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PROPOSAL ON
SUBMARINES
CERTAIN FI
Nature of Repyl From
France and Japan Not
Known
MANY DISCUSSIONS
First Meeting of Arms
Committee Today Since
Saturday
(Br Associated Press)
Washington, Dec. 28. Hope for
u agreement to . limit submarine
tonnage was declared abandoned to
fey at the meeting of the arms con
nate of the naval committee.
The demand by France for a sub-
jarine tonnage of 90,000, approxi
mately three times as large as that
iimtemplated under the American
proposal, was declared by the dele
ptes to have closed the door to any
igreement, the compromise proposal
bring been rejected finally and
completely by the ' French, casting
cite th epossibility of harmonizing
lien on tonnage.
Bt Associated Press)
Washington. Dec. 28. The Ameri
ca compromise proposal for settle
Mt of the question of submarine
Image on a basis of status quo for
Fiuce, Italy and Japan and a re
BLP JSQiOQS,. tqn each for the
Uuted States and Great Britain ap
plied almost certain of failure to
kf through objection by France and
Jjpan when the full naval commit
tee of the armg conference resumed
sessions for the first time since Sat-
miay.
While the nature of the instruc
tions from the French government
a the submarine question received
hr the French delegation late yes
terday had not been revealed, it was
M in responsible circles that
France would formally disagree to
the American proposal under which
be would be allotted about 42,000
tons in submarines against the 90,-
DOO-fcm figure suggested by French
ttval experts as her minimum re
quirement. Whether the French
delegates were authorized to make
wy compromise on the latter figure
spokesmen for the delegation de
dined to say.
ie Japnaese delegates already
live flatly rejected the American
proposal, which would reduce their
nbntarine allotment from 54,000
tons undre the original limitation
Pln to 31,000 tons and, although
fey are communicating with To
kio on the situation, there was no in
dication today of any intention to
"cede from their stand for the high
s' fignre.
Should the American plan be fin-
"y rejected, what the next step may
m an effort to solve the subma
rine problem, upon which apparently
fages the entire question of limita
of auxiliary warships tonnage
fed not been indicated today. With
wide a difference of opinion re
eled in the submarine controversy,
'""ever, there Anneared to he an
erasing disposition amogn the
Agates to consider a plan for
(""'ng the whole question of auxil
"fy tonnage to a later international
ference. In highest American of
!il circles it was Baid that a con
tte proposal for a future confer-
might be laid before the dele
tes within a few days.
foCKEFELLER'S DAUGHTER
GRANTED DIVORCE TODAY
. tHy Associated Press)
"ueago, Dec. 28. Edith R.
Mc-
miek. daughter of John D. Rock
feBe", Sr., was granted a divorce
Harold F. McCormick, presl-
of the International Harvester
Psny, in superior court today.
were no provisions for ali
fj) included in the divorce degree
Un MATi.nnli.1r Vail illsd SUlt
vorce on charges of desertion
2ait McCormick, was admitted
Ex-Gov. Bickett.
of North Carolina,
Died This Morning
(By Associated Press)
Raleigh, N. C, Dec. 28. Former
Governor Thomas ' Walter Bickett,
who suffered a stroke of paralysis at
his home here last night, died at 9:15
this morning without regaining con
sciousness. Governor Bickett served two terms
as attorney general before being
elected governor in 1916. He was
succeeded last January by Cameron
Morrison and has practiced law here
since he left office.
FIVE TRUCKS ARMED MEN
ROB KENTUCKY DISTILLERY
'Br Associated Press)
Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 28. Five au
tomobile trucks of armed men are
reported to have swooned down nn
the Blue Ribbon distillery at Emi
nence, Ky.. today and, after locking
two guards in the office of the plant,
escaped with whisky valued at $30.-
000.
QUESTION
FIVE HOURS TO READ
IN BURCHjASE TODAY
(Br Associated Press)
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 28. A hy
pothetical question which, it was
said, would require five hours to
read, was expected, to be put to
alienists called by the defense today
at the trial of Arthur C. Burch,
charged with the murder of J. Belton
Kennedy.
Insanity is an element in Burch's
defense, and on this question ' the
alienists are expected to base their
opinions as to his mental condition.
Work of lay ing a foundation for
introduction of the question took
place yesterday when the defend
ant's father, Rev. William A. Burch,
of Evanston, 111., gave a detailed ac
count of his son'; life, and declared
he believed him insane.
