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Lacal rains Thursday, colder In north rHday ovf rcart colder In penln SS! t'sronfl shifting wind becoming P0HlBhest" temperature yesterday, 69 de grees; lowest 65 degrees. hp 41 THE PENSACOLA ' JOURNAL Prints mor want ads than any other paper of like circulation in the world. Journal Want Ada bring results. it VOL. XXII. NO. 2. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 2, 1919. PRICE FIVE CENTS. - - - ..- j . - - . - DANIELS TELLS NAVAL C0MM1 TTEE OF TWO CHIEF STATIONSJN THE U. S. The Only Other Main Station for Costal Air De fense in the' United States Will Be Located at San Diego on the Pacific Coast. ENTIRE EASTERN COAST AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM WELL PIVOT ON PENSACOLA Appropriation of 35,000,000 Has Been Recom mended for Experimental Work on Mechani cal and Equipmental Improvements for Planes Pensacola will be one of two great coastal air defense stations maintained in this country, according to the report of Secretary Daniels, made to the house naval committee yesterday. The other will be at San Diego, California. An appropriation of $35,000,000 will be made for aviation and with Pensacola serving as the base for both the Atlantic and gulf coasts, it is probable that a goodly amount of this will be spent here. No extension of navy yard facilities is considered necessary, Secretary Daniels made known in Washington yester day, and this seems to imply that immense sums will be spent in ilr craft production, with the planes assigned to the local yard increased far beyond the present limit. The greater part of the ippropriation will be spent in experimental work on machines and equipment. .' rj-- - -..vv-. ; :- All doubts as ta thet future of thejocal station were dispelled when the news came from Washington last night of the determin ation of Secretary. Daniels to make Pensacola the main aviation base for the entire eastern and southern section of the country. The local naval air station became, during the war, the largest in America, and probably in the world. That it will maintain this place is attested by the decision of the navy department to recognize the superior port facilities and the great land-locked harbor capable of accommodating the combined navies of the world. Washington, Jan. 1. (By Asoclated Press.) By next summer the navy will be equally divided Into two great fleets to be known formally as the Atlantic and Pacific fleets. Secre kry Daniels described the program today to tiie house naval committee, explaining that approval of it by Ad- D-jubua, cmer or operations, was received last night from Europe. "It is the prime aim, of course, to ep the navy fit," declared Mr. Dan e's, "and the only way to keep It on M toes is to have competition bet n fleets. We will In effect hava ar between the Atlantic and Pacific fts. which will so stimulate the fenuess tllai it will make the men they are in actual war. -M extension of navy yard facilities L?ecessa!7 the secretary said.' He inn.j aiso tnat exjstjng coastal air nse stations will be continued in "ice, two main stations being main wna, one at Pensacola, Fla., and the at San Diego. Cal. on I?1- offic, rs. he said, will be kept pr Weir ships at least two years. The ji ' i.rei, tr.e secretary explained ' J"s tins been smaller than t.hA At- UtlC'.afnd dllrin.the war all import- " l's wunarawn tne pacirm tc a i . ,he war zone- In the past a'ltied, naval officers have disliked lenm- nt to the Pacific fleet, but the fee!?. was exPected to remove this Heport Strength or Japan. '-poit showing the strength of C H?:5e nav' was submitted by il ,erttary to fill out The reports or ;?pturative strength of the na hioH . six other larSQ Powei. 6h1 fave Monday. it shows r r ; i avui cruises; sixteen 33 s,xieen "S1" crulser9, iv'a!l "lure building or projected; Hs ;Iiri0r!d coast defence vessels; 8;-r;'.,5dnstroyers and tvventy N trrr i s or Projected; sixteen I nMn V . "w, ciftni secona-ciass C nts; sixteen submarines and I'M hTn-u?mi,dir and Projected. !Jamn- ps ana sixty-three mis-yj- rf -'l Tssels- Explaining the pur : dIV:dm the fleet, Mr. Daniels Aftr- CVA forth ar tnere Is a tenden tw nav to retraade. We need Vks T0f comPetition and a few diX, 1 deveIoped the plan for "Ht with ki " auiir- " Be ht enthusiastic endorse- l-ent I j l was returned last one or .V Cad f each fleet Will fa wt'i1 ' Ie.be,st.adrals. an ,rUi, ,mk,(. " 01,11 lon enough to J-eaS J13"10.11- . 