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The Ideal Summer Remit
BATHING, BOATING, FISHING
VOL. XIX NO. 157.
PENSACOLA, FLA., TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 6, 1916.
PRICE, 5 CENTS.
Carranza's Attitude Said To
Be Inspired Against
United States. ,, ,
TO BE ASSAILED
Efforts to Prevent United
,jf . States From Its Share
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Washington, June 5. President
Wilson and the cabinet are expected
to discuss the reply to the new Car-
ranza note at tomorrow's meeting.
While - it is certain the United
States will decline to withdraw the
i troops until it is shown that Car-
ranza is able to cope with the border
situation, many other points have
been raised by the note.
Carranza's demand that the United
States declare Its Intentions towards
Mexico in the Interests of all Latin-
America' caused much discussion.
Some diplomats do not hesitate to
attribute it to the work of foreign
agents at Mexico City worHnjr to off
set President Wilson's efforts to bring
aDout closer fan-Americanism. Some
even assert there is a plan afoot to
prevent the United States, from ob
taining & permanent trade with South
and Central America, formerly held
President Wilson and the cabinet
do not Indicate the nature of the reply
and these demands may be ignored
Oh! Where Is
ANCE OF THE BARNYARD
QUEEN ALSO GROUND
Even the camel is outdistanced in
this marathon fest: fish stories are
as naught in comparison, golf yards
are Sunday School stories compared
with the cold facts in the case of the
pet turkey of Joe Davis, near Oak
field, as related by A. W. Davis.
About six weeks ago the Pride of
the . Coop mysteriously disappeared.
The premises were ransackel without
avail, and it looked as if some dusky
poultry fancier had been overpowered
by the desire to celebrate Thanksgiv
ing six months before schedule.
Six weeks after the Turttnette
for it's that kind of a Turk, had dis
appeared, a clean-up week was de
clared, and when an unsightly box in
the back yard was removed, a feeble
"gobble' emanated from a mass of
feathers and bones, and shuffling to
its feet the former queen of the barn
yard i flopped over in the dirt. The
4rx had fallen over in some way and
But she's alright now and may even
live to participate in the Thanksgiv
ing celebration next fall, but there are
no more ground bugs in the imme
diate vicinity of that box.
COMMISSION NOT ENJOINED.
Washington, June 5. The supreme
court today decided that the Missis
sippi river commission should not be
enjoined from constructing or repair
ing levees along the Mississippi.
CARNIVAL NEXT YEAR
WILL BE BEST YET
By action of the Chamber of Com
merce the clams of Tensacola for the
C Fish Cultural Station are now bsf'-re
'.he senate committ-e, and w': be
considered when the selection of a
suitable point is made.
Letters received by Secretary Phil
lips indicate that favorable action
may be hoped for. A letter from
Senator Fletcher states that Mr. Dob
son took the matter up with him
in Washington, but that while he in
troduced the bill and it passed, it
has yet to pass the house, and only
then can steps be taken to select a
The establishment of such a sta
tion at Pensacola would mean much
Largest Crowd of the Sea
son Hear Claims of
Smithwick Receives Much
Applause When He Pre
The last volley in the campaign was
fired last night in Mallory court be
fore the largest audience of the year
in Pensacola, over a thousand people
being present, from all walks in so-
ciety, from wealthy men in automo
biles, to laborers afoot. Candidates
for all offices from governor and sen
ator-to sheriff, spoke and were fol
C. J. Levy presided over the meet
ing and between speeches selections
were rendered by ths Deep Water
Y. L. Watson of Quincy, candidate
for congressman from the third dis
trict, opened the meeting, and was
followed by J. H. Smithwick, for the
same office. Mr. Smithwick discussed
his platform briefly and logically.
speaking of the income tax, he said
that it was probably the best piece
of legislation on the statute Tbooks
today for raising revenue for the
government. Discussing the tariff
question he said that he believed the
matter settled when President Wilson
signed the Underwood bill, and that
it should be. controlled from now on
by a partisan board appointed by
congress. Mr. Smithwick's speech
was well received by the audience and
brought forth much applause at va
rious intervals, , .. . .;
J. Walter Kehoe clossd the speech
making of congressional candidates.
S. J. Catts, candidate for governor,
spoke and was followed by Feio Mc
Allister on behalf of Ion L. Farris,
who was loudly applauded.
C. B. Gwynn and Ernest Amos,
candidates for comptroller, then spoke
and were followed by candidates for
judge of the circuit court. Hon. John
S. Beard opened the discussion of this
office, and was followed by A. G:
Campbell, D. Stuart Gifts, J. T. Wig
gins and Kirke Monroe.
Robert H. Anderson, for state at
torney, then took the stand, and was
followed by W. M. Hurtenbach, R. A.
