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PENSACOLA, FLORIDA. TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 3, 1918. PRICE FIVE CENTS ' . EXPLAi M OUR Pffi TERMS WH.UC0H55 TO FACE BUSIEST president Goes to ranee 10 Give Counsel in Application of 14 Points. i . . . . i ARE WE DOWNHEARTED S 10 1 ill HAS NO SOLUTION TO RAIL PROBLEM Executive Urges Congress to Study Way Out for the Government to Follow. Solution of the Railroad Prob lem is Hardest Nut of All to Crack. PRESENT SENATE MAY NOT RATIFY Doubt is Expressed That Pres ent Senate Will Be in Seats When Peace Signed. Dec. 2. The 3-in' ;pjw:i. :! vi-v.s i t ;u M. ,M play in dealing with after '!:.. war proMemS. -T';e !,oii.--e democrats received the with cheers in which some Pershing and Ad- the name:' of Gen. !i:!r 1 ! Sin" S. Tr.'- threatened interruption by mem-:-v wii.i disapprove of the trip, ard :Ue i "f'Sident's failure to include a s-:i.i to: n-atorialize A'iionr. ether things the president ;.( :' J ihe fact that he thinks the n :-r.i of readjustment is taking care " .-elf without government aid- ' ! -.f made certain reforr.menda provision for dis- ff.,.-.:p:m I jet !? IToriErress. in fl "-'""o-""t vi.. ;f.ss:on today hpard the president i min congress began its third and nro fvii'.ally his purpose to at ' "nal session today with many impor io rt?:'.ce conference, and give his tan matters before it, including the a-! the part that the govern- , solution of the railroad problem, the army and navy programs of recon struction legislation, the retrench ment of government expenditures war revenue legislation. woman iitors j :ned. The republicans were " suffrage and ratification of the Co in (! t ":e silent almost throughout lumbian treaty. In view of the presi a M-ess except when the president dent's statement in his address today, r e t ro th-? valor and efficiency of that he doesn't expect peace to be con- An;pr.oun yoiaiers. ana iiieimoneu , riudod until snrincr ImHot-c ei-omi doubt as to whether the present sen ate wild be called to act on the peace treaty, there is also talk of an extr.V session of the next congress, which is o" among the peace delegate? did .. , . .. . . , .. i . " ihy the magnitude of the legislation re-i quired. The creation of a joint congressional i committee, consisting of members of both houses, to inquire Into the rail road situation is soon to be sought, it was said today, after the president had advocated the plan in his address to congress. After an examination by railroad experts and leaders of all ele ments most Interested, the railroad ad- His recommendations includcda ministration committee will attempt to f e4-pead.4or- woawi. ..suffrage, pj f ormulate.a plaiv of . unified control and ; st for early and favorable action j common niandgementrvftt-moBtstU-! " '' n unratified Colombian treaty, a. j dents of .railroad matters seem to ad :.i r!ion that authority be given the vocate. ' Tr-vie Hoard, or some other body. : c 't'fnued control, for a tints, over PcK.'ir.litig the railroads, the presi i.:r.t de'ared it was not fair to leave :r ! irstion unanswered and it had be" Mi a his duty to relinquish the roads en Hfor e th-1 expiration of the Ptatu : 'tv ; i i irvl. unless there should appear i ' t i- j respect, meantime, of a legr'e-.- t'.iti" r, namely a certainty of iu'uk stimulation of private initiative., rhe ; resident added that it would be! Jiss?' vice alike to the country and to ! "Wiwrs of railroads, to return i . to the old conditions unmodified. f'V :'.ns of his trip to France, the rwnt said that he realized the ;r.it inconveniences attending his ar; the country, particularly at i ::::' but considerations had forced 53 'n--n conclusion that it was his a.'ti: unnr iPiiv tn cm "tvi oiiiarf ' - i ' -v -: TOlllS! LOCAL HARBOR Secretary of War Requests Con gress to Appropriate a Lump Sum of $15,000 PEilCOLlIS RETURNED BY AMOUNT IS