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and Winds Were Report
ed As Favorable.
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
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
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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.
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.
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 '
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 , ,
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
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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
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.
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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. .
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 .
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. .
"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
ft V ft- 'ft
McRae-Rose Quarrel and
Adjutant General's O ce
Are to Be Fully Investi
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.., . . . : .
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.
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. '
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
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.
3,000 WORDS TO
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.

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