McGeachy and Robert Stout. Candi-
J A m m .
aaies ior snenff were allowed five
minutes each and A. Cary Ellis, Jos.
Hicks, W. H. Kilbee, Geo. Kinsley, F.
R. Pou, Frank Sanders t.nd J. C. Van
Pelt addressed the crowd. ;
For county solicitor W. A. Blount,
Jr., Scott Loftin, R. Pope Reese and
J Zachary Poke to the audience.
For county judge, Henry Bellinger
and J. N. Hutchins.
For the legislature, M. O. Raggett,
y. cowman, W. M. Herrider, L.
N. Llschkoff, J. R. M. Gates and Jas.
JM. Johnson were heard.
JUDGE W. B. SHEPPARD
EXPECTED BACK SOON
Judge W. B. Sheppard of the north
ern district of Florida is expected to
return to the city on Juna 12. Judge
Sheppard left Pensacola after the
spring term of the federal court and
has been holding court in El Paso,
Texas, for Judge Russel. One of the
hief cases on the Texas docket war
that against a brother to Villa, but
the disposition of the case was not
nade known in the letter.
Judge Sheppard left El Paso on
June 5 and spent several days in San
for the port, and the fact that other
Florida cities are going after the
station is ample proof of its value.
The letter from the fish commissioner
to Mr. Phillips is as follows:
"In acknowledgment of your let
ter of the 25th ultimo, I beg to ad
vise that congress has made no ap
propriation for a fish cultural sta
tion in Florida. If a bill for a fish
hatchery in Florida becomes a law,
the bureau will be pleasl to make
a careful examination of the advan
tages possessed by Pensjicola, and
whatever representative is sent from
this office will be instructed to con
fer with the Pensacola Chamber of
WORLD'S MOSTPO VERTY STRICKEN
SLUM IS IN WALL STREETS BACK YARD
New York, June 5. In Wall streets
backyard right around the corner
from the wealthiest spot in the world
the most poverty-stricken slum in
the world has just been discovered.
In the very shadow of palatial sky
scrapers there lies- a mass of 100-year-old
hovels where 10,000' immi
grants are huddled together into vile
smelling tenements where the baby
death rate is three times that in other
parts of the dty.
The tenements swarm with a dozen
families to the floor, having only one
common sink among them. The
houses are perfect bedlams. Tuber
culous mothers and babies, cripples
and defectives languish in the un
And yet, while our immigrants are
being herded into 6lums like this, the
New York congestion committees has
published figures to show how much
they are needed to work on our now
uncultivated farm land.
LOT OF WATER WAS
SPRINKLED ON STREET
A report of the street foreman yes
terday, filed in the office of Commis
sioner Johnson, showed that there
was a total of 2,369 hauled loads, and
of these there were 1,033 loads of
water used to sprinkle the streets.
This was a large increase of the usual
averages in this line.
A report was also received from
the city, electrician and the city
BUILDING AT LOW
EBB DURING MONTH
Records in the office "of the city
building inspector show . that build
ing for the past month was not as
heavy as the past few mouths' have
averaged. Total valuation of all
building was $8,416, arid of this
$6,661 was outside the fire limits.
That inside the fire limits represent
ed a valuation of $1,175.
SAUFLEY BREAKS ANOTHER WORLD
AEROPLANE RECORD, REMAINING
IN AIR EIGHT HOURS, FIVE MINUTES
New Publication to Appear;
Shortly Will Write Up
Pensacola is to be represented in
the new Semi-Tropical Magazine,
which is to be launched in a few days
in Mobile, with Miss Mabelle Biggart,
as editor-in-chief. This is Miss Big
gart's second visit to Pensacola, and
was here that she received the in
spiration for the publication, which
promises to be something new in the
When in Penascola several years
ago, Miss Biggart spoke to a laree
audience at the San Carlos hotel, at
a joint meeting of the commercial
association and the Civic league.
Since that time she has traveled
all over the south, also visiting South
America, , and has gathered some in -
teresting pictures and data for her
work. Miss Bigrart is known as the
Sunshine Preacher and her plat-
form work is well known, especially
her rendition of Adam Beade.
Yesterday at the San Carlos hotel from a livery stable where he was em
Miss Biggart spoke very interesting- i ployed.
ly or ner wort, and of the magazine
which will include in its scope arti-
cles on travel, industry, art, educa-'
tion and living. Its object Is to unify ,
the interests of the southern states,
the South American republics and the
West Indies. ;
"It is to be profusely illustrated," !
said Miss Biggart, "and great care :
has been taken in the preparation of j
the articles which are to appear. In '
order that this migit be so, I have
spent two years of hard work look-!
ing into everything tSat pertains to I
the various departments which I hope
to include in the magazine. I have
traveled all over the south, and the!
southwest. . I am particularly inter- j
ested in the Indians as a study, and
I do not find them so far from so- j
called civilization after all. j
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Scene in world's most poverty-s tricken slum at the back door of
millionaire bankers Carlisle-st., loo king toward Wall-st., with the tower
of the Bankers' Trust company building, in the heart of the Wall-st. dis
trict, rising over the tenements.
