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OL. XXII. NO. 150.
Ml BY Mil
At Secret Plenary Session it
Was Decided toPresent
Treaty to.Austrans Mon
Efforts, re Now tfeing
Mads o Reconcile Small
Powers in Italian-Jugo
slav, Controversy.
Firis, May
31. A secret
'fiary session of the peace
cnfereice this afternoon de-
ilded to present the peace treaty
I to the Austrians at noon Mon
I day. The small powers made
v reservations on the financial and
reparations clauses.
The lights of. minorities on
questions of race, language and
religion were objected to by the
small powers. Premier Clemen
r ceau assured them that this will
" be considered by the council of
four before the treat is pre
sented to the Austrians. Finan
cial, reparations, and perhaps
the military sections, may be re
vised further, v
Londoi, May 31. The Pager-
man Un on proposes to intro
duce in the German national as
sembly a resolution inviting
the former German emperor" to
return to Germany, according to
an Exchange telegraph dispatch
from Berlin.
Agrant, Croatia, May 31 The
Hungarian deputation has offer
ed the Hungarian throne to the
Serbian crown prince, Alexander.
Paris. Way 31. The greater part of
the objections raised in . the German
counter proposals have. In the opinion
of French diplomatic and political cir
cles, alreac y been set forth In separate
German notes, and duly answered
by the allies. Consequently It is said
there can be no modification of the
peace tern s and there is no necessity
for verbal discussions in which Ber
lin govern nent desires to Involve the
allied powers. - , .
It is understood the coujcil of four
wiJI agree in taking this view in tins
working the Germans.
The German peace delegation has
been notln?d that the period of delay
for presenting observations havirg ex
pired at 2 p. m. Thursday, no further
notes will be accepted from the dele
gation. It becami known today that the Ger
man coun er proposals were accom
panied by a covering letter of ten
typewritten pages. The letter apparent
ly is the wt rk of Count von Brockdorff
J Rantzau as it is more conciliatory and
adroit than the counter proposals
which wer elaborated by the Berl.'n
4 The leteer paints a most gloomy
y picture 'of the fate to which the peace
terms condemn Germany. It refers
to the sacred character -of treaties,
disavows the treaty made with Rus
sia, at Breit-Lltovsk and concludes
with the fo lowing phrase:
"We shall only undertake those obli
gations wrich we are sure of keep
ing, becaute it is the German peoplo
who in thi last resort will give Us
assent to ihe treaty."
New Orlians, May 31. The Young
Men's Gynenastlc Club, of New Or
leans, won the twelfth annual track
and field c lampionship of the South
ern Amateur Athletic Association
here today, without serious opposition,
making 134 points. Tulane was sec
ond with 2f; Baylor third, with 16.
Washington. "May 31. President
Gompers, of the American Federation
of Labor, telegraphed Governor Dor
Sey, of Georgia, today asking an in
vestigation of the shooting of mem
bers cf the textile workers at Coluyi
bus recentlj. and that those responsi
ble be brourht before the bar of jus-j:
Leguis is leading in the count of the
ballots for president of Peru. He has
previously served in that office with
success. His program is development
of the natural resources of the coun
try. Recently Proclaimed Provi
sional President of Mexi
co Has Sent . Communica
tion to Washington. .
Washington, May 31. General Fe
lipe Angeles, recently proclaimed by
Villa forces as provisional president
of Mexico; has sent a communication
to Washington, it was learned today,
for presentation to ihe state department-;
.giving , his objects in leading
the revolution In progress in Northern
Mexico. Acting Secretary Polk said
no communication had been received
and none would be received as Car
ranza is president of Mexico. and An
geles a rebel against the constittuional
authority. Angeles' communication
says he desires to restore the consti
tution of 1857. He promises to pro
tect legal interests" of 'all foreigners
and Mexicans and restore law and
Brownsville, Texas, May 31. Gen
eral Felipe Angeles, recently pro
claimed provisional president of Mex
ico by the Villistas, plans simultan
eous attacks, on Torreon, Chihuahua
City and Juarez, according 'o Mexi
cans who have just arrived here from
Torreon. They declare ' he Vlllista
armed force totals 13.000 men and
that it is being divided for use
against the three cities.
The governor today vetoed the act
relating to the open and closed season
for hunting game in Leon county and
stated his objections thereto.
