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tup WEATHfcK r rtRiDA -Thundershow 3 FH,-...j.. Wednesday fair H. K ! The Pensacola Journal 55 ?ceot showers in extreme south iinds bcoming northwest ovr 81 Pensacola's Only Sunday s 2 Newspaper J f OL. XXII NO. 138. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA. TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1919. PRICE FIVE CENTS RECONSTRUCTION? CONGRESS N0I0FU.S. THE ECLIPSE! INSTITUTIONS PROBERSTURN INAREPORT GOOD START IS MADE 1 HOME SERVICE DRIVE IS ORGANIZED; REPUBLICANS IN CONTROL BOTH BRANCHES OVER-OCEAN FLYERSLOST mm. n JA i h I 111 III rtfl i ..." " - His - . -f . - -;-. i !..., D.nnMiran. Sur.CPPrls QlllCLl lLpuLmv", j champ Clark, Democrat, Speaker of House Since 1 1911. ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF WORK IS AHEAD Prident's Cabled Message i i -r- T 3 T Will ce -cau in j-uuij Houses Separately Upo: - IT n Reconvening ar. inooh. Washington, May 19. The Sixty ith or "reconstruction" congress called into extraordinary session by President Wilson from Paris, conven ed today at noon, and republican ma- orities in the senate and house or ganized both bodies. Representative jiliett was elected speaker of the .ouse oer Champ Clark, democrat Senator Cummins, of Iowa, republican, as chosen president pro-tempora ver I'ittman, of Nevada, democrat. Republicans in both bodies elected full -lates of other officers and thus, for j.he first time since 1911, returned to Lontrol of the American national leg islature. Routine affairs comprised the day's proceedings, both bodies ad journing until noon tomorrow, when the president's cabled message will be read separately in the senate and house. Although keenly realized by all members, there was no outward evi dence in the initial proceedings of the enormous amount of work ahead. The ijieace treaty with Germany, including :he League of Nations covenant, the Austrian treaty and the proposed con vention for the protection of France ire not expected to come up before next month. All hold promise of dra matic debate. The appropriation, bllla rhlch failed in the filibuster last March will be rushed immediately ' In he house. Chairman Good, of th? .ouse appropriations committee, to night called a meeting for tomorrow o begin work on the general defi ciency measure. Legislation dealing with railroads, telegraphs, telephones, woman suf frage, prohibition, the repeal of luxury .axes and other pressing subjects are promised in the van of important eco nomic and reconstruction' questions. . Immediate Return of Wires Proposed. i Washington, May 19. Republican senators at a conference today agreed upon a bill for the repeal of the wire c ntroi act and for the immediate re turn of wire systems to the owners, it probably will be introduced tomor ro A similar measure ' is expected :o be introduced in the house soon. Washington, May 19. Congressmen mithwick. Frank Clark, Sears and Drane, of Florida, were present when he house met today in extra session tnd took the oath of office. Senators -Hetcher and Trammel! were also pres et when the senate met. The senate's program today was as follows: 12 noon Vice President Marshall calls the senate to order. Prayer, by the Rev. F. J. Prettyman, chaplain. Reading of President Wilson's proc uration ordering the extra session. Roll call. . . , ., - - : Seating of senators elected last fall. neluding thirteen new members. Oaths administered in-groups by-the Tiee president. ' Election of a president pro tempore, publican Leader Lodge proposing -vnator Albert B. Cummins, Of Iowa. and Democratic Leader Martin propos- Senator Key Pittman, of Nevada. Metion by roll call, subject to ob- ction of democratic senators of can c!!ation of "pairs." Administration of Oath to president, tempore. ' - " Election and swearing in of other "icers. Republican Leader Lodge Renting the following republican e of nominees: Secretary, Georgo" v Sinderson, Chicago; sergeant-at--fas, David Barry, Providence, R. I.; siant doorkeeper, Carl Loeffler, The democratic slate comprised in- -suents, including Secretary James Baker and Sergeant-at-Arms Chas. iggm3 and Acting Assistant Door--!er Thomas Keller. Resolutions by Mr. Lodge to notify President and the house of the "ate's organization. ' . Hjournment, probably until ThurS- in respect to deceased house mem- UVAL OFFICERS MUST EXERCISE HALF DAY WEEKLY i"!el3 has issued a general order re "T'rS all naval officers to devote 'f ""ays and Vmlirlit.ii n stematic physical development THIS IS THE NEW FLOOR LEADER JT -Si. V ' j X i ' - 7 4 FRANK W. MOHDELL. HUN SUB BE i PENSACOLA NEXT SUNDAY Undersea Craft Will Leave Here 28 th for Mobile, New Orleans and Jaunt Up Mississippi. (By GEORGE H. MANNING) Washington, "May 19. The former German submarln-UB-88i will leave Tampa next Friday, May 23, and after making stops at Pensacola, and Mobile, will proceed rtip the Mississippi river to St. Louis, it was learned at the navy department" today. The' UB-88 will arrive at Tampa May 21, leave there Friday