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n Good Evening On ChdiBtmas day we will shut out from oar fireside nothing Dick, ens. Tuesday, sUglhtly cooler, j, southern portion. PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1921. PRICE FIVE CHNTI JECT TO FR NAVY PLAN; ANY DID NOT A MORA TORIUM WOTS - ENCH GERM ASK iiipset ,1 RATIO PROPOSAL ACCEPTED and France' Will Mureater ruwcr Than Others BARE RAISED Maintained, But :an Wants to Keep N'ewest Battler 17 Auoclated Praaa.) ligota, ilec. 16. Arthur bead of the British delega re notice today that Great could propose to the arms bt Hie total aoouiion oi suo- ilj AuoriKei Prcnl Dec. 16. The reply of 'A reparations commission Li;, who announced its in- tipay the next two repara .allments in full will be f oak is Berlin tonight. ' No an- fctt of the contents of the n made. Note Specialist Begins a Public Clinic in Gotham New York, Dec. 16-Dr. Adolf Lo renz, noted Austrian surgeon, today opened a public clinic under super vision of the health departmtnt. The clime will be directed by Dr. Jacob Sobel of the department. Arrangements have been made to examine about sixty casts each day. Dr. Lorenz will dictate recommenda tions to a stenographer, and will mail them to rtlatives of the persons ex amined. The state department of education which grants licenses mj AWat tv. professions in the state, recently no- iinea Dr. Lorenz that ht would have to obtain a license if ho iw;,tui . conduct his own clinics. The surgeon's cause was champion ed by Dr. Royal S. Copeland, health commissioner, and the clinic opening today at his driection was said to be within the requirements of state authorities. KIWIS CLUB IS LEADING IN POST CARDJJIPAIGN Lead Rotarians by Few Hundred on Face of Latest Returns EDITOR 01 TRIAL FOR CHALLENGING A PROHI LEADER FOR A FIGHT Illy AaanKlafrd Prraa) Montgomtry. Ala., Dec. 16 Charged with disturbing the peace because of a tongue-lashing he is said to have given Dr. Perley A. Baker, general superintendent of the Anti Saloon League of America, Charles H. Allen, publisher of the Montgo mery' Advertiser will appear "before the city recorder today. The case was postponed yesterday when it was called for trial. Mr. Allen is charged with ap proaching Dr. Baker at his hotel Tuesday shortly after the Anti-Saloon Ltague executive is alleged to have charged in a speech that the Advertiser had "accepted $100,000 from the brewers and is fighting the Sj A undated Prrmm 1 toon, Dec. 16. The French i las presented a proposal great an increase in the of the French navy that the declare that such a program, ri out. would unset the whole NM-3 naval reduction. Al-iemorcenu'nt 01 PromD mon 1W; lilt Vpt antivnlv -tavooIaI Vm oi a concrovwa wiikii uni- SOI MAILING DIRECT Committee in Charge Is Much Disappointed at Results Britain Ratifies Treaty With Irish By Big Majorities Special to tke Knvi London, Dec. 16.-Both houses of the British parliament today ratified the treaty creating an Irish free state by an overwhelming majority. understand that the French Wdes for a building program mild give France a capital bjae of 35,000 tons more paa and a preponderance of fort-Jutland type of craft 3 nations. I although indicating disap tt such a building program, to tkave told the arms conf er st if France carries out such tion she must carry out a hilding program. The com french and Italian fleets thus k some 200,000 tons stronger ' British or American allot der the revised figures yesterday by the Big uts Navy Equal Japan. french group were understood 'begun presentation at the to session yesterday of 'isire for a capital ship ton Is! to that of Japan under W figures of the three Mio agreement, which is This presentation was "eluded before the commit Ji but there were intimations French and Italian circles discussion might be nec Wore a complete five-power could be presented for ' the conference itslf. freement on the "5-5-3" ra Iwially announced by the late yesterday, the United H Great Britain acceded to teire to retain her newest fc the Mutsu, with propor Wes in the American and "ets. Under the changes States will retain the pleted battleships Colo 'fashington in place of the "t and the Delaware, BriUin will build two wrap four older ones re completed. 'ses in tonnage resulting lhte Powers adhere to the of the Hughes propos 'Kreement was reached on 1 f a status quo under- 6 the fortification of the ening nated in 1018 when the 18th amend ment to the federal constitution was pending Mr. Allen refuted the state ments attributed to Dr. Baker and the verbal onslaught ended by an in vitation on the part of the publisher "to fight it out." Dr. Baker is said to have refused to fight, declaring he "was not a fighting man." The proprietor of the hotel swore out a warrant for Mr. Allen's arrest following which he was released on bond. More Police Are Hurried to Stock Yards at Chicago By Aaacwlatrd PivMl Chicago, Dec. 16. Additional po licemen again were detailed to the stock vards district today as a result of a renewal of outbreaks by strike sympathizers last night in which sev eral persons were attacked on the supposition that they were strike breakers. One man, stabbed in me back, may die. GIBBOXSTO MEET ODOWD. St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 16.