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Weather Forecast
Fair Tuesday, slightly cooler.
Rain in southern portion.
Good Evening
Large charity doth nerer soil,
but only whitens soft white hands.
Lowell.
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PALATKA, FLORIDA, TUESDAY; DECEMBER 13, 1921.
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EASTLAKE GOES
TO TRIAL ON A
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CHARGE
FULL EFFECT
Naval Subcommittee Is
Shaping This
Question
OEIEGATEUEAVI
Vivianni to Saif From
New York for France
on Wednesday
(By Associated Press)
Washnigton, Dec. 13. Formal
signature of the Pacific treaty by the
delegates of the four participating
powers and another meeting of the
naval -"big. three" to continue their
consultation in the light of instruc
tions received by the Japanese dele
gates from Tokio regarding the
"5-5-3" naval ratio were the out
standing events scheduled today for
the arms" conference. T "file Fa? East
era committee of the whole was in
adjournment until tomorrow.
The way was cleared for signing
of the four-power agreement to pre
ereve peace in the Pacific by an
nouncement yesterday in the Far
Eastern committee of the treaty
agreement between the United
States and Japan by which the lnog!
dispute over the mandated Island of!
Yap is settled on a basis securing toj
uiis country unrestricted cable and j
wireless privileges on the island and ;
retention by Japan of administra-j
tive control there. The United
Accused Wife Slayer Is
Unconcerned as He '
Faces Jury
CHILOREtTwiTNESSES
They Will Tell of How
Father Told Them
Mother Was 111
The Oriental Institute expedition,
which is expected to leave for
Megideo early in the fall, is to be in
charge of Prof. James H. Breasted
of the University of Chicago. Megideo
is located near Palestine and is re
ferred to in thex Book of Revelations.
It was here that Emperor Thutmose
put on a big battle in an attempt to
extend the borders of his empire.
Drive to Raise a
-Fundof42500G
For Disabled Vets
Illy .innncintrd PreNRt
Cincinnati, 0., Dec. 13. A drive to
raise $2."0,000 for disabled veterans
cif the World War is planned for De
cember IT throughout the United
States by the disabled American
Veterans of the World War, whose
national Headquarters are nere.
Robert S. Marx, Judge of the
perior Court of this city, national
commander, says the forget-me-not
flower will symbolize the plea ol
(By Associated Press)
Montross, Va., Dec. 13. Roger D,
aasuaKe, naval petty omcer, was
placed on trial in the Westmoreland
county circuit court here today for
the murder of hsi wife, Mrs. Margaret-Eastlake,
whose mutilated body
was found on the morning of Sep
tember 30 in their home at Colonial
Beach, Va. Eastlake is charged with
the crime jointly with Miss Sarah
Knox, a Baltimore trained nurse,,
who will be tried here as soon as the i
former's trial is concluded. De-'
cision to try the victim's husband
first was reached by the prosecution
as a result of late developments in
connectipn with the crime.
Expecting the selection of a jury
?.SUytec9mBar9tjveljutttle-JSmfv
the prosecution planned to begin the
introduction of evidence today, with
the probability that the first evidence
would be a chart of the scene of the
crime. It was understood that the
two physicians who viewed Mrs.
Eastalke's body after its discovery
in the dining room of her home
would be the first witnesses present
ed by the prosecution.
Children Told to Keep Silent.
Eastlake's two children, aged 5
and 9, who testified before the cor
oner's jury that they heard a com
motion in their parents' bedroom
at the time Eastlake and Miss Knox
are alleged to have murdered his
wife and were told by their father
O'CONNOR STILL
HAS OFFICERS
OP IN THE AIR
Gunman Has Kept Out
of Sight, But ends
Messages.