for. Pensacola and arrive at Pensacola May 25. She will remain at Pensacola until the morning of May 28th when she will depart for Mobile. She will remain at Mobile several days and then go to New Orleans; thence start tip the Mississippi for St. Louis. Senator Fletcher, of Florida, today urged the navy department to permit the submarine to nrnke stops at Apalachicola, Port St. Joe and St. An drews Bay en rou'te. The navy , de partment expressed regret that these Btops could not be made on account of the shallowness of the harbors and be cause it would delay the journey too long. , . : . . , i ABSENTS TO MARRIAGE BILL ALL DEFEATED BY JOHN C. TR1C. Tallahassee, May 19. The fight In the house on the Lewis bill regulating the issuing .of marriage licenses was more for the purpose of amending than for. the purpose of killing it, as was shown in the discussion and vote on the. final passage of the bill.-None of ten amendments were adopted, but on the .final, passage of the bill 44 members voted for it and only nine j against it. , The fight was led by Mr. Brooks, of "Monroe county, who attacked sec tion two, by-offering to strike out that part of. the section marking illegal marriages contracted in any other way than that prescribed in the bill. This would, it was argued, nullify marriages made in ignorance of the provisions thereby laid down. Mr. Lewis said that was the very intention of the bill, and he believed that when such a rule was laid down by statute the county judges of th-e state would see that the law was fol lowed. Common law marriages, up held by the courts, he declared, were xiisfastef Ul ..to society and were ob jectionable from many other stand points. These would be absolutely without the pale of recognition by the courts if this bill passed, and that was Its Intention. On the motion of Mr. Chavous the amendment was laid on the table. Mr. Jones offered " the following amendment: "Provided, that no marriage under this act shall be solemnized in any county outside of the county in which such license is issued, and then only by the written consent of the parents or guardians of the girl or woman involved in the case." On the suggestion of Mr. Chavous, this amendment was laid on the table. Commander and Crew of NC Three Enter Ponta Del Gada Harbor Under Own Power. DESTROYER FAIRFAX STANDS BY NC ONE Harry Hawker is Forced to Descend 40 Miles From Mouth of Shannon and His Fate is Unknown. Washington, May 19. After weath ering a sixty-mile gale and heavy seas, the missing seaplane, NC-3, flagship of the American naval trans-Atlantic flight squadron,' entered Ponta Del Gada harber today under her own power, almost sixty hours after she was forced down by a fog while near ing the Azores on the record-breaking flight from New Foundland for Xdsbon and Plymouth. With the crew safe, the matter of greatest moment Was the condition of the plane and whether it would be jable to continue the flight. to Lisbon. No information as to this had reached the navy department tonight,' but of ficers would not be surprised if it was found the ship could not proceed with out extensive repairs. . Meanwhile the NC-4 is still weatherbound at Horta and the NC-1 is officially described as in almost sinking condition thirty miles off Corvo Island, Azores, with the de stroyer Fairfax standing by. " " ' Washington, May 19. Mrs. John H. Towers, wife of Commander Towers, of the seaplane NC-3 and head of the trans-Atlantic flight squadron, tonight received from her husband at Jonta Del Gada a cablegram . saying he was safe and well. " HAWKER'S FATE UNKNOWN. London, May 19. The fate of Harry Hawker and MacKenzie Grieve, his navigator, was still unknown late to night. A Sopwith machine, supposed to be Hawker's, according to an ad miralty wireless report, descended to the surface of the ocean forty miles west of the mouth : of the Shannon. Later admiralty reports said this in formation was considered unreliable. Early unverified reports said the Sop with machine encountered a gale which reduced the speed to forty miles an hour finally compelling it to descend owing to exhaustion of basoline. Crowds waited all day at Brooklands airdrome, where Hawker elarned to fly, believing the aviator would make his landing there, although experts had expressed the opinion that , Hawker would unlikely be ableto fly there. The fate of Hawker and Grieve cannot be definitely stated tonight and it is impossible even to asert that the ma chine at sea is Hawker's. Weather off the Irish coast Monday was bois terous with rain and haze. The ad miralty has sent out all available ships to search for the avitors. London. May 19. A wireless dispatch to the admiralty from Castletown sta tion says the Sopwith machine is down in latitude 5230 north, longitude 11 west, which Is about forty miles west of the mouth of the Shannon. An Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Londonerry reports that Hawker is missing and says destroyers have been or(Jerca to search for him. HOUSE CLERK MAY RUN FOR OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT BY HERBERT FELKEL Tt is expected here that John G. Kellum, chief clerk of the house of representatives for sixteen years and business manager for the State Col lege for Women, will be a candidate in the next campaign for state super intendent of public instruction, - al though he has, as yet, made no forma; announcement. Mr. Kellum is an able man Of sterling qualities and wide popularity, and is certain to prove formidable' if he runs. His friends and admirers are In every county of the state. : . - ' ' Prof. G. W. Tedder, county superin tendent of public instruction in Madi son county, is telling his friends bera that he is seriously considering enter ing the race. He. too. is clean and well known throughout Florida. There are few better" and more conscientious school men in the state, and if he be comes a formal aspirant for the posi tion, his Strength will have to be reck- Joned with, his friends declare. m mm c- x- :: : r rr The big figure in' the sixty-sixth congress, after the sixty-sixth really gets under a full head of steam, will be Frederick Huntington Gillet of Massa chusetts, speaker of ' the house. But for the present the limelight will shine on Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachu setts, chairman of the senate , foreign relations committee, due to take up the peace reaty ; and League of Nations. Public gaze will center on this import ant senate committee and will not .be detracted until . the thing has been threshed out and some recommendation made to the senate. The house does PORTOFFIUME MAY BE HADE INTERNATIONAL German Plenipotentiaries Return to Versailles - ; Lodge Declares " League Plan Unacceptable. (By Associated Press.) Count Von Brockdorft Rantzau, chief of the' German plenipotentiary returne-1 to Versailles today, from Spa where he went Saturday for a conference. He brought back with him Herr Lans berg and Giesberts.'two main members of the German delegation, who had been in Berlin going over the situa tion with the authorities, also a large retinue of naval.- military and , finan that the Germans intend to continue cial experts, thus the indications are the efforts toward an agreement with the allied terms that will be satisfac tory ," to the German government and people. . i ' . . ' - . Paris,. Havas, May 19. It is asserted by the newspapers that the council-of four will decide to internationalize Flume because no other arrangement could be accepted by Italy and" Jugo Slavia. - '' . '-' . : ' '' ' " .Washington, May 19. Senator Lodge, republican leader and chairman of the foreign relations committee in a statement tonight, declared the re vised covenant of the league of na tions unacceptable and predicted .'that it would not be accepted by a ma jority, of the senate without amend ment. : Characterizing the new cove nant as included in peace treaty'dis tinctly worse thtan the old and more dangerous to the peace , of the world, to American rights and interests "lodge declared none of the suggestions. from the senate or f rom Elihua Root, had been carried out.': '.' , OLD PENSACOLA MAN IS NAMED AS . COURT SOLICITOR BY HERBERT FELKEL. Tallahassee, May 19. Governor S. J. Catts' Saturday sent to the senate for confirmation the appointment of Hon. L. W. Nelson to be solicitor for the special court of record of St. John's county for the unexpired term of Hon. George W. Bassett, resigned. It is expected that the appointment of Mr. Nelson, who formerly resided in Pensacola, but who has been a citizen Of St. Augustine for several years, will be confirmed by the sen ate. . ' Another appointment made by the governor at the same time and sent to the senate was that of Capt. H. W. Johnson, to be harbormaster for the port of - St. Andrews; for a term of two years, beginning July 5, 1919. PENSACOLA IS ALLOTTED ONE WOOD STEAMER Washington, May 19. Allocation of 24 new wooden steamers by the ship ping board today included nine to Jacksonville, two to Burnswick, two to Norfolk, one to Mobile, one to Pensacola and one to . Savannah. iHSSl At f not pass on the peace treaty.1 Henry Cabot Lodge opposed President Wil son's first draft of the League of Na tions. Where he and t the republican majority will stand on the re-drafted code remains to be seen. . Besides this important , business President Wilson will ask the senate to O. 'IC a- supplement' to . the peace treaty "in which we shall agree sub ject to the approval of the council of the League of Nations, ' to come im mediately to the assistance of France in case of .unprovoked, attack .byvGer- many." METHODISTS REPORT THREE CHURCHES OVEK Both Local Churches Raise Centenary Funds and "CompleteiTQuo ta iri Short . Order. ' Both the ; Gadsden street and the Firth Methodist churches of this city exceeded their quota in the Centenary drive for $35,000,000. It was also re ported that the church . at Century had exceeded its quota by $3,000. The First Methodist church was al lotted $11,000 and this sum was pledged early. The campaign continues, how ever, for ?there are many members who have not been interviewed. At .the Gadsden Street Methodist church, the same condition prevails. The quota here was $9,200, and this amount has been exceeded with a large number, 'yet unsolicited. Many from both churches, who were out of town, have' requested that they be given time,: to make their pledges. , The church at Century was one of the first to go over and the quota was exceeded . by $3,000. The team , captains and , the mem bers of the teams are being congratu lated for their good work.. .The man agers of the drive here, wish to make It known, however, that the campaign Is I not. .over.