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1 Good Evening Content is to the mind like mora to a tree; it bindeth it. up so as to stop its growth Marquis of Halifax. : " r. - sr Forecast Uc. viiUd aSturdayT-. probably Ider Sunday. ; ; .k ; .'Ml -III - I 76. PALATKA, FLORIDA.FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 1922. PRICE FIVE CENTS -Tf. MEM RESIGNS :ad of Republic Re ported to Have Quit Job ; i a n AGREE ;. - itish Press Caustic in Criticising Conten tious Leader (By Associated Press) Dublin, Jan. 6. De Yalera to ty - announced to the daii ei ann his resignation as presi nt of the Irish republic, also e resignation of the entire binet. ' Br Associated Peess.) London, Jan. ,6. The dail ei ann in Dublin decided to rote morrow4 on the ratification of e Anglo-Irish treaty, says " a mtral News dispatch this aft noon. (By AhMHM Preas.1 Dublin, Jan. 6 -Eamon de Va ra has resigned the presidency the Irish republic, it was stat , by The Freeman's Journal to- (By Aasoelste Press) Dulan. Jan. 6. Efforts of the ee committee ot 1 the dail ei ann to ' bring about an agree ent on the Anglo-Irish treaty iled today and the dail, which et in , private ' session this orning, adjourned the secret ssioa at 1 o'clock f to meet rain in - pnbl!e session at 3 :Ioclr this afternoon. (By Associated ! indon, Jan. 6. Eamon de Vale- alternative treaty proposals, :h, according to' The Daily Mail's lin correspondent, have fallen ' flat in Ireland, are the subject lome edutorial criticism in the ning papers here. ie Times says the status for md which Mr. de Valera's plan emplates is not that of a do on, but of an independent power loose treaty relationship with tt Britain. The plan, it declares, iously " was designed to embody (deals of that limited number of i extremists who are set deter- ?dly against peace on any other i their own terms." , )e Valera ana his friends," The es continues, "apparently believe. England is prepared- on a little sure, to withdraw its treaty and ent to the absolute independence reland. . Irishmen should not nne that the British government Id have the support of tKis coun- if they (the 1 government) sur- lered the position Jthey rightly vital at the behest of a group riBh extremists." ie Westminster Gazette thinks "the very poverty of De Valera's rnative' should make agreement reen , the parties possible." It cssts the possibility that, in the mpt at a compromise, the treaty be rejeced, and looks to Arthur fith in such a case to submit the itioii- of acceptance 'or rejection . plebiscite, being confident that country would overwhelmingly rse the treaty. The newspaper i: , "The one danger in the pres- Irish situation is that the dail nn on .this question does not esent the balance of opinion in md." ie Daily Tekgjaph denounces de Valera's manifesto to the t people, as ."designed to do the ost to split into two ferociously ile factions the ' nation to whom appeals." -The 'newspaper finds dail o bates melancholy reading, says: "As the student of revo mary history will . acknowledge, reproduced that spirit of insen i fanaticism which never held f in the politics of people with blighting everything it touched.' RD NIGHT WATCHMAN IN ATLAN.TA IS BEATEN. tlanta, Jan, ti R. Kims worth, the i watchman here to be attacked robfcfld wi " in the last-ten days taken to A hospital seriously ii 1 today -ora being struck down uniJor.' d ksssilatits MRS. AfiGUS M'LY Mr. .and -Mrs. G. D. RhinehearV jand Dr. and Mrs. George Cherry, of jacKsonville, were motor visitors to. 'y, not 5 Mra. Anaus McLay. oldest daughter of the secretary of agriculture and Mrs. Henry C. Wallace. Her nome u In Detroit. BIG TABERNACLE WILL BE ERECTED TO HOUSE EVANGELICAL MEETING If council grants a special permit when it meets in special session this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, for the erection of a wooden tabernacle on the school lot at. Oak and Seventh streets, work will begin Monday morning with several hundred volun teer Workmen on hand to put ' the building up. This has been decided by the committee of' arrangements, following the refusal of the school board of permission to use the school auditorium. This means that the evangelical campaign will not begin before next Friday night at the earliest- although it is believed that with a sufficient number of volunteers the building can be erected in two days. All plans and specifications have been secured, permission to use the lot soured from the school board and preliminary plans made for securing the