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SURE TO CATCH
it
Can Be ExecutecJ With
out Formality 03 Being
Re-Sentenced
States in the agreement also recog-i.u, lli?abit.j Veterans, Women's clubs ! that their mother was ill nad to keep
aizes the Japanese mandate over all
the other northern Pacific island, on
condition of unrestricted equal priv
ileges there for her nationals. Sip
nature of the convention, the terms
of which were made public by the
state department, is expected within
few days.
v Naval Program Progressing.
Appointment of the new naval
subcommittee of fifteen, including
Iwth plenary delegates and civil ar.d
naval experts of the five powers, in
Place of the former "subcommittee
composed exclusively of experts was
Kgarded today as a step placing the
"tire naval program of the confer
ence in a process toward final and
ottinitc working out of its remain
lug problems.
After signing the four-power
agreement with the other French
legates anci those of the United
Stes, Great Britain and Japaa,-!!.
Viviani planned to depart for New
ik today, from where he has ar
"wged to sail for Paris Wednesday.
French delegation head, who
i'l be succeeded in that capacity by
Albert Sarraut, the French min
itre of the colonier, declared on the
of his departure that he regard-
the Washington conference "a
brilliant success."
ami auxiliaries of the disabled veter
ans organizations will make the for-L'et-iiH-nots
which will be sold.
Ikivf mors and Mayors will he
asked to issue proclamations calling
attention to the drive and the co-operation
of the various chambers of
commerce will be asked. Sealed re-
cemacles fM
quite, also will be presented as pros
ecution witnesses during the triaK
Eastlake has maintained that he left
home early that morning and that his
wrfe was then going about her house
hold duties.
Eastlake has shown no emotion or
concern over the trial since being
brought here yesterday from the
the convenience of pass-j Richmond jail. He has gained in
t-rshy will le esiauusneu. j weiym. uumifc ma iiRoivcioiiuu auu
Tile national organization in an-appeared altogether in a most confi-
r - plans lor me tinve saiu.jaenc irame oi nimu. iuiss aiiua was
ELECTION IN BOSTON
Br Aunrlatrd Pwm)
Bston, Dec. 13 The voters of the
went to the polls today o elect
'mayor. Four candidates are on te
ot and all without prty designa
AH the candidates but Charles
tmocrats in
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MOU1KMT1U'
There arc 100,000 veterans alto
gether and they need $250,000 to aid
'heir members who are out ot em
ployment and in urgent need of help.
One half of the sum given each chap
ter will he diverted, to the chapter
and the other half to the national or
ganization. Eachchapter will have a
bank as its treasurer. The aid of
women's clubs and auxiliaries of the
Disabled Veterans' organizations will
be enlisted.
city
(JIVING "BUDDIES'- WOKK
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T.,,ivi December 13. The
commission has authorized City En
gineer Martin to employ some of the
ex-service men out of work hree to
paint the iron work of the Lafayette
street bridge. It first was proposed
to employ city prisoners on hte job,
but it was stated their work would
not be satisfactory.
not here with Eastlake and will be
held in the Richmond jail until the
conclusion of the latter's trial, the
authorities said, unless she is desired
as a witnses.
Although feeling in the county
against Eastlake and Miss Knox had
reached a high pitch today, the au
thorises were not apprehensive of
anv attempts at Violence. Common-
(Br Ana.cd FtMt. I
Chicago, Dec. 13 Two jnore clues
to- the line of flight of Tommy O'Con
nor, condemned gunman, vho Sunday
escaped with two companions from
the Cook county jail, wer given the
police early today and detective ser
geants were hurriedly dispatched to
investigate. ;
A telephone call was received from
the chicX of police at Hartford, Wi3.,
thr.i three men, , one resembling
O'Connor, had alighted from an ear
ly morning tram and registered at a
small hotel. .' .
Later Edward Hanson -ojf Milwau
kee appeared t the police station
and! handed a card to Chief; of Detec
tives Hughes, saying it -hjl been giv
.eA. hiiii-0e-ei1 he was
about to leave Milwaukee, for Chi
cago. On the card was . written,
don't send any -one after, me. I am
innocent. Much obligd to Straus3.
