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If S. a. f ? S. xi c THE WEATrfSR H riorida: Partly cloudy H H The Pensacola Journal 8 a Pensacola's Only Sunday 3 : Newspaper g for . ,nd Monday with gn Sunday t0 moderate variable wind.. t!' Lggg & a - (. XXII. NO. 143. PENSACOLA; FLORIDA, SUNDAY MORNING MAY 25, 1919. PRICE FIVE CENTS I mi IK i I 'other MEMBERS CATTS' vigilance committee quit in ; 'V :w7...TT7-r A-uris' U U u " vH7 ARK LD 1 READINESS ON GERMAN RHINE Protests Against Sections of Treaty of Little Effect on Purposes of Allies . NUMBER OF GERMAN NOTES UNANSWERED President Wilson Lets it be Known U. S. Will Probab ly Not Take Mandate for Constantinople. , Germany's serie sof notes protesting against various sections of the peace treaty apparently had little effect on lie purpose of the allies to have the Germans sign or refuse the treaty vir tually as presented. Paris reports say Jic only changes have been in the phraseology and details. Several Ger man notes however remain unanswered and various reports from Germany in dicate that the attitude of the Berlin wvernmcnt is changing. Some observ ers are expressing the opinion that " it will order the delegates at Versailles io sikh the treaty. .Meanwhile allied, troops are held ready along the Rhino. General Robertson, British comman der, had a conference at Coblenz Fri day with Lieutenant General Liggett, commander of the American bridge head, regarding their plans should the Germans decline to sign. fount von BrockaorfT-Rantzau lis again at Versailles after a conference Friday at Spa with Premier Scheids- mann and other German leaders. What transpired there has not been dis closed, nor have the German dele gates sent any further communications to the peace conference. President Wilson, it is said in Paris, has let it be known that the United States probably won't be able to take mandate for Constantinople or other parts of the former Turkish empire. Further reports indicate the position of the Eolsheviki at Petrograd is grow ing worse. The advantage of the Fin nish and Esthonians continues and loud explosions and great fires are re ported to have occupied in Petrograd, indicating the Bolshevik! are destroy ing ammunition. Other reports say the inhabitants of Petrograd have risen trainst the Bolshevikl and there has been some machine gun firing. Geneva, May 4. Field Marshal von Eindenburg formally appealed to the Swiss government yesterday, asking permission to reside in Switzerland as a simple citizen. '. Brest, May 24. The George Wash ington, President Wilson's ' ship on hich he has thre etimes crossed the Atlantic, is not expected to sail be fore June l. Naval authorities refuse to say w hether they have received or 1s of any kind from President Wil son. - ; The Pretoria, Patricia, Great North ern, St. Louis, Frederick, formerly the t-nited States armored cruiser Mary d and the Ticonsailed last night &ad this morning with 16,000 troops. These were the last contingents of e 35th division, (Texas and Okla homa) and the 80th (Virginia, West Winia and Pensylvanla.) The. first J" engaged in' the service of supply department to leave France were on tiese ships. . . ...;. Paris, May 24. Former Governor ard Dunne, of Illinois and Frank alh of Kansas City, representa of the Irish sociteies in the Unitr ed States will leave Paris tomorrow a there is apparently no further ance of securing the assent of the p authorities for a bearing for ro' Edward de Valera and other rep resentatives of the Irish republic. ris May 24. The American dele- --0n ha.fi nrp nn ft A a TnAimnranrliiTTi 4 - 'U. W V AAA W lli J & Hit V Milt .owirT ihe sutus of afTalrs before the ..'aee conference on the conclusion of -Austrian treaty. - This discloses that a formidable -niount of business is still to be trans ited besides the Turkish and Bul- nan treaties, covering the whole -Se of inter-allied subjects. No doubt in., , that the conference will con- for a considerable time after the w 1 have been stened and Presi h' Tl n has left u expected other America nmembers will re t0 consider matters still requiring enaon SUED IIES ME HE CAGE THAT HOLDS HUNS AT VERSAILLES 5 s. x If ! "M; . i 1 : . 3 J: ... J if ..(; : . . '.. .r; '.iS IF i T'.-c i ..." J .!;... VSSS ! 