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? X, i ' 1 ' I trt nRfnA .Fair Fridav !3 H Read the Journal ad- a m vertisements. They have s s a message for you. 3 cqk r fc- " " ,nd Saturday, with gentle vari- .35 able wind. . . j MIS VOL. XXII. NO. 121. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1919. PRICE FIVE CENTS C RMS TAKE URAL BEL PROIIIBITICH BEUPTODAY DIPPING BILL AGAi TIES UP HOUSE LAW U RAILROAD TO VOLANTA IS CONTEMPLATE! German Peace Delegate Arriving at Versailles FIRST STEP I NEGOTIATIONS f.i - .AWjrs.- iyyyyx Credentials Are Presented i Bv Plenipotentiaries At Session casting v-miy ive Minutes. yON BROCKDORFF IS DEEPLY MOVED Serious Differences Are Said to Have Arisen Between Members of National Ger man Government- Versailles, 'May 1. In a session be cinnmg at 3: '0 this afternoon, and :i5:n? barely five minutes the German -ienipotentiaries of the peace confer- r.ce presented their credentials. It was :he first step in peace negotiations, jerman credentials were presented to c-presentatlves of the allies and the I'nited States. Qaie and almost fainting' from emo xn. Count Von Broekdorff-Rantzau. icrman foreign secretary and head of he delPRation, passed through what vidently was one of the bitterest mo- aenis of his life. He was barely ijlo to sustain hin.self through th ricf ceremony and reach the waiting utomoMlo which' brought, him to the atherins. Berne, Wednesday, April 30. Seri ns (Kfi'ercnees have arisen between lernborg of the national government .ml a change maybe expected shortly, wording to a Berlin telegram, Mathi i Krzbergcr, head of the armistice jmmi.ssion, is said to have reached k- liieaking point with Count Brock-orff-Rantzan, head of the peace dele tion iind will do his utmost to make ic foreign minister's work at the race congress difficult. Paris, May 1. Council of three met :h foreign ministers and some mem :x of, war council at Quai D'Orsay at o'clock this afternoon subject un r discussion not announced. Demonstrators packed the grand uulovards between the Madelainc and iera late this afternoon. , Some ts were heard, apparently coming ii the crowd. A number of per ns were see. lying in the streets, ui it was unknown whether they ore shot or ridden down, by troops i!!el to repress the demonstrations Possible delay in the handling of the eaee terms to the German delegates . Versailles is indicated in late ad ccs from the Paris conference. Th :n-tion may have to go over to next wk while questions as to the pow- s of the enemy's representatives am Hir qualifications as spokesman for avaria are being looked into. Today as set for the handing over by the Germans of their credentials to jir.raission for examination. The Chinese-Japanese dispute over :.ao Chau and the adjoining Shantung wince they have settled by. the rancil of three of the peace confer ace. Announcement is made that the rmer German holdings are to b- given nthout reserve to Japan, which would ngage to hand the Shantung peninsu la ack to China, with relations be- een China and Japan and the future atezritv of China to be under the enrol of the league of nations. All German rights in Shantung are i U held by Japan. The Kiao Chau iilway will be guarded by special fliice forces conmosed of Chinese Men will be trained by Japanese of- ce-3 selected by the directors of the ii'way and appointed by the Chinese -cvernment. , Drug Stores May Sell Alco hol for MedicmaLand Me Bill Passes. MORE THAN 100 INJURED IN MAY I L. D. EVENTS 'ew York, May 1. Comparatively -tie bloodshed marked radical cele "stion of international labor day in United States. The most serious oting occurred in Cleveland, where s man was killed and more than . a Kdred persons, including eleven po men, were injured. The next in sportince was a battle between po te and paraders in Boston, in which ;,Br Persons were shot and many ar made. Riot call was sounded in go hen radicals attempted to de which had been forbidden. Sev- Persons were arrested but there ?r no casualties. Hed plans for the tst gruesome May day tragedy in fry miscarried because of the ac- nfatal discovery of a bomb plot u i ia nation-wide ramifications. .t Yor5c apparently was the center plot but no arrests have been - thus far, although scores of v!tSf.f the department of justice, -ffice inspectors and detectives - scoured the city for some prom- S Clue. The hannta nf mln nnfl is have bepn arf-.ilTv watphol V.' tte chiet hope of success in the ?o tS in thp Pssibility of find -t 11 the bombs, finger prints which correspond with those of anar- s and radicals who have been ar "ea Previously. - one Vl J senator Wm. H. King, i -e to Prank K. XTt.hiri- whn ;ad the I. w. W. in Chicago fe"Lar 'ere intrcepted in Salt POStOfflVo .j-.. !