I will shoot the first
man who puts his hands oh me."
Was Addressed to Chief.
The card bore no signature and
was addressed to the chief of police.
Hanson said th five men were in an
automobile and onfe resembled O'Con
nor. They asked if he was coming
to Chicago, handed him the 'card and
hurried away before he boarded an
electric train for Chicago. Receipt
of a telegram from Peoria, Ills., pur
porting to come from O'Connor, also
under investigation but a telegraphic
description of the sender did not tal
ly with O'Connor, police said.
The escape has resulted in six sep
arate investigations ' of ,the county
jai! Every guad and official in
the jail, who was connected in any
way with the "break" has been sus
pended and officials said serious
charges might be filed against some
i of the men.
The stories told by William For
garty a former prisoner and Paul
Gormac, now incarcerated are due for
dditional investigation today. For
garty told of "moonshine jamborees"
in the jail basement, of the way in
which he says "O'Cormor got his gun
PALATKA IS MADE
NEW DISTRICT BY
FLA. METHODISTS
Rev. F. J. Bell Named
Presiding Elder, With
Headquarters Here
NEXT IWEETJT TAMPA
Appointment Announc
ed Just Before Ad-ournment
Special to the Newa
Orlando, December 13. A new
district of the Florida conference
was formed here before adjournment
last night. Hyde Park Methodist
church at Tampa was selected as the!
next place of meeting nad Bishop
Warran A. Candler read out the ap
pointments for the next year.
The making of th enew district
follwoed discussions at the last con
ference, and it was finally decided
that the Palatka district has shown
sufficient growth to warrant a spe
cial district. Rev. J. F. Bell was
named as presiding elder of the new
district and will have his home in
Palatka. s, , -t
-J The "closing day's session "of 'the
conference was a busy one, and some
of the most delightful speeches of
the session being delivered. 'Among
these was a plea by Dr. Alderman
for support of Southern college. Thej
appointments for the Palatka district
were as follows:
Palatka Distnc t. J. Bell, pre-.
siding elder; Bunnell. H. E. Par
tridge, Cocoa; F. A. Fletcher, Cres
cent City and Seville; W. S. Hulett,
DeLand; O. C. Rice, East Palatka
and Kingston; J. S. Brooke; Enter
prise mission to be supplied by W. T.
Reucker; Green Cove Springs, R. M.
Williams; Hastings and Orange
Mills, G. H. York; Hawthorne cir
cuit, W. O. Reucker; Interlachen and
Rodman, R. T. Caldwell Melrose
and Waldo, ot be supplied by R. E.
Burdett; New Augustine and Elkton
to be supplied by H. Bartlett; New
Smyrna, H. T. Gaines; Palatka, J. D.
Sebert; Sanford, S. W. Walker; St.
Augustine, F. J. Patterson; , Titus
ville, John F. Phillips, W. F. Allen,
Supernumerary; conference evangel
ist, J. S. Chapman; Deland, T. C.
Student ni Emory university, R. L.
Ramsey, Uunnell I. C.
MISS CARRICK BUCK
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MORE WAGE
TROUBLE IS
LOOMING AS
NEW DANGER
Several . Thousand Are
Already Idle From'
Walkouts.
These In Addition to the
Large Numbers Now
Out
Miss Carrick Hume Buck l the
youngest woman ever admitted to the
California bar. She recently gradu
ated from the law school of the Uni
versity of Southern California and
will practice law In Los Angeles. Miss
Buck is grandnlece of James Monroe,
fifth President of the United States,
her grandfather being Spencer Mon
roe, brother of the "former President
She Is also a collateral relative of Gen.
Robert E. Lee.
Wilkinson
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Has Many Tasks at
. Shoe Convention
MIAMI CARRIES OUT IDEA
OF TROPICS O NLIGHT POLES
(By AMoctatril Prml
Miami, Dec. 13 Baskets of ferns
ar.d of the prison's dope trail." It j suspended from "White Way" light
was Gormac who said he had "in-! poles is the most recent result of the
side information" of the jail break work of the City Planning Board o-
some time before it toiok place.
