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Conscience is a great ledger in which all our, offenses are writ ten and registered. R. Burton. MM I inr ormiio ap . If. M OLCmO HO i ' - : : RECENT MONTHS PALATKA, FLORIDA, SATURDAY. JANUARY f, 1922. x i L .i ins Tacked on (Even If It Is :ijoici$ed Ration Regard Personal Grat ification ' -, tssocla'ed Pesa.) - n.'i 7 At the beginning ession of the Dail Eir r John MaoNeill read a ared by himself calling il to affirm'that Ireland ri state, deriving its Bli the will of the people, would provide that all of irrational relations must by this 'status.' ... cNeill, who had strong the treaty, read his mo it is expected, will be if the treaty is ratified, reads: . t dail 1 ' eireamT affirms Ireland ii a sovereign ring it3 sovereignty in from the will of- the :land; that all the inter tions of Ireland are gov--part of Ireland by that tus, and all facilities odation, afforded by Ire her state or' country are e right of the Irish gov ;ake care that the liberty ngL of he people of Ire , endangered.", t of this motion was to rinciple that ratification r was in accordance with and, just back from the es,' asked for a vote of 'the magnificent support i given us," new better than Michael ared Boland, that' there nen in America eager to ruland, and that many id come back to Ireland valiantly' f " id he. would have to ad ntiment'iri America fa eaty, but many subscrib Irish loan f would regard the treaty as a betrayal ipathy and support. HS ;eptance of the treaty icide for Ireland. Harding Is Host At Dinner to Big Republican Guns ' Washington, Jan. 7 President Har ding today invited a number of Re publican leaders in Congress and several-others prominent in the conduct of the administration's affairs ' to dinner tonight at the White House at Which time, it is unerstodod, the leg islative situation! and governmental affairs generally will 'be discussed. WILL SEND TROOPS HOME IF STRIKERS ARE GOOD (By Associated PimiI Newport, Ky., Jan. 7. As soon as Sheriff Louis Tieman of Campbell county, and Safety Commissioner W. C. Thomasiort, of Newpoi$, say they are able tos control the situation at the Newport Rolling mill, where a strike has been in progress for more than a month, the soldiers on guard duty at the plant will entrain for their homes, Colonel H. H. Denhardt, commanding the troops,"" announced last night at a public meeting here, AUGUSTA OIL FIELD ON SITE Y.M.C.A. BUIL DING Great Excitement When , Georgians See Fluid of Promise Fears at New Turn. Associate Preaal an. 7.Acute suspense over the ' chances for iled in Ireland today as f Eamon de Valera's un ion yesterday' in ' resign dent of the Irish repub- ig the Irish people are oubt the sincerity of his the general regard for t prevent" many expres--ct -at his' course. In the jiters of the peacetrea i has seriously imperilled f r peace." ; ' nice of the treaty is ara mount, despite the pect for Mr. de Valera, ' the,- comments in the spapars ' ; " ' tia.i's Journal saysiMr. attempt i to include his Ltlity and claims, and Msion of the treaty fail served to fail. If there iss:L;;:iy about the posi V. r It arises from the hes a :t himself, to defeat ed will of the Irish peo- Indcpemlent says: "Mr. sJy properly that V . r personal consid t rt to have . any- i he situation, and ' j announced . his I strongest - oppo r ' ied Mr. de Va ' vacates of the -, f ' t that the resig ' '..t so intended or ta i to prejudice .i 1 i dail and the , c ff $.) - RETURN OF GAS TAX A IF COURT IS UPHELDUECip (Br Aubelatcd Pna) Jacksonville, Jan. 7. The ques tion of how some $228,000 would be returned to gasoline consumers should the supreme .court uphold the action of the lower court in declaring void the recently enacted gasoline tax law under which a tax of 1 cent a gallon is levied on gasoline sold by the wholesaler, is of much concern to some persons not 'otherwise engaged. The lower .court declared the measure void upon the petition of S. J. Gunn, of Gunntown, who, al though acting in the capacity of a private citizen, is a member of the state legislature. Should the su preme court agree with the lower court the only solution thus far of fered is that the funds collected would have to be returned to the wholesalers. ' Assuming that the wholesaler has, increased his charge to absorb theNtax, who has passed it on to the consumer. the question arises as to how