LESS THAN LAST YEAR Appropriation to Be Used Maintain Santa Rosa Narrows Also. to C0AIEERE1CE Rev. I. W. Chalker and Rev. Herbert P. Rice Will Re tain Charges. REV. A. C. MOORE IS PRESIDING ELDER Secretary of War Baker asked $15,- 000 of congress today for the mainten ance of Pensacola harbor, the" narrows These men who have just been mustered out of army esrvice at Camp Dix probably regret of s"1 Rosa sound. Escambia, Black. tney never got a cnance at the Hun. bur. thev lust ran'f. ffpl V, i water, Holmes Conecuh and Choctow hnmp. TTiprA isn'f unxrf Viinrr frt oViz-vtit v.4- -u-r, r4- 1 .1-. . jnatrhee rivers - " "'v ouun ixici, vvj. iitxa xrtstciieu me menace 01 mimaryism on tliem I . eitner. Rev. J. E. Pate is Succeeded by. Rev. Mr. Brown of Millville. :!!.- rsparding a harmed soMiers. Tor the railroad question, the pres? ient said h3 had no solution to offer ci asked congress to study tile sub NEW TEACHERS FOR PRIMARY ARE APPOINTED FOUn NEW INSTRUCTORS EXPECT" IJ TO RELIEVE CONDITION'S OB TAINING TO DATE. BAY COUNTY TO BE TRIAL SCENE OF BLACKWELLS SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA DE NIES APPEAL FOR TRANSFER TO ANOTHER CIRCUIT. ine peace which I outlined to con. :"f'"'s ir! niy address of January 8, as 0 - itral empires also have." he con rp'1. ''and they have a very reason !'sirf for my personal counsel in interpretation and application of ,e tnrs. and it is highly desirable nit r giv(? in order that the sincere e Ci. our government to contribute uf.i.t selfish purpose, to any kind of '"n-s that will be of common nt.it to all the nations concerned Tallahassee, Dec. 3. (Special) The. Blackwells must go to trial for murder in Bay county. This is the gist of a bases ' decision handed down by the Supreme APTAIN BLUE IS NAMED CHIEF OF NAVIGATION BOARD "-.u.igton. Dec. 2 Captain Victor - commanding the super ;!d',l''rht Tas. has been selectee as chlef of the bureau of ,'. "'n, with no was chief of the bureau for in A rr,-,c 1 61 ft :' as Signed to sea duty. !Slnlar: Danie1'3 announced today s nomina so that of - uei constructor 01 tne p:,fi ary Daniel3 annount u C f CaPtain Blue's 'rhve 'enate and als offcf.or fc :avv. 1 ''p-.tin ri a u 1 ; t v- 'e succeeds Real Admiral 'rner. rewntlv rolloirorl fnr ( 3n'i . . 5s !,e' n a "arris leaning, who i:! wn'in, i3f ;ls heac of the bureau, 3CaptVn p, mporarily as assistant ea t.a u but soon wl as- 1 ' a ship. &EGRIAN REPORTED TO BE DEPOSED Court In answer to the attempt of at torneys for the Blackwell brothers to have the case tried elsewhere on the aleged grounds that the court was prejudiced. On application of States Attorney Ira Hutchinson, the decision on juris diction was given, and there remains nothing for the Blackwel attorneys tc do but to go to trial, unless they try for further delays. It is probable that they will appeal to Judge D. J. Jones of Bay county for delays on the grounds of absent witnesses. The defendants are charged with the murder of an aged couple named Davis in Okaloosa county over two years ago. other trials having resulted In failures to convict. The decision of the court -was unanimous and a peremptory writ for the trial of the case in Bay county awarded. The appointment of a number of teachers in the primary grades of the public schools, has served - to relieve the, j unsatisfactory conditions;-which, obtained" duringTthVii rst few""weeks Vcf school, when the number of pupils un der the instruction of one teacher made it impossible for the pupils to receive necessary attention. At the Pensacola High School assistance has been given' in classwork by the Rev. J. C. Cren shaw, who teaches three periods each day. The following teachers have received appointments in the primary grades: Mrs.5 James F. Phillips and Mrs. Birdie Coburger, K. B. Cook School; Miss Margaret Owsley, Number 41; Miss Marguerite Ingraham, E. J. Wilson School. At schools 70, 35, 74 and 