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H ' 58 The Pensacola Journal s Pensacola's Only Sunday s Newspaper g ie! tbunderthowers Wd v probably Thursday ".h not much ehanga in tem "ture. Gentle aouth wind. OLXXn. 146. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA. WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 28, 1919. PRICE FIVE CENTS m IMPETUS GIVEN JSAGOLA-VOLANTA R. R. PROJECT (g) pniMMOEADI ftmi? MP EAIID tiding At Lisben Was s: m m Made Yesterday Atter noon At. 4' O'clock From Ponta Del Gada. s MARKS WAY TO m IREAT NEW PINNACLE lommanuci ui - wuv Plans Further Flight of 775 Miles to Plymouth When Weather Permits. Washington, May 27. The Amen- seaplane NC-4 arrived at Lisbon 4:01 Washington time this after n, completing the first trans-AtlanT flight. The ship made the dis from Ponta Del Gada to Lisbon line hours and forty-four minutes. dr.g her actual flying time cross- the Atlantic from Newfoundland, Inty-six hours and forty-one min- it the first opportunity the big plane :: continue to Plymouth, seven nun- 1 and seventy-five nautical miles to north.' but to the Navy depart- ,t it makes litlte difference when -mander Reed completes the jour- The creat object of all effort ;shed on the undertaking, navigation seanlane . across the Atlantic nu2h air. has been accomplished; entieth century transportation Has chod a new pinnacle and the. Unit-. state Xavv led the way. "ommander Reed had with him on flizht to Lisbon the same crew t left Newfoundland on the NC-4 ly IS, Lieutenants E. P. Stone, of the m Guard and W. K. Hlnton, were ta. with Ensien R. C. Rodd, radio frator. and Chief Machinists Mate S. Rhodes as rescue pilot and en r. The crew was met at Lisbon most of the members of the crew NC-1 and three who had proceeded i3 on a destroyer.- :ne 1,'nited States naval seaplanes M, XC-3. and KC-4. . started from kaway Point, N. Y. on May 8 on the iiminary leg of their flight across Atlantic. The NC-1 and NC-3 made Mitinuous flight to Halafax. reach there in safety. The NC-4 how r encountered engine trouble and s forced to light on the sea off itham. Mass. It was towed into harbor and repairs were rushed re and the machine was put in p to continue its voyage. On May 4 the NC-4 left Chatham i arrived at Halifax in safety. The it day it continued ' its flight to passer. X. F., where it joined the 1 and XC-3 which had reached 'passey. May 10. rse three seaplanes left Trepassey, ? 16 on their trip to the Azores and ' XC-4 arrived at Horta, in the ws. the next day, having been in air thirteen hours. The NC-1 lost way in a fog and her crew was ied up by a Greek steamer and ?a to the Azores, the plane being The XC-3 affpr losiner her bear- , alighted on the sea, from which sniander Towers, in charge of the p was unable to rise. After being sing for fifty-two hours, the NC-3 d the harbor of Ponta Del Gada, Jrfs, under her own power. Sh s so badlv shattered bv the seas I- "countered, however, that ahe was irom tne contest leaving tno. the sole survivor of the trio. ANIELS NOT IN FAVOR OF BIG NAVY PLAN !'S, appearing before the house affairs committee todav to out- f the, needs of his department for next fiscal year, recommended tte entire 1919 three year build- osram of ten battleships and ttle cruisers be abandoned, say t .at the trend of the world to- a u;5iversal peace and the-opera -! of the proposed Leaa-ue of Na- r made competition for supremacy eas no longer necessary. fHTY SOLDIERS DIE IN BERLIN BARRACKS FIRE Vn. May 27. The hundW c Fj'rfIraCks by the occ"Pation troops ( --..fcscnaren has been destroyed 'rtr 6ld5's perished, and '7 ere injured, according to Copenhagen. COMPLETESFIRST OVER OCEAN FUGHT IN 26 HOURS, 41 r,lCiimS HARRY HAWKERS PLANE IS PICKED UP AT SEA St. Johns N. F., May 27. The Sopwith biplane in which Harry Hawker attempted to cross the Atlantic was picked up, accord ing to a radio message received here-tonight. DIPPING BILL IS HARMLESS AND ASLEEP Probe Committee Smoothes Things. Over As to Adju tant General's Office House Argues Road Bill. (BY HERBERT FELKEL.) Tallahassee, May 27. The state wide compulsory cattle dipping measure, which passed! the Flo- . . t which passed the house 'several weeks ago ' after a debate of . five days waa indefinitely postponed in the senate this morning after being so amended as to be valueless After adopting all amendments of fered by the committee, including one making two mill levy optional with counties instead of mandatory. Senator Bradshaw secured the adoption of the amendment making time for dipping cattle once every thirty days