-r.a . - iwiiy. i ne rac-K- f vf the name of Gimbel Bros., OTHER MEASURES KEEP SENATE BUSY Considerable Time is Taken Up in Argument Concern ing Employment of Secret Prohi Detectives. (BY HERBERT F ELK EL.) Tallahassee, Fla, May 1. Tomorrow at 11:30 the senate will consider the temperance committee's general bill amending act of the extraordinary ses sion for enforcement of the state-wido prohibition amendment to the consti tution, it haying been made a special order for thtat hour. May 2. . It places the sale of alcohol for me chanical and medical purposes in the hands of drug stores, providing heavy penalties for it's unlawful sale, pro hibits the sale of brandy and whiskey on a physician's prescription as permit ted now, imposes heavy penalties on those selling intoxicating extracts and patent medicines to be used as bev erages and tightens up the present law in several particulars. It permits, however, the possession of as much as four quarts of liquor in one's homo provided it was there before January 1, last. The joint temperance committee's bill to authorize the employment of detectives was passed by the senate to day but not till after it had been amended on motion of Senator" Mac Williams to provide that the county commissioners instead of the circuit judges and prosecuting attorneys should employ experienced men to fer ret out crimes whenever it be deemed necessary. Senators Russell and Mac Williams stated they considered the sheriffs of their ' respective counties competent to enforce the. prohibition laws without the aid of special detectives. . , Chairman Stokes of the senate tem perance committee defended the bill and opposed the amendment. ' He stat- ed that the measure was designed to assist in the running down of all kinds of criminals and not for enforcement of the temperance laws. Alone. He also said that the bill contemplated only the occasional employment of de tectives in special cases and only in counties where , the services of extra officers seemed to be . necessary. Hughlet Says Let U. S. Government Do It. Senator Hughlett said he understood the federal government was making extensive preparation for enforcement of the liquor laws after July 1 and that "We have surrendered our state's rights and the law in the future will be made and enforced from the cen tralization of authority at . Washing ton." He understood that thousands of government detectives had been em ployed and that enough . of them to enforce the war prohibition would be turned loose in Florida after July 1. , Senators Stokes and Carlton feared the amendment, , which was adopted, would seriously cripple the bill because the proceedings of the county commis sioners are printed in numbers of . the counties and their meetings held open ly. ' . Cotton Bill Reconsidered. Without further debate the vote by which the Carlton bill to establish a board of charities and correction was killed on yesterday was reconsidered today on motion of Senator Wilson a-nA thft bill nassed by a vote or 17 to 11. If the house and the governor act favorably- on .the measure the state nrison farm, the hospital for tne in and the industrial schools for boys and girls will be placed under a new unsalaried board, iuncuoning buii ilary to the board of control. Senator Hughlett introduced a meas i-re nrohibitiner and providing for pen altles for "Setting on fire or burning of forest woods, lands or marshes.- Senator Johnson proposed a mil to . . jt a. x 4 Aa a i rrn definite regulate aomesuu ouu iie-' investment companies. Several local measures were intro duced and some of them passed under waiver of the rules, and Senator uu; ler submitted a to amend the pres ent divorce laws, providing that par ties seeking legal separation must re side in the state one year before ivnrr-& can be eranted. The bill also mvidea that no divorce may De grani- if both narties are guilty of adultry or if they committed adultry for the purpose of obtaining divorce. Senator Igou introduced two bills one to appropriate $100,000 for an ad itinr. to t: e capitol building here and the other to confer the right of eminent domain on the board of state institutions. Senator Crosby introauceu a meaa- ure to require a u" county commissioners in order to carry or have in one's possesion an auto- atlc rifle or shotgun, and masing me present law in regard to revolvers ap ply to automatic rifles and shotguns as well. Many Small Measures. Senator Wilson introduced a bill to vest in the I. I- board tne riparian rights and title of all reclaimed lands the Everglades on the edges oi Suggestion That Dipping Records Be Turned Over to Tax Assessors Causes Stir. HOUSE RECEIVES MANY PETITIONS PUO! COMPANY HEAD ISSUES A STATEMENT NEWS IN BRIEF ; j FROM AtL OVER v H THT?. TTMT7TTT?QTT M E B S S K B m s s m Basle, May 1. The "German Na tional assembly probably will be trans- f ered from Weimer to - Berlin next week, the Tageblatt - of Berlin, re ports. Buenos Aires, .May 1. Nonorio Pu- eyrredon, foreign minister, denied to day that Argentina had any part In Mexico's refusal to recognize