lumber. At the special meeting of council this afternoon it is practically as sured that special permission will be given for the construction of the building, which will be in the fire limits. It will, of course, be of a temporary nature, and will be torn down as soon as the revival meeting is over. Members of the committee declared that they believe that after all the use of a tabernacle, with the attendant interest in its consruc tion, will oprate to the ultimate suc cess of the meetings. National Highway Plans to Eliminate Grade Crossings (Br Associated Preaa.1 Washington. Jn a.6 Grade cross ings will be eliminated wherever pos sible and replaced with bridges or unHpraasses on all routes of federal aid highway systems to be construct- edder federal laws, the bureau of pub lic roads of the agricultural depart ment announced today. . OLD POPOCATEPETL SHOWS SIGNS OF ERUPTING AGAIN (Br Associated PrM Mexico City, Jan. 6 The volcano Popocatepetl, southeast of this city, again began to show serioua siges of activity' yesterday afternoon. At 4 o'clock an explosion was heard with in the crater, the detonation being audible for some distance, and a great smoke column arose to considerable height, being visible in this city. The inhabitants of villge3 near the base of the mountain were panic stricken and fled toward the large towns further away from the volcano., No earth shock has been registered. PROMINENT DELAND MAN DEAD. (ByoUsorlated Prs ' DeLand, Jan. 6. Asa Davis Mc Bride, 87, who came here from Roch ester, N. T., in 1894. died at his home here last .night. He was prominent ly Identified with business here, was president of the largest bank here and owned considerable property. - r 78 Sf PROHI ENFORCING E OFFICIAL GUILTY Allen Accuses .Them of Actually Breaking Dry Laws clampingIown tight Hopes to Have Increase in His Field Forces Soon (By Associated Press! Tampa, Jan. 6. Assertions that the majority of county officers in the state are not supporting the en forcement of prohibition laws and that many of the mare violators of the laws themselves were made by A. L. Allen, federal director of pro hibition for Florida- in a statement summing up the work of his depart ment during the five months of 1921 that he was directing the work. While he did not feel "jubilant" over enforcement conditions, he feels that his men have done exceptionally wll, Director Allen said. Increase in his fore of 10 per cent is expected to be authorized within a month, he said, and it is his understanding that Federal Prohibition Commissioner Haynes at Washington is seeking to obtain an agreement with England looking towards the curbing of the flow of contraband whisky from Bimini. Seven vessels and 27 automobiles were confiscated as whisky runners during his tenure of office, begin ning August 1, he said. Whisky seizures totaled 26,912 quarts, while the quantity of mash taken amount ed to 65,777 gallons. " A ' considerable part of the moon shine industry in the state, accord ing to Mr. Allen, can be traced to the low market prices for can syrup and the , overproduction of sugar cane. "The last year," he , said, "our farm crops were small, except for the cane crop, which was larger than usual. One year ago this month cane syrup was selling at $1.50 a gallon. This year, with double the crop, people of west Florida have told me that they are offered only 35 and 40 cents a gallon for their syrup. "Many of those people in those cumstances have found the parting of the ways and have sold yieir syrup to bootlegging neighbors or ave used it themselves I in making moonshine. Only three gallqns of syrup are necessary to make a gal lon .of liquor. The market value of the syrup is $1.05 to $1.20, while the gallon of moonshine will sell for $5 or $6." "We have not received, though," Mr. Allen asserted, "that hearty co operation from the county officers of the state that is desired. The majority of the county office holders are unwilling to support the prohi bition movement, and I have positive evidence that many of them are as sisting the violators of the laws themselves." Slugging Stars to Meet in Practices (By Assoclatro Press) St. Louis, Jan. 6 Two of the grea test stars in1 baseball will engage in a contest for batting honors at New Orleans on March 18 and 19 when Babe Ruth and Roger Hornsby meet in two games of the spring exhibi tion series. TRAINS COMING SOUTH TO FLORIDA ARE LOADED DOWN (Br Associated Press.) Jacksonville, Jan. 6. Railroad of ficials here report that all trains ar riving since the