Had Just Made Altitude
Record: Could Have Stay
ed UpJLonger But Was
Forced to Descend By
Remaining in the air eight hours
and five minutes, Lieutenant R. C.
Saufley broke another world's record
The previous endurance record for
Lieutenant John H. Towers, of Anna
polis, was 6 hours and 36 minutes in
Only the fact that the gasoline
pump refused to work brought Lieu
tenant Saufley to earth as soon as
it did; otherwise he would have
stretched his time an hour or two
This is the second world record
Lieutenant Saufley has made in Pen
sacola within the past few weeks.
Only about a month ago he broke the
altitude record, attaining a height of
Lieutenant Saufley made the ascent
yesterday morning at 7:4.3, and
soared easily ovr-Santa Ra bay
at an altitude of 1,000 feet until 3:50,
when engine trouble forced him to
The flight was made in a hydro
aeroplane of 100 horsepower engine.
HARNESSED TO TROUBLE.
j Cleveland Wright, colored, was
j bound over to the county authorities
', to the hieher authorities from the
j county, was charged with larceny. He
is alleced to TTstp srtnlon vamM.
RETURNS AT THE
To handle the election returns
tonight, arrangements have been
made with J. T. Peele, manager
of the Telephone Co., for a special
In addition reports will be re
ceived by .telegraph and through
other agencies, so that The Jour
nal's figures will pe as complete
The returns will be tabulated on
the Journal blackboard, and all
interested in obtaining the earli
est news are invited to this office.
Telephone inquiries will of
course be answered, tut they must
be to 'phone 1500.
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SEE II ROADS
A DIG BOOST
Prominent Men Motorino- to
Pensacola Pleased With
J. F. Jutz, traveling ireight agent
of the Union Pacihc railroad, and A.
L. Boorse, president of the Birming
ham Automobile club, arrived in
Pensacola yesterday by automobile
from Birmingham. Both are ex
tremely interested in road conditions
in the south and particularly in the
In speaking of the road conditions
to Pensacola, Mr. Jutz stated that
with the exception of a short sandy
stretch- near Endalusia, the roads are
in good condition; and in Florida, es
pecially nearing Pensacola, they made
the fastest time of the entire trip.
"I am glad to see a general awak
ening in 'regards to roads in this sec
tion of the country," said Mr. Jutz,
i"for it is obvious that upon them de
pends the tourist business which is
possibly the greatest asset Florida
"There can be no question," he
continued, "but that the better the
roads the greater the tourist busi
ness, for tourists will invariably go
where good roads lead them. People
in search of pleasure or health, or
who go on any trip, are taking the
motor route more and" more.
One point emphasized was the ne
cessity of placing road signs along
the highways. The plan followed in
making the section of roadway be
tween Montgomery and Birmingham
has proved most effective; the tele
graph poles along the roadside were
marked with painted stripes and num
bered so that it is possible to ascer
tain in a moment the' exact distance
between two points and the direction.
They urged the marking of the sec
tion of roads between Pensacola and
Montgomery, and stated that many
citizens of both places would come
here in preference to going to east
ern and northern points.
Both expressed ihemselves as de
lighted with Pensacola and in pos-
ARE f HERS
Heavy Vote Elects Thirteen
Out of Fifteen
CITY CHARTER TO
Board Will Make Its Recom
mendations and Election
THE CHARTER BOARD.
I. II. Aiken,
M. L. Bear,
Louis deM. Blocker,
R. M. Cary.
J. H. Christie,
S. F. Fulghum,
C J. Levey,
John A. Merritt, v
Will L. Moyer,
G. II. Muller,
C. M. Sweeney,
John G. Welsh,
P. K. Yonge.
(C. H. Muller and C. M. Sweeney
are the only People's candidates
Yesterday's vote resulted in
sweeping victory for the Home Rule
candidates for the charter board, only
two of the opposition candidates be
The vote was considerably heavier
than was expected,-1630 out of a pos
sible 2,400 being polled.
Of the candidates elected, P. K.
Yonge, Will L. Moyer and C. J. Levey
were endorsed on both the People's
and the- Home Rule tickets. .
P. K. Yonge polled the heaviest
vote, with 1,336; and Chas. Hartman
was third, 1,171.
The fact that the vote was so heavy
shows the interest in the charter board
All the men elected are good men
and their recommendations will re
ceive careful attention.
The Board's Duties.