the Mon roe doctrine. , in Operation of Rates Made Effective Yesterday Con tingent Upon Decision of U. S. Supreme Court. : The proposed increases In telephone rates were made operative yesterday as heretofore outlined; however, of course, the new rates are contingent upon a decision by the United. States supreme court. A i case to determine .the right of ' Postmaster General Bur leson to establish intra-state rates is now pending and decision is expected scon.. President Brown of the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Com pany has issued the following state ment: I have been authorized by the chairman of the operating board, Uni ted Rtatfa Tsksranh and Telenhone administration trt stat to each of tbe I St. Petersburg. Fla., May 1. TLieut. tnt onmmisoinn!.. immipinalitiea and I IV F. Lanley. 22 years Old. ary avia- t-ho ntiWip ronc.ri.iiv. that artine- for 1 tor from Carlstrom field. Arcadia Fla the postmaster general, the companies, I was ournea to ueam nere mis oimnj if the United . States supreme court vhen Ws achine burst into flaes and " . TJ5 VAVvA -nroa f "Roxr Pittf HffnU ivlw . 11.13 AAWtXXC: VWJ UlV.li Nashville, Tenn., May 1. The South era Baptist Sunday school hoard closed the greatest year in its history April 30, receipts beinfe- $633,579, a gain of $95,884. -. .y;; ' ' Atlanta. Ga:, May 1. The second serious fire within six months par tially destroyed the building and stock of the Sterchi Furniture and Carpet Company on East Mitchell street to day with an estimated loss of $75,000, decides that the porstmaster general has no authority to establish intra state rates, will forthwith return to its patrons the amounts collected from them in excess of the rates superseded by the local exchange rates to be ef fective on May 1. "I a advising all'' the commissions in our territory to that effect and hope that the municipalities and the public generally will understand that this will be done. The United States supreme court will hear arguments in the cases involving the right of the postmaster general to fix these intra-state rates on May 5, and we expect a speedy decision. In the event of the supreme court decides against the postmaster general's right,- these refunds will be made promptly by the companies with out it being necessary for the patrons to ake application for the same." EIGHTEEN LOST IN WRECK OF NAVAL TUG GYPSUM QUEEN Washington, May 1. Two officers and fourteen men of the crew of naval tug Gypsum Queen were - drowned when the vessel struck a rock - and sank near the French coast April 28, the navy department has announced. New York, May 1. The condition of Samuel Gompers. : who was injured here Sunday when a surface car crashed into a -taxicab in which he was riding, has shown a decided im provement during the last 24 hours, it was stated : this morning by his physician. ' Mr. Gompers had a restful night. ' - - Yazoo City, Miss., May 1. With our fleet in the Phillippines and our sol diers in Europe, there's not much use for talking of avoidance of entangling alliances, declared Senator John Sharp Williams in an address here today before a county convention " ot the Methodist church. : (Continued on Fage Three.) BIG INCREASE IN SUGAR CANE CROP IN LOUISIANA New Orleans, May 1. Production of cane sugar in JJouisiana during the season recently ended was561.000,000 pounds, an increase of 74,000 over last year, according to a statement pre pared here today by John S. Dennee, statistician for the department of crop estimates of agriculture. New York, May 1. Resolutions Were adopted at a mass meeting of , radi cals at Madison Square Garden to night advocating four general strikes, three of five days duration and the fourth of indefinite length unless Thomas J. Mooney and Warren K. Billings are released from prison or granted new trials before July 4. KOONS MURDER SUSPECTS ENTER PLEAS NOT GUILTY Lake City. Fla., May 1. Frank Lan drum, Joe Landrum. J. Lichenstein and Tim Bales, the latter a negro, ' harge-J with the murder of Mrs. Wiley Koons, were , brought here this morning from Jacksonville under military guard. They pleaded not guilty before Judge Home. Motion for a change of venue was denied and otion for a continuance was taken under advisement. It is be lieved a jury will be obtained tomor row with no disorders. ' ' ' ESCAMBIA LAGS BUT OTHERS I ZONEFORGEON Four Counties Other Than Escambia Remain to Go Over Solicitors to Report This Morning. iigiigisiiigiggggg m The Executive Committee urgently requests that solicitors having cards turn them in with report by noon today to Victory loan headquarters. aigiigi is missis m : m s 5 ; .The Victory loan campaign in Es campia county, and more especially in Pensacola, seems to be slackening according to reports from loan head quarters where only small subscrip tions have been reporter for the last two days. Reports thtat Escambia county's quota had - been