middle of the week are loaded to capacity with tourists, declaring that the movement is dou ble that of any period previously this season. Regular trains arriving to day were augmented by specials with eight, Pullmans from Ohio and Pennsylvania. . NAPOLEON" GRIGNON DEAD (By Associated Press I iDuIuthb Murtnw Jan. 6 hjapoleon Grignon, 79, prominently identified with the construction of the Duluth ship canfe, died at his home here yes terday, i SUPREME COUNCIL E OF ALL OF POWERS Germany and Russia to Be Admitted Around Table PREMIERS SESSION Harvey There, Center of Moving Picture Cameras (By Associated Press) Cannes, Jan. 6. The allied supreme council today approved unanimously the calling of an international economic confer ence to be participated in by Germany and Russia. . Premier Briand today convened the allied supreme council for the conference at which it is to consider measures for the economic restora tion of Europe. The meeting was held, in the grand salon of the Cannes Yacht club. George Harvey. American ambas sador to Great Britain, who is to act as official observer for the United States at the conference, said just before he entered the council cham br that he had no intention of speak ing at the first session, and had no program to place before the allies, as has been rumored. ' He was non-committal when ask ed if he would outline the American viewpoint of th eWorld's economic situation if pressed to do so, saying he would "jump that fence" when he came to it. In contrast to' the other delegates, he walked to the yacht club, and he was surrounded by a crowd of motion picture men and press photographers. A general exchange of views on the economic situation wa3 to follow the opening of the council. Shift Work to Experts. The council is shifting a great deal of the work on committees of experts so as to be free to discuss the larger aspects of the questions on its agen da. The reparations experts will go on with their efforts to reach a basis of agreement as to how to facilitate payments by Germany, and how to divide the first 1,000000,000 gold marks which are in the hands of the reparations commission. The heads of the delegation pres ent are Premier Briand for France, Premier Lloyd-George for Great Britain, Foreign Minister Jaspar for Belgium, Premier Bonomi for Italy, and Baron Hayashi for Japan. They are accompanied by aides and ex perts, including Louis Loucheur, minister of liberated regions, and U. A. Avenal, a member Of the supreme economic council, for France; Sir Robert Home, chancellor of the ex chequer, and Sir Laming Worthing-ton-Evans. secretary of state 'for war, for Great Britain; the Marquis Delia Toretta, foreign minister, for Italy; Viscount Ishii for Japan, and Premier Theunys for Belgium. Private apartments have been fit ted up at the club for M. Briand and (Mr. Lloyd-George. The council room is adorned with tapestries and pictures brought from Paris, some of which figured in the decorations of the clock room of the French for eign office, where the peace nego tiations were held. Unifying Standard Anti-Toxic Serums (r Assoelsted Press.) New York, Jam 6 Unifying of international standards of anti toxin serums has been begun on a large scale by the League of Nations health committee according to detailed plans received here today. SEABOARD, APPLIES FOR LOAN (By Assoelsted Press.) Washington, Jan. 6 The Seaboard Bay Line, a subsidiary corporation of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, ap plied today to the interstate com merce commission for a loan of $4, 679,892 for the purpose of purchas ing 25 locomotives, 1250 freight cars and other items. Security for the loan, the application said, would be the equipment purchased with it and the steamship properties of the Bal timore Steam Packet Corporation. CALLS CONFERENC BUSINESS JEN TO tLH?' JOHN WANAmAKER MAKE A CAMPAIGN ' JPX REPORTED Til PPRMRTF RAMI mt 1! MIAMI u I iiuinuiL un IU X z'Tft 'l a IIIIIIIMI Community Service Ac tivities Languish Unless Aided Aid Expected From City Held Up by Money Stringency Through the agency of the Cham ber of Commerce, the Rotary and Ki- wanis clubs, a campaign is to be waged shortly to continue Commu nity Service in Palatka during the present year. The program includes the financing of the Community Service band also. This was decid ed on at a meeting of the executive fcodieb of the ithre); organizations yesterday afternoon at the Chamber of Commerce rooms. The meeting was called by the ex ecutive committee of Palatka Com munity