-M.ke rviwH former middlewegiht cham pion, and Mike Gibbons, at one time acclaimed by many the uncrowned king of that division, will settle their pugilistic differences here tonight in a ten-round no-decisio . nbout. The two St. Paul Mikes hammered through ten rounds here in 1919, with the result still in dispute. Post card mailings in the post card week campaign up to noon today showed that the Kiwanis club had forged ahead of the Rotarians with a total score of 2,401 against the 2,193 turned in thus far by the Rotarians. The tabulations also show that the Boy Scouts art still ahead of the Girl Scouts, the scores being 2,940 and 2,838, respectively. The total number of cards that have been requisitiontd at headquar ters is 17,422, less than half the num ber it had been tstimated would have gone through the mails up to date. This report was very disappointing to the committee. Every provision was made for the convtnience of those who feel a sufficient abount of interest in Palatka and the necessity for advertising;' its resources-to send out cards. Boy Scouts and Girl Scout3 will eagerly await orders for cards, dtliver them to any person in the city, then after they have been addressed, turn them in to headquar ters where' due credit will be given. It was brought to the notice of the committee today that many persons art mailing cards wthouit turning them into headquarters. This is, of course, alright, but in the interest of competition it is asked that they be turned in and credited to somt organ ization. There is no individual competition thus far, although a prize of $10 was offertd in this class. But the colored people of the city are sending out cards by the hundreds "just to do our bit in helping advertise Palatka," as one sender said. They are not com peting, but this morning over 1,000 cards were taktn out by one colored citizen. TO PROTEST CENSORING OF ALL NEWS MATTER (By Aaaoelated Preaa) Pittsburg, Dec. 16. Thomas Wil liams, president of the American Newspaper Publishers' association, today called on all. members of the publishers generally to use their ef forts to defeat house bill No. 6508 on the ground that "no such mischiev ous interference with the freedom of the press has ever before been se riously proposed in this country. 'This bill," continued Mr. Williams, "prevents . publication in newspapers of any news that is likely to lead to gambling.' Ostensibly it is aimed at racing news, but it would be equally applicable to a large quantity or va riety of financial and other news, such as reports on bank clearings, which have been gambled on in many cities. It would outlaw even the publication of baseball scores." VOLCANO IN ANDES IS Pacific islands. With the Far Eastern committee of the whole still in adjournment, negotiations on that side of the pro gram were confined today to the con ference between the Japanese and Chinese delegates on Shantung. The question of financial settlement for H . - !, Viao Chow rail- restoraiion road to Chinese control still remain ed unsettled when tne iwo uc6 tions resumed negotiations. (Ilv Aimoclntrd Pria Buenos Ayers, Dec. 16 Eruption of a volcano in the Andts mountains, believed to be Mount Rhinehua in Chile is reported in dispatches receiv ed here. The townships of Osorno, Union and San Pablo, Chile, were considerably damaged by falling COclrCS. TWViahitnnt. of the town of Barilo- chc- Argentine, and the surrounding region awoke yesterday morning to Rnj !, skv overcast and the ground Icovred with volcanic ashe3, fragments of rock falling intermittently. Great clouds of ashes obscured the sun tht entire day. Incalculable damage is said to nave been done to the grazing lands north of Lake Nahuel-Huapi, hot ashes cov ering the ground to a depth of nearly olv inches. The livestock there are in dangr of starvation unless they can be transported from tne anecieu zone The reports add that further erup tions are feared. Attempt Made to WreckA.,B.&A. (By Aaaoelat P"") Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 16. An attempt to wreck a train on the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic railway, Waycross division, was made last night, officials for the road announc ed today. Only slight damage was done to the pilot of an engine by timbers projecting from a trestle. Augustine Bowlers , Take First, Games From Pal Legions In the first inter-city bowling match held in Palatka the St. Au gustine American Legion team won from the local Legionaires by 119 pins. There were a number of spec tators at the Athletic club alleys who enjoytd the match and applauded the good work of both teams. Bill Wal ton rooled the high score of the ev ening, 197 and Lloyd larke, a Putnajn county product, but now of the An cient City rolled the second highest scort 185. Bowling has become exceedingly popular in Palatka this winter and the city league series should bring the best in the city in competition and from that bunch of men will probably be picked a five