1 ha directed the V;m on their r'n nn IK lu "live onicers J: co-na;i uvu years, a its Sllioa tee? the navy tnips two years. i l The secretary announced that he and Admiral Benson expected to visit the Pacific coast next summer. He said yard improvements should not be determined until the next session of congress after the department had had opportunity to recommend extension work. The yards at the Panama Canal, at Hawaii, and at Mare Island and Pu get Sounxkhe said, can care amply for all thV; ships In the new Pacific fleet. During maneuvers botn fleets will be on one coast. Aviation expenditures should be limited to experimental work on ma chine and equipment, the secretary declared, in recommending an appro priation of 835,000,000 for this branch. The proposed construction of many additional air defense stations has been abandoned. Increase of the marine corps from 17,400 to 26,297 men was recommend ed. The temporary rorce now in cludes 50,000 men. The marine corps must be kept to a place that is not large, Mr. Daniel said. It would be the worst possibla thing to make the marines another army. Navy Proud of Marines. Asked whether marines snould be kept -off ships, as once ordered, Sec retary Daniels said: "Naval off-leers are as proud of tha records of the marines as are the of ficers and the marines themselves, a. they would not have the Kooseveit or der put back in effect." The secretary recommended that the law of selection of officers be made to apply to all those in the marine corps ranking as captain. Large submarine bases are to be maintained by the navy during peace times at Key West. Fla.. New London, Conn and San Diego. Cal. Secretary Daniels told the committee during the discusion of a proposed appropriation of 52,500,000 for increasing the water supply at Key West by laying a 130 mile pipe line. These bases, he said, will afford ample protection to the great forts from enemy attacks. In discussing the proposed purch ase of additional land at Newport, R. I. Secretary Daniels said it was the plan of the navy department to male; Newport, Chicago and Hampton rtoaus the sites for the Jig permanent navai training, stations on the Atlantio coast and Great Lakes. HIGH NORTH WIXD , PREDICTED FOR CITY ' Lower temperatures - and ; a high north wind are predicted by the II. S. wreather bureau last ? night. Storm warnings were ordered posted1 from Bay St. Louis to Key West last night. The weather man .Indicated that Ihs temperature might be expected , to drop to 34 degrees. THIS GERMAN SUBMARINE REACHED LONDON BRIDGE, BUT AS A PRISONER. f i" - v1 ;:vK;LLh f, :. ..... . s ' ' K-.i-SxX-- if IN ' tsn JX. v NvX i I . -vX, t ' , I J I tif rvH V s, vx,s.-'-J If . l?lC: -rf - J AffcQrSs iv VWi I i i , i ihmii hihim M I Mi miiiiim ii iiiiii ii ii : j - . - Here you see "U-155," a German submarine, resting in the shadow of famous old London Bridge. Only, a few months ago its commander would have been delighted to enter the Thames, to spread destruction and misery in London. The . Uboat is' there now surrendered. . interned, harmless:- ' . .... 'A 'Jy. - - ; TELEGRAPHIC TABLOIDS Mobile, Alabama, January 1. M. H. Smith, of Holyoke, Mass., purchasing agent for the Mobile Ship building company, was struck in the back by a stray, bullet during the New Year celebration shortly after mid night this morning while walking, in the busincs part of the city. It is thought that he is fatally injured. New Orlenans, Jan. 1. A stage of l'J feet, or possibly slightly higher, is in dicated in the Ouachita river at Ark adelphia, Ark.,, tomorrow, according to a warning issued by the district fore caster at the weather bureau here to day. London, Jan. 1. Ufa, capital of the non-Boilshevik government in the area west of the Ural mountains, was captured on Tuesday by the Bolshe vlki, accordjn to a Russian wireless dispatch received here today. Rio Janiero, Brazil, Jan. 1. At tne invitation of the British government, the Brazilian fleet now In European waters will visit Great Britain. Paris, Jan. 1. The city council has authorized the American Red Cross and the American Y. M. C. A. to build wooden huts in the Champs de Mars