instead of every fourteen days and Senator McWilllams secured the adoption of an amendment exempting dairy cows un der fence. Several other amendments . were adopted before the senate voted for indefinite postponement by vote of 24 to 8. Sensational features expected in tho report of a committee afforded to in vestigate the expenditures of the office of the adjutant general . failed to ma terialize. The committee states that while certain vouchers fail to state 'with sufficient accuracy for what pur pose they were issued there is noth ing to show dishonest handling of funds. The committee reviews the action of the adjutant general in paying ex penses of Major Anderson, in exercise of his duties as draft executive out of the funds of the National Guard and states that the official was in error In issuing vouchers for that pur pose. . Adjutant General Christian justifies his position by saying that he was re quired by command of the governor to sign them the governor stating, according to report that "We cannot afford to have the draft of the state of Florida crippled by his refusal to sign. ' The committee adds that it thought the governor was within his rights to order the adjutant general to Talla hassee but was in error in requiring him to sign the vouchers in question. New Road Bill. The house spent the afternoon in debate on an amendment to Igou and Carlton's bill providing for acceptance of federal aid for building state high ways, which passed the senate with out a dissenting vote, offered by Speak er Wilder and Mr. Scruggs, of Leon, which is known as the Jennings com promise bill. , . , The amendment was offered by Speaker Wilder this afternoon who took the floor to explain its provisions and characterized it as the best road bill yet offered and said it embraced the best features of all bills befora the house. Among the features to the bill one provides for retaining the present organization and adding two members, one for each congressional district and remaining three from dif ferent sections, would have a manager of road constructions at a salary of three thousand and two superinten dents at twenty-four hundred per an num. ' It creates an executive chairman at a salary and travelling expenses while on duty, and provides for the employ ment of an engineer and assistants and limit sthe expense of road building to fiftee nthousand per mile. The introduction of the amendment was n. signal for a flood of oratory- "o vote today. LETE TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHTCREW OF M It Si I Commanding Officer L.t. Comman-land der E. C. Read; Pilots, Lt. E. F. Stone CONTENTIONS OF GERMANS ANTICIPATED Belief in Berlin is They Will - Ask for lehiscite and: Per mission to Enter League of Nations Berlin, Monday, May 26. The ques tion whether Germany will sign the peace treaty, it was believed here to night, depends altogether on whether the allied and associated "powers will agree to a plebiscite In all disputed territories and reception - of Germany into the League of Nations as a mem ber with an equal vote. " Both these issues are made cardinal features In the German reply which has been ap proved by the cabinet and Count von Brockdorff-Rantzau and his asso ciates. ' ' - Coblenz, Monday, May -26. General Fayolle, group commander - of- two French armies' of occupation, arrived here today for a hurried conference with Lieutenant General Hunter Lig gett regarding ; the emergency plans in the event the Germans refuse to sign the terms of peace. The activ ity among the troops within ,- the bridgehead area has been more mark ed during the last few "days- than' at any time since they reached the Rhine. The American doughboys are , prepar ing for action Some of them stating that in the near future, ''they 'prob ably will be moving in the direction of Brandenburg Gaje, Berlin, - or to ward the statue of Liberty In New York." ' ; . ' ' --..V :: '.- ; London, May 27.