OCR Interpretation

The Pensacola journal. (Pensacola, Fla.) 1898-1985, May 29, 1919, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Florida

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87062268/1919-05-29/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

. and thunder' 58
1 ? ThW Friday.
E" . - -2
H Read the Journal ad- H
a xrertxsn i irms. They-nave B
ff a message far y oil K
s a
t rV 1,1 Gentle to moderate vmri
r- ... winds.
: J L I
B S wi "
(nnan Peace Delegation
Will Hand Over Their Re
ply to the Allied Peace
Berlin Reports Say Germany
is Willing to Keauce arm
aments Even More Than
is Demanded.
Thursday at Versailles will
tness the ceremony of the Ger
man peace delegation handing
tW reply to the allied peaceJ
terms. The reply will consist ot
a volume of counter proposals
nd acceptances aggregating one
hundred and eight pages. It will
run the gamut from financial in
ability to meet the terms
through the long series of pro
testations of unfair treatment
to a declaration that it would be
m justice ior uie amco w re
mand the right to try German
ulprits charged with commit
ting excesses during the war.
Great stress will be laid in the
German document on the asser-
ion that the allies are virtually
bandoning the President's 14
points for peace which the Ger
mans declare they accepted as a
Dasis for signing the ' armistice;
Concerning Guard Equip
ment and Other Measures
Special Message Sent Legislature.
Resolution Endorsing Pro
posal of Centennial Expo
sition in 1921 is Also
Passed By House.
Tallahassee. May 28. Governor
Catts today Bent to the legislature a
special message again urging the cre
ation of two assistant state auditors
to the end that the heavy work of the
department may not lag behind two
years as at present, and urging the
passage of laws that will give the
governor power to meet and cope with
internal disorders within the State
which may develop.
In the message he states: "The ter
mination of the world-wide war has
thrust upon the southern states and
especially Florida, social conditions
which we have never known before
and which was almost undreamed of.
It may be absolutely necessary, he
says, 'to meet this condition with a
sufficient force of national guard
troops to hold in abeyance and cnec
any manner of disorder which might
arise between races on account of this
changed relationship. .. '
"This with other conditions of un
rest and discontent, may sweep away
the civilization of a .hundred years."
and he urges consideration of meas
ures for equipment of the national
guard to take the place of th fast
disappearing home guards. He en-'
nounces the appointment as adjutant
general a man who has taken -part In
the late war and ' is acquainted with
It is reported the Germans, in11"1? tactics and mim the? removal
Ian endeavor to offset the entente ' gustine to Tallahassee.
I claims for reparation will coun- J TSIS
4terclaim nearly thirteen DUIlOIlltax laws and reapportionment of the
marks for alleged damages suf-
la V 1 vaj hrJ ktV14 LKv , dia
lered because 01 the blockade, Governor Exercises Veto.
i. boundaries of Germany j Zr '''
.A? ' Proposed new boundaries, ot 'other states I ' xZ S ? '
ittrttn New boundaries net yet determined f jf , .
nfernsiionst boundaries tn S4 gp j y
.... a b e Me&tscm sreas tn. Sesvig I I MNlANJ SJ
" in East a. West Prussaf V fc
s - Li r? LO v .- -
rv -A w c f A . r stria h u n g a ry -V v
AIN X? ut6t
1 wtf: &'eo$rSoc. of NY for Comm. 0 . j - ' ,
Florida Delegation Hears
Complaints and Recom
mends Through Investiga
tion Here.
Delegation Contends Shir
. building Here is Conduct
ed in Manner to Give Pen
sacola Black Eye.
'aid by the allies against Ger-
any. ' ! '
London, Tuesday, May 27. British
Tireless service. The Allied blackade
ouncil at Paris has completed ar-
angements for agin blockading Ger
many should the Germans refuse to
STi the peace treaty. Complete plan3
ve been worked out for fullest co
peration between military and eco
omic forces which will be employed
i necessary.