27, the con gestion has been relieved by teaching one section of children in the after noon, the teachers receiving an addi tion to salary- GOVERNMENT TO AID SOLDIERS OBTAIN JOBS U. S. EMPLOYMENT SERVICE TO BE UNDER ORDERS FROM NEW FED ERAL BUREAU FOR TROOPS. NO CONVICTS ARE AVAILABLE FORROADWORK COMMISSIONERS SEE LITTLE PROS PECT OF IMPROVEMENT OF LO CAL HIGHWAYS IN NEAR FUTURE This sum will be used for mainten ance of these waters during the next;havinS fiscal year. Last year $17,000 was ap propriated and is being expended for the upkeep of the bay and its tribu tary waters. The money will be expended In keeping the bay and rivers contigu The pastor of the First Methodist church, Rev. I. W. Chalker, and Rev. Herbert B. Rice, pastor of the adsdea Street Methodist church, dere return ed to their charges by the Southern Methodist conference, just convened in Mobile. Rev. A. C. Moore received the ap pointemnt of the Pensacola district. succeeded the Rev. R . A. who was transferred to Do- The llev. J. E." Tate of the City Mis sion is succeeded by the Rev. Mr. Brown of Millville. Other appointments in which Pen sacolians will be interested are those ous thereto in condition, by dredging, iof tne Rev. M. H. Holt, who has re ivutuvu 1.U U1C UUU1 k kJtlCtl WtlllUlllJt church, of Montgomery, and W. M. In order to aid in every way the se curing of positions in every branch of labor for demobilized, troops, has been received by Examiner V. B. McNeir of It city nan orders to assist in tliisiworK was issued by Director W. A. Dopson of the state for the U. S. department of labor. All government and private organi zations which have been actively con, corned with the prosecution of the war, particularly with the welfare of service men, are to be united in a great drive to find suitable civilian employment for demobilized men. This announcement comes from tho Federal Employment Service which is to have general direction of the work through the Bureau of the Returning Soldiers. Such a branch bureau is to be es tablished in many communities, prob- ly through the Employment service, IMr. McNair believes. He has already etc, and while small meets the pres. ent needs. A member of the Chamber of Com merce when informed last night of this appropriation, said: The very fact- that the appropri ations for 1918 and 1919 are so small, goes to prove that Pensacola is the greatest harbor in the south. The of No state convicts are available for I exl ;flcials who have visited this port county road work in Escambia county, have declared that In width and depth This bombshell landed in the. plans of there Is no sheet of water' In""tfi4 thejeugtycomm for bringing south that compares with it,"' il ls - aaae 10 say ruiai.uie .-4 pufi b .uc Tyjr T A frUTl?TQ. A "DT hegun reporting to the headquarters JjlvT i iVvJLVl!iiVO iVtVUi , for the work in this district at Atlan ta', the jobs which are open " to sol HOLDING TRADE IN state " eonvIetSrTieTe to-wrk. :.oaJtho Barrancas road, when a letter with the announcement was received by Secre tary James Macgibbon of the board, yesterday, from Tallahassee. "Wm. A. McRae, commissioner of agriculture of the state, under whose jurisdiction the letting of state con victs comes, has written the county commissioners that no convicts are available for road work here. This shuts off the last available avenue for securing cheap labor to continue coun ty road work here. The state commissioner says that the population of the state peniten tary has reduced by over 500 men dur ing the past year, and, owing to that fact, there are not on hand enough convicts to fulfill contracts with tur pentine workers, and others who are making use of convicts in the state. The communication will be formally I presented : to the X commissioners at their next meeting, although the mem- velopment- of this harbor is assured. ! ' . . . a . ; meir next meeting, aitnougn