrs. M. F. Benet, died this morning in Jacksonville after a long illness. She was 73 years of age, and during her between I girlhood lived in Palatka, being well known as a daughter of Judge Cal- tourist season. Miss Sarah Thomp-jvin Gillis. is a winter rcsi- The remains will be brought to Pa and is widely latka this afternoon, accompanied by Mrs. John Lane, a niece of the Judge Thompson was for ten years ! deceased. The funeral will take place son, a sister, also dent of Palatka, known. a city judge in Boston, and was a lawyer of ability. Besides his brother and sister, he is survived by three sons, all residents of Boston. NOT TO CLOSE BRIDGE UNTIL AFTER HOLIDAYS It has been decided by the County Commissioners not to close the St. Johns river bridge until after the holidays, when the repairs so badly needed will be made. Before the bridge is closed veerything will be gotten in readiness to rush the work to completion with as little delay as possible. While the public will suf fer some inconvenience the board is doing everything possible to pro vide an adequate ferry system, and the East Coast railway will be ar ranged with to run special servic on its trains. tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from the parlors of Carl Davis, undertaker, Rev. Donald MacQueen conducting the service. Interment will be at Wcstview cemetery. KIKE HOYS APPRECIATION The Palatka Fire Department wishes to express its thanks and ap preciation to the people of Palatka for their prompt and efficient help during the Putnam House fire. A. G. Philips, Chief. FIRST ARREST IN MAIL ROBBERY ON BROADWAY tny AMoclnted Prwwi) New York, Dec. 12. The first ar rest in connection with the million dollar mail robbery on Broadway several weeks ago became known to day when Frank Calabriz was or dered arraigned before a federal commissioner. He had been arrested secretly a month ago. W. O. W. NOTICE Special meeting of W O. W. will be held Tuesday evening, Dec. 13. Election of officers for ensuing year. All Woodmen are requested to be present. You see, each Power must have is lands in the Pacific so it can establish a naval base for the protection of its Pacific islands. STOCKHOLDER'S MEETING The annual meeting of the stock holders of the Putnam National Bank will be held Tuesday, January 10, 1922, at their banking office in the city of Palatka between the hours of 10 a. m. and 4 p. m. for the elec tion of directors for the ensuing year. Robert L. Wright, Cashier. Dec. 12, 19, 26 Jan 2 BOBBY HARRON AT GRAND It is generally true that every man has his price, but sometimes it hap pens that the price of happiness is cold cash. This is the case with Billy Jenks, the hero in "Coincidence," the Metro special production, which comes to the Grand tomorrow. Billy has just received a legacy of $100,000 in bonds, but being unac- dependence, territorial and admin istrative integrity of China; to pro vide unembarrassed opportunity for China to develop and maintain an ef fective government; to maintain equal opportunity for all in China; to refrain from taking advantage of existing conditions to obtain special rights which would abridge the rights of friendly states. Adopted in plenary session resolu tions on extra territoriality provid ing for the sending of a commission of jurists to investigate conditions in China with a view to abolishing such rights, and in the meantime, agreeing to abolition in principle. Adopted in plenary session resolu tion binding signatory nations to re spect neutrality of China in any war to which she was not a party. Adopted in plenary session resolu tion against treaties not in harmony with Root four points. Adopted in committee of the whole customed to money, he puts the' it;c, .Wlo-inn- W withdrawal bonds in his pocket, and in his excite- of forejn postofficcs from China, ment, produces them while telephon- LnH Iimitinc, 0f foreign radio sta- tions :n China. Appointed expert ing to his lady love. Of course such ! an opportunity is not overlooked by the light-fingered gentry, one of whom cleverly gets the envelope and escapes. The chase is a desperate one, for the boy's future in luxury and marriage depends on recovering the bonds. Before he gets the bonds, Billy finds himself on the giddy tops of high buildings, and up and down sooty chimneys. "Coincidence," by Howard E. Mor ton, was directed by Chet Withey. Brian Hooker wrote the Scenario and Louis C. Bitzer photographed. The all-star cast includes Robert Harron, June Walker, Bradley Barker, Wil liam Frederic, Frank Belcher, June Terry. committee to consider the question of Chinese fis cal autonomy. Received Chinese "ten point" dec laration setting forth the views of DELEGATES ARE READY FOR RETURN TO EUROPE (Continued from Page 1-) not be taken up for any definite ac tion at the present meeting. Certain phases of the subject, however, will necessarily be taken up by the com mittee to which was referred the task of drawing up rules of warfare. The conference on Pacific and far eastern questions, comprising China, Belgium, Portugal, and Holland, in addition to the five powers in the major confetence, have taken action as follows: Adopted in plenary session the four "Root points," binding