- It is desired that every member shall contribute and -so help to pile up a big oyer-subscription. IT WAS NOT THE f: HARRINGTON CO. CAUGHT IN RAID ; "We are law abiding citizens and are selling automobiles .and trucks " and not "liquor T acessories" in .'any quantities, state the .Harrington Motor company, located; on upper ,Palafox Street, in asking - correction of a wrong impres sion made to prevail by the raiding on Sunday by the federal authorities of an accessory sales room on . upper Palafox street, in which raid a quan tity of 1 liquor was seized ' that had been shipped, . camoflaged ' as automo bile accessories. " . ' ' ' Hie '.Vderal authorities continue to withhold the name of the place raided, but it is asserted.that it; was not that of the Harrington Motor company, G. H. Hays, the Buick agency, nor the Abbott Auto company. " j FAVORABLE REPORT ON SENATE INCOME TAX BILL IS MADE ' v Tallahassee, May 19. A favorable report - has been given by the house committee to the senate committee's franchise or corporation tax bill which passed the senate - last week without a. dissenting vote. ' , The appropriations committee has voted to report favorably the two hun dred thousand dollar appropriation for enlarging and remodeling the capitol building here. These :. contemplated improvements of the state property (if the bill become a law) together with the supreme- court building, will tend to anchor the seat of government at Tallahassee ' and put to rest for many years all. capital removal agita tion, it is argued , State Prison Farm At Rai ford is Given Clean Bill of Health and Management Praised. . HOUSE WRANGLES OVER MARITAL LAWS Bill Reducing the Levy for State Health Tax and Car rying Other Amendments Passes House (BY HERBERT FELKEL.) 'Tallahassee, Fla., May 19. The spe cial committee appointed at the extra session to investigate state institutions reported today on the State ; Prison Farm at Raiford, giving it a clean bill of health and paying hight tribute to its management. . . Senator Igous bill to appropriate two hundred thousand dollaras to remod el and enlarge the state house was read for the second time and went to a third reading without amendment. Senator Eaton's bill to create the twelfth judicial circuit consisting of Lee and Desoto, leaving Polk county alone in the tenth circuit, passed the senate and went to the house. -After a long wrangle the house this afternoon passed the Harrlss bill to require the examination of all male persons applying, for marriage license by a physician and prohibiting the is sue of such licenses to male persons afflicted with communicable or incur able diseases. The measure was strongly opposed by Wicker, of Sumter, who took the position that the passage of such . a law would reflect on the young men of the" state. Efforts ( were made to require examination of both parties before issuing marriage license, Mr. Weaver,: of Lafayette taking the posi tion that It was important te pre vent "marriage of ' person s with tuber culosis and other diseases, 'but the measure withstood all efforts to amend. The house also passed the Phillips bill reducing the levy for state health tax to one fourth mill. The present levy is one half mill. The bill pro vides for keeping on hand fifty thou sand dollars for emerbencies, and the bill passed without amendment. HOME SERVICE FUND TO BE SPENT ATHOME Reassurances are given that Pensa cola is going to receive the benefit of - $25,000 spent on new Salvation Army- headquarters soon after the close of the Salvation Army Home Service " fund drive. This home and headquarters will be for the benefit of all West Florida. . . All details have been arranged for this work ' and in a short while the Salvation Army headquarters In thla city will be such that the city may well be proud of,, it is , stated; by au thorities. . -. . .. ; Salvation Army headquarters gives the following: Information regarding v.'hat is to be done here in this man ner: , Twenty-five thousand dollars will be used for the purchase of the lot in the central part of Pensacola, cor ner Jefferson and Zarragossa streets, also for the erection of a modern cit adel with an auditorium for public meetings, Sunday School rooms, offi cers quarters for the officers in charge of the local work, reading room, relief and employment offices also an emer gency room for the purpose of taking care of