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atlter Forecast and warmer in peninsula. ,) rain Monday. - . ... Good Evening Riches are servant of the wise, but they are . tyrant over the soul of the fooL Dodsltj. No. 73. PALATKA, FLORIDA.TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1922. PRICE FIVE CENTS WmANKWM pa BINE SAVES cmcmmcREDiT EH VGREE TO IE TERMS lly Unanimous ient Expressed' i Country , J ENTS FIGHTING p ublication of a er to Express Views In Associated Pnu.) ' in. 3. Members of the LdRING DRESEL Loring DreseC American commis sioner In Berlin, is -mentioned for the post of ambassador to Germany. ' , . reassembled here today mrnment of twelve days, 'scussion of the1'-treaty , Britain. . ' re.l,; of the attitude taken by risb, people at large would seem ldicble overwhelming sentiment ivor of ratification of the com Since announcement was made tr.d tr.y had been 'signed in on, ... 101 : public bodies? have ied resolutions in favor of the y ; i in many cases have de- it i t t their representatives in Ju'.! c'.reann vote for it. r. ore county councils Lim ., North Tipperary, Tyrone, .i find Wexford yesterday add u.'.r voices to the chorus approv : a treaty. The unanimity of the on the question is a notable - cf the demand for ratifica- y have held scores of meet- j visrhout the country, and,' , xception, have affirmed rt of the pact. V Opponents Start Paper, t-a- of the treaty today t 'a new organ called "The ' ! Ireland," and it was look i a new factor in the sit "iday's papers ' here dis ' u ith a note of satisfaction. . i ruing" newspapers ap d 1 1 members of the dail to heed .'vies of the country, one of ."' t) "The dail must decide i' is a democratic or an au- ce agreement had been un !,ori by the dail since De- - , , and it was generally be ! ' a today that the present t would net be protracted. I ,bers looked for the vote y, night or Friday. ' ' ire the dail was called to of excitement was the distribution of an or day similar to the one cir - r fore adjournment, calling r Griffith's motion for rat i the treaty and Eamonn g alternative . proposals. :n.ce drawn from this was de Valera, whatever might on the treaty, would sub- t , ,ut to the dail. t G !or' Defies Peace Party. t C nnor deputy for South !, i 1 dail minister of agri , i t opponent of the treaty, i r t speaker at today's ses i ' argued that those outside , i.' ,. t t the dail to support the iy". a men who had never myC, ig for the country.- Pre- Lloyd George, he said, had n I " unity "into a spectrum iim extreme purple to '? i "." The treaty was a ! 'd, and not one forward, ! Collins interrupted the t at this point: 1 . .' ers have a right to ; t ' houses have been burned i." country-he angrily ex- PROHIBITION HAS CUT DRINKING SAYS E (Br Associated Press) Chicago, Jan. 3 Prohibition is ex: cellently enforced in nine tentths of the area of the country . and in the remainder is sufficiently well enforc ed to be a very great improvement over the license system Thi is. the result of an investiga tion covering several months, through official channels and direct inquiry as announced today by Dr. Deets Pick ett, Research Secretary of the Board of Prohibition, Temperance, and Pub- lio Morals 5 of . the Methodist EpiS' copal church. The organisation of the Church wa3 used as one of the agencies of information, which was obtained from 20,000 heads of church es and with mimerous leaders of the 10,000,000 lay adherents.. The state ment includes no figures not person ally verified, Dr. Pickett states. The investigation showed that "there has been an enormous decrease in the consumption of liquor, a de crease not less than eighty-five and possibly more than ninety per cent," according to Dr. Pickett. "This has resulted in a very large decrease in the number of arrests for drunken ness and. in a very considerable in crease in the purchasing power of the poor and of the skilled and un skilled flabortirs' pays the )report. "In San Francisco, prohibition de creased arrests for drunkenness in its first year from 17,354 to 1,814. In Los Angeles, from 15,830 to 2,589. In Boston, it was from 52,682 to 16,47. In Baltimore, in the last wet October, there were 1,165 arrests for drunken ness and in the first dry October, 119. We have similar reports from the heads of police of Washington, St. Paul, Lnicoln, Galveston, St. Louis and other cities. : , Increased Purchasing Power "The fact of increased purchasing power is attested by signed state ments of the secretaries of chambers of commerce, real estate dealers.Tur- niture and musical instrument deal ers and merchants "of many kinds. . "There has also been a large de crease in petty crimes. In Boston, prohibition Brought about a decrease in the number' of cases of assault Ifrom 2,127 to 1,673 in one year. In St. Louis, petit larceny declined from 6,167 to 3,503. - , "There has also been a decrease in more serious crimes in many cities. The wet propagandists nave spoken much