- The allied and, as sociated powers ' have made arrange ments to feed Petrograd and render assistance to the starving population after expulsion of v the Bolsheviki. Herbert C. Hoover, head of the allied relief, has the details in hand and it is hoped that relief will be In the city within thirty-six hours after the Bol sheviki withdraw. Copenhagen, May 27. Premier Pad erewski, of Poland, has arranged with President Masaryk, of Czecho-Slovakia, according to a Prague dispatch, that the Teschen question, which has caused much difficulty between Poland and Czecho -Slovakia, will be settled by the Polish-Czech commission which will sit at Cracow. , ; St. Germain, May 27. The allied council's reply to the protest of Dr. Renner. head of, the Autsrian delega tion, against delay in the presentation of the peace terms has been received by th Austrian delegation. It is un derstood that the reply gives formal notice of presentation of the terms onFriday. : Stockholm, May 27. The sound of heavy bombardment has been heard the last few days in the direction of Petrograd and Kronstadt, according tr advices from Viborg. Advices report a panic among the Bolshevik leaders in Petrograd. " a number of whom it is asserted fled with state funds. Washington, May 27. Anti-Bolshevik forces have captured Peterhof. 16 miles west of Fetrdgrad, according to state department advices from Swed ish press reports- .. A nf W )J I -mmr ; tapir" . -Bi "-ti L?J Lt. Walter Hin ton; Radio Opera- Itor Ensign R. C. Rodd; Engineer as! j. NEWS IN BRIEF 2 FROM ALL OVER S . TH. ' T TNTT VTTR RT?. S ' : . - . m Norfolk, Va., May 27. Ensign James Garmon Mclver 25 attached to the Navy pay corps service, shot and kill ed himself today in the Navy depart ment offices here. Officers could of fer no explanation for the act. ? f 4tatm-----f r-., .j Washington, May 27-rrThe agricul tural" bill carrying appropriations of $32,628,000 and a legislative rider pro viding for the repeal of the : daylight saving act was before the house to- aay Boston. May 27. The battleship North Carolina arrived here today from France with 1,516 officers and men of the 76th and 80th divisions. The 80th division units were detachments of the 313th and 314th Field Artillery. Jacksonville, Fla.. May 27. Details of a meeting of at least five thousand former -service-men here June 10 and 11 to form the Florida branch of the American legion will be discussed to night when the Duval county . camp of the legion will be formed. Norfolk. Va., May 27. One man was killed, three seriously injured and eleven others badly hurt by a series . of explosions during a Are which wrecked the hydrogen gas plant in the plumbing shop at the Norfolk navy yard today. ? ; Newton. K. C,'May 27. Tom Gwin, a negro on trial here at a special term of Catawba county superior court on a charge of having attacked a 16 year old school girl near Hickory last month, was found guilty late yesterday- and sentenced to be electrocuted at Ral eigh. June 27. The jury returned the verdict after deliberating only ten min utes. ;l. - ." ' . . ',- . New York. May 27 Captain Frits Duquesne, African explorer and world traveler, who was held here awaiting extradition to England on a charge of murder, escaped today from- the' prison ward of Belleyue hospital by cawing his way through the window bars He had feigned paralysis, with the result that he was left unguard ed .'. -.- - - SAILORS BEAT .YALE STUDENTS AT NEW HAVEN New Haven, May 27. Several hun- dred men, chiefly recently discharged soldiers and sailors, attacked the Yale campus tonight, virtually' every police man in the city being called out to handle the situation. The rioters smashed windows in Yale buildings and caught several students off tho campus and beat them. The affair irrpm nut nf ciientine remarks attrib- t bv th men to Yale Students near the campus Saturday during the welcome home parade of veterans. j ; I SIX KILLED IN FOOD RIOT Jy LIMA, PERU Cotton Growers' Association. i :: ' " j "We are not asking for government Lima Peru May 27 Six persons ; paternalism. The south is not seekin-j were killed and twenty wounded in favors. What it does ask is that the rioting and fighting here today as the cotton crop be regarded not as a sec consequence of a strike called by la- (tional product, but as a great national bor and socialist committees who de- asset. Never since 1S5 have the cot- mand cheaper rtctnff Martial law was declared in Lima and Calloa, NC - 4, FIRST TO COMP (Chief Special Mechanic jard; Reserve Pilot J. L. E. H. How Breese. Jr. PROGRESSIVES ARE ROUTED BY CONSERVATIVES Sears of Florida Proposes Establishment of Old Sol diers' Home At St. Cloud In Osceola. I Woclthirlnn Mav 97 Th AltCt!ol by -the senate tomorrow of Senators Penrose and Warren as chairmen of the finance and appropriations com mittees, respectively, is regarded ad certain as the result of an open con ference today when the republican progressive senators, led by Borah and Root, were - routed by a vote of 34 to 8 in an effort to supplant Pen rose, and in a private statement later agereed that their fight would not be taken to the senate floor. Republican Leader Lodge plans to present in the senate tomorrow repub lican committee assignments with the prospects of a solid vote of the re publican majority for their adoption. Establishment of a soldiers' home at St. Cloud, Osceola county, Florida, was proposed today by a bill introduced by Representative". Sears, of Florida, democrat. It would appropriate $250. 