tne mem- f diers. Among those reported by Mr. , apprised of the state officer's IQ GAT fYWQ' rT ATIVT 'McNeir yesterday were jobs . for five O OKJliVjrHO sUUX first-class ship caulkers, three first ; T class carpenters, two heavy fire black- Washington, Dec. 2. The federal smiths, an angle smith, six ship fitters trade commission in a supplemental i and one firstclass galvanizer. report submitted to congress today, j The text of the order received from rharsred five hiir meat industries of the f Mr. Dopson follows: "From nov on it country with a combination in the re-! will be necessary for you to look ou. 1 Members of the board straint of trade and controlling the for positions open, as you no doubt j inl0n tnat the proposii sale of live stock and meats. Evidence 'are aware mat trie QeraoDiiiwuon 01 at length was cited to support the -the army and cancellation of govern charees. Swift & Company. Armour ment contracts will cause a surplus & Comnanv. Morris A ComDanv. the ; Of labor. This laoor mus,t uui ue mie action yesterday by Mr. Maceibbon. The commissioners have been pleading to complainants about the slow work in improving the road, that the low price they are enabled to pay labor, un der state laws, prevents them from getting sufficient men to work the road. were of the op- proposition presented a rather hopeless front yesterday. Wilson Company and the Cudahy Packing Company were named. AIRPLANE BOOZE BANNED; BILL TO STOP IT PASSED 'c:fnvcro ht: C ms Nicholas of ' "a wn aesnosed hv th ' ubiv"'' le,. Montenegrin national '1..,, r uint? t0 a mesage re r0 ,r'; ttr Prague todav. r,:",, c,wa9 sont from Prague lr7f- . y.-blovak Press bureau by W I'.en. It savs iht t.h l 4ai "0 ?C1 lhe dePosition Friday xrrfiu under Kin peter- Of lhe lino- TO s-.-.j.. -1 or deposition- Tallahassee, Dec. 3. (Special) Ll quor may not be shipped into the state in machines traveling through the air, according to a clause In the general prohibition bill passed by the house this morning. Florida is the first state in the union to include such a provi sion in any anti-liquor measure. Relief for the Napoleon B. Broward and Southern drainage districts by bills providing revenues was furnished by the house today, which also validated bonds issued in Bunnell and Bimini drainage districts. County commissioners were empow ered to issue and sell interest bearing warrants in the sum of $30,000 to com plete' the Bay Shore road in Hills borough county to the Manatee county line. BRITISH TO PRESS DUTCn ! FOR KAISER'S EXTRADITION Liverpool, Dec. 2. Sir Frederick Smith, attorney general, when inter, viewed to day by The Echo said that the British war cabinet, including its colonial' representatives, had unani mously decided to press Holland to extradite the former German emperor. NOMINATIONS OF GAINESVILLE MEN SENT TO CONGRESS Washington, D. a Dec. 2. President Wilson sent to the senate today the nominations of Robert' W. Davis, to be register of the land office at Cains- ville, Fla. for another four .years. Perry M. Colsen was nominated as re ceiver of public moneys at Gaines ville for four years longer, FEDERAL OUTLAST FOR FISCIAL YEAR IS $17,043,000,00 Washington, Dec. 2. The war ex. penses persisting in peace times, -dui' diminishing rapidly, will make the government's outlay for the fiscal year beginning next July 517,043,000,000 of which ?5,212,0GO,00O for interest on war debts and 579.000,000 for the merchant marine according to the de partment estimates presented to con gress today. ilong. , , - "It may be necessary for you to se the different employers of men m your section personally and explain the situation to them. I am. sure that when you have done this they will be more than glad to give you their hearty co-operation." NEW ESTIMATES PROVIDE PEACE ARMY OF 500,000 Washington Dec. 2. A regular army of approximately a half a million men is provided for in estimates: submitted to congress today for the fiscal year of 1920 of a total of S 1,922,000,000 ask ed for exclusive fortification. Provision is made for the payment of 21.000 officers and 382,000 men, also 130,000 'nooicobatant troops. MANY PROTEST THE J ABOLITION OF THE RAIL COMMISSION 1,000 MEN TO BE MUSTERED OUT AT BARRANCAS EXPECTED THAT FORTS COMPLI MENT WILL BE REDUCED TO PEACE BASIS BY DEC. 20. Demobilization will begin at Fort Barrancas, as soon as. the necessary blanks have been received from Wash Ington, orders to that effect having Cox at one time presiding elder of this district, who goes to Opelika. S. W. Williams of Montgomery goes to the First Church at Selma, and E. ' L. Crawford of DeFuniak goes to ths Selma district as presiding elder. L. P. Lathram was appointed pre siding elder of the Marianna district, and H. L. McNeill was stationed as pastor of the church at Marianna. IH is .from Demopolis. , , J.""M. Dannelley was, returned to Mo bilft and Rev. O. V. ,Calhoun made .pre siding eier or. tne AioDiieraisirict,- Mr. Chalker, in speaking the cojl ererce said: "It was fhe consensus of opinion that the conference was the , pleasantest ever attended by the del J rgatcs. It was presided over by 'Bishop J. H. McCoy, of Birmingham, one of the most gifted and consecrated idivines in the south, and much busi I nes was transacted, much of which j The Journal has already carried." t Othar appointments were: C. N. j Willliams, Blountstown; H. M. An- arews, cnipiey and Boniray; n.. w. Judkins, Cottondale; C. T. .Martin, Cypress and Sneads; B. F. Marshall, De Funiak Springs; K. K. Rushing, De Funiak Springs Mission; Freeport Cir, cuit J. E. Skipper; J. Goodman, Orenwood; W. J. Price, Millville Cir cuit: S. G. Boyd. Milton and Bagdad; P. M. Gutherie. Munson; C. W. McCon nell. Panama City; G. B. Grace, Ponce de Leon: E. W. Roberts, Vernon: D. A. been received yesterday by Col. John,ears, vvausau; u. m. Avinger wewa. L. Hughes, commander at the army ! h itchka. Crestview to he suppliei. t urner springs to be suppnea. post. AnDroximatelv one thousand men are to be mustered out, and it is expected QJRLS OF THE .CITY me uiu will ub uisuittrgeu aim i TO BE ORGANIZED RESERVES OF THE CHILEAN ARMY ARE CALLED TO COLORS Santiago, Chile, Dec. 2. Chilian army reserves from five districts wno were released from service in -917 and 1918 have been called to the colors. Naval commanders from all parts of the re public are reported to have been called to Santiago for conierence xoaay. SOLDIER EATS OWN 2 WEIGHT IN 37 DAYS j house liris, Dec. 2. -A statistical fiend es timates that the American army In France eats 280.000.000 pounds, or 140, 00 tons, of food every 37 days. In that period every soldier : eats his own weitht in food. This is on the basis of 5n average weight of 160 pounds andf adaily consumption of food of 4.3 founds. Tallahassee, Fla., Dec. 2. (Special) Vigorous protests from all pats of the state to senators and representatives were received today against the abolition of the state railroad com mission. Hundreds of telegrams were read from chambers of commerce wholesale dealers associations, boards of trade, etc., as well as individuals. The automobile license tax came be fore the .house this afternoon but on account or oemg unaoie to reacn an agreement on certain amendments, the chairman, ofg . the committee had the bill recommitted. The senate reinstated Marcus Endel and Charles B. McKinnon as pure food and drug inspectors this after noon. A bill prepared by the state comp troller was recommended In the gov ernors messae-fi transmitted to the late this afternoon providing that he be allowed to make the pen sion payment due January 1. so that the pensioners can receive their money on Christmas eve. SIX IllORE ALLEGED ; GAMBLERS ARE Pol suite? ARRESTED ce raids on negro gaming re in the aroest of the following colored men who are charged with gambing." Charles