of crime wave in New York. I have it on the authority of the Com missioner' of Police of the city of New York, that in 1918 there were 11,611 burglaries, and In 1920 only 6330. He makes similar statements as to commissions of crime of ser ious nature on other charges. "Even better results have been ob tained in rural and small town dis tricts. Decrease In Poverty. "There has been a startling de- i , (Continued on Page 6) TfW I i i JAX MEN MAY GET LADY BYNG FREE ON TEGHNICA Defendants Charge Fed- e ral Attorney Was in Grand Jury Room MID QUASH THE Bill Dowling, Bostwick and Others Have Good Chance to Escape (By Associated Press.) Jacksonville, Jan. S The federal grand jury which returned the indict ment against W. M. Bostwick, Sher iff W." H. Dowling and about fifteen others, ' charging violation of the prohibition laws, were summoned be fore the grand jury tomorrow to tes tify as to how the indictments were reached. ,..-'- Attorneys for Bostwick in filing a motion today that the indictment against Bostwick be squashed alleged that there were no witnesses before the grand jury, that Assistant Dis trict Attorney Yerkes' statement of what he is prepared to prove is the only evidence the jury had and that Yerkes wes in the grand jury room when the jury was deliberating. Federal Judge Clayton stated that if the allegations as to Yerkes' pre sence ill the jury room during the de liberations are proven he will quash the indictments. Other men named in a series of similar indictments would be affected if the same procedure followed in their cases as itis alleged occurred in that of Bostwick. VS V 1 " . V'-' otI retorted that many of those who had passed resolutions were not farmers. "... .j.,, ,, Society Bucket Brigade Fights Big Club Fire (By Associate Press.) New York, Jan. 3 The Westches ter County Club, located on Pelham Bay, was burned to the ground yes terday by a fire of accidental origin, The loss is estimated at $250,000. Society men and women hurriedly left the ball room, formed a bucket brigade and worked for nearly an hour in a temperature of 10 above zero in an eneffectual attempt to save the structure. Women guests' man aged to save tapestries, paintings and furniture valued at thousands of dol lars. ; The club, regarded as one of the most evclusive in the east, was es tablished in 1876, the structure de stroyed today having been built 112 years later. George . Townsend, bro ker, is president of the club, which includes in its membership William K.,Vanderbilt, jr., Clarence Mackay, George S. Nichols and Thomas Pot ter, all prominent in New York so ciety. ! Lady Byng, wife cf the new rnor general of Canada. : gov. Naval Experts in Arms Conferences Continue Labors GIVEN JOB IN or. john constas nimT . nniin AVERT A PANIC t j PALATKA FIRM IS E VOLUSIA Successful Bidders to Get to Work on Project at Once INCLUDES 7,000 ACRES Total Outlay Will Approximately $200,000 Be BY C I III OUR OF LARGE Studnt Who Was a Murder Suspect Is Killed in Accident By Assovla'rd Pr Philadelphia, Jan. 3. William P. Brines, former University of Pepn sylvania student, who was acquitted last January of the charge of killing Elmer C Drewes, a Dartmouth col lege student, lost his life in an au tomobile accident near San Diego, Cal., last Sunday, according to a tel egram received here V by y John B. Wiggins- his uncle. Drewes was found dead on the outskirts of the city with a bullet in the head on October, 1920. The po lice sought Brines, who 'was not at his own home. Before he was sur rendered by his counsel Brines' auto mobile was found abandoned about a mile from, the place where Drewes body -was found. Brines pleaded not guilty and at the trial his counsel did not - place him on the witness stand. , , (By Associated Press) Washington, Jan. 3. Naval ex perts of the arms conference dele gations continued today their study of technical details remaining to be settled in connection with the naval limitation agreement, while other naval and Far Eastern questions forme dthe subject of informal con ferences for many . of the-delegates. Final adjustment of the limitation agreement was still looked for by the end of the-week. In the Far Eastern field there was also another meeting today, for the subcommittee appoint' ed to formulate a new tariff program. for China. The comparative lull in activities of the conference proper served to hold in prominence today the charges of the unofficial delegation from the Far Eastern republic at Chita of a secret understanding be tween the French and Japanese gov ernments wherein the former had agreed to support Japanese aims for a protectorate over Siberia. Con currently with a formal and official deniaIof the authenticity of the documents purporting to embrace the understanding communicated yesterday to Secretary Hughes, as chairman of the conference, by M. Sarraut. head of the French delega tion, declaration was made by Boris E. Skvirsky, a member of the Chita delegation, that