men city team. The Legion team has a return date with the St. Augustine Legion ntxt Thursday in the Ancient City and at that time Frtd Leeks and Company expect to make the old pins drop and fall with a thud. The score of last night'3 game fol lows: Palatka Merrill, Tim Walton. Bill Leeks, Fred Everson, Geo. Pierce Cowan Total St. Augustine Davies McCants McNaniels Lte Davis Clarke ' Total 1st 2nd 3rd Total 150 165 176 491 130 138 197 465 154 137 144 435 156 139 128 423 89 119 110 318 2102 149 174 171 494 151 151 139 441 135 147 146 428 139 174 140 453 108 142 185 435 2251- SHERIFF LEVIES ON PAIR OF CORPSES IN TAMPA Tampa, Dec. 16. The next time an attache of Sheriff Spencer's office takes charge of an undertaking es tablishment on an attachment writ and plates the official seal on the door, he will inspect the interior of the place before doing so. Chief Deputy Givens served an xe ecution agains ta negro undertaking place here one day this week and attached the contents as a result of action by a concern that claimed the undertaker owed it a bill. After the deputy had sealed the place it was discovered it contained two bodies awaiting disposition. Sheriff Spencer was called into the case later in the day and ppent the afternoon untangling legal red tape so that the writ could ba made tq apply to the building and its con- ENDS LIFE WHEN PET SCHEME FAILS Representative Elston, of California, Is a Suicide FINANCES ALL RIGHT Friends Declare That His Affairs Are in Good Shape (By Awoelated Pre in) Washington, Dec. 16 Plans wre being made today to ship the body of Representative John A. Elston to his home at Berkley. Cal., following the finding of his body last night in the waters of the Potomac river. Mr. Elston, every indication points, took hig own life. Mr. Elston, it was said, disappear ed Tuesday morning but was found by detectives that evening. Within a few hours, however, he again disap peared and that was the last seen of him. It is believed that he plung. ed into the river late that night. He apparently had been suffering under mental depression, although he had given no evidence of it until he dis appeared Tuesday. Upon being found that evening he was given medical at- tention. ; iv..-' t?iT-: "'ilji Mr. Elston's hat and overcoat were found on the bank of the river about the time the body was recovered. The note found on the body said: "I am in a chain of circumstances that spell ruin although my offense was innicelitly made in the beginning I hope all tht facts come out. My stay means embarrassment to my district and to a worthy people clean and generous." Affairs Were In Good Shapp (By AMoclatfil Pmm.) San Francisco, Dec. 16 Friends of Congressman John A. Elston here and at his home in Berkley express ed themselves as mystified today by reports from Washington indicating he had taken his life. Elston occu pied a highly respected place in the community, and his career, both as an attorney and a member of con gress were regarded as successful. Mr. Elston was serving his fourth term in congres. He leaves a widow and three children, the youngest of whom was born two weeks ago. As sociates agree that Mr. Elston was disappointed keenly over the failure of legislative plans which would have placed the proposed Pacific naval base at Alameda, in his home district. His business and financial affairs were in excellent shape, according to the president of the Berklty Bank, of which Mr. Elston was a director. Spanish Gunboat Captures French Running Blockade (By Auociated Pros) Madrid, Dec. 16. A Spanish gun boat has captured two French sailing vessels conveying arms and ammuni tion ot Moroccan insurgents and sunk another vessel engaged in the same traffic, it was officially an nounced here today. Washington, Dec. 16. The house adjourned today until tomorrow out of respect for Representative Elston. Immediately after convening the house adopted resolutions of regret and authorized the selection of a committee of eighteen members to accompany the body to California in case of burial there. Shine Made in a Zinc Still Fatal EASTLAKE'S CHILDREN NOT TO '0 ON STAND AGAINST THEIR FATHER (Br Aaaoclated PrM Montross, Va., Dec. 16. Only two or three witnesses remained to be presented by the prosecution today at the trial in the county circuit court here of Roger D. Eastlake, na val officer, charged jointly with with Miss Sarah Knox, Baltimore nurse, with the murder, of his wife, Margaret, at their Colonial Beach home on September 30. Testimony of these witnesses probbaly would be brief, state counsel said, and it was expected the defense would onen its case the latter part of the day. It appears from this that the prose cution has decided not to present as witnesses Eastlake's two children, aged 9 and 5, who gave what was regarded as important testimony be fore the coroner's jury which indict ed the accused couple. Among the witnesses heard yes terday, Richard Tate, of Colonial Beach, 'testified that- he rented ' a house to Eastlake at that place some months before the murder, which the latter represented as desiring for his ' aunt," but which was occupied by Miss Knox. The