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.. r A c W .. ! . orobably with local thunder- M Read the Journal ad- B I " shower, and senna vanaoie . H vertisements. They have E a message for you. VOL. XXII NO. 136 PRICE FIVE CENTS THREE TRANS-ATM Mi PLAN NC PLANE COMPARED TO TRACTOR PLANS ARE PERFECTED FOR THE RESUMPTION SUHHER EXCURSION RAILWAY RATES TO PENSACOLA SPEED AWAY IT EAST OVER RTLYAFTER6 GRAND BAMS ! i 4 TiTPXTO A TT A T7TT ATITTN O A mTTTTrx 4 -. - - - . 1 . - - ' r-- . - x oxiwijAr jjumjJA, oai ukuai MUKNINGMAY 17, lyiy "' "" " ' "' "" ," MlIM I I.,,, , - ES SH r- J C-nt-- A7nc TTar1a PI t ssncr Proiected Flight lWll fc. j and Winds Were Report ed As Favorable. 300 MILE MARK IS PASSED AT 10:05 p. m. Nineteen Hours is Time Es timated for Flight Azores Should Be Reach ed About 1 O'clock To day. Washington, May ,16. The three transatlantic seaplanes passed the destroyer Ward, 300 miles from Trepassey bay, at 5 minutes after 10 o'clock, Wash ington time, acording to a mes sage received via the Azores, by the navy department. Offical report from Trepassey bay late tonight said weather conditions along the seaplane route were good when the start was made, and if winds then pre vailing continued the air ships would reach the Azores in 19 hours, or about 1 o'clock tomor row afternoon, Washington time. Ponta Delgado, Azores, May 16. Final preparations made today to receive American naval seaplanes which expected to ar rive tomorrow. The section of the harbor where the planes are to be moored was cleared of all craft tc allow safe landing. Trepassey, May 16. All three of tl ' naval seaplanes took the air and Fped eastward just be fore sundown on 1350-mile voy age to the Azores. The depar ture unoficially -was timed as 6:10 New York time. It is . ex pected they will make the jour ney in eighteen and a half hours if all goes well. Washington, May 16. The American seaplanes, started on their long projected flight across the Atlantic ocean short ly after 6 o'clock, New York time, tonight. This official an nouncement was made at 8:10 o'clock tonight at navy, depart ment. The navy department an nounced the NC-3 left at 6:06, the Four at 6:07 and the One at 6:09 o'clock New York time. An official dispatch from Trepassey reported all three planes had passed from sight there in their eastward, flight at 6:20 New York time. Trepassey, X. F., May 16. When the :ant American hydroairplanes sped way into the east, over the Grand anks and the broad Atlantic, they filtered upon a course not only care 'iy charted, but patrolled by rescue net repair ships all the way to the Portugese coast. Looking upon the cruise not as a Porting venture, nor as an. attempt inerely to win for the United States he honor of 'the first transatlantic :r flight, but as an undertaking for ft advancement of science and sea manship, the American navy placed its own vast resources at the disposal the aviators, and enlisted those of Cer sovernment departments in an forts to assure the . safety of the frews and to reduce to a minimum e element of chance in the project. ,f!otil'a of destroyers, reinforced !v','attIehips 'hose more powerful iCK jjp messages from the fljers in d! rftflio sets of the smaller vessels i'p4 to function, formed a chain of munieation across the Atlantic tri' ue lhe Planes were proceeding to ' "ir base here. The fleet will remain !!t!0n ""til the birdmen have S the "destryers so close togeth- nat an hours steaming would them to. the alighting place of Continued on Page Tiree.) -A? f ? NAVY DIRIGIBLE C-5 WHICH BROKE MOORINGS BELIEVED TO BE LOST 53' a m SB n m Washington, May 16. The destroyer Edwards found no trace last night or today of .he isavy airigiDie J-& which brf ke from her moorings at St. Johns yesterday, shortly after a twenty-six hours flight from Mon- tauk point, New York, and drifted to sea. The command er of the Edwards today re- ported the dirigible lost. OFF DAY IS iPERiro AT PEACE BEET President Visits a Number of Delegations Lloyd George is Absent From Paris Temporarily. Paris, May 16. An off day was k perienced at the peace conference . to day. President Wilson devoted te day to visiting a number of delega tions. Lloyd George was absent. Ne gotiations with the Austrian delegatss are expected, to begin the middle tf nexjt week. The Austrians , probar ly will present credentials Tuesday ai.d it is reported unofficially ' Wednesday may witness the handing of the peae terms to them. Owing to the absence of Premier Uovd Oeorce from Paris, the peat e conference council of four did not mefit today; The military, naval ana xteri.l terms of the treaty between tne allies and Austria were further' discussed yesterday and it is expected the treat,' will be presented about the middle ct next week. In the meantime efforts to reacb .1 solution of the Italian controversy an continuing. Claims of Italy to terri -torv on the eastern shores of the Adri atic were taken up again by Premier Clemencean