000 for acquiring land and construct ing buildings. V , "Chairman Volstead, of tho house committee, introduced a bill today designed to. enforce war time prohibi tion. The measure defines intoxicating liquors as that containing more than one-half of one per cent of alcohol, arrd provides : the appointment Of ; a prohibition commissioner by the sec retary of the treasury. Almost simul taneously. Representatives Gard and Steel, democrats, introduced measures for the repeal of war time prohibition applying to wines and beers. Representative LaGuardia, of New York, attacking repeal of the daylight saving act, as provided in a - rider to the agricultural appropriation bill, declared-in the house today that rep resentatives from cities should not submit tn th "categorical attitude of farmer representatives." City peo- (ple like the advanced time and it is 'just as Important that they get what I they want as that farmers should be accommodated. LaGuardia declared. , SOUTH MUST HAVE SQUARE DEAL AT LAST Atlantic City. May 27. .'There can be no universal prosperity in America until the cotton growers of the south get a square deal," declared Richard p. Edmonds, editor or tne aianuiac- turer's Record, addressing the open ing session today of the twenty-third anniiol pnnvntinn of the American ton producers attained a lair meas- jure of prosperity.". he said. CONDITIONS IN ZONE SERIOUS BUT HOPEFUL Home Service Campaign Will Continue Until Quota Is Raised in City and Zone. WORK IS PLANNED THROUGH SATURDAY Results Are Good Consider ing Number of Workers and Quota will be Raised Before There is Any Let Up. Chairman B. S. Hancock of the West Florida zone for the Salvation Army Home Service drive returned last night from a strenuous day in the northern part of Escambia county with his associates, and reported that, con ditions in every part of his zone m still serious, but hopeful. Though the national headquarters has extended the closing date of the drive to Thurs day, it will be continued in this zone till "over the top" is reached, if nec essary till next Monday night. - Mr. Hancock stated that he had re ceived during the day reports from several . county chairmen , saying that they can be relied upon to continue pulling till the zone goes over. The fidelity of these men, Mr. Hancock says, is very greatly appreciated, and he is sending out letters to all the chairmen urging them to hold their organizations and keep the campaign hot till the last day. He finds that the work in the outlying counties has had an educational value of the high est importance for the future, and that the people, even in the more remote rural communities, are learning to ap preciate the power for general good that lies in the Salvation Army. It is even felt by the leaders that the slowness of the contributions has found its compensation in the fact that the consequent strenuous cam paigning will serve to stamp the army on the minds of the people in a last ing way. Workers outside of Escambia county will take keen interest in the fact that although the money has seemed to come hard in Pensacola, neverthe less the quota of Escambia county has officially been raised from $16,500 to 120,000 to take strain off the other counties and insure the success of the campaign in the West Florida zone. This additional burden will tax the local workers considerably, but they have accepted it with the de termination to make good, and are sending out the message to all the rest of the counties: "Now all pull together and win." It is hoped that appreciation of Pensacola's ' spirit will be all that is necessary to enthuse the rest of the zone to stretch itself till the, last day. Such efforts will long be remembered here with appre ciation, Mr. Hancock assures. Col. Hughes, Capt. Blount, Mrs. Stevens, Miss Marjorie McKeecham, Manager Green and Charrman Han cock went by automobile yesterday to Muscogee and Century and organ ized these communities. Both places expressed willingness to do everything that is . in - their power. By courtesy of ' CoL Hughes, the Fort ,Barranca3 band will give - a concert at Century, Saturday at 4:30 p. m., and at Mus cogee at noon Monday, to stimulate interest. The concerts will doubtless be much appreciated in the commun ities visited. The Rotary