London, May 23. The German coun
erproposals to the allied peace terms
ere published in Berlin today and
xchange telegraph dispatch from
Copenhagen says: The reply asserts
w willingness of Germany to reduce
-er armaments to a greater extent than
demanded by the allies. ,
Paris May 28. The question of
''Jme and the southern territorial
oundaries of Austria have been set-
by the allied council, according
J the best information here this even
Agreement also is reached. It is
i'd on general Adriatic questions ex-
Pt econdmic arrangements. Thus all
CTitorial questions will tie presented
' Austrians Friday In the proposed
Washington, May 28. The republi
cs made their first move In congress
-v!-, t0Ward Deinnins the proposed
"titrations of war expenditures
a resolution appropevd by party
-ers, was introduced by Represen
tee Graham, calling for the appdlnt-
" Of a SDecial rommlttM et flftaon
F-nbers to conduct investigations.
action on the measure is planned
' e republicans.
ty leaders intimated the investl--ons
migjjj include expendIture Qf
MO.O00.000 war fund given the
ait for discretionary disposal
'So of the war risk Insurance
trli't thre hoUrs of sharp partisan
ict with the democrats, the re
'an3 completed organization of
nate today by electing chairmen
minorities of all important com
es "icluding Senators Tmrr. f
'SJivania, and Warron nf Wvnm.
I L' heads the finance and ap
1 .nmv?1" cmmlttees, respectively.
Sm an prosive8, who have
' ?ren x ? "e,ectlon f Penrose and
( 'Vic m .tCd SOidly ainst a demo-
" u'sito to oust Pen -efc
chai" of the finance com-
The governor today vetoed an act
to amend section 1131 of the general
statutes of the state of Florida, pro
viding, for the state board of health
The governor's objections to the
bill are stated as follows:
The bill as passed does not provide
sufficient revenue to meet the regular
expenses of the board; also the lan
guage of the act is such in the opinion
cf the governor that 'it might limit
the use of the funds derived "so as to
embarrass the work of the boara.
House Adopts Wilder-Scruggs Amend
ment. , '-
After debate lasting half of yester
day and practically the entire day to-'
day, the house adopted the "Wilder
Scruggs amendment to the Igou-Carl-ton
biil and passed that measure by a
vote of 42 to 20. The vote on adoption
of the amendment which was reached
late this afternoon at tthe close of
acrimonious debat. was 39 for adoption
and 32 agains. Th bill passed under
waiver of the rules without a trace
of the original matter in the title,
being amended ; after the house had
struck out all after , the enacting
clause and substituted an entirely new
bill. .. ..
The bill embraces the best features
of all road measures before the house
and certain new featu.es. The Igou
Carlton bill had passed the senate
without a dissenting vote and there 19
considerable discussion as to the prob
able action of that body when the
measures goes back for concurrence
in the house resolution.
The bill was offered as a compro
mise measure and it was understood
that former Governor Jennings as
sisted in preparing it. Frequent ref
erence was made to outside influence
anf debate was at times almost sea
sationaL The charge that the bill was amend
ed so It would build up a powerful
political machine, was hotly resented
by Wilson, of Pasco, who declared his
belief in the Integrity of the manhood
of the state and said the present gov
ernor Is as good an official as the state
has ever had.
Kdge. of Lake, made a strong argu
ment against the amendment and de
nounced the alleged "black horse cau
cus in the bottom of a Tallahassee
church" when the amendment was first
discussed. Lewis, of Jackson, spone
against it, and Glazier for its affop-
tion. Marshall, of Browara, a memoer
of the special committee, who has op
posed the bill Since It was first of
fered, spoke for the Wilder-Scruggs
amendment, and Mr. "Waybright, col
league of Mr. Miller, of -Duval, who
introduced the companion house btfl
end is -a member of the state road
repartment and had charge of the
senate bill, made the closing" argu
ment for adoption of the amendment,
making a strong speech in its sup
port. .- ' ;
This map which anticipates th e action of the peace congress on boundaries in eastern and southern Eu
rope, leaves unsettled tho Polish-Llth uanian boundary and that between Austria, and Hungary and shows the
treaty of London line on the Dalmatian coast. It creates a Constantinople state and throws a bit of Rumania
back into Bulgaria, a bit cf European Turkey, and Bulgaria and a corner, of Albania into Greece extending the
Albanian frontier a little to. the north. and east. Greece is also given a bi t of the coast of Anatolia.
S - 3!
Situation Particularly Af
fects Congressmen Smith
wisk and McDuffie, the
Later of Mobile.
Washington, D. C, May 28. Thi3 Is
a very unfortunate year for new mem
bers to come to congress so far as uu
taining worth while committee places
is concerned, because owing to the
peculiar circumstances existing they
will be unable to get places on com
mittees in any way component with
their ability. ' -;
In the last congress when the dem
ocrats had control there were 13 demo
crats and 8 republicans on each of the
important committees. In this con
gress with control in the hands of the
republicans the democratic represen
tation will be reduced to eight, the
minority representation.