the ultimate party will be ' refunded. Some plan, it is pointed out, whereby ttye retail prices for gasoline could be lowered until the consumer finally recovered his money, might be effected. Incidentally, the framers of the so-called gasoline law apparently fell short of the mark in estimating the revenue yield from the measure. The legislation was designed , to raise $1,000,000 annually to Ije ex pended on road work. The six months of its operation in 1921 the measure yielded only $228,056.41, or less by almost half the amount of $500,000 intended to be raised in that period. The belief is expressed by good- roads advocates, that should the work of the lawmakers in this mat ter be undone by the state's highest tribunal, the state's road building program would not be seriously ham mered. This, in spite of the fact that the usual levy of tvo mills for road work was cut to one mill at the last legislative session. " (Br Associated Press) Auerusta. Ga.. Jan. 7 Oil, which has been oozing from excavations for the new Young Men's Christian Asso ciation building in the business dis trict ot Augusta has been pronounc ed a natural flow by experts employed bv the association and they have rec ommended the sinking of six sur face wells, on the site. The accidental discovery of oil in the heart of the city caused a great flurry and work was suspended! pend ing investigations. Large crowds gather and it was freely predicted that Augusta's long list of catastro phies during the last few years may he amended bv the discovery of oil. It is said that careful investigation of the source of the oil has been made and that those' who are familiar with toil fields decalre it is actually oil in dication. . Rivers-riarbors Congress to Be Held in March ALL WORK SUSPENDED " - ' CroWds Flock to. Watch Workmen Making Fur 1 ther Tests STAKED A KING TO PLAY ROULETTE TO FIND A JEAD BEAT "Pearl of Sheepshead" Now Trying to Col h lect on Rolyalty MRS. MENGES HAS BAG Once Had Money In It But Albanian Tramp Now Has It Mexico to Answer for Seizures of Baptist Property By Asolte ! Washington, Jan. 7 The State De partment instructed the American embassy a Mexico City to request the MeXican government to make an ex planation of the seizure by the muni cipality of Saltillo of the property of the foreign mission board of the Southern Baptist convention, concern ing which protest was made to the de nsrtmpnt hv Senator Harris, of Geor gia. The seizure included property operated by the jpussioo board as irl's school. .' . ) Br AocUte4 PresiO Washington,. an. 7. Announce ment that the annual convention of the National Rivers and Harbors congress would be held here March I and 8, was made today- at local headquarters of the organization the meeting having been postponed from the usual date in December because of the arms conference. The congress has fixed for its conven tion the two days preceding the meeting here of the National Mer chant Marino association, it was said, in order' to facilitate attend ance at both by those interested in the activities of the two organiza tions. Miners Appealing For Aid of Food or Old Clothing (Br Associated Press.) Charleston, W. V., Jan. 7. Declar ing that the "miners gave until it hurt during the war," and express ing opinion that it "won't hurt you to give a little now," the Kanawaha Valley Central Labor union today appealed for donation of food, clothing and money to alleviate suf fering in- West Virginia mining fields." Delay will increase their misery." the appeal said. Citrus Production Ahead of ,Last Year (Br Associated Press. I Gainesville. Jan. 7 Florida's cit- rus production this seasSn probably I will Ka larro than that, nf last vear. according to the federal bureau ot crop estimates here. The estimate for this season is 13,600,000 boxes as against 13,200,000 last year. AMUNDSEN COMING BACK TO CONFER WITH DIRECTORS Seattle, Wash.,. Jan. 7 Roald Am undsen, explorer, is en route. today to New York, where he will confer with direcors of the Carnegie Institute with regard to hjs scientific work in the Polar regions. The trip is being made at the request of the institute. With Captain Amundsen are Cako nita, little Siberian Eskimo girl, and Camilla Carpenter, daughter of a Si berian trader, whom he will send to Norway to school. ROADS STOCKING UP WHILE UNCLE SAM PAYS THE BILL Omaha, Neb., Jan. 7 Approxi mately $10,000,000 will