yesterday with Premier Orlando and Foreign Minister fcon nino, of Italy. Greek troops nave been ! nded at Smyrna. Asia Minor, the operation taking place Wednesday. According to Paris dispatches, an inter-allied demonstration there is to be carried out by French, British and Italian A Greek soldiers. Fivo United States warships are reported to have arrived at Smyrna. A TTinnisri armv under the leader ship of "General Mannerheim, the pre -ia rpnortpd bv Copenhagen to be advancing on Petrograd. A Helsing- fors dispatch received Thursday stated Tieonle of Petrograd had been advised by the Soviet government to leave the city without delay, announce ment heine made that all the govern ment departments would be removed from the former capital by juiy i. Further south the forces of the all Russian government at Omsk, have captured the important city of Sam ara, in the Volga valley, while Gen eral Denekine has captured Rostov-on-Don, at the head of the sea of of the German protests against the peace treaty terms received by the allies are said to impress the allied chiefs as being designed as propagan da. It is pointed out the German notes bear evidence of having been written before the German delegation had seen the treaty, the-text of the ilnMimPTif Tint h1nr nnrttpil 'n fur-' I - o - i - j ther notes were presented by the en- lemy representatives on Tnursoay. NO COTTON FOR GERMANY UNTIL PEACE IS MADE ICew Orleans, May 16. The south ern (potton growers in conference here today went on record as -being for America first against any v sectional claims when they declared it would be better to sacrifice every bale of cotton rather than sell one pound , to Germany before the peace treaty is signed. Th eviction was in opposition to a resolution asking that export restrictions for cotton be removed wpirh was tabled amid the cheers of the delegates. A number of delegates expressed fears Jhat such a resolution might hamper negotiations of the An erlcan peace envoys in Paris. J. S. Wannamaker, of South Caro lina, was chosen president of the new ly formed American Cotton association today. The executive committee ap pointed to work out details of the as sociation included M. C. Allgood, Ala bama; J. J. Erown, Georgia; and P, M. Garner, Mississippi ' It iaT.tJ?eta"erlnt?re8tln8f OI?pa risn f the slze of the' big Navy-Cur tiss planes that are used in Trans- At !nto U JV traCtra "se abf" t thB navy yards are no small machin es. but the, one which pulls the NC into place is driven up under the tai 1 of the machine and has lot of roo m to spare , , ANTKOTTON GROWING BILL IS1NTR0DUC IJ. S. Department of Agri culture Thinks Proposed Florida Measure is Im practicable. Tallahassee, Fla., .May 16 Preven tion of cotton growing for one v year to eradicate the cotton boll weevil is proposed by Representative Eli Futch, who today introduced a concur rent resolution in the Florida house of representatives with that object in view.vTheresolution provides that the federal secreTary' bf agrlcultxire'b'e requested to recommend to congress and to the governors and legislatures of the cotton growing states the en actment of legislation to carry out the plans for a Sabbatical year for the cotton growing industry. The plan is endorsed by prominent cotton experts, scientists and economic entomologists. To carry out the proposal legisla tion would be necessary to prevent planting of cotton east of the Rocky mountains . in the boll weevil infested territory, for a year, to finance the project, to provide for the accumula tion of a supply of cotton and. cotf.on products to meet market needs dung the eradication year, and to provf de against introduction of the boll weevil into the United States after eradica tion is completed by means of suitable quarantine measures, including, If necessary, the establishment of a non cotton . growing zone along the Mexi can border. ' - The magnitude of the project would make it essential that it be under gov ernment jurisdiction with the states cooperating. The date would be set some years in advance so enough cot ton might be raised to tide the world over the Sabbatical year. Stringent laws would be necessary to prevent growing of cotton in that year. Ar rangements would have to be perfect ed for accumulation of large stores of seed properly fumigated to eliminate the boll weevil. . - . Washington, May 16.