This means that five of the demo
crats who served in the last session
will have to get off the old commit
tees unless some of the old members
were defeated for reelection. The num
ber of members who will have to get
off the old committees Is,' of course,
reduced by the number who failed of
re-election. .
Where vacancies-occur on commit
tees the older members, those who
served In the last congress, will un
der, the old established rules of sen
iority get the preference. The xtvW
mmbers will get what committee places
are left after the old members have
been taken care of, and there will
be very little left. This is, of course.
not the fault of the new members.
Congressmen Smithwick and. Mc
Duffie, both having Important, ports
in their" districts naturally wanted to
get on the rivers and harbors com
mittee, as their first choice. 1 As a
second choice they would have p'i
ferred the agricultural committee, but
both these committees had no vacan
cies and there is no chance of any
of the hundred or more members,
among them Smlthwick and McDuffie,
getting on tfyese committees.
. (Neither Smlthwick nor McDuffie is
hopeful any longer of getting an Im
portant committee place ana both are
taking a phylosophical view of the sit
uation. " --'
They happened to come to congress
for their first time In a republican
year. Had they come Up first four
or two years ago, it would have been
easy to get good committee places,
because then new members of not un
usual ability got places on such im
portant committees as ways ' and
means, judiciary, rivers and harbors,
banking and currency, and appropria
tions. But not this year, It Is en off ;
-Washington, May 28. Head advised
the : Navy department tonight he had
postponed his flight from Lisbon to
morrow. Reasons not given. j
Chicago, May 28. Ruth Law, avla
trix, before leaving for New Tork to
day announced ' she plansV to attempt
a - trans-Atlantic flight within six
New Tork, May 28. The newspapers
report the death of a negro boxer
known as "Dixie Kid" from the effects
of a blow received outside a Paris cafe
Sunday evening. The pugilist, who Is
said to have been drinking, bumped
into an American officer.
New York, May 28. President Car
ranza will present to the Mexican con
gress no general annesty bill, whose
passage might open the doors for ex
tensive anti-government, agitation
through return of exiles, according to
an announcement here today by the
National Association for the Protection
of American Rights in Mexico.
Archangel, Monday, May 26. The
Washington, May 28. A committee
composed of James H. Johnson, Harry
B. DelCampo, F. W. Penn, Edward J.
McMinn and G. T. Baum, of Pensa
coia, employes of the Pensacola Ship
building company, held a lengthy con
ference today with the Florida sena
tors and congressmen, with regard to
the workings of the Pensacola Ship
building company.
They left tonight for Philadelphia,
to meet officials of the Emergency
Fleet Corporation, for which the Pen
sacola yard Is working on building
contracts, with the recommendation of
the entire Florida delegation that the
government officials make a thorough
investigation of the management and
affairs of the Pensacola Shipbuilding
From members of the delegation the
impression was gained that the dele
gation believes the Pensacola Ship
building company is not being con
ducted in the best interests of the
company ; or of Pensacola, but $n a
manner calculated to give the Ship
building Industry in Pensacola a black
eye. ; . . -" -,. ' ,
- Senator1 Fletcher talked j with the
Philadelphia officials on the long dis
tance telephone and arranged for the
Pensacola delegation to be received
tomorrow morning. Voluminous docu
ments, accompanied by affidavits were
presented to the Florida senators and
congressmen and will be submitted to
the Emergency Fleet Corporation of
ficials in Philadelphia. -.
From appearances the investigation
Thompson Positively As- to Pensacola In establishing the fact
Serts He Will Prosecute 'tht 8hips clntbebuilt there as wen
: A3VJ r and as economically as anywhere else
On Affidavits Of Citizens in the United States, even though the
Local Workers Will Be Busy
in City and At Ship Yard
Today $5,000 is Need-
: ed. -.; . '
f :
Gull Point and Molino Over
All Local Greeks Join in
Drive and Come Across
With Donations.