be spent by the Union Pacific railroad this' year on new equipment to take care of the "inevitable, resumption of traffic," it was announced today. . mr Associated Press) New York, Jan. 7 -Lending money to kings a privilege which -doesn't fall to the lot of every one is an ex perience which Mrs. Roberta Menges Corwim Hill Tearle, formerly of Brooklyn, but lately of Paris, declares is exciting but not altogether profit able. She arrived here today from Paris bent upon visiting the American state department to see what the Washing ton officials- could do to aid her in collecting 600,000 francs which She claims to have advanced Prince Wil liam of Weid, who occupied the throne of Albania for seven months' before the outbreak of the war forced him to flee. " Mrs. Mengez, who was known as the "pearl of Sheepshead Bay" be fore she eloped in 1902 with young Halsey Corwin, a Brooklyn million' aire, is accompanied by her sister, Miss Ruth Mengez, and her cousin, Captain J. R. K. Jackson, upon whom she relies to substantiate her claim against Prince William. Mrs. . Mengez was introduced to the king of Albania at Monte Carlo in 19131 by King Constantino of Greece, whom she was . entertaining ' at her villa there, ' She had met King Con stantino through -the Prince de Linan, formerly a member of the Austrian embassy at Washington!, to whom she had been introduced by her husband, Major Arthur Hill of England. Touched Her for Bank Roll "The Prince renewed hia acquain tance with Mrs. Mengez at the hotel Continental in Paris," said Captain Jackson, "and borrowed 500,000 francs from her then." "Dont think m etoo easy," broke in Mrs. Mengez. "You see he watch ed me win 60,000 francs -gambling at Monte, Carlo, and living in a big villa there, and all that sort of thing, and he thought I had1 millions to burn.' "He promised to pay it all in a year," Captain Jackson added. "He also promised to make Mrs. Mengez the unofficial embassador of Alba nia at Paris, and said1 he would help her enlist the aid of continental po lice in finding jewels she lost in Am erica." , "Have you a receipt from Prince William,'" Mrs. Mengez was asked- "You can't ask" a king for an I. 0. U., you know that," she replied. "First National Bank" for Women Is Now a Reality (Br Associated Pre") Cleveland, Ohio. Jan. 7. The old poke about a woman's bank being her stocking passed out with the opening here on January 1 of Ohio's first women's bank, catering espe cially to women, wilh women alone to guide its policies and its employes from teller to janitreas and all of ficers women. ', The Women's- Savings Bank and Loan company will be its name. It !s capitalized at $1,000,000. Mrs. Flora Harroff Andrews is the president. ' "Women have been successful in other business, so why should they mot be successful bankers?" Miss ! . .... . , . -J tilllian wasiroppj aiumiey aim c ' gal adviesr of the bank, the originat or of the women's bank idea, said. MIAMI BEACH WANTS BATTLERS AS GATEPOSTS Miami Beach, Jan. 7. Miami Beach would like to have a brace of warships when Uncle Sam gets ready to scrap' the greater part of the fleet and the city council has voted to formally request that the navy department send two vessels here to be sunk off the jetties at the entrance to Biscayne bay. The coun cilmen think they would make an imposing harbor gate. PRICE FIVE CENTS BUILD HOUS VOLUNTEERS WILL E FOR BIG REVIVAL Council Grants Permit For Temporary Wood en Structure TAKE TWODAYS WORK Will Seat 1,000 When Completed Commit tees Named Hi' WOMAN MOTHER OF TWO SENATORS III THIS COUNTRY EVER TO BE IS DEAD By unanimous consent council yes terday afternoon (granted a permit for the construction of a big wooden tabernacle, of temporary design, on the school lot at Oak and Seventh streets and plans are already under was to start the actual work of con struction, it being probable .that the first nail will be driven Tuesday mor-. ning. ) ' The plan is to ask several hundred citizens to volunteer their services for the actual construction work. Ex perienced carpenters will superintend the work and it is believed the build ing can be raised in two days. If will be 112 by 65 feet, with a seating capacity of 1,000 persons. It is proposed to .have a choir of 150 voices, if possible, with two pia nos and an orchestra. C. W. Main- waring, pianist with the evangelistic forces, and an assistant will play the