Men Who Served
Under Villa Soon
to Receive Land
(By Associate! Press)
Mexico City, Dec. 28. The men
who served under General Francisco
Villa, former revolutionist are soon
to Teceive from the government
tracts of land in accordance with the
agreement made with Villa by the
Huerta government at the time of
his surrender in July, 1920.
Two haciendas, one in Chihuahua
and the other in Durango, will be
used for the purpose, and the depart
ment of agriculture has appointed a
commission of engineers to divide
the land. It is estimated that each
man will receive six hectares (ap
proximately fifteen acres).
General Villa is living at Canutil
lo, on a hacienda given him by the
government. At the time of his
surrender his troops numbered 600.
MAY HAVE ROIillEKS
WHO GOT SI 40,000
(Ilr Associated Press!
East St. Louis, 111., Dec. 28. Po
lice of East St. Louis and neighbor
ing towns experssed the belief today
that they have rounded up a band
of robbers which has obtained $140,
000 in four recent bank and pay roll
robberies in central and southern Il
linois. Nine men were under arrest.
The robberies included of the
Peabody Coal Mining ci ..my of
Kincaid, in which T') ' -.stolen
August 18; StateY Y'anama
in which $19,000 waY en Decem
ber 12; State Bank of in which
$15,000 was taken December 20, and
the Dupo State bank which was
robbed of $11,000 December 23.
JESSE TIMERMAN OF VALDOSTA
COMMITS SUICIDE AT AKLAUiA
(Br Associated P"""-' ,
Arcadia, Dec. 28. Jesse Timmer
mn. well-known young man whose
former home was in Vaklosta, Ga.,
mitt.H suicide here Christmas
night by taking a quantity ol stricn-
nine.
He had been making his home nere
. ), r,st six or seven years and
nuntlv connected with
was uiim vvw...
etatp road department.
. i....- mffw is said to be the
IUVC 0"
desDondent act.
m. k,) was taken care of by
relatives, who were summoned by
m A1.j.t. A XO
friends here, anjvwas
former tome VJsta for inter
BODY OF
E MAN F
E
Negress Makes Discov
ery of Grave Near
Jacksonville
HAD BEEN MURDERED
Another Mystery Murder
Added to Already
Long List
(Br Associated Press.)
Jacksonville. Dec. 28. The body
of a young white man, apparently 26
years of age, neatly dressed and
with a bunch of keys bearing the
name W. M. Allison, 290 Moeller
street, Columbus, O., was found by
a negress yesterday at 1:30 p. m.,
about fifty feet off the old Orange
Park road, seven miles south of
Jacksonville.
The man had been murdered.
There was a bullet wound in his
head, and the left side of his face
was badly crushed. ' The body was
found in a (shallow hole, carpeted
with pine boughs and had been
dead for some time probably sev
eral days.
Uhe authorities are again eoni
fronted with a mysterious murder
the second to occur here within the
past five days.
The body was discovered by Mar
garet Moore, a middle-aged negress-
who lives at Youkon, near Camp
Johnston. She hastened home and
reported the matter to J. L. Paul, a
white man, residing at Camp John
stou. Mr. Paul telephoned County
Detective Henry Lilienthal and Mr.
LjjjenthaV together .with Sheriff. Jl.
E. Merritt and Deputy P. A. Carlisle,
proceeded to the scene. They found
the body without difficulty. It was
in a shallow hole, which appeared to
be an excavation from the removal
of a tree some time in the past.
Freshly borken pine boughs were
spread in the bottom of the impro
vised grave. Pine boughs also cov
ered the head of .the victim. Un
doubtedly the murderer or murder
ers took particular pains to dispose
of the body after the killing.
The officers removed the body
from its resting place and carefully
examined it. The man was about 6
feet and 1 inch in height, of slender
but athletic build, and probably
weighing about 165 or 170 pounds.
Although the head was horribly mu
tilated, it could be seen that the
man's features had been well fomred
and handsome. He had dark brown
hair inclined to curl.
(Br Associated Press)
Jacksonville. Dec. 28 The sheriff
todav is without a clue to the slayer
of the young man believed to be W.
Allison, an automobile mechanic,
of Columbus, Ohio, where the body
was found in the woods yesterday by
a negro woman.
Eveiv effort is being made to lo
cate Elmer Bloom with whom Alli
son left Columbus several months
ago for Florida in search for work.
Woman's Ability
to Cook Earns
Her a Big Fortune
(Br Assoeinled Press.)