Sumerest, Wil liam Parker, Miles Johnson, Thomas Cloptoj, Bud Amos, and John Clopton. The arrets were made by Captain Har per and Officers Hail and Touart. . . i V KASELACK NAMED DELEGATE TO S. S. FARMERS CONFAB E. Kaselack, manager of Richland Farms, has accepted the appointment as a delegate from Pensacola to the Farmers' National Congress In Jack sonville this month. The appointment was, given by Representative II. P. Caro and Mr. Kaselack writes "I will do all in my power to do my duty and do everything I can to further the Interests of this section of. our gTeat commonwealth." the army post reduced to a peace basis by December 20th. The limited service men will be dis charged first, followed by the men who were inducted into the service within 40 miles Of Pensacola. It was stated that no man not physically fit and within the physical class or a better class than when accepted, Will be dis charged. Men who were inducted more than 40 miles from here will be discharged im mediately after those who live nearer. FOR LEAGUE WORK Miss Elizabeth Adams, executive secretary of the Patriotic League, and Miss Grace Hamilton, recreation al secretary, are organizing all girls of the city for league work, including busines and high school girls. Miss Adams says that she intends to mnlr th Tatrinll. T in i mrtma l.ho It was stated, however, that none of . centre for club work for girlg jn pen sacola. the regular army men who enlisted prior to April 7, 1917, will be discharg. ed at present. Arrangements will be made with the railroads so that the men may be ac commodated in such a way as not to tax passenger service. - Overseas units organized here will be demobilized with the smallest pos sible delay, and war strength com panies will be brought to normal strength as they existed in April. 1917. Officers will not be relieved until af ter the demobilization of the men. Af ter demobilization, men will be required to avail themselves at once of the spe cial transportation rates. NAVAL PORT GUARD HERE TO BE MADE SMALLER BY ORDER Company S., composed of. girl em, ployes from the Pensacola Shipbuild ing company, held their first meeting since organization last night, and made plans for work which will b.i taken up by them as their special de partment of work. At the Invitation of the girls. Miss Elizabeth Adams addressed them at the Pensacola Shipbuilding plant prior to their organization, and later they were complimented with a supper at league headquarters. GOLDRTNG CASE IS THROWN OUT FROM LACK OF EVIDENCE N. Goldrlng, and h'.s co-defendanta, were freed from action In the U. S. The Naval port guards, which have district court yesterday afternoon been in charge of the port of Pensa- when the case was thrown out 01 cola since American participation In court by Judge W B. Shcppard for lack the war, are to be returned to New of evidence. Mr. Goldrlng along with J. Orleans, and the greater part of the C. Martin, Lee Holmes and W. B, work here discontinued. This an- Holmes, Jr., were charged with a con nouncement was made by C. H. Adams spiracy . to defraud the railroad com- who has been In charge of the work pan y onan interstate shipment. here. ' I The government's case set up that Ships from Spain. Portugal and the! the defendant had shipped a carload of Netherlands . are to be boarded by the .liquor to Montgomery. Ala., from Pen- naval port guards as in the past, but sacola, billed as shingles, which takes ships of. other nationalities j will not j a lower freight rate. The defendant be inspected. The pffice force, under 1 was represented by Scott M. Lof tin, Mr. Adams, and sufficient men for thei Robert Anderson and Sam Pasco. The future work, will be retained here only, f government by U. S. District Attor About 15 men are included in the de- ney Neeley through Assistant Attorney mobilization plan .for port guards here. Earle Hoffman. ' ' i: "iV i fi 4