over-sub-' scribed were branded , as "absolutely untrue" by Chairman Muldon. The total amount subcribed at the end of the business day yesterday was ?393, 500. . - The campaign in the West Florida zone has now shifted wholly to the eastern part of the zone and centers in Jackson, Gadsden, Leon and Madi son counties, as it is expected that Liberty county went over the top late in the day. Favorable reports were received from Gadsden and Madison counties during the day, but no fur ther progress was reported from Jack son and Leon, where the camapign Is at its height. The officers and men who are taking the Army tank through the zone were congratulated yesterday by Zone Chairman Mitchell on their success in selling bonds. The telegram was ad dressed to Capt. F. J. Blount, Lieut. M. A. Quina, and Privates Carnochan and Woerner. :. Capt. F. M. Bennett ; of the - naval air station has received notice that Wednesday, May 7. has been designat ed as Navy Day in the Victory loan campaign by the secretary of the treas ury. .. The tank exhibited at McDavid and Bluff Springs yesterday. At the beginning of the campaign it was announced that medals made from captured German guns would be given to the best workers. Samples of these medals have arrived. They are in scribed "Awarded by Treasury Depart ment for Patriotic Service in Behalf of Liberty Loan" also "Made from Captured Guns'. A number of these medals will be available for distribu tion at the end of the campaign. Sea planes, from the air station gave an exhibition of stunt and formation flying yesterday. Stunt flying Jn sea planes, being so hiuch more difficult than in : land machines, was a great surprise to all who saw it. Several New. Measures Were Introduced Before Eradi cation Problem Was Again Taken Up. (BY. JNO. C. TRICE) Tallahassee, May 1.- At the opening of the house this morning a number of telegrams and petitions were re ceived. One asked that the fertilizer laws of the state be left just as they are. Another asked that the compul sory dipping law be passed. Still an other was seeking pasage of laws for protection of the citrus growing Indus try. , . Mr. Watson of Dade Introduced a concurrent resolution acknowledging the debt of gratitude the state owes its young men for services rendered during the war. It also calls upon the citizens to lend all aid possible in securing employing for returning sol diers and sailors adopted. After a little scrap oyer the mat ter, betwen Mr. Phillips of Columbia, who made the motion and Mr. Bryan of f Osceola, introducer of the bill, the house decided to recommit the fertili zer bill. . Mr. Bryan had formerly got the house to recall the bill from the committee because he thought they were delaying too long in reporting it back. It retains its place on the cal endar, by suggestion of Mr. Bryan Mr. Barber introduced a bill provid ing for cutting in half the tax at present assessed for state board of health. He urged that because of im portance of the matter it ought to be taken up and disposed of at once. Mr. Watson rose to support the motion, but ir. t.- . . , .i . (had already passed such a bill and it ' wo.uld . be reported favorably, from the I committee during the day, Mr. Wat- rson said he thought that was enough. J During the morning a bill was in j troduced to make it unlawful to go liunims cliiu iisuing on ounaay, ana prescribing a heavy penalty for its violation. Mr. Chavous of Lafayette county in troduced a bill creating a sixteenth judicial circuit. By the terms of the bill the new circuit will be composed of the counties of Lafayette, Taylor and Suwanee. The compromise naval stores bill reached the house as having passed the question having already been be- the senate, and went on the calendar, fore joint committee, and this bill be ing the result of that joint considera tion. The house then resumed its consid eration of the coiripulsory dipping bill. The third amendment offered was by Mr. Phillips of Columbia county, di recting those in charge of vats to keep a record and furnish it to the county assessors. It had the effect of a bomb thrown into a campmeeting. The dis cussions heretofore have been tame in comparison. When the house recessed at 1:30 it was still under fire. The compulsory diping bill threat ens to shove many of the important matters to come up in the house this week clear off the slate. It was re sumed at the afternoon session and held the stage until the close, not withstanding the reuglar time for meeting was extended half an hour. It has now consumed almost three entire days of the house, and it will be resumed tomorrow unless side tracked by a two-thirds vote which seems unlikely. And not much more than a half dozen amendments have been disposed of out of a score or more that are likely to be introduced. Most of the questions passed upon today were by roll call, and the intro ducers seem to be making a record