1 : 1 Behind this tal picket fence, wov en with eight, strings of wire and sharpened at the toij, the German delegation- sent to receive" the peace ... treaty is kept at Versailles. - It surrounds the park at the Hotel de Kes ervoirs. " where : the German are housed. . , , . '. , STATE DPISICN IS Proposed, . Boundary Lines Are Marked Se n a t e Passes Hotel Commission Abolition Bill. : BY HERBERT FELKEL. Tallahassee,' May 24. Mathis, of Holmes, exploded a bomb in the house this morning by introduction of a resolution -proposing an amendment ,to the constitution providing for division of the state into the states of Florida and South Florida. - ' '. The '. gentleman from Holmes made it clear to the house that he Is in deadly, earnest and members inclined to look upon the state division as a joke, found themselves confronted with "a - Serious, measure -which met with instant popularity and-unless the present situation changes before Mon day .it will -undoubtedly pass . the house." - ' - Immediately after the resolution was read the second time under-, waiver of the rules, men gathered in" groups oyer maps of Florida and traced the bound ary lines suggested in the bill which will 'follow "the resolution if adopted. The resolution is submitted In. the form of an 'aeTrmdment to article one and recites that the present state boundaries following with proviso tnat I "at any tine; however, when the leg islature shall have created by act, passed prior to. adoption , of this amendment or . shall create . .by" act passed afer the adoption of "' this amendment, . a new state from apart of the territory now Included In this state, and the new state shall have been duly admitted into the union by coneress of the United- States, boun daries of this state and said-new state shall be as fixed in said act creating "said ' new 'state." . . . , - The proposed line of division would follow the "Suwannee river to its mouth, all west 'of that river being in Florida" and running across tie state along the' northern boundary bf Ala chua and Putnam counties, eastward to the middle of the channel of the St. Johns riyer -and. along, a, line be tween St. . Johns and Duval , counties to the Atlantic coast, leaving the coun ties above that line. Including Duval county, in the old state of Florida and those south In Soutti Florida. The house adjourned without reaching a vote. A bill abolishing the 'state hotel commission and putting inspections of hotels, restaurants, boarding houses In charge of the state board of health, to be done by local health officers, passed the senate this morning by a vote of 22 to 0. : - - Chairman Lowry. of the senate ap- propriations committee, Stated today that . the total appropriations of this session would , not exceed $4,600,000 for two years, and he believes with enactment of the franchise tax law. SE . r T ttrf - ME SMVIC BE CONTINUED Local and Zone Organiza tions Are Working Hard and With Telling Results J I -Figures Not Yet Tabu- lated. f;V".: At 10 o'clock last night it was stated that the proceeds for the. day in the Salvation Army drive amounted to ap proximately $3,500, including about $1,100 in cash from the naval air sta tion, and with returns still missing from the ship yards. This means that two-third3 of Pen sacola's quota.' is raised and one-third remains to be secured. The drive will continue Monday and Tuesday, to complete the canvas of firms-and indi viduals no( yet thoroughly canvassed. Chairman Hervey states that there is money waiting to be taken and the need, is for more v workers to go after it. He requests that all who can do nate further time to this worthy cause present themselves 'Monday and Tues day 'mornings at "headquarters ' at the San; Carlos for assignments. Over a thousand dollars of yester day's gleaning came from the dough nut booths. The booth at ( D'Alem- berte's Pharmacy lead the list, being captained By Miss Jeanie '. Knowles. The San Carlos. booth,, under Mrs. C. B.Heryey., was aldose second. The one"' at the Central, Pharmacy, in charge of Mrs. Ferrell .Pataias, , was third , andithe .postoffice bdoth,1 Miss Helen Carter, ' director, fourth. The two booths at. the ship yards strangely ended with an -exact tie, one captained by Mrs. 