Service, under whose auspices the band was organized and is main tained. A very enthusiastic I group of men there decided that the band as well as other activities fostered by the local organization were de cidedly worth while and were strong ly appreciated by the people; that this being the case a campaign for funds for carrying on the work for the present year should be launched. The meeting was in charge of Secretary Hart, who ably acted as chairman. W. P. Merriam explain ed the reason for calling the meeting and called on N. K. Teeters to ex plain the local situation; the begin ning of 'Communtiy Service in Palat- ka. and how the band was started Mr. Teeters stated that up to date, the local roganization has financed the band and that it is now a part of the program being carried on here. After discussing the ways and means for launching a campaign, F. J. Fearnside, Sr., was appointed by Mr. Hart to head a financial com mittee, those serving with him being E. D. Ferrell, Walter McNally, T. J. Barnett and Herb Wilson. EARLY WORK ON ROAD TO CRESCENT CITY IS IN PROSPECT, AT LAST Bids wer opnd at the offices of the state highway department at Talla hassee yesterday afternoon for four road projects, two of, these having direct bearing on the central high way through Florida, including the road between Palatka and Crescent City and the road on from Crescent City to DeLand. Bids for the road from Cisco to the Volusia county litie comprised one item and bids for the Toad from De-' Leon Springs in Volusia county to the Putnam county line comprised another. Just as soon as the board can tabulate the bids and decide on the most desirable ones contracts will be awarded and the work com menced. ' The taking over of the projects to complete the road between Palatka and DeLand, with the exception of a short stretch which has not yet been arranged for- means that the entire so-called "Airline Route" be tween Jacksonville and Tampa, will be in perfect condition, with the ex ception of a few miles in Clay coun ty and' the stretch of road from the Rice Creel bridge in Putnam to the county line. It was stated here that there would be a good roads rally at Green Cove Springs tomorrow to take up the matter of completing this stretch of the road, but inquiry in Green Cove Springs developed that no one there knows- anything of the rally. William D. Flynn, secretary of the Business Men's club, of Greerr Cove, was in Palatka and issued' general invita tion to those interested in this proj ect to be' in Green Cove' Saturday to enjoy barbecue and' discussion of the road plan.- TO RAISE NEEDED SUM I AY t ANOTHER RWHV; I . W I fflMWifBISIBniMIIIMIIIimYlW A. J. Frey of Los Angeles, who has been appointed a member of the board of operations of the Emergency Fleet corporation. Mr. Frey was formerly In charge of the ship construction di vision of the southern Pacific district of the shipping board. For the past year ha has been general manager of the Los Angeles Steamship company. THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF FINE MUCK L CONSUMED BY FLAMES (By Associates' Press.) Moore Haven, Jan. 6. It is esti mated that thousands of acres of the richest lands in the Everglades have been destroyed by fire within the past six or eight months in this county alone. Along the west beach of Lake Okeechobee Is a belt of rich muck land between fifteen and twenty miles long and varying in width from one to three miles. The soil is composed almost entirely of decayed vegetable matter commonly called muck. When dry it will burn and when fire gets well started in it the heat wlil drive out the moisture and the fire will continue its ravages indefinitely. In this particular portion of Glades county muck land the fire has been raging for months and no effort has been made to stop it. Section after section has been swept by fire and in some instances the land complete ly destroyd. The land along this section of the lake shore is owned almost wholly by the state and this is where the fire has done the most damage- it being the dryest portion. The state has been selling land of this character at from $100 to $250 per acre along the south beach, where development is more advanc ed. Therefore, when a .section of this kind of land is destroyed by fire the state suffers a heavy loss. The county also loses in taxable values, as the land, when burned so deep that it is no longer subject to drain age, is not worth paying taxes on. The state is paying out millions of dollars to drain the Everglades, re