Philadelphia, Dec. 28. Her ability
to cook has earned Mrs. Anna Sou
der $60,000 and an automobile. This
sum and the motor car were left to
her by the will of Samuel W. Ihling,
for whom she was housekeeper.
After the deaht of his wife, Mr.
Ihling frequently came to the Sou
der home for meals. They appealed
to him, Mrs. Souder said, with the
result that he invited her and Mr.
Souder to live in his home and keep
house for him.
BANDITS ROB PASSENGER
TRAIN NEAR KANSAS CITY
Br Assoelate Press.)
Kansas City, Dec. 28. Two ban
dits late last night boarded the Ms
souri Pacific passenger train bound
from Sedalia to Kansas C' .eld up
the express messenger, L. H. Hol
land, and escaped after looting the
safe in the express car.
Holland was shot during the hold
op, but was. not severely wuutuled.
RIVER HAS
REACHED, CREST;
ERY
Number "of Families
v
Have Reclaimed
Htfiries
CITY !W jlEAIIG IIP
River Reached Highest
Stage in Ten
Years
(Br Associated Press)
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 28 The Ohio
river, after having reached the high
est stage recorded here in almost a
decade, today will Teach the crest and
will be stationary ' for several days,
according to the official forecast of
the weather bureau.
When the muddj waters begin to
recede, a number bf families that
were driven from their homes in the
low-lying sections of the city will re
claim their own, but not until after
the ciy health department has mop
ped up a bi, according to announce
ment.
Comparatively little damage has
been reportid. Practically all river
traffic i3 suspended and small towns
along the river that are without rail
way facilities are reported running
short of food. - -
ARE IN ORLANDO TO
ILMEET
mr Assoelsted 'Press)
i . Orlando Jc,8E)ttatprs -irom
all lections of the country are in this
city today to attend the annual -meeting
of the Florida Educatinoal as
sociation, comprised mainly of teach
ers in the public schools of the state.
At the close of registration at the
headquarters this evening, four hun
dred instructors had registered and
officers of the association predicted
the number would reac hone thou
sand by tomorrow night. Public
school officials of many , northern
adn western states are included in
those registering today.
The opening exercises of the as
sociation were held tonight and con
sisted of singing; invocation by Rev.
J. Dean Adcock. pastor of the First
Baptist church; address of welcome
by Mayor Duckworth on behalf of
the city; response on behalf of the
association by Dr. - Mcenzie, of
Leesburg, and music by . the high
school and college students.
The progra mfor tomorrow, when
the first business session will be
held, is as follows:
Wednesday, December 28, 4 p. m.:
Business.
Wednesday, 8 p. m.: Community
singing; invocation, Rev. T. H. Mc
Connell, D. D.; "Sound American
ism Among High School Boys and
G'rls," Irving Bacheller; "Why Edu
cation in America Is Difficult," Pro
fessor E. B. Cubberly.
i FUIatka Lodge of
Masons Installs
the New Officers
I The newly elected officers of the
jPalatka lodge No. 34. F. A. M
! were installed into office last night
at the lodge room before a large at
tendance of the membership.
Those installed were: W. A. Wil
liams, Jr., W. M.; C. H. Hyde, S. W.;
C. H. Dekle, J. W.; J. L. Dunsford,
treasurer J. H. Horton, secretary;
A. B. Austin, S. D.; T. R. Baggs, J.
D. ; W. C. Allen, S. S.; E. E. Vick
ory. J. S.; Thomas H. Baker, tyler.
The lodge has just closed one of
the most successful years in its his
tory and is looking forward to still
greater things during the coming
year.
The Knights Templar will meet
Thursday night, at which time offi
cers will be installed, after which a
lunch will be served. The Knights
Temper degree will also be con
ferred number at waiting can
didates, "v"
NOW STATION
F
U.S. IN NEW YORK
TO
Luncheon Commemorat
ing Birthday Being
Given
TO RAISEJUGE FUND
Campaign to Begin Jan
uary 16 Wilson Hour
Named
(Br Associated Press)
New York, Dec. 28. Women from
all over the United States are here
today to attend a luncheon com
memorating the birthday of Wbod
row Wilson. At the same time they
were to celebrate the first anniver
sary of a plan to honor the former
president through a permanent
foundation.
The plan for raising $1000,000 as
a fund to endow periodic awards for
"meritorious service to democracy,
public welfare, liberal thought for
peace through justice" was announc
ed to be making progress. The
campaign for the fund will begin
January 16. Between noon and 1
o'clock on that day being designated
as Wilson hour.