for the accommodation of American soldiers on leave. Berne, Jan. 1. An lnter-allied com mission charged with xue Investiga tion of the food situation in German Austria, has left here for Vienna. Berne, Jan. 1. The Swiss govern ment has telegraphed a strong protest to the soviet government on Russia relative to the latter's action in pre venting ,the departure of the Swiss le gation and staff from Russia. Switz erland declares she will hold Russia responsible for all delays and demand an immediate answer. r Berne, Tuesday. Dec. 31. The Amer ican legation announced here' this af ternoon that President Wilson" regrets the pressure of numerous other en gagements preventing " his visiting Switzerland. - , FLETCHER TE LL S REMEDY FOR FARM HE LP SITUATION A remedy for the shortage of farm help in Escambia and other West Florida counties is announced- by Senator D. U. Fletcher, . who. has- giv en publicity, to the fact that many laborers are expected ;. to arrive in Florida from the Bahama j Islands this month. ,- . . . ' - - -'. : jiithmiirh the immiBTation laws ore- vent the further importation of labor? ers, a special t dispensation ;nas oeen granted in this case. The permit car- th nrnvlsion ; that " the- laborers arrive on ; or before January: 15. La- hnrm nf thm nationAiitv: wno are n- ready in the state, will be permitted 1 iff, li'il - - RECORDS FOR ENDURANCE AT AIR STATION ARE BROKEN BY LIEUT. RODMAN All endurance flight records for the local naval air station were smashed Wednesday when Lieutenant Rodman, of Los Angeles, California, command er of the Sixth squadron remained m the air in one of the giant navy fly ing boats of the H-16 type fnr eight hours and forty minutes, actual time and ten hours and fifty minutes ac credited time. Early the same day that Ensign Pol nas met his death when he was unablo to recover his machine from a thous and foot fall in a tail spin, the giant flying bot'i carrying in addition to Lieutenant Rodman, eleven passengers slid off the ways, and gliding swiftly across the waters of the bay rose in the air In its record, breaking flight. Lieutenant Rodman performed the almost incomparable feat of running the machine the entire day, never once relinquishing his pilot's seat, although the strain from piloting one of th i heavy types of naval air craft for a short time without a rest is Immense. Lieutenant Rodman was forced to descend once during the test to obtain gasoline and oil bu arose almost ,1m mediately again and remained In the air until he was finally forced to des cend, after remaining in the air for a an actual time total of elgnt hours ' (Continued on Page Two.) NEW YORK TEAMS WILL TAKE THEIR SPRING TRAINING IN THE NORTHERN PART OF FLORIDA New Pork, Jan. 1. Following the J announcement yesteraay inai me ew j York American ; baseball team wlP .train in Florida this spring Instead of 'Macon. Ga.,- it was learned today that the New York Nationals also are con sidering changing their ' spring train 'ing Quarters from Martin Springs, Tex. to some place in Florida. - Tbe high cost of training . at Marlin Springs, and prohibitive railroad rtes are said to be the reason ' for causing . . the : Giants to consider the cange.; -v: j Manager Miller - ilaggins will take the Yankees south "about March 25., The i location for a training camp has not yet been decided upon but- It . Is ; said that a. resort in the Northern part jot the state will be selected. IK- : . TELEGRAPHICAL TABLOIDS Paris,' Jan. 1. A homeseekcrs' bu reau has been established by the rail road administration to give tree In formation about the opportunities of the Western and Southern states for those who wish to engage in farming, stock raisins-, gardening and similar occupaions. J. L. Edwards, manager of the agricultural section of the rail road administration, will have gen eral charge. Rome, Jan. 1 A New Year's message to American given the Associated Press today. Pope Benedict expresses : hope that the peace' conference might result in a new world of order, with j the league of nations presiding ; th-J abolition of conscription and the es tablishment of tribunals to adjust in ternational disputes. London. Jan. 1. 