'I. i H.' Aiken -and- Mrs. J. S. McGaughy, and the ' other by Miss Erma Graham - J ' Over a thousand -of the doughnuts were donated by the locals branch of the Salvation : Army, several hundred by ' the"T. W. C." A. cafeteria of the navy yard and many ladies in thecity also sent in doughnuts. Several hundred dollars were secur ed frby the .truck party, which paraded the . city most of the . day dispensing music. Young ladies from the city furnished- the singing -.until- about 5 o'clock, when actresses, from the Pas time - and. Liberty theaters took .their places. In the evening. a, musical con cert was given in the " lobby of the San Carlos, with dances by little Miss Mary E. Kahn, and considerable money was donated. ' Mrs. Davis, a stranger temporarily sojourning at the San Carlos, went out and got $226. A number of cit izens brought in their pledges unso licited, as requested, to the city treas urer., or the chairman, and Mr. Hervey urgeS" that this method be continued during the remaining days. : Twelve of (Continued on .page two) 0 M DRIVE TO ; . ... ' -J - i ' . OMR QEOBEBS C? VIGILANCE BOARD ARE NO LONGER ON JOB This Action on Heels of Change in Solicitorship is Looked On As Signifi cant B. A. DAVIS ONLY MEMBER RETRAINING Impression is Prevalent That Enforcement of "Blue Laws" Will Be Perma nently Abandoned Governor Catts' vigilance committee, appointed about six months ago to co operate in the enforcement of law, and especially the so-called "blue laws" in Pensacolay is no longer In, existence. That is to say, all but one member of the -committee have sent in their res ignations and it is believed they will be accepted The remaining member of . the committee is B. A. Davis : and Mr. Davis declined to state last night whether or not he, to, had resigned. A. F. Poderick, who was elected chairman . of the committee when, it was organized, sent in Tils resignation yesterday. He . stated - the Journal last night that he did wish, to" ex plain the causes leadingAip to his res ignation.. . ' . .; " . -; ';. x W. G. Porter, who had been looked on as a member Of the vigilance com mittee, told the Journal last night that he had never been, a member of the body but had attended several meet ings of the committee at the request of the governor. , Senator J. P. Stokes, who was one of the original members of the com mittee, resigned several months ago, giving "interference with his business" as the reason. Shortly after Senator Stokes' resignation, Percy S. Hayes resigned, giving the same reason. It is understood the vigilance com mittee was instrumental in instigating prosecutions in connection with the non-enforcement crusade , about two months ago, as a result of which about 150 warrants were served. According to records in the county court over 100 of these cases were nol-prossed instead of coming to trial. 4 . Mr. Porter declared last night that the vigilance committee had nothing to do with the Sunday closing and anti-vice crusade, but had acted as an advisory committee. . . It is believed by those in touch with political conditions in Pensacola that the resignation of the vigilance com mittee is indefinitely related to the appointment of Mr. Mackey's success or, and it was common talk on the street last night that the city will "be wide open today, and that enforcement of the blue laws, which have been a source of vigorous protest In many quarters will be permanently aban doned. '; POWERFUL, WAR GAS IS HELD U1ER0IARD A Single Drop of "Lewisite" In the Palm of Hand Would Kill Victim in V Agony. ; .Washington, May 24 Guarded night and day, far out of human reach, at the . Interior department exposition here, is a tiny" vial containing a speci men of the deadliest, poison ever known which the ; American govern ment was manufacturing at the rate of ten tons a day when the armistice was Signed. . A. single drop of .the poi son known as -'Lewisite" -poured into the palm of the hand would penetrate to the blood, reach the heart and kill the victim in agony. Ten airplanes carrying Lewisite would have wiped out every vestige of life in Berlin. It was developed by Prof. W. Lee Lewis, of ' the Northwestern University. MRS. DANIELS RIDES A TRACTOR I. fr i 1, .,L V" I t J i- ClJ&u... 3 Camouflage tractors were used to carry Secretary ' Daniels and Mrs. Daniels to a reviewing stand at Vael endar, Germany, when .the secretary reviewed troops there on his-recent visit. Mrs. Daniels may. be seen be side the driver of the machine iiere pictured, while the secretary stands on the platform. HUN SUBE3ARINE UE IN PORT MORNING UB-88, With Sixteen Ships Checked Against Her On List of Sinkings, Will Re main Three Days. The German submarine, . KB-88, charged with sinking sixteen steam ers, will arrive in port this morning and will be moored alongside . the L. & N's Commendencia street wharf. The submarine is to remain in port for several days and will be open to in spection by the public. Lieut.