- Officials of the department of agriculture were disinclined today to believe the pro posal put forward ' in the Florida legislature to eliminate the boll wee vil by stopping production of cotton for one -year was practicable or that it would be successful if it-could be put into effect. '. ' : . Such a plan, they said, certainly would meet tremendous opposition- in congress, being of a sectional nature and calling for an initial appropriation of at least one billion dollars to recom pense the cotton growers. Then, too, there would be the economic loss to mills and merchants to be taken into consideration and resulting idleness of workmen. A similar proposal several years ago to establish a zone fifty miles wide in which no cotton could be grown ' as a bar to the forward progress of the weevil reached the stage of discussion between several governors, but evoked so much oppo sition that it resulted in nothing. The only instance of prohibition of cotton growing as a means of killing pests is the Texas state law. A quar antine zone- on the Mexican border has been established, comprising five large counties. The experiment there is being watched carefully. Much op position resulted there before the plan was made effective. Even" if all oppo sition could be overcome, 'there is se rious doubt in the minds of scientists if the boll weevil would . succumb to the efforts to exterminate it. As the insect ilves on other plants "besides cotton it is - believed enough would survive to propagate and all the tre mendous expense probably would "be wasted. Then, too, there are volunteer cotton plants each year which would -serve to breed the weeviL ED v f ISggB'BBSBB ass M si ag s 5 NEWS IN BRIEF FROM ALL OVER S THD UNIVERSE Athens, Wednesday, May 14. Greek forces landed today at Smyrna,' the news being received here with' great enthusiasm. . Washington, , lny .16. Secretary Baker is expected soon to make pub lic announcement, of a definite stand universal educational military L train ing, with a. statement of reasons. It is assumed here the , president ap proved ' the plan. : i ' ; v Seffleld. Ala., May 16. Following the government's refusal to grant an in-' crease in pay, three hundred electri cal workers engaged In construction work at the United States nitrate plant No. 2, qti! work this morning. , Washington, May 16. Special rates of two thirds the usual round trip charges will be put into effect soon by the railroad administration for for travel to religious, fraternal and educational meetings. The exact date is undetermined. , Miami, Fla., May 16. Fourteen air planes arrived here late this even ing from Carlstrom Field, Arcadia, Florida, bringing twenty-eight officers and men who will take part in an athletic carnival here Saturday, Sun day and Monday. They crossed the Everglades in two hours stopping at Moorehaven for gas. New York, May 16 -Julius H. t .i,rh,-l1fptft, ffw,., t ... . . notified the president of the ChicagolPany. it is stated, has been invited to Board of Trade, that the exchange would reinstate the rule limiting the amount of open corn trades for any one Interest" to two hundred ; thousand bushels. The suggestion is , designed to prevent undue speculating. Chattanooga, " Tenn., May 16 A large number of officers at Fort Ogle thorpe are expecting early orders, for assignment to overseas duty under a recent ruling received from Washing ton to the effect that all regular of- fiers -who have not seen duty, over seas may be assigned to units over there. V " . - Americus. Ga.; May 16. In efforts to apprehend Myron and Harold. Lackey, discharged soldiers from Southern pating in desecration of the W'irz mon ument at Sandersville, a hundred, telegrams were sent sheriffs of Louisi ana, Arkansis, Missouri, Texas, it be came known today. Telegrams offer ed .- fifty dollars reward for the - ar rest of the soldiers, i V :Y BAPTISTS ARE TO ESTABLISH EDUCATION BOARD Atlanta. May 16. In line with their proposal to spend fifteen million dol " . - . 11 a lars for Christian education in the south the Southern Baptist convention late today voted to establish an edu cation board similar to the boards which now handle home and foreign missions. Officers and; headquarters .are to be decided on before the -adjournment. .Washington, D. C, was selected for the 1920 convention. May 12 as the date. ' ! Details of the relations the new board will bear to Baptist schools and colleges and what work it may' tak3 over from the established boards will be worked out later. Both the con vention and the .Woman's Missionary Union, an auxiliary, today voiced op position to ; any proposal for church union.. Discussion of , home missions today brought up the subject of de nominational Jines again and Dr. John F. Vines,' of Roanoke, Va., vigorously denounced what is said to have been admitted " to "be" an attempt ' by the war department to destroy denomina-, tional lines by barring Volunteer camp pastors, from military establishments. 9 A". hji -.-.- v..-.. .:.. ..