270 sailors were drowned today as a result of the loss of the British steam yacht, Iolaire, on Stornoway, Scotland. New Y'ork, Jan. 1. Beginning with the new year the Associated Press commenced sending a daily news re port by cable to a number of leading South American papers, wno nave re cently been elected to membership. In beginning relations with these new members the Associated Press believ es it is inaugurating an exchange of news which will be of great Influence in bettering existing relations between the two continents. Archangel, Tuesday. Dec. 31. (By the Associated Press.) American troops yesterday captured the vlllaga of Radash, on the middle sector orthc northern Rusian front, and today pushed forward their lines a dis tance of two miles south of the vil lage in the direction of Vologda. New Tork, Jan. 1. The American transport Moccasin, with 55 officers and soldiers and four Y. M. C. A. men arrived here today from Brest. Basle, Jan. 1. Strikes continue In upper Silesia, Germania, according to vonnta r-aar'Yiinsr hprp. At IoninA aol- 1 diera fired on a crowd and - several persons were killed or wounded. g'Q LS H E V I K I SAY THEIR DOCTRI N E IS SPREADING FAST l Berlin, Jan. 1, (Associated Press) ' A feature of the - congress s of - the Spartacus group today was a speech by Kadek. head of the Bolshevlk mis sion to Germany, who declared . the Russians did not fear entente Invasion because the invaders would become Infected with the germs of Bolshevlk lsm. ye said he welcomed French oc cupation of Germany for the same reason. The Vossische Zeltung warns the government that the toleration of Kadek will be the first step . toward resumption at war. with the entente - SAFE IK CITY RIFLED DAYLIGHT Nearly $300 in Cash is Found Missing When City Clerk Returns to Office. NO CLEW OBTAINED YET OF ROBBERS Safe Was Not Blown, and No Signs of Violence Are Found By Police. Nearly $3C0 in city funds were . stolen from the vault in the office of City Clerk J. O. Walker at the city hall shortly after noon yes . terday by unknown parties. The loss was discovered by Mr. Wal ker when he returned from lunch and the burglary wss reported to the police. No clue to the identi ty of the prowlers had been se cured up to a late hour last night. The cash, which was made up of funds received - Tuesday and Wednes day in fees paid In the city, was placed in a' cigar box within the vault be fore City Clerk Walker left the of fice. When he returned the vault door was open and the funds miss ings Mr. Walker is certain that the door was locked when he left. No marks were .found -on the door or, any fcvidence td show that the " door had been forced. " , . ' A quantity, of -checks, which were also contained in the cash box, and which were taken by the burglars, were later found in a cigar box near the north entrance to the building. Al though .the vault presented the ap pearance of having been thoroughly rifled, nothing else of value is be lieved to have been taken. Mayor Frank Sanders sa!d last: night that every means was being used to trace the identity of the burg lars and that if the men were not ap prehended and the money recovered the matter would be called to the at tention of the city commissioners, and that it was probable that Mr. Walker or his bondsmen would be called upon to reimburse the city. No reflection is cast upon Mr. Wal ker, Mr. aSnders said. In the an nouncement by the police that the vault door showed no evidence of tampering with the lock. Although Mr. Wielker feels certain that the door was locked, it is believed that he was mistaken and that someone took ad vantage of the circumstances to get the money. When asked as to whether or not lie thought the burglary was an "inslJle job," Mayor Sanders said that he did not believe that anyone in the city hill had anything to do with the case. The checks and other papers taken with the money and . which were found later, give- evidence that the thieves were crafty enoujrh to avoid detection taking papers by which they coiild be traced. : GREAT DEMANDS TO BE MADE ON U. S. FOR RELIEF WORK Washington, Jan. 1. Relief work is being carried on in Northern Franco by the commission for relief work in Belgium, and the pitlble condition of the million and half inhabitants : of that section who escaped the German invasion are described in a cablegram received at the headquarters of ' the commission here, from Herbert Hoov er, in Paris. Hoover's message