That La wis Violated.
books and operations of the Pensacola
Shipbuilding company do not demon
strate that fact. The Florida sena
tors and congressmen warmly wel-
The policies to be followed by Harry ' corned the delegation of employes ana
Thompson, newly appointed solicitor were keenly interested in the facts
of the Escambia county court of rec- presented" .
ordare clearly set forth in the follow- It wiU be recalled that the Pen
lng statement, Issued t by him last 8acoia delegation of ship workers was
night: - I named to go to Washington at amass
r "I i have been asked a number of meeting - of the union ship workers of
times by the newspapers of the city, ! the local plant held last Friday night
which was the second of a series of
rr fnllnwlnf rtiffprMiees at
ulcc;b,n&o . v. . . r j
the plant some two weens ago, wnen
and others, - for a statement of
policy as county solicitor for Escam
bia county, and from the etatements several scores of carpenters walked
of numerous persons and from the . out.; thofgh' through no concerted un
insinuation cast by the resignation of Ion atcion. after Mr. DelCampo, a
the so-called "vigilance committee," ;foremah of carpenters, had been dis-
a .u.. ,,)a.r npsmninea arrived which restaatlon was announced on : missed from tne service 01 me i-urn-
AXUCl 1U1.U , . " ' - - . " 1 f
here today simultaneously with trans- the front page of the Pensacola Jour-
oorts bringing British volunteer , units
to relieve American and other troops
who have been fighting since last Au
gust. The first unit of. Americans will
be homeward bound within a week, it Is
Paris, May 28. Henri Landru, who
was arrested in April in connection
with disappearance of twelve women
Jhom he had either married or prom
ised to marry, was given a prelim
inary hearing yesterday. He said he did
nof know anything about the where
aKnntx nf the women and declared It
-was up, to the authorities to prove he
-iad any connections wun men- dis
appearance. WOMEN LOOK ON
Lamar, Mo.. May 28. Shortly after
Jay Lynch had 'pleaded guilty to mur
der of Sheriff John Harlow and his
son and had been sentenced Xo life Im
prisonment here late today, twenty
four men entered the court room, took
Lynch from the hands ofthe officers
and hanged him In the yard before
crowd of 500 persons. The spectators
included many women and children,
who cheered as the body was swung
into the air. '
Immediately after Judge Thurman
passed sentence he ordered Lynch
taken to his office under guard of
seven deputies, here he was allowed to
greet his wife, baby and mother and
sister. His handcuffs had been remov
pH sr. b mleht hold his baby . and
Lynch had just iven the child back to
Its mother when the men enterea ana
nal of recent date, I gather that a great
many people of Pensacola are omder
the impression that I ' expect to let
the city "run wide open."
I want the general public to know
that I do not intend to allow any such
thing. And I want them to know that
I believe in enforcing the; law, and
certainly expect to enforce it to the
best of my abiilty.
I have tried most earnestly to as
certain the will of the. people In regard
to the Sunday closing law, and I think
Tallahassee, Fla.", May 28. The thir
teenth annual, convention of the Georgia-Florida
Pecan Growers' Associa
tion is in session here today and to
morrow, with a Rood attendance.
Meetings-are being held in the circuit
the majority of the people interpret . room f the county court house, and
year and good committee .places are seized him. Capital punisnmenu . .
very scarce and go only to the chosen I possible nder law enacted by tn
few. legislature of. 1917-
our present law to be broad enough
to allow them, under that pharse
which reads, "comforts and neecssities
of life," to buy soft drinks, (ice cream,
soda water.grape juice and coca cola,
candy and fruits, tobacco and gaso
line). And I am not going to make it
my business to "jump on the necks"
of persons who sell these things on
Sunday. However, I want it posi
tively understood that I am not ad
vising anyone to violate the law,, and
If any citizen goes before any one of
our. committing magistrates and makes
affidavit that the law has been vio-
are presided over by R B. Small, presl
dent, a promient grower of Columbus,
The following program was carried
out today: '
Address of welcome by Commission
er of Agriculture, Hon. W. A. McRae;
response to address by H. H. Sillmons
of Jacksonville. v
- Address by President R. B. Small.
Address "Is a Pecan Grove a Prof
itable Investment?" B. W. Stone of
Thomasville. Ga.
- Address "Management of Bearing
Pecan . Groves for Best Results" H.
lated and the offender Is . werted f.nd , m cf Monticello. Fla.
-11.. J - Vvv1 rsvmr" tfl tnis ftrtllTT. 1
cited or "bound over" to this court.
I will most assuredly do my full duty
in prosecuting such offender.
I also wish to state that I think it
unwise for anyone Selling the above
mentioned articles on Sunday to go
further and . sell groceries, kodaks,
stationery, bathmg suits, silk hand
kerchiefs, automobile accessories and
the like.