Only Pardon Cwi Save Him
Only a pardon by the governor or
the president can save O'Connor
from being executed if taken alive,
wealth's Attorney W. T. Mayo, who I according to Attorney Lloyd Heth,
is being assisted in the prosecution j formerly assistant state'-a attorney,
by Charle3 W. Moss, of Richmond, "if O'Connor, under sentence of
said today that he expected a speedy death were still in the jail and the
trial for Eastlake.
""I PERSnvc T.F-r, ILoOnti..
in, . ' n-'tu . .
.. ' JiHaai,,! PtvMt I association
DAIRYMEN ORGANIZING.
Boynton, December 13.-Dairymen
sceticn have organs v...
Dairy and creamer
'.'.h county
of this
tive
Bert Hodge Post
to Bowl Against
Augustine Post
sheriff allowed Thursday to pass
without hanging him, then he could
not be executed on Friday or any
other day. But O'Connor, a fugitive
from justice, can be executed any
itime he is arrested, proviaea rne
ward beautifying Miami. The hang
ing baskets, all attached to poles in
the downtown business district, num
ber 157 and contain five varieties of
ferns. J. Gerry Curtis, secretary of
the Planning Board, has asked for
he placing of hanging baskets and
flower pots wherever spce is availa
ble. Mr. Curtis declared that the plac
ing of hanging baskets in the down
fowndistrict would have a strong ap
peal with the winter visiors and es
pecially when the business men fall
inxo line ana place window Doxes ami
Ridley Wilkinson, Palatka's well
known retail shoe dealer, who is also
president of hte Southeastern Shoe
Retailers' association, has just been
notified of his appointment as assis
tant sergenat-at-arm at the eleventh
annual convention of the National
Shoe Retailers' association, which
meets in Chicago on January 9 to 12,
inclusive.
In addition to the arduuos duties
of assistant sergeant-at-arms Mr.
Wilkinson, as president of the south
eastern organization, will have sev
eral important assignments on the
program. He will also Rave charge
of the special train out of Atlanta to
Chicago, which will carry the dele
gates from his district.
ine convention this year, it is an
nounced, will be the most pretentious
ever attempted. All of the displays
will be made by famous screen and
stage stars and the Harvard School
of Commercial Research will have a
model shoe store in operation.
No Clue Found to
Slyaer of School
Teacher in Iowa
persons and
'. ' umed t -
trm-pj in a ri
I ni. nouse near
C v U(,ly injW be
at will die. i
fo Palm bia.
mmediatelv will in
ire that the orgamzaiton, capitalizing it at i3T
s.ki rmn a .. ...... c.i.cu
' - " ""-auun ior tne cream
ery to he built has not yet been de
ft orth and West Palm Beach ar h.
nig considered as possible sites.
Bert Hodge post, American Legion,
has organized a bowling team and
thrown down a defy to St. John's
post, of St. Augustine. The finst
game in the series will be contested
on the alleys at the Elks club Thurs
day evening, beginning at 8 o'clock.
The public is cordially invited.
There is some fine bowling mate
rial ni the Bert Hodge post, and a
i-t is on foot to have state
S matches after the in
' -iiave been develop-
possible to
championship "v?ms-
court be notified of hi3 escape somepots of plants along the windows and
time between sunrise and sunset on
Thursday the period set for his ex
ecution."
CRACKER BRANCH BRIDGE
IS IN DANGEROUS SHAPE
One of the bridges at Cracker
Branch, just this side of Hastings is
dangerous condition, a big hole in
one side of it being large enough for
a Ford car to fall through. Some one
has placed some old pne tops in the
hole, making it even mora dangerous
as an auboist cannot see what b is
running into unless he happens to
have previous knowledge of the dan
gerous place.
ledges of their buildings.