Celebrates Birthday
(Br Associated Press)
Washington, Dec. 28 Woodrow
Wilson today quietly celebrated his
sixty-fifth birthday at his home here,
While no deviation from his daily
program was planned many letters,
cablegrams and telegrams containing
greetings were delivered at the Wil
son home. Several of his more inti
nftite friends were allowed to extend
greetings in person.
SERVANT OF STATE PROHI.
DIRECTOR MAKING MOONSHINE
(Br Assoelsted Press)
Tampa, Dec. 28. James Ander
son, negro, employed as a servant
around the houes by A. L. Allen,
state prohibition director, was ar
rested yesterday on a charge of mak
ing moonshine.
Anderson was captured in a small
shack just west of this city by Pro
hibition agents Carl Walker, W. C.
Moire and Steve Kissinger. He was
operating two stills, one of ten gal
lons and the other of twenty gallons
capacity, which, with a quantity of
mash and whisky, were confiscated.
Anderson was captured after a chase
of half a mile.
RECOVER $2,000 WORTH
OF RADIUM IN ASHES
Br Assovlsted Press)
Newton, Kans., Dec. 28. Nearly
$2,000 worth of radium, or about
one-third of a quantity missing from
Axtel hospital here has been recov
ered from 300 pounds of ashes by
eastern chemists, it was announced
today. The radium disappeared
about two months ago and investiga
tion prompted the theory that it had
found its way to the furnace in ban
dages removed from patients.
More ashes will be shipped to the
chemists for examination,
stated.
it
WEST PALM BEACH BONDING
ELECTION CARRIED; BONDS
FOR $350,000 AUTHORIZED
i t Ilr Associated Press)
I i,r.i t.- r i. ti no T
vvesi rami eacn, uec. o. issu
ance of municipal bonds to the aniunt
of $350,000 for improvement work
on streets, sidewalks, parks, sewers,
boulevards and seawall work, was
sanctione din a special bond election
yesterday.
. A majority voted yes on all of
these five propositions comprising
the issue. The vote was light. All
of them carried.
FORBES TRYING TO GET
PERMISSION FROM HARDING
Br Associated Press.)
Washington, Dec. 28. Forbes still
planned today to obtain from Presi
dent Harding autohorization for the
establishment of a vocational univer
sity at a former army cantonment
in the south. It has been understood
for several days that Camp Johnston
at Jacksonville will probably be se
lected. .
Reports that Forbes will make a
second tour before selecting the site
for the university were described by
Forbes as mrmorsv
Negro Found Dead
at Wheel of Car
in St. Johns Co.
(Br Associated '"ess.)
St. Augustine, Dec. 28. Up to the
present mystery surrounds the kill
ing of Walter Pressler, a negro
chauffeur, who was found at the
wheel of his car on a road below
Moultrie, and fourteen miles south
of this city, Christmas morning, with
a gunshot wound in the back of his
head.
Jack Chesley, a white man, is held
in the county jail in connection with
the case.
It appears that the negro drove
Chesley and a party to the home of
a relative below Moultrie (late
Christmas eve and it is presumed
that the killing took place on the re
turn trip.
The dead man, when discovered
by some woods riders, was gripping
the steering wheel of the car, the
engine of which was still running,
indicating that the man died instant
ly upon being shot.
The sheriffs office and a coroner's
jury are now investigating the mys.
terious case adn it is hoped that
some definite clue will be obtained
shortly. Even a motive for the
crime is lacking. It was evidently
not robbery, as money was found on
the dead body.
GOLF SCHEDULES OF
TEX-MISS CIRCUIT
10 BE REARRANGED
(Br Associated Press)
Chicago, Dec. 28 Golf schedules
of the Texas-Mississippi circuit and
the Atlantic Coast, resorts are to be
re-arranged, according to word re
ceived here today, so that other
sonthern states in addition to those
on the east coast will have a share
of he golf spotlight during the win
ter months.
' Golf enthusiate of Mississippi and
Texas are making every effort to
place their courses among the lead
ing haven for the professional golf
ers and the gulf state civic and com
mercial organizations are behind the
movement.
Pitfent plans provide for two com
plete circuits over which the golf
pros will travel. The tournament
played in the Texas-Mississippi cir
cuit will start Jan. 15 and end Feb.
15, with San Antonio, Dallas, Hous
ton, Fort Worth and New Orleans be
ing the centers of activities.