pianos. Mr. Mainwaring has been hero several days arranging the de tails of the meeting.' , Mass Meettn gSunday There will be a mass meeting Sun day ' afternoon ait the - First Baptist (church at 3 o'clock of all the men of community for the purpose of prepar ing plans for the big Tevival. There will also be a prayer service, singing and talks by laymen. Definite announcement of the meth od of securing volunteers for the work of construction of the tabernacle will be made in Monday afternoon's paper. It is believed that it will be an easy matter to secure the requir ed number. Those who cannot put in the full time will be asked to come at certain hours so that there will be, at all times, a sufficinet number at work to push the work steadily to completion. IS PLANNING MOPPING UP FOR FINAL BLOW (Br Associated Presa.) Washington, Jan. 7 As the naval experts of the arms conference met with the determination of concluding today the shaping of technical de tails for the naval limitation treaty, the armament committee prepared to clear the way for final framing of the treaty, with its allied pacts and decla rations, probably to be started Mon day. The navy men toiled all tlay yesterday over definitions to make clear the agreements already reach ed, in the hopeo f finishing the task last night, but without success. - For disposition by the full commit tee prior to beginning the actual framing of the limitation treaty there remained today only the American proposal presented yesterday to pre scribe gas warfare on sea or land among the five powers, with all other nations invited to subscribe to the declaration as a new principle of in ternational law. It appeared certain today that the other powers would join Itly in giving approval to this project Adjourned sine die yesterday, the fate of the Shantung negotiations between the Japanese and Chinese de legations appeared to hinge entirely on the result of the conference today which the latter had reuested with Arthur J. Balfour and Secretary Hughes, to lay before them the situ ation now holding the two delegations in deadlock. Whether the further ex ercises of their "good offices" under which the "conversations" were be gun, would serve;, to bring the two delegations together again in an ef fort to settle their split on the mat ter of payment for the Kiaochow Tsinanfu railway, was uncertain. Prevatt Is Held on First Degree Charge of Murder r (By Associated Press) DeLand, Jan. 7 Arthur M. Prevatt who was tried before Justice of the Peace E. M. Robinson at Seville last week and released on $3,000 bond on a charge of manslaughter, is now in the county jaiil without bond and charged with murder in the first de gree. States Attorney DeCottes swore out a new warrant and a preli minary .hearing was held before Judge Householder, of Seminole county, Judge McCrory being disqualified. The trial will take place at the spring term of the circuit court. Building activities in and around DeLand during 1921 have resulted as follows: two beautiful theater buiddings, six apartment houses, fif teen stores and one hundred and sev enteen new residences, representing an expenditure of about $2,000,000. Mrs. J. R. Bryan Dies at " Her Home in . Miami WAS 73 YEARS OF AGE' Sons I rr mi ; i wo brilliant dons in Nation's Upper House of Congress MiamiJan. FRANCE CANIDLY SORE AT LLOYD GEORGE PLAN FOR A BIG CONFERENCE (By Associated Press I Canne, Jan. 7 The allied Supreme Council planned to begin considera tion of the uestion of Germany's rep arations today in an atmosphere somewhat cleared hy yesterday's de cision to get together with Russia and Germany in an international fi naneial and economic conference. French Press Skejtical A great financial and economic conference is to be called at Turin or Genoa, where the French premier may exchange views on the reconstruction of Europe 'with Lenine and Dr. Wirth. Meanwhile the inhabitants of our so-called liberated regions contin ue to live -in their huts." Jacques Bainville, well known writer on foreign politics, comments in a milder . tone but is eually as skepticalu over what he says is the inaction of France. "Lloyd-George'3 speech bristles with igratuituous hy potheses," writes M. Bainville. "Is it the language of a business man? He balks as if Germany would be mi raculously enriched by a few months of reorganizing. Russia would only earn money to give it to us. The