additional documents which he said had passed between the two governments on the subject was in the files of his government. Mr. Skvirsky suggested that these documents be inspected by a duly accredited ' representative of the American government, so that the results might be made known to the jonference when it takes up consid eration of Siberian problems. MOVIES MAY CLAIM HAYS; . OFFERED FINE. FAT SALARY ( By Associated tren. I . New York, Jan. 3. Postmaster General Hays started back to Wash ington late yesterday to resume his lutes after three weeks of rest. He aid he still was considering an invitation to become head of a group of motion picture producing and distirbuting corporations, and i probably would give them his answer I at a conference in Washington on January 14. He is reported to have been offered a three-year contract at $150,000 a year. Speclnl to tke News ' Daytona, Jan. 3 The contract for draining 7,000' acres of land included in the Halifax drainage district has been let to the Florida Drainage & Construction Company of Palatka, it was announced yesterday by R. E. Stevens, president of the board of supervisors for the district, and the work will be . started in . about six week?. ' The contract on the part of the company was signed by J.W. Camp bell, president, the company agreeing to take in payment for the work the $178,000 worth of bonds bearing date of June 1, 1921, and distributed over a period of 26 years. The compnay agrees to conclude the work within 15 montha. - . The Florida Drainage & Construc tion Company has done considerable work in this territory, having hand led the drainage projects in the Lake Ashby district back of New Smyrna, the Hastings, South Hastings and Bimini districts, and the board of su pervisors is gratified that the project here has been placed in such exper ienced hands. The work will consist of the con struction of a main canal eleven miles long, from Rose Bay to the Holly Hill road, and two outlet canals one extending from the hammock to the river and another extending from the main canal to the river. The two outlet canals already are in existence, but must be widened and deepened to suit the purpose for which they are intended. They are ' about one and one-half miles long. - The main canal will vary in width from 16 to 32 feet at the bottom and the two outlet canals will be 26 feet wide at the bottom. They will vary in depth from three to seven feet, ex cept where the canal crosses Ridge wood avenue, at which point it will be from 12 to 15 feet deep. . Both of the canals to be used as outlets cross the tracks of the Florida East Coast railroad, and while the dredging work is in progress it will be necessary for the railroad to de tour at both point 3. The consent of the road for this work has not been obtained, but no trouble is expected as the board of Bupervisors, according to Mr. Stevens, has complied with the law regarding condemnation of the tight of way. Dr. John Constas, associate surgeon of Georgetown hospital, Washington, known as an authority on medical and immigration subjects, has gone to Eu rope to study Immigration and assist n reorganizing the hospitals of Greece, T F INSTITUTIONS , . , . -... ... . ...j. . Depreciated Securities "Impaired Capital of ' ' Two Banks T : . WATCHMAN FOUND DEAD. (Br Associated lress Newport News, Va., Jan. 3 Police today 4tre investigating the death of Thomas H. L. Payne, water front watchman who died early this morn ing after being found unconscious on the floor of his burning office, which appeared to have been fired from the outside. BAD FIRE IN EUFAULA y AeooeJste Tress I ' Eufaula, Ala, Jan. 3 Fire here early today destroyed the Foy-Whit-lock building, the- largest .business and office structure in the city at an estimated-loss of $150,000. - POWERFUL WIRELESS STATION FOR LANGLEY AIR FIELD (By Associated Press Newport News, Va., Jan. 3- -One of the most powerful wireless sta tions on the. Atlantic coast is being erected at Langley field, army flying station near thig city, and will be formally opened January 15, accord ing to present plans. This station, it is said, will have a sending radius of approximately 3,000 miles and will be used in wireless experiments now being undertaken by the army air service. PAYMENT FROM FRANCE OF LOANS DURING WAR (By Associated Press! ' ' Washington, Jan. 3. The adminis tration, would be directed under a resolution introduced today by Rep resentative Reavis, republican, "of Nebraska, to demand payment by France of the money loaned her by the United States during the wra. ' Eeavis.