The golfers will then have suffi
cient time to reach Florida for the
tournaments, which start at Jackson
ville. Miami, Palm Beach, Belleair,
asheville, N. C, and Pinehurst fol
low where the season reached and
end with the holding of the North
and South open.
Marries Seven
Different Men
To Get Passports
(Br Assoelsted Press)
Geneva, Dec. 28. Marriage is,
for a woman, the solution of the
problem of getting passports to va
rious European countries, the diffi
culties of which became almost in
superable after the war. a Lucern
business woman has discovered.
Before the war this woman, who is
well educated and good looking,
earned some $10,000 a year by ob
taining orders for millinery and furs
from royalty and aristocracy in the
several capitals of Europe, as a rep
resentative of French and Viennese
dealers.
After the war, while her former
patrons had no money for luxuries
a new class of the war profiteers
demanded her attention, but the
passport problem has hampered her,
however.
She then formed the plan of mar
rying men of different nationalities
(every race can be found in Switz
erland), and paying them to let her
divorce them as soon as she had es
tablished a passport in her new cit
izenship. She at present has seven ex-husbands.
MEXICAN MINISTER TO
GUATAMALA IS RECALLED
(Br Associated Press.)
Mexico City, Dec. 28. Luis Cab
allero, Mexican minister to Guate
mala, si understood to have been re
called a sthe result of hia attitude
toward the new government of that
republic. The foreign office refuses
to comment on the report.
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ARE MOVING IN
A3 JANITORS
Type of Man for Million
aire Janitor Is
Scarce
HAVE HIGITIBIIIDN
New York's Millionaires
All Hunting Top Floor
Apartments
(Br Associated Press)
New York, Dec. 28. The exclusive
millionaire-janitor "skyline" colony
that inhabits the skyscraper tips of
lower Manhattan is splitting up. As
the millionaires move in, the janitors
are moving out.
The reason is largely social but
it isn't that the skyscraper zone,
with its elaborate aerial bungalows
and roof gardens, is becoming too
exclusive for the janitors. The trou
ble is that, despite the influx of mil
lionaires, the district hasn't enough
social tone to suit the family of the
modern big building janitor, who
wears 'the title of "building superin
tendent." J. H. Hernon, department man
ager of a large downtown realty
management company, said today it
was becoming harder and harder to
find resident superintendents to oc
cupy the a partmentt that most' 6t "
the older skyscrapers maintain for
that purpose.
"The type of men taking these
jobs is becoming higher and higher,"
he said, "as the complexities of big'
building operation increases. That
means that the wives have social
ambitions that they feel they can
not gratify down here in the busi
ness district. They prefer to live
up town, or in the more exclusive
suburbs.
"Some ' of the superintendents'
apartments are very handsome, and
nearly all of them have magnificent
views of the harbor, with the Statue
of Liberty, Governor's Island and
Ellis Island looming in the back
ground. These advantages, however,
don't seem sufficient to offset the
social disabilities of the neighbor
hood." G. Thyberg, superintendent of the
old produce exchange, is dean of the
downtown cliffdwellers. He lives in
the picturesque red brick tower of
the exchange at Broadway and
Beaver street, in the heart of the new
Millionaire colony. From the south
windows of his twelfth-story aerie,
just under the big tower clock, he
can loko out across the top of the
customs house and see the sixteen
room apartment of Henry L. Doher
ty, Wall street banker, on the roof
of the Cheseborough building. His
west windows face the new Cunard
building on the twenty-second story
of which Percy A. Rockefeller, capi
talist; Sir Ashley Sparks, head of
the Cunard line in the United States,
maintain their private - office-dwellings.
BRITISH SCHOONER WITH
BOOZE ABOARD AT MIAMI
(Br Associated Press)
Miami, Dec. 28 The British
schooner Water Witch, is in possess
ion of federal authorities here today
and the officers are under arrest as
the result of the discovery of nine
hundred quarts of liquor aboard yes
terday.
The officials said that the liquor
was so carefully concealed they miss
ed it when the vessel was first
searched.
FLORIDA WILL PLAY
LOUISANA IN HAVANA
Gaineville,.Dec. 28 A game with
Louisanna State at Havana, Cuba,
next Christmas day is on the Florida
football schedule made public today.
Other games scheduled are with
Rollins, North Carolina, Mississipr-"
A. and M. and Mississippi cr1"
Tulane, Oglethorpe, Clemso
ma, and Tennessee,
dates open. y?'
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