chimerical character of his calculat ions stares us in the face." (By Associated Press) Pairs, Jan. 7 Disappointment and skepticism were the mildest emotions aroused in-France , by the first day s developments at the supreme council conference in Cannes, judging from the press comment, l'Eclair, which is generally credited with representing Premier Briand, says: "Mr. Lloyd-George has apoken. He leads the way and the representa tive of the allies follow as a subject follows the hypnotist." The Figaro, organ of conservative opinion, remarks: "the first results at Cannes- are frankly bad. Lloyd- George wins easily all along the line. RED SOX START SOUTH. iRf Associated Press) Boston, Jan. 7. The advance guard of the Red Sox, comprising pitchers and catchers, will leave for their spring training quarters at Hot Springs, Ark., on March 2. Hart ry H. Frazee, of New York, was again elected president of the club at a business meeting yesterday. U. J. Hermann. Chicago sportsman, was re-elected vice president, secretary and treasurer. ' (By Associated Freaa.) 1 Mrs. J. R. Bryan, 73 years of age, said to be the only woman in the country who had two sons to serve in the United States Senate, died here today after an ill ness of two weeks. ' ' : Mrs. Bryan was the mother of for njer Senator Nathan P. Bryan, now judge of the fifth circuit court of ap peals at New Orleans, and Senator William James Bryan, who also was a United States senator. William Bry an was appointed to' fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Ste phen R. Mallory. He also died a year after being appointed. Mrs. Bryan's funeral lias not yet been definitely arranged, but it is ex pected that it will be held here to rtiorrow. Judge Bryan was present at the time of his mother's death. Decline in Money Rates Feature of New Year Trading (By Associated Press) New York, Jan. 7 The most inter esting feature of the first week of the new year in the financial markets was the drop in money rates after the re lease of large January interest and dividend payments. Call loans fell to 3 1-2 per cent, the lowest rate since last July and time funds extending into the second quar ter of the year were made at a frac tion under 5 per cent on seasoned collateral. Dealings in stocks were active and broad, but a combination of liquida tion and short selling caused substan tial recessions in almost every branch of the list. Rails were free from pressure .but the -demand for those - issues was so small as to play no part in the week's operations. Short selling was invited by the Chicago bank "merger" and suspen sions of cash and stock dividends by General Motors and Kelly-Springfield Tire. Indications of reduced production in steel and iron affected shares of that class. Independent steels had a brief upward spurt on rumors that various consolidation plans were progressing. . International credits and foreign exchanges moved irregularly in con- slquteice .of the financial crisi3 in Italy and developments at the arms conference. Quotations stiffened lat er ini connection with the decision to call Germany and' Rus:a into the proposed economic discussions. Ford's Offer Only Comprehensive One for Muscle Shoals LEVINSKY TO MEET TUNNEY. (y Associated Preaa.1 New York, Jan. 7. Battling Le vinsky, former world's light-heavyweight champion- will meet Gene Tunney, A. E. F. light-heavyweight titleholder, in 12-round bout in Madison Square Garden next Friday night. Fred Fulton and Bartley Madden, who fought Tom Gibbons for ten rounds in the middle west re cently, will meet in another 12-round affair. (By Associated Press.) Washington, Jan. 7 Henry Ford's offer for the lease and operation of the Mussel Shoals nitrate and water power projects were characterized by Secretary Weeks as the only compre hensive proposition before him, which includes both construction of the pro ject and the manufacture of fertili zers. The offers of Frederick Eng strum, of Wilmington, N. C, and C. C. Tinkler, of Sail Francisco, were held to be "not in competition" with that adanced by- Mr. Ford.' .-' . TO REDUCE SHIP WORKERS. (By Aaaaetated Press) San Francisco, Jan. 7. Reduction of wages Tanging from 15 to 25 per cent and affecting every class of marine employees on privately-owned ships of the Pacific coast, will be made soon, it was announced by of ficials of the Pacific-American Ship Owners' association. 1 i V .