- 71 HEAD OF SHIPS CARPENTERS CALLS MUG Effort to : Amicably Settle 5 Grievances of Some of Men At Ship Plant Will Be Made. , President II. Paulsen, of the Ship Carpenters and Caulkers Local, has called a mass meeting of all ship workers to . be held at the city hall at seven o'clock, tonight for the pur pose of "amicably, settling the differ ernces between the ship workers and the PenssicoIA Shipbuilding Co." -: Talking to the Journal last night. President Paulsen stated that the pur pose of the meeting is not a union af fair, although union men are con cerned, but that it is a personal mat ter between the -men and the company. He said that he had . been asked to act as an intermediary or peacemaker and ; that it was ' for that reason he had -called the meeting. Mr. , Paulsen was especially anxious to make it plain that he is to act, not as president of the local, Xo. 815, , but as a friend of the men, a great many , hom, belon to "nin: The Pensacola Shipbuildmg com- have representatives at the meeting who are vested with authority , to act for that company in bringing about an - understanding and adjustment of the differences which resulted in a number of wood workers leaving their jobs at the plant on Thursday, not as an action of the . union of wood workers, but due to individual griev ances understood: to have arisen as the result of a. request by the com pany upon a wood working superin tendent at the plant for his resigna tion to take effect or a date speci f ied j Sxpressions by men interested - On jboih sides are to the effect that the j differences may easily be amicably jaJjUsted through efforts to brins about a thorough understanding. . NEW REGULATIONS GOVERNING USE GAS PROMULGATED Washington, May 16. New regulations governing the use of natural gas on Osage reservation lands in Oklahama were . promulgated today by Cato Sells, Indian commissioner, after having con ferences with a committee of oil and gas operators. They permit oil lessees to use the gas from wells producing less than 2.000 cubic feet per day, provided the gasoline is extracted and. the resi due gas Is delivered to the gas lessees. The gas from all wells of 2,000.000 cubic feet or more per 24 hours belongs under the terms of the leases to the gas lessees. Kegulataions on the adjustment of roy alties are still under consideration by Mr.' Sells. :": : y . CAPITAL REMOVAL MAY BE SUBMITTED TO VOTE PEOPLE (By HERBERT ELKEL) Tallahassee, May 16 The Phillips joint resolution providing for submitting to the people at the next general election the proposition of moving the capital to Ocala will go on the house calendar with a favorable report, the committee having voted five to two for such recommenda tion. Representatives Small of Hamiltin and Futch of Alchua voted to report the resolution unfavorably, but Messrs. Mar shall, Surrency, DeGrove. Futeh of Lake and Williams of Polk voted to recommend the adoption of the resolution. . AUTHORITY TO NAME SHIP IS GRANTED fit' M m M &! & P m "Have arranged for hull No. 965 to be named Escambia, but not on basis of Liberty Loan Contest Award" stated a tele gram received last night by Mrs. A. R. Beck, of the cham ber of commerce, from Senator D. U. Fletcher. This is the fruits of persistent effort on part of the local chamber and others interested in securing authority to name one of the big steel ships at the local plant. ft V ft- 'ft PROBERS ARE BUSY NOW AT TALLAHASSEE McRae-Rose Quarrel and Adjutant General's O ce Are to Be Fully Investi gated. BY HERBERT FELKEL. Tallahassee, May 16. The commit tee appointed to investigate charges of Commissioner of Agriculture "W". A. McRae and State Chemist Rufus E. Rose have made against each other is meeting tonight to hear the final ac cusations from each against the other. The probing committee's report 13 ex pected in a few days. . The special legislative committee to Investigate expenditures of the adju tant general's office put in another whole hard day's work examining rec ords' ami'-taking testimony. "T Captain Edward Anderson, who is In charge of the selective draft in Flor ida, was examined by the committee today and the governor was notified that he vuld be expected to appear. Genersfl Christian was permitted to return to his duties at Sf. Augustine, but probably will be summoned again before the probe is concluded, Chair man Rowe, of the- committee, .an nounced. A rejport is expected early next week and the findings of the in vestigators are expected by official Tallahassee to be sensational. The house today met the Smith -Hughes vocational education aid bill by appropriating $65,000 for that work, which amount will be matched by the federal government. A resolution- was adopted against the Use in public schools of histories which are unfair to the country. The house concurred in the senate's amendments to the pension bill and the measure to raise sheriff's fees. They both now go to the governor. The new road department bill intro duced by Scruggs today, will attract much interest. It "provides that one member of the department shall come from the lower east coast and other from extreme western portion of the State. - . , . ' . . The statewide compulsory dipping bill was reported favorably by the senate committee with . amendments. The measure has passed the house. Single Primary Repudiated. Repudiating the present single pri mary with its first and second choice votes the senate ' today passed by .1 vote of 16 to 13 Cash's bill providing for two primaries and a shorter bal lot. Non