charitable cases. This 'will give some idea of the work to be done in this section by the Salvation ; Army in the near fu ture. Plans are now under way for the, new buildings and work will be started just as soon as consistent. GENERAL A. E. F. HEADQUARTERS ORDERED HOME Caumont, France. May 19. Orders have been issued preparatory to the abandonment of the American experi tlonary force general headquarters here, movement for the removal of departments are ordered to prepare and file for shipment to the nited States. Army officers arriving here from American headquarters in France are of the opinion that General Pershing will return to the United States In "July. While no specific statement was made of Pershing's plans.it is aid to be the general impression at Chau fciont that he and his personal staff TS-ill sail in six to eight weeks. "West Florida is Sure to Go Over Her Quota", Says Zone Chairman B. S. Hancock. FINAL LETTER GOES OUT TO CHAIRMEN Reports Coming in to Zone and County Headquarters During Yesterday Were Reassuring. Every, county In the West Florida zone has a "tip top" organization for work In the Salvation Army home ser vice fund drive and all have made a good start, according to reports made to Postmaster B. S. Hancock, zone chairman, by the different county chairmen yesterday. In view of the encouraging reports Mr. Hancock stated that "we know we will go over our quota alright; there is every good reason for a genuine feeling of op timism." While the big events of the local campaign are not Scheduled to take place until the middle and latter part of the week, contributions are coming right along, It is announced, and there was a very evident feeling of optimism at local headquarters, at the San Car los hotel. The Elks, the traveling men, the Ro tarians and the women's organizations have made their plans which will be worked out in the interest of the cam--paign in accordance with previous an nouncement and interest being taken in the 'success of the drive ly hun dreds of individuals as indicated by expressions, is. especially encouraging. A' wire from Atlanta yeterday aft ernoon - stated that in that city the first day of the campaign had been made the "'big1 day" there and that by noon $60,000 had been rai.'i. Sergeant Morningstar and Dave Frank, who Saw service overseas and were impressed by the many good deeds of the Salvation Army along the firing line, will be in the city to day and tomorrow and will be heard in short, talks at the local theaters and other places. The zone tour, in charge of Col. J. L. Hughes and Miss Reba Crawford, will be made as pre viously announced, the party leaving Thursday morning. Chairmen Get Letter. Again emphasizing the importance of the drive the following letter was mailed out to the various county chairmen yesterday 'by the zone chair man: "The hour has struck w-hen the in dividual responsibility for the success of the Salvation Army home service fund campaign rests upon each and all of us, and I have no doubt but that the efforts of the county chairmen will result in the best possibilities in hu man nature. "Every one of the chairmen have been selected with great care and I know that the manner of your presen tation of this message for the Salva tion Army to the people, of your dis trict will bring the overwhelming re sponse which their loyal and sacri ficing service deserves. I am cogni zant of the work which this involves and . want to remind you how great' a part is ours here at headquarters, and how willingly and lovingly .we give our service as the different boys who have been 'over there tell us of the wonderful work of the Salva tion Army. "We are all familiar with the 'keep her on the job' slogan, which our bovs used when the Salvation Army work ers were in the front line trenches, cooking and serving hot doughtnuta. And one incident, which one of our boys relates, tells of a young woman who stood for 38 hours preparing doughnuts for the boys and no one guessed that she stood on feet that were torn and bleeding until she could stand no longer, and had to be re moved. In less than three days sha was back on the job. "This is the cause which we wish to perpetuate, and each participant in the furtherance of this campaign is going to do his best. "Any information can be obtained by etiher phoning, wiring or writitur this office.'' Non-Sectarianism Prevails. A few days ago Mr. Hancock sent out a letter to all ministers through out the zone, eliciting their ' Interest in the drive with the result that most unanimous cooperation la to be had. however, one enthusiastic Methodist from one point in the district appar ently forgot the usual affiliation of the Salvation Army with the Metho dists as well as with other denomina tions and he wrote the zone chairman a very caustic letter to which the fol lowing letter, calling attention to the non-sectarian feeling existing in the drive, was addressed to the minister: . "My dear sir: I have you letter, of May 16th declining my recent request (Continued on Pa Three).