claiming the richest land in the world, and then allowing it to be destroyed by fire. The legislatures of 1919 and 1921 enacted all the laws necessary for the protection of these lands. The last session provided the most strin gent laws regarding the starting of fires on Everglades muck lands. But all laws become worthless if there is no disposition on the part of those in authority to enforce them. British Would Not Squeeze Us as Did Their Own Subjects (Br Associated Press) WaShjnrtpn, Vam. 6 Heari'nfe' of the suit brought by the Gulf Refining Company to recover more than $8,700,000 from the government for use of it3 ships during the war, en ded today in the United States court of claims. The company claimed $11,489,000, gross, for use of amid damage to its ships, b utconceded that the government was entitled to a credit of about $2,725,000 which the company had collected in excess of cost of operation. Among the vessels involved is the tanker Gulflight, the torpedJoing of which generally is included among the contributory causes to the United States entering the war. .Sir Ernest Glover, director of ship management for the British ministry of ehippiivg, was a witness in the case. . He testi fied that the compensation given British owners in similar cases were i STILL LIVES Railroads Had Prepared to Take the Body to Philadelphia Merchant Prince .Says He Has Engagements in 1926 .' (By Associated Press) Miami, Jain. 6 Whitley Wesley Wiaroamaker, a South Carolina plant er, died in a local hotel here yester day and this morning the undertaker in charge of the body announced the death of John Wjanamaker, merchant prince and former postmaster igenersl The mistake of the identification was further emphasized' by the an nouncement at the Biscayne Bay Yacht club that John Wanamaker had recently been in Florida waters on his yacht. The false report spread all over the south, and got as far as Philadelphia, but was overtaken there ' when it was announced that John Wanamaker was alive and well in his office there. ' Railroad officials here believing that the dead man was John Wana maker igave instructions to prepare for taking the body td Philadelphia tonight and gave orders for every at tention to be shown in transit. The 1 mistake was discovered in little less than an hour after first made, but not before it was reported generally throughout the country that the great Philadelphia merchant had ' passed away. Wanamaker Laughs at Report. Philadelphia, Jan. 6 John Wana maker, in his office here today, laugh ed at the report of his death, and eaid he had just received a letter making am engagement for 1926. He is 84 years old. He was curious to know where the report came from. "If the report of my death is to be sent from Florida I will stay away from there," he said. Atlanta Man Is Murdered While Backing His Car (By Associated Press) Atlanta, Jan. 6 The killing of J. Russell Compton, business man, who was shot to death here late yester day in an alley back of Nunruelly and McCrea Company's overall factory, remained a mystery today. Police are seeking to determine the motJve for the crime. Mr. Compton apparently had just backed his automobile out of a ga rage in the alley when a bullet was fired through the back of his iiead. ' The pistol with one chamber empty was found on the rear seat of the ma chine where, the slayer apparently was seated, but an empty shell was found on the front seat. Detectives could not explain this, nor the motive. ' Mr. Compton, who was secretary and treasurer of the overall manu facturing company, was 38 years old and unmarried. He made his home with his mother on Ponce de Leon PONCE DE LEON OPENS AT ST. AUGUSTINE SATURDAY (By Associated Press! St. Augustine,-Jan. 6. Saturday, January 7, marks the opening of the palatial Hotel Ponce de Leon, most beautiful of all the Flagler system -of hotels, and known as one of the loveliest hotebulidings in the world. The opening dinner will be served Sautrday evening from 6:30 to 8 o'clock, and following dinner there will be a delightful concert given by the Hotel Ponce de Leon's splendid orchestra, under the direction of Lu cius Hosmer. Many dinner parties will make the opening especially in teresting, and a number of reserva tions have so far been made for Sat urday evening. , - ' very "unpalatable" ' to them and should not be taken as a basis of ad- , equate settlement since it 'had been entirely a matter "of the king's grace." "We could not squeeze the neutral as we could our British nationals,'' he added. .