I say again, that I make the above
statement because I believe it to be
the will of the people, and I have
talked with good people and bad peo
ple, ministers and church people and
people who do not go to church, all
of whom, I am endeavoring to repre
sent; a a.servant f the people, fair
ly a4 impartial??.
At the afternoon session following
was the program:
"Observations on Rosette," S. M. Mc
Curran of Thomasville, Ga.
"Xut and Leaf Case Bearer," by J.
B. Gill of MonUcello.
- "Spraying and Spraying Outfits, by
J. B. Demaree of Thomasville.
At the close of the afternoon session,
the entire assemblage motored to New
port Springs, a resort eighteen miles
south of Tallahassee, where they were
guests of Mr. Nathaniel Brewer at a
fish fry.
It Is understood that an Interesting
program will also be carried out to
morrow, when the election of officers
-will be held.
With a big day's work planned in
the city and at the plant of the Pensa
cola Shipbuilding Co. today, in which
the Fort Barrancas band and ' Mlaa
Rheba Crawford, of Atlanta, will par
ticipate, it is expected! by the direc
tors of the Salvation Army Home Ser
vice drive that at least $5,000 will be
added to Pensacola's share of the quota
for the West Florid, zone. ;
Thus again will ensacola send out
an eloquent appeal to the counties fur
ther east in the zone to keep in the
fight till victory is won, this county
having raised its quota in Order that
the drive might more easily gO over
Returns from the counties east of
Escambia come in slowly, and it is
believed that some of the chairmen are
withholding information until able to
report going over the top. A v. tele
gram last night from Chairman Wil
liams, of -Holmes county, states that
this county reached its quota during
the day. This was encouraging to the
workers at headquarters-
While Escambia county expects to
finish ahead of some of the other coun
ties., its organization ; will be; held in
tact for tactical reasons until the word
Is flashed that the. last: county in th;
tone has gotten' its quota., - i
Gull Point was the first, Escambia
town to" go over, with an over-subscription
of 3 to 1. Molino followed in quick
succession at a clip of 2 to 1.
At Century, according to a telegram
received by the zone chairman, It is
planned to conclude the drive Saturdav
night with a burst of enthusiasm cen
tering in a big community dance Mus
cogee will put the grand finale on Es
cambia's effort Monday. Both Century
and Muscogee are to have the assis
tance of the Fort Barrancas band.
Cash collections in Pensacola yes-:
terday were notable; the most interest
ing feature being a donation in which
every Greek in the city had a part.
Chairman Hervey is arranging to
have Miss Rheba Crawford appear to
night in the various theatres. He
earnestly asks for volunteers among
the young ladies of Pensacola to como
to the San Carlos hotel today at 11:15
and to go to the ship yards with the
pai and serve as collectors in tho
crowd there at noon. He also again
urges merchants taking subscriptions
:mong their employees to hasten re
ports to the, headquarters at the San .
The southern states are leading the
nation in percentage of collections, ac
cording to a telegram from Atlanta,
district headquarters last night and
every effort is being made to put over
the quota.
- "We are counting- strong on the Pen
sacola zone." said Staff Captain David
Main," in Birmingham last night and
I cannot believe that the people of
the zone will fail to put the drive over
the top in good shape."
"I realize that- the work has been
carried on everywhere under a great
handicap. There has been a lack of
workers everywhere, but those who
have been in the tield have certainly
been doing a wonderful work. More
workers are needed, and I trust that
more of the men and women every
where will realize this and get out in
the field and help to collect the neces
sary funds. One trouble has been that
many of those who could well afford to
contribute large sums have been con
tent to donate small amounts.
"I have noticed the large number
of subscriptions coming in, and must
say that I never knew so many people
to be interested in a campaign before,
but I -wish ' that some of the larger
corporations would become more in
terested In any event, I believe that
the quota will be reached, if every
one will start the new week determin
ed to .do their part, both in work and
in subscriptions."
Tallahassee, May 28. The governor
today removed J. B. Christian from
the office of adjutant general and ap
pointed Major James E. McCants, of
Tampa, in his place. This office is
held during the pleasure of the gov
ernor and does not require confirma
tion by the senate. Major McCants.
although a young man, in a Spanish
War veteran, and during the last 1J
months has been major of the coast
artillery guard which he organized in
this state. He was formerly m. reel
dent of Miami.

xml | txt