for future refererice as well as fight ing a hopeless cause before the house. Work On Project is Already Under Way in Baldwin County and Citizens Are Entrusted. CROSS PERDIDO AT LILIAN PROPOSED With $15,000 Stock Sub scription Line Could Be Built From Lilian to Pen sacola it is Estimated. LOAN CAMPAIGN IS NOT GOING SATISFACTORILY Washington May 1. Only one hun dred and sixty million dollars addi tional subscriptions to the Victory Loan , were reported today to the treasury. The total tonight was $1 297,000,000. "As a result of this some what disappointing Situation, the treasury statment said: Chairmen throughout the country are urging workers to greater efforts than ever dring the loan. Make it clear that every man and woman must do their full duty now that peace is at hand. The urgent demand for railroad fa cilities connecting Pensacola with Baldwin county, Ala., and affording faster and better travel advantages to Mobile and the west, is again ani fested, this time in the way of a pro jected railroad from Volanta, on the east side of Mobile Bay, to Pensacola, by way of Foley, Lillian and interme diate points. 1 The movement for the construction of this road is being fostered by Mr. Barclay, a prominent citizen and prop erty owner of south Baldwin. Two miles of the road is already construct ing right along from Voianta east. It ed, it is declared and work is proceed is projected through a very fine farm ing section and the people along the route are very anxious, he says, for its extension into Pensacola. The road is being built by funds raised by pop ular subscription for stock. The project has .been taken up by Mr. Barclay with the Pensacola Cham ber of Commerce, with reference to the extension of the line from Lillian into Pensacola and the officials of the chamber have become interested to the extent that letters together with blue prints of the proposed line fully de scriptive of the project, are being sent out to active members of the cham ber and business men of the city with the understanding that the proposition will be thoroughly investigated. Mr. Barclay has stated that the road, over which is to operate at first light motor or electric cars, can be extend ed into Pensacola from Lillian at a cost of approximately $15,000. The blue prints of the projectd lino show that it follows closely the course of the present Pensacola-Lililan-Fairhope dirt road, crossing the Perdido river at the same point. Mr. Barclay says that the farmers in south Baldwin are enthusiastic concerning the project and that there is absolutely no doubt of its being com pleted at an early date from Volanta to Lillian. If a spirit of encouraging interest is manifested among Pensa cola people in the undertaking as is believed will be the case, Mr. Barclay will come to Pensacola at an early date for the purpose of going thor oughly into the project with local bus iness men through arrangements to be made at the direction of the local chamber of icials. Subscriptions to the project would not be in the nature of donations, ac cording to the promoters, but would be on a strictly business basis of stock issue, and it is believed that it would soon pay for itself and that the stock would prove a profitable investment. CATTS ISSUES EMPLOYMENT DAY PROCLAMATION Tallahassee. May 1. Governor Catta today issued a proclamation desier at- ing Sunday, the fourteenth day of Mtv as Employment Sunday. In his proc lamation the governor pays high trib ute to labor in that so much -waa ac complished by the Federation of La bor towards the successful termination of the war and begs that the people of the state be awakened to assist, wherever, possible, those who are un.' employed. MAY DAY PASSED QUIETLY DESPITE STRIKERS THREATS Atlanta, May 1. America must put the same impetus behind the Victory Loan that made the first four loans a success, and go at the task of rais ing four and a half billions in the same spirit American soldiers in France to day are completing their work. Sec retary. Glass declared here today, ad dresing three hundred bankers and newspaper editors of the sixth district. Tampa, Fla., May 1. There was n May Day demonstration here today, the day passing in complete order Three companies of county iruards. who were called out early as a pre cautionary measure on request of city ana county authorities, for the mosl part were released from duty by noon. LEGISLATORS ARE ENTERTAINED AT CAPITAL MANSION BY McGINNIS. Tallahassee, May 1. The governor's mansion tonight was the sceene of the brightest social event of the entire legislative session. Governor Sidney J. Catts and Mr. Catts entertained, according to the cus tom of many years, at an informal re ception in honor of the members of the senate and house , of representa tives. Many out of town visitors from various points of the state, are In Tal lahassee for the special purpose of at tending this function.