witness said that after the first month Miss Knox paid the rent for the house, to which, he further testified, Eastlkae was a frequent visitor, being in the habit, he said, of spending every Tuesday night there. E. Paul Drinks, an engineer, and F. S. Fitzhugh, undertaker, both testified to observing bruises on Mrs Eastlake's arms after the murder, a point on which the prosecution an parently placed much importance, with the evident purpose of show ing whether the slani woman had been held by one person while an other delivered the fatal blows. Dr. John Duff, Jr., physician at Dahlcren proving grounds, later testified, how ever, that he observed no bruises on Mrs. Eastlake's arms, when he ex amined the body. (By Aftfinclated Pre) Charleston, W. Va., Dec. 16 Li quor made in a zinc stlil caused the death of Ben McGee of Charleston, according to tht report of County Coroner W. P. Black. The report held that McGee's death resulted from asphyxiation induced by a mix ture of alcohol and zinc which was found in his stomac. The combina tion of the two, Dr. Black -believed caused a gas which brought about McGee's death. tents, with the elimination of the bodies. Some persons here versed in law declared that bodies in an un dertaking establishment are consid ered a part of the assets and just as liable to execution as any other as- SEND SHORT WAVES ACROSS TO SCOTLAND (By Aaaoclated !.) New York, Dec. 16 More than twenty-five radio operators working with short wave transmission sets have succeeded in sending messages from the Unted Stateis to Scotland as a result of competitive experimen tal test begun last week. One of ahe successful contestants was located in Cleveland, O., and oth ers in the states bordering the At lantic. The test aroused keen inter est among more than 100,000 ama- auer operators in this country and if the British laws permitted amatu ers of that country using wave lengths similar to that permitaed here, officials declared, boy3 would be talking to each other across the Atlantic as they do now from state to state in this country. MRS. RAIZEN DECLARES CLICK STEIN RUINED HER New York, Dec. 16. Another sor did detail of the long chain of cir cumstances leading up to the killnig of Dr. Abraham Glickstein here was revealed last night when Mrs. Lillian Raizen declared that an added motive was the fact that during her six years' intimacy with Dr. Glickstein that he had performed an operation on her which prevented her ' from becoming a mother. MAYER DENIES REPORTS THAT EVEN A DELAY IS DEMANDED Only Unable to Pay in Full in January and February Will Not Find It Neces sary to Refer Request Higher (By Aaaoclated Preaa) Paris, Dec. 16. The allied repara tions commission, meeting today to consider the German notice of inabil ity to pay the next two installments in full, requesting extension of time, virtually agreed that the commission itself should take definite action on the request instead of referring the question to the allied governments. It was announced that the com mission would meet again this aft ernoon to discuss ' the matter i fur-' ther. Dr. Mayer, the German ambassa dor, delivered to Premier Briand to day a copy of the German repara tions note. The German embassy announced that Dr. Mayer's visit was limited to this errand and that there was no truth in the report that he had presented a formal demand for delay in the payments or for a moratorium. No Request for Moratorium. Customs receipts an drevenus from other sources which Germany has intended to use in making the payments had netted only from 150, 000,000 to 200,000,000 gold marks, the note stated. The length of the delay requested was not mentioned, but no request was made for a mor atorium. Although the note cannot be de scribed as curt, it is regarded in rep arations circles as remarkable for its lack of details or expression of re gret over its failure to live up to the agreement. For these and other reasons, the note has made an unfa vorable impression in French circles, where what is termed the apparent effort by Germany to place respon sibility for her unsuccessful loan ne gotiations on the shoulders of Brit ish financiers is the subject of much comment. "Will the Ruhr be occupied this time?" Germany cannot pay, but her industry pays 80 per cent divi dends." These are some of the cap tions in the morning newspapers straws that show which way the wind of opinion blows. The note surprises none of the observers, but strengthtens the feeling on the part of the majority of them that moder ation is useless with Germany, the "big stick'.' being the only policy un derstood by her, in their opinion, Harris Opposed to Cancelling Debts (Br Aaaorlated Prraa) Washington. Dec. 16. A reoslu- tion declaring it "the belief of the senate that the United States will be unable to agree to, or accept, the cancellation" of its war loans to Eu ropean powers was introduced in the senate today by Senator Harris, of Georgia. ROUSE SUCCEEDS FLOOD. Washington, Dec. 16. Representa tive Rouse, of Kentucky, was select ed as chairman of the democratic congressional committee to succeed the late Henry D. Flood.