HASTINGS IN THROES OF
A MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Hastings is ni the throes of a hot
ly contested municipal election to
day, a ticket having been put in the
field hi opposition to the present ad
ministration, which is also seeking
re-election. Some fo the voters
characterize the election as the wets
aganist the drys, but did not say who
the wets are or who the drys are. !
F. L, Brown and B. B. BaiTye are
the ' mayoralty " candidates, Mr.
Brown bieng the ' present "acting
mayor.
(Br Associated Press.)
Waukon, Iowa, Dec. 13 No clue
has been found) to the murder of
Miss Edda Magneson, a school teach
er, who was beaten to death late
yesterdy at her school near the
town, Mrs. Gunda Martindale, sheriff
of Allamakee county said today.
Mrs. Martindals has been sheriff
of the county since May 1 when her
husband who held that office died and
she was appointed to fill the unexpir
ed term.
(By Associated Press!
New York, Dec. 13 .New York's in.
tdustrial horizon assumed a more pes-
oiimaui; ouuook loaay. inree great
Strikes that would involve more than
100,000 men in he metropolitan ares
appeared against a bckground of
three-. important labor disputes al
ready in' progress. Rumblings of
wage disputes came from three Quar
ters the anthracite coal miners.
railroad ' maintenance ""of ""way ana"
shop craftsmen, and the building
trdes.
Of these, the threatened walkout
in the building trades, which alone
would affect nearly 100,000 men here
was pointed out as having serious
possibilities! Drastic wage cuts, to
be drafted tomorrow, will be fought
to the utmost, union leaders declared
yesterday. ' v
Railroad men staed heir .position
with regard to the proposed cuts by
unanimously cutting to demand im
mediate increases of about 17 per
cent.,
The garment strike, called in pro
test against the institution of pice
work by the operaors, has been in
progress several weeks.
In the meantime, New York's milk
strike was still in progress and more
than 4,000 employes of "the "big five"
packers walked out yesterday.
ALACHUA GIRL MAKES FINE
PROFIT ON HER POULTRY
(lly AsKoclateA Press)
Gainesville, Dec. 13 Miss Lucille
Ellis, an Alachua county girl, has
made a clear profit of $451.50 this
season from a flock of poultry, accor
ding to the Agricultural News letter
of the Extension Department, Univer
sity of Florida. Last year and thi3
year the young woman won scholar
ships to the Club Girls' short course
at the Staete College for Women con
ducted by the Home Demonstration
Department of that institution. As
a matter of fact, Miss Ellis won two
scholars'hips last year ad three this
year but could not use but on eeach
year.
This year she won first prize in
Alachua county in the sewing, pig
and poultry clubs.
Menanites Arrive
En Route to Mex.
ter-city macthes
ed to a stage where it ...
figure out the strongest te
mr Associated Press)
Yellow Pine, Ala., Dec. 13 One
thousand Mennonites from Canada
arrived here today in special cars
with 11 their property including cows,
horses, pigs, and chickens, to settle
on a large track of land purchased
here.
They are prepared to immediately
build homes and prepare the soil for
next year's crops.
TWO PALATKANS NAMED AS
OFFICERS OF ENGINEERS
At the annual banquet and elec
tion of the St. Augustine chapter
American Association of Engineers,
held last night at St. Augustine, Pe
ter Kendrick, of St. Augustine, was
elected president; J. H. Randolph,
Palatka, first vice president, and H.
N. Kirkman, Palatka, second vice
president. In addition to the ban
quet the guests enjoyed several
splendid speeches and a motion pic
ture of some culvert engineering ac
complishments.
NEW STRAWBERRIES BRING
DOLLAR A QUART IN GOTHAM
(Br Associated Press) .
Lakeland, Dec. 13 The first straw
berries of the season from the Gal
loway section were forwarded several i
Jdayt ago, a shipment of 39 quarts to
New York concern. ' l buyers
paid $1.00 a quart, edlivered at the
express office. .
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