-Commander Neilson, TJ. S. N., is in command and the other officers are Lieut. Evans, Lieut. Barden and Gunner Raymond. There are 27 men in the crew. These men brought the ship from Harwish, England, and re making a cruise to all Gulf ports nnd up the Mississippi as far as St." Louis. Later they will take the submarine through the Panama Canal. Under the command of Naval Lieu tenant, von Rabenau, of the German Navy, the UB-88 is supposed to have been put in commission ia March, IV 18. Her crew consisted of about SO men and she carried one gun and 10 tor pedoes. On her maiden trip she is charged with having sunk two steam ers off Flamborough Head. Between June 20 and July 1 she sent six more ships to. the bottom. I During this , time she was based on Zeebrugge. Toward the end of July she was sent into the English chan nel and before returning to her base sank four more steamers. This voy age, this time to. Tor Bay. where she accounted for four ships. She returned through the Straits of Dover and at the signing of the armistice was turn ed over to the United States. SHIP VIRGINIA BURNS BUT NO LIVES ARE LOST .. "Vr . - Baltimore, May 24 There was n loss of life among passengers aboard the Bay Line steamship Virginia, which burned to the water's edge early this" morning off the mouth of the Po tomac river, in Chesapeake bay, ac cording to reports at the steamer's offices here. Several passengers were Injured, however, and many had nar row escapes to te liner "City of Nor folk," which stood by. All the crew except three negroes are accounted for. : ': AIR MAN PULLS GREATEST STUNT YET IN FLYING Atlantic City, N. J., May 24. Lieut. Omar Lockler, formerly with the army air service, today gave , a demonstra tion, said to be the first in the annals of flying, tf catching a dangling rope la'dder from a second , airplane and climbing into the craft from which it hung. The feat was done at an alti tude of 2,500 feet , . - 1 dip i NEPTUNE IS GIVEN CARE OF'SMIBIA" Miss Valerie Reese Christens : Fine Steel Shin in Pres- ence of Ten Thousand - " - jreopie. . The fine 9,000 ton steamer, "Escam bia" was given into Father Neptune's keeping just two; minutes after three o'clock yesterday afternoon in the pces ence of ..nearly 10,000 people. The launching was successful in every way and the beautiful vessel, dressed with flags and flying the standard of the shipping board and the ensign of the United States at her flag staff, was loudly cheered as she slipped off the ways, righted, herself and tugged gently at her restraining lines. Long before the appointed hour of .three, thousands of people had gath ered at the ship yard to which they were admitted by the management, and hundreds of automobiles were parked on the hard road. Every point of van tage held spectators of the launching who were not disappointed, for prompt- ly at three o'clock the first shivers of life shook the vessel and at two min utes after the hour she slid easily into the water. Among the out of town visitors whotPresert commission form the three saw the launching were several Mo-1 commissioners draw salaries of $3,000 bile ship builders including Frank Mc Connell, general superintendent of the Alabama Dry Docks and Ship Building Co. . ' - .' " ' . , Miss Valerie Reese, the lovely young daughter of J. S. Reese, who was large ly instrumental in bringing the bis plant to Pensacola, acted as sponsor. She wore a , dainty, girlish XrocK or white georgette embroidered in deli - cate green with large white braid hat and corsage Douquet oi pin rm- larney roses. It was a lovely scene when she, surrounded by her maids, advanced and with the words, 4'I chris ten thee Escambia" broke the bottle, gaily decorated in red, white and blue, and the sparkling champagne trickled down the sides of the hull of the great ship. ' -. - Miss Rees had chosen as her maids, Misses Elizabeth Merritt, daughter of John A. Merritt, Ruth McLane, Kath erine Eitzen. - Bessie Milton, Adelia Rosasco and Hilda Bear. Miss Merritt was lovely in an exquis ite gown of flesh colored georgette -with large leghorn . hat trimmed in delicate, pink. Miss McLane wore a Frenchy model of flesh colored georg ette with large white straw hat faced with pink. Miss Eifen was exquijite in a summery gown jt delicate pink or gandy relieved with touches of blue and a large pink chiffon picture That. Miss Milton wore a charming frock of orchid colored organdy with large pink picture hat. Miss Rosascc wore a dainty gown of lavender organdy with large picture hat and Miss Bear a dainty gown of white net with black picture hat. The maids all wore large corsage - bouquets of pink sweetpeas, the flowers having been presented with the compliments of he Pensacola Shipbuilding Co. Employees of the citizens and Peo ples National bank, of which Mr. Reese is president, presented Miss Reese with a beautiful bouquet of pink gladiodi. RETURN CITY TO ALDERIIANIC GOVERNMENT ISADVOCATED Six Years "Test Period" of Commission- Form of Ad ministration Will End in June. ELECTION CAN BE- . CALLED. ON ISSUE Petition Necessary for, Call Would Require Signatures of 20 Per Cent.' of Qualified Electors. , . Agitation that may grow into a fully developed movement' In June to return Pensacola to its ' former Aldermanlc form of government instead of the present commission form is well un der way In local, political circles. At an informal conference of rep resentative citizens and tax payers of the city yesterdaythe matter of the movement is known to have been brought up as a topic of conversation and hearty approval was given it in expressions by. men. who are not "In terested in the administration of muni cipal affairs except as citizens and tax payers. The present commission charter pro vides that at the end of six years ad ministration under the charter, an elec tion may be called on petition of J per cent, of the qualified electors of the f"y j determIne as to whether a ia 1 "cone vt. a, majority or the clti Kens of Pensacola to continue under .e commission form of government or return to the former form of ad ministration by a mayor and twelve aldermen,, one representing each ward or precinct of the city. The six years "test period" of the new form of ; government will end about June 3 or 4. and any time after that date petitions calling fur an elec tion on the proposition may be circu lated if there is sufficient interest felt by. any parties to take the Initiative, as it appear svery probable there is. That the old aldermanlc form is the most democratic, thereby nsfurhig a greater degree of efficiency in the vari ous departments of the city govern ment, is the contention of those heard to express themselves in favor of re turning to the aldermanlc from. From an economic standpo'.rt It is ooatended that under the a Merman lc form of adm'riistration only the mayor draws salary and that salary was form erly fixed at $2,000, while under the a year each, making emergencies as now face these charged with adminis tering the city's affnirs, necessitating the cutting of the police department to less than tweny men foi threa shifts and other departments accord ingly, would afford material relief. In connection with the contention that the aldermanic form of govern - Lme.it is more democratic attention ,'s called to the provisions which make uire reaaa or tne iir police and otf;er ..epartments of the vity government clecc'.ve by the pjcple and responsible to 'he people rather than to three com miss'cners, or o-e commission or that DW) be at the head of a department. In case of thj call of un tlectlen on the propositon Jt i understood that If it should carry, X'r return to the al dermanic form, it could not be aii'le tf fec.;vi unti lthe end of the current ad ministrative year, which comes in Juno o f.ach year. 'I hat such a move ment would be the soure of great interest is visible. DRIVE DRAGGING SAYS DIVISION DIRECTOR CULLEN The Salvation Army campaign ia dragging and everyone must get on the job in earnest Monday morning otherwise it will be a failure, thereby placing disgrace upon the Gulf ' di vision. 'The total so far secured. for the di vision is only $250,000 againsf a quota of $700,000. The Pensacola zone is away behind. Everyone is called upon to back the drive to the limit. Busi ness men should consider the work done by the Salvation Army and come across with money," says a telegram sent out last night by district direc tor II. D. Cullen.