-'in ' a statement, aidT that prompt payment should be insisted on, because France has indicated her intention of expending "large sums of money on increased naval arma ments." ; ' ' . , The resolution did not mention France by name, but Representative Reavis, in his statement, directed at France on accoun tof her stand at the arms conference on the subma rine question, did mention it. Bandits Escape After a Pistol Fight With Cops (By Associated Press. i ,' Binghamton, N. Y., Jan. 8. Five bandits escaped from the police sta tion at Montrose, Pa., today after i pistol battle. The men were arrest ed in a motor car for failing to ac count for its ownership. At the . po lice station they refused to answer questions. Left in charge of a dep uty for a moment they drew guns, backed the deputy against the wall and fled to the car. As they were driving away other officers opened fire on them. Later the car was found abandoned at Tingley,, Pa., with bullet holes in it. - - Mrs. Stillman Is at Quebec in Quest of Lost Character FRANCE DENIES AGREEING WITH JAPAN ABOUT SIBERIA (By . AsKorleted Press . Paris, Jan. 3. The French minis try of foreign affairs today issued a formal denial of the alleged Franco Japanese understanding regarding the occupation of Siberia. Docu ments 1 purporting to ' show that France and Japan had entered into such aif agreement was made public in. Washington by a delegation from the Far Eastern republic'' on -Satur day,- . (By Associated Press) Three Rivers, Quebec, Jan. 3 Mrs. Anne U. Stillman, who is being sued for divorce by her millionaire husband, James A, Stillman, of New York, has reached here from Quebec, accompanied by her lawyers and sev eral newspaper men. I Mrs. Stillman expects to proceed to Grand Anse, where the Stillman summer home is located, and there to interview witnesses. Mrs. Still man and her lawyers consulted with Jacques Bureau, local member of par liament, and a federal cabinet minis ter. Mayor Crete, of Grand Piles, who has announced his intention to help Mrs. Stillman, received word yesterday of a fire in his home and he expressed fear that papers relating to the case may have been destroyed. Only One Other Greater Than Newly Organ- -ized Concern HARAHAX NOT TO QUIT By Associate Press.) Newport News, Va, Jan. 3 W. J. Harahan, president of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company Company has issued a statement emphatically denying reports that he intends to re sign. These rumors have been cur rent for the past two weeks. (By Associated Press! ' Chicago, Jan. 3. The Continental' and Commercial National bank and the Continental and Commercial Trust and Savings bank today form ed the second largest banking insti tution in the United States and the largest west of New York through absorption of the ; Fort Dearborn National bank and its affiliated in stitution, the Fort Dearborn .Trust and Savings bank, that action averting- what' trts" described" as the moat , . serious difficulty which had threat ened Chicago's financial district in sixteen years. The merger ' was announced late last night after an ell-day session of the Chicago Clearing House associa tion and leading financiers, the Con tinental and Commercial institutions agreeing to assume liabilities of $60,000,000. The absorption placed ' combined deposits of the four banking institu tions at more than $400,000,000 and total resources at a figure greater than $525,000,000. . The difficulties of . the Fort Dear- born properties were attributed to over-extension of credits. "Owing to , the over-extended condition of Ed ward Tilden and company : (chief stockholders of the Fort Dearborn organizations), and . gome . recently made loans and investments which proved to be bad and entailed heavy losses, it was found on examination of the two Fort Dearborn banks by the Chicago Clearing house exr.min ers that the capital of both banks had been impaired," said a statement by James B. Forgan, chairman of the Chicago Clearing house commit tee. ' .. . ' . .-: : i '. ' The clearing house banks guaran teed the Continental and Commer---cial against - possible losses to the ' extent of $2,500,000. and the Fort Dearborn stockholders made a fur ther guaranty of $1,500,000, In ad- -dition there is a capital, surplus and undivided profit of approximately $8,000,000. The Continental also, pays approximately $1,500,000 for the deposits of the two absorbed in stitutions. ' : The merger was as of the close of business December 81. Work of moving the Fort Dearborn banks to the Continental was started late last -night, crews. and clerks4 and Em ployes and fleets of trucks and tax- icabs working in brightly r lighted . streets under heavy police guard. It was expected that the transfer would be completed by the opening hour to day. . : ; The clearing house committee in vestigated the Drovew' National bank and the Drovers' Trust and Savings bank, in which Edward Til den and company - is interested, and announced that those banks were solvent . All the banking institution representing the Tilden interests re- . signed- and their places were taken by Henry M. Dawes, 1. P.. Oleson, ' Alexander Robertson, G. F. . Swift, Jr., and 9en,I7 Veeder. . ... A special committee was appoint-, ed to take care of the Englewood "- (Continued n page S.) ; t , : ! t1 ;lff 4 i 1 . ! r-- "- ": '( 'f . a fjf '"