Club of Pensacola got off its coat yesterday again and re newed its efforts for victory. Much of the same territory formerly covered was retraced and subscribers were asked to enlarge their ; subscriptions. A party with speakers went to Gull Point for a meeting last night and returned late, led by the redoubtable' local chairman, Chas. B. Hervey. Mrs. Semple and her associates, at Molino, were reported to be doing commendable work at the seat of the county fair. A booster meeting will be held at the ship yards Thursday noon : the Fort Barrancas band and Miss RhebA Crawford, of Atlanta, will be the spe cial attractions. Chairman Hervey urges that firm? with a list of employes that received letters from him last week report suits to him as soon as possible. Mr. Hervey is very confident that the quota will be reached. NEW IMPETUS IS GIVEN TO , R.R. PROJECT Members Chamber of Com merce Go Over Plans Pen sacola Volanta Road and Approve Proposition. WORK IN BALDWIN IS NOT UNDER WAY Promoters Want to Sell $35, 000 Stock in Pensacola tc Aid in Construction of Road to Lillian- At a meeting of the chamber -f commrce held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock for the purpose of consider ing the proposition of aiding in the promotion of the Pensacola-Volanta railway by the Mobile & Pensacola Railway and Navigation Company, of Baldwin county, Ala., the project was heartily approved by" that body. The feasibility of the propect, as has already been outlined in the Jour nal, was gone over in detail at the meeting and the concensus of opinion expressed was that it affords a busi ness opportunity to Pensacola and tha people living along the proposed line that cannot be treated lightly. .The railway and navigation- company was represented at the meeting by Charley Barclay, president, and M. ' II. Miller, who is also an official in the organi zation and one of its enthusiastic pro moters. W. D. Stapleton, president of the Baldwin County. Bank, at Bay Minette, is treasurer. ! Messrs. Barclay and Miller stated at the meeting that two miles of the proposed road is already completed an-i that absolute assurances are at hani that a sufficient amount of stock wlt'i what has already been- subscribed will be raised by citizens of Baldwin coun ty to finish the road from Volanta to Lillian, a distance of 30 miles. The distance between Pensacola and Lillian, in Escambia county Is about 14 miles and Mr. Barclay states that arrangements can be made to use the local terminals and four miles of the trackage of the G. F. & A. railway, leaving only ten miles In Escambia county to be constructed and for this work he says that it will be necessary to raise only $33,000 over here, for which stock would be Issued to sub scribers and which competent en gineers have estimated would pav large dividends even with the . least amount of business for the new road that might be contemplated. Mr. Barclay also states that ar rangements can easily be made with the Lillian Bridge Company, In which he is a director, for the Use Of that structure for the road, it having been erected with that idea in view. At ro point along the line would there b9 any heavy grading nor would the ex pense for up keep be great. At Vo lanta the road would connect with fer ry for Mobile and would afford direct connection between these two cities, and accommodations to farmers and business Interests along the line of one of the most progressive and rap- ' idly growing sections of the two states. The proposed line w'ould cross the L. A N. at Foley, thus affording shippers the option of all rail route t-j Mobile or rail and water by Volanta. The promoters and local business men at the meeting of the local cham ber yesterday afternoon express the belief that the project can easily o put through. It was the opinion of some that the local jobbers could well afford to take the stock necessary to cover the amount to be raised on this side wttti a feeling of assurance that they would be recompensed within a few years from advantages derived to say noth ing of the value of such stock as an investment. " Patrons of the road In Baldwin county, with the completion of tha road, would come to Pensacola to trade instead of going to Mobile and they do now over an inconvenient and roundabout way. " PARLIAMENT IS ATTACKED BY SOLDIERS London. May 26. Thousands of dis charged soldiers and sailors, out of employment, armed with stones and other missiles, marched toward the house of commons today. They came Into conflict with the police barring the approaches, however, and wr scattered.