What these will be, cannot be fore
casted now. Under chapter, 6940 of
the Laws of Florida, it is their duty
to study conditions and recommend
what changes they may think neces
sary to the form of city government.
The matter then comes before the peo-
pie to decide in a special election.
Under the terms of chapter 6940.j
Laws of Florida, the board will have i
90 days in which to conclude its work.
No matter what the result of the
special election mentioned, the form
of city government cannot be changed
for two years, when a new charter
board would have to be elected, just
as the present one was.
Geo. H. Hinrichs, already nominat
ed, received 687 votes for commis
sioner. "The vote of those candidates, not
included in the list of winners, were
George Angelettes, 543; C. P. Bell,
630; C. R. Bell, 520; Joseph Brown,
649; Dr. Lemuel Colson, 194; Lee
Daniell, 375; Charles Freiderichsen,
666; S. F. Fulghum, 796; Frederick
Gillmore, 417; Penn Harvey, 629;
Walker Ingraham, 311; W. Chipley
Jones, 705; D. Kugelman, 406; R. A.
McGrath, 129; E. P. Preston, 627; R.
T. Raines, 687.
sibilities. Mr. JutzTstated that with
two railroads making their terminus
here and its docking facilities, this
city should become one of the largest
in the country. He said that while
he had not closely inspected the new
coal chute of the G. F. & A., ne un
derstood it was one of the best in the
Both gentlemen left at noon yes
terday for Fairhope, to be in Mobile
todav and take part in the roads
FISH HATCHING PLAN
FOR PENSCOLA NOW
The Carnival Association will hold
a meeting tomorrow afternoon at 4
o'clock to discuss plans for the Mardi
celebration next year, appoint com
mittees and make arrangements for
the picnic to be held at Palmetto
beach on July 4.
In speaking of the proposed cele
bration at Palmetto beach, Hunter
Brown, president of the association,
stated that an elaborate program
would probably be arranged, featur
CRY IS STAID
Idea To Be Developed By
W. Florida Chamber of
Meeting in Bonifay Ori
Thursday Will Boost
The West Florida Chamber of Com
merce will hold a meeting at Bonifay
on Thursday, June 8, when plans for
immediate organization work and
publicity will be outlined.
M. L. Bear, Escambia County di
rector, has received a call from Presi
dent B. H. Lindsey, which states that
details of great importance to each
county will be worked out, and it is
expected that when all plans are com
pleted the publicity campaign will be
launched with full force.
There will be a general co-operative
plan will be presented to enlist
the aid of all organizations of both
men and women, in the Greater West i
Florida campaign, and there will be
an automobile tour through each of
the counties to boost interest in the
$10,000 publicity campaign fund to be
used to draw tourist and settlers to
travel to this section the coming fall
Another plan to be discussed
Thursday is the "West Florida Stand
Together" series of banquets. Xs out
lined each county will designate some
place to hold a banquet at a given,
hour all other counties in this section
will give similar banquets at the same
hour and the tables of all West Flor
ida will be connected by telephone,
and the speeches of each county be
Tornado In the
Little Rock, June 5. Fifty-nine
are reported killed and more th.an one
hundred injured in a tornado which
swept central and Northern Arkan
sas late today. Twenty-five known,
lost their lives in Judsonia, White
county. At Heber Springs the dead
J ig estmiated at from ten to eighteen.
Four were killed at Hot Springs,
where the storm cut a path through
the southwestern portion of the city.
At Cabot, in White County, five
were killed and four dead at Delark,
in Dallas county. Casualties are also
reported at Kennett, Morrillton and
Greenland. Special trains with physi
cians and nurses left Little Rock and
Memphis tonight. Wire communica
tion throughout the state is badly
crippled and full extent of storm dam
age will not be known until tomor
row. It is said an area of four blocks
wide was wrecked at Judsonia.
At Fayetville a white woman was
fatally injured and a child is missing.
Scores were hurt in. the outskirts of
CHAS. F. EVANS AGAIN
LECTURES TO PENSACOLIANS
Field Secretary Evans, of Ken
tucky, who is interested in work con
cerning the young people's societies
in the churches, was heard with in
terest last evening by quite a gath
ering at Knox Presbyterian charch,
and as the interesting lecturer has a
date open,' he was last night perruad
ed to remain over another day.
This afternoon at 5 o'clock he will
lecture' particularly to the younger
people of the churches, but older ones
are invited to come out and hear him.
At 8 ' o'clock tonight, he will speak
to the general public, at the Knox
ing baseball games, dances and exhi
bition flights by aviators from the
Other entertainments to raise fcnd3
will follow during the summer.
When discussing the plans for next
years Mardi Gras, Mr. Brown said
that if the same response was sectxed
from Pensacolians this year that
marked the entertainments last year,
the coming celebration would estab
lish a record.