administrative officers, such as delegates to national, conventions will not appear on the ticket if the bill becomes a law. Without discussion the senate today concurred in all house amendments restoring the greater part of the ap propriations asked for by the board of control for maintaining the institu tions of higher education. Senator Turnbull's unversity exten sion bill appropriating $50,000 for car rying education to people who are un able to attend state" colleges passed the senate today by a vote of 21 to 8. No amendments were offered and the measure passed under waiver of the rules after long and interesting de bate.., . . . : . SHIPPING BOARD WILL SELL SHIPS TWO YEAR CREDIT Washington, May 16. More liberal terms in the sale of wooden ships were offered by the shipping board to day as an Inducement to export houses and small transportation companies to own vessels under the United States flag. Buyers - may pay cash, or fifty per cent, on delivery and the remainder in quarter or annual payments over two years, or twenty five per cent, on delivery and the re mainder in quarter or annual pay ments over three years. Important Announcement is Made By. General Passen ger Agent L- & N. Rail Road Ccompany. BIG SEASON HERE IS CONTEMPLATED Santa Rosa Island Will Be Open to Visitors With Its Usual Pre-War Attrac tions arid fine Surf. That plans have ' been' .perfected for the resumption of summer "tourist fare and week-end excursion rates Into Pensacola, from West Florida and Alabama points during the approach ing Summer, is the gratifying news announced In Pensacola yesterday by J. K. Ridgely, of New Orleans, general passenger agent of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad company, who was spending the day here on business, in connection with the affairs of -the road. The announcement by Mr. Ridgely means that the railroad accommoda tions with reference to passenger tra vel are to be placed on a pre-war basis as early as possible and that the many popular advantages of Pen sacola and her environs, as a summer resort and week-end excursion point, will be available to the thousands of j excursionists who were accustomed to coming to this city before the war restrictions were placed upon the op eration of the railroads, upon Santa Rosa island and other points about the harbor. Announcement of the removal of the rigid , restrictions about Santa Rosa island! and the bay, several weeks ago, after the local Rotary Club, with the approval and cooperation of Coi. Hughes and" Capt,Bennett. Of Fort Barrancas and the naval air station, respectively, had succeeded in getting the government authorities to raise these restrictions, was the source of much gratification. Since V was known that the re strictions were to be lifted operators of pleasure boats here have been ac tive in putting their fleets in the very best condition possible, and Captain Bennie Edmundson, who has been granted authority to erect a dancing and bathing pavilion over on the is land is planning to make that place equally as popular a resort for people of the city and for excursionists a it was at any time before the outbreak of the war. Mr. Ridgely stated that the only change in the general plan as to rail road fares as followed in 1917 would J be the discontinuance of the ten day return fares, which he declared never proved to be either popular or profit able. The summer tourist fares will bring tourists from Birmingham and distant points, being good for return till October; while the local week-end fares will bring large numbers of peo ple from near-by points to enjoy the attractions of Pensacola, he asserted. This announcement will be welco; n news to the operators of hotels, board ing hotises and many other Interest as well as boatmen who cater to via: tora and pleasure seekers. f , Mr. Ridgely. Stated that no acii'V had yet been taken by the comriu relative to filling the vacancy cav.S'e-l by the death of Mr. Mason recently, but that his place would probably i filled the first of June. ' ARMY FLIERS IN RECORD FLIGHT MAKE 457 LOOPS Washington, May 3 6. Making fout hundred and fifty seven consecutivf loops during an hour, and fifty-fout minutes flight today. Lieutenants Ralph Johnson and Mark Woodward set a world's record at Carlstroro Field, Arcadia, , Florida, it was an nounced by air service officers her DETECTIVES ARE INDICTED FOR MACON MURDER Macon, Ga., May 16. Macon's entirt detective force, consisting of Chief Mc. Lendon and five men were jailed to day on indictments charging them with murder or being -accessories before the fact in connection with an allege frame-up of fthe robbery of a stor. PRESIDENT SENDS 3,000 WORDS TO NEW CONGRESS Paris, May 16. President Wilion'f message to be read at the approacl ing session of congress will make ap proximately three hundred words. It is being sent forward to Washington tonight. The message deals entire! with domestic questions and somi space ia Uvted to women suffrage.