the nine par ticipating powers to respect the in- JOHN ATOM 718 Lemon Street CALIFORNIA AND FLORIDA FRUITS Fresh Vegetables Wholesale, Retail Also Cold Drinks, Cigars Cigarettes & ', the Chinese delegation as the prin ciples which should be laid drwn to govern relations between China and other powers. (Several of these are comprised in the matters already dealt with; others have not yet been .taken up by the conference). Debated the proposal that foreign, troops bo withdrawn from China. Remaining on the agenda are, the questions of Siberia, Yap and Shan tung. Siberia will bring before the conference several questions of the same nature as were met with in the case of China. The isand of Yap has been the subject of negotiations be tween the American and Japanese governments which were entirely apart from the international confer ence. These are said to be practically completed. Settlement of the ! tung question has been unde; in a separate conference of thi anese and Chinese delegates i J- , , , . nan aucauy resulted in agrej on many important details. SUNNYSIDE I WELAKA, FLORIDA ON ST. JOHNS RIVER Opposite the famous Ocklawahs er. Best Black Bass fishing nunting in norma American Plan; reasonable n OPEN ALL THE YEAR H. F. Cook, Pro Your Photograph Will be a splendid addition to the Xmas pare! Studio open until 9:00 p. m. for the convenience those who cannat come during the day time. Thos. 0. Owen ' Photographer Phone 5-J. Successor to E. H. Wi SLEEP WELL How can you expect to bo 1C0 efficient during the day when you lie aweke half the night cough ir.g? You must have reliuf and tcrtucuiu: ii is available. Foley's Honey end Tar supplies it. The curative influence of this easy-to-t.nke and absolutely purs compoundh&sbrough? relief to thousands. It will do the same tor j-ow. 3. F. Summers, EoWreyi, NcV yfr:tOT. t':lrA 4lMy cotiftfl was so bud 1 caulri e -jc? for two or three niehta. The very lirst. dos--j of I oley'i Honey and Tar rolioverl mo, ami I did not cough all that night. In two days' time my COUfill Waft twtinily ti i)." J. H. HA11GHTON. Don't Throw It Away Have iljDry Cleaned What an appalling waste of money there is each year in dresses suits, and other gar ments thrown away when only half worn. Bring it to us for inspection. Perhaps it can be dry cleaned or dyed and made to look like new. We will advise you to the best of our ability, if you'll let us. Careful work. The result will please you. ;GEM CITY PRESSERY W. E. WALKER, Prop. 308 Lemon St. Phone 26; MOTHEH SLAIX MAN DROPS DEAD WHILE AT HIS BIER ANfuirtntrri lri'w. New York, Dec. 12. Mr?. Lena Glickenstein, 7C, mother of Dr. Ab raham Glirkstcin, who was murder ed in his Brooklyn office Saturday, dropped dead of heart disease today while viewing her son's body. American culture is conquering the world, ami even in the far places the people know Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey and Charlie Chaplin. ITCHING ECZEMA HIED RICH UP WITH SULPHUR Any breaking out of the skin, even fiery, itching eczema, can be quickly overcome by applying a little llen-tho-Su!phur, says a noted skin spec ialist. Because of its germ destroy ing properties, this sulphur prepara tion instantly brings ease from skin irritation, soothes and heals the eczema right up and leaves the skin clear and smooth. It seldom fails to relieve the tor ment and disfigurement. Sufferers from skin trouble should get a little jar of Mentho-Sulphur from any good druggist and use it like a cold cream. BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY OF PALATKA Name and address of every live Professional Business man in the city in this column. antl Reliable Ladies' Ready-to-Wear Smart Toggery for Women LOOK FOR OUR DAILY SPECIALS STOP AT THE putnam House j OPEN ALL TXIS YEAR : Rates $1.00 Per day and up. Free Show Ticket at the Putnam Shoe Factory .101 Lemon We will do your w reet rk bettor Hardin's Machine Shop Repairing All Kinds Machinery, Boilers and Blacksmith Work 118 South Second Phone 339 JOHN J. MURPHY! Real Estate Browning's Barber Shop 29 Years of satisfactory service "The Fountain of Youth." G. ARTHUR BROWNING, Prop. American Shoe Shop Will do your shoework right. Give us a trial. S. L. NORRIS, Prop. 403 Lemon street. Children's Haircutting a Specialty Strictly First Class White Barbers Putnam Barber Shop 214 Lemon Street S. J. Denmark, Prop- .Palatka, Fla. mmmmmi wsm People You'll Never Forget i .Alia TCRRYu MARGUERITE Joseph jwikarpa MARCttU KSNOYfRS ' kt4" : BRUtlER 'as TCHERNQfP They arc really only shadows on a screen of silver. They do not, nor did they ever, exist. And yet you will know them, speak of them by their first names; dream of them, perhaps, and of the great human drama their lives constituted. They are people you will never forget: the principal characters in the Rex Ingram production of the masterpiece of Vicente Blasco Ibanez's novels -Ayr VALENTINO V-' (Sfcjr.-V,--. V St v f" 3, t J 1'mmmtwaMIMwmfllwwwwiM 7 f.AS-. ion U f METRO'S The FOUR HORSEM of the APOCALYPSE w A REX INGRAM PRODUCTION a oy June matnts. Photographed by John F. Sein Grand Theare NIGHT S.iw p. m S0-7S-JI.00 .- Special Orchestra ' " Wednesday - Thutsdaj December 21-22 sr--t