re vealed the work of relief and rehabi litation in France would fall most heavily on the commission as has been expected. TheN German' destruction is so complete that the relief work must include not only food and clothing but housing for over a considerable area C a large amount of second hand barrack material has been taken over and, navy volunteers are superintend ing constructing barracks near ruined villages for the Inhabitants. SOLDIERS ABOARD WRECKED SHIP ARE N OT I N DANGER New Tork. Jan. 1. Realtives ojf men aboard the United States transport. Northern Pacific; aground on a. sand bar. off Fire. Island, need have nb fear for their" safety, according to a.' wire less message from Captain . Connelly, commanding, received here tonirht by the -Associated' Press. Navy officials announced that no attempt" would be made before tomorrow morning to re move the ttoops. . It COOT GETS OVER HALF OF io,ooinM Escambia Averages With the Best in Percentage of Mem berships in South SOME DISTRICTS - NOT HEARD FROM Reports From Remote Parts of County May Swell Total - Perceptibly. Escambia county has polled approx imately 5,500 memberships in tho Red Cross Christmas Roll Call, aci cording to a statement made last night by Chairman W. K. Hyer, at Wiu close of the campaign. Of the totai number 5,000 is credited to Pensaoo la and 500 to the outlying districts. Several county precincts, and the Na val Air'-Station, -which are yet to be heard frpm. are expected to swell the grand total appreciably. . . Although the county fell -down on the 10,000 quota which had been as feigned to it, by headquarters, its rec ord was double that of the averagj community in the entire southern di vision and the interest greater, it was stated, than anywhere alse In either the Southern or the Gulf divisions. " " Tuterest Was ; Slackncd. - Siekoess-and.,bad weather- are tba causes attributed to -the lessened " en-' thusiasm with the coming of. . peac perhaps the most important factor Hn diminishing interest. 5 It will be several days before :I3 exact figures in the campaign are known as results are expected ta come in slowly. Women played a big part in making the creditable showing for Pensacola and the street drives on Moncray and Tuesday, when many new subscrib ers were obtained, were conducted en tirely by women. " Chairman Hyer expressed himself last night as pleased oer the, results i as obtained. Pensacola iune up splendidly, he stated, as did tne re mainder of the county, and onfy an unfortunate situation kept us from gaining the full apportionment. h was particularly appreciative, of the support tendered him by The Jour nal. , x PRESIDENT IS ENROUTE TO ROME; BIG FETE PLANNED Paris, Jan. 1. President Wilson to night is enroute to Rome whede he will be the guest of King Victor Emanuel duimg his stay in the Italian capital. He will visit the Pope and also the Methodist College, and will continue his conferences with the King, Premier Ohlando, and Baron Sonnino, foerign minister. Important results are expected from this visit, which will be the last to allied coun tries before beginning the peace con ference. Rome. Jan. 1. (Associated PressJ Preparations for the reception of President Wilson at Rome are being carried out actively night and day. The road to Nazlonale ia beflagged the whole length from the railroad station to the Quirlnal, bunting is flying from the flagstacs surmounted by gilded Images of victory. The municipality will confer on the president the title of "citizen of Rome." PRODUCTION OF GOLD IN U. S. IS AT VERY LOW EBB Washington, Jan. 1. Gold produc tion in the United States in 1918 was the lowest in twenty years, and silver eight millions, fine ounces. The small- est record since 1913, according to a 1r!nt nrfillmlnarv fstlmate. hv dlrec- tor of mints. Baker, and a geological survey Issued today. "OPEN DOOR" IS JAP POLICY SAY PEACE DELEGATES New Tork, January 1. Peace and "open door in the far east is to be the key note of Japan's policy at the peace oenference, according to Baron Makino, a member of the Japanese peace - commission, here today, en? route to Paris. . The Japanese peace party crossed the continent on a spe cial train provided by the" United States government. . s . i ' '. : L - it- -: : .' 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