Kvidence submitted satisfies him that
no notice of intention to apply for the
passage of the bill was published as
required by the. constitution for local
or special bills.
. The bill, though a local law. Is a
matter of state wide interest which
should be dealt with by general rath
er than special laws. "While the bill
is a local bill it would effect not
only Leon county but the whole siate In
deterring foreign capital from investing
not only in the lands of Leon but the
lands of the state at large. It would
deprive citizens of adjoining counties
of one months hunting in Leon coun
ty while citizens of Leon would en
joy the right to hunt in adjoining
counties for full time provided by
tho state general law.
"The bill would curtail the right
of the poor man to hunt on hi3 land
or lands on which he had the privi
lege of hunting because not posted and
I will never give my approval to a
measure that curtails the lawful rights
and privileges of the rich or poor.
. - -
With Only Five Working
Days and Hundreds Bills
Pending Hours Given
Local BilL
Senator Stokes Bill Would
End Fee Business As to
Clerk of Court of Record
in Criminal Cases.
Tallahassee, May 31. "With only
five more days remaining and several
hundred bills vet Dendinsr. the house
this afternoon devoted several hours!
in debate on the coats bill extending
the territorial limits of Okeechobee
county, and while it was understood
the senate held sessions today instead
of adjourning over until Monday to
receive important house measures, the
drawers of the clerk's desk were stuff
ed with senate messages which must
go over until Monday.
Efforts of members anxious to hear
the senate message on the Wilder
Scruggs amendment to the Igou-Carl-ton
road bill which it was understood
had been sent over to secure recog
nition and ask for senate messages to
be taken up were unavailing, and the
house adjourned until Monday after
reconsidering a banking corporation
bill relating to the sale of shares of
stock when assessment is not paid
which had failed to pass last night.
On the surface the sessions moved
smoothly but in the corridors and com
mittee rooms an element that took of
fense at the speaker's ruling yesterday
in connection with the appointment
of a conference committee on the road
bill, caucused" ahd 'compared notes on
their grievances, -
The house and senate are now ap
parently deadlocked and roadT legisla
tion for the present is blocked The
situation was further complicated by
& rumor that the governor will veto
any road measure that does not vest
supervisory control of road building in
the commissioners of state institu
tions. The senate sent over a message again
that the house recede from the Wilder-Scruggs
amendment but the mes
sage was not read in the house.
Tonight members have figured up the
situation and find that should the Igou
Carlton bill be finally passed and be
vetoed it cannot be passed over the
veto as beginning Monday the gov
ernor will have ten days for consider
ing bills before " they . can become
laws without his approval or in which
to veto them.
. For the first time in the history
of either branch the senate calendar
tonight, a week before the sine die
adjournment of the session, was clear
ed. Record Clerk Goes on Salary.
Senator Stoke today Introduced and
passed a bill providing that the clerk
of the court of record of Escambia
county shall in . the future .receive
3100 a year for the criminal business
he handles instead of fees that now
approximate $3,500 but he shall con
tinue to receive fees for all civil busi
ness handled which amount to form
$2,700 to $3,000 a year.
It was stated that the placing of
the civil work on a salary was too
complicated to work out equitable in a
bill. These fees however, come out of
the litigants and not the county. The
passage of this measure will result in
a saving of abouut twenty-five hun
dred dollars a year to the people of
Escambia and its passage was a plank
in the senators platform when he ran
tor the office he now occupies. He al
ready has passed a bill placing the
solicitor of that court on a salary.
Late Saturday night the director
of the southern division announced the
south "over the top" in the Salvation
Army campaign. He said:
"Last minute returns from all parts
of the south make it sure that the
quota for the south .tas been raised
and that as a section the south is
'over the top in the Salvation1- Army
The department of the southeast
has more than doubled its official
quota In iew of the fact that many
of the zones of the south have not
gone over the top and that the owr
subscription in other zones cannot be
used to take care of the shortage In
the zones that have not gone over, it
has been decided to make an earnest
effort the coming week in the zones
that have not gone over the top, to
get the public spirited citizens of
these zones to reach their full quota.
If they do the southeast deparment
will probably lead the nation in final
percentage of actual amount raised.
The total figures will be tabulated as
rapidly" as possibly .rly next week
and formally announced to the south.
Dispute Between Southern
Bell Managers and Em
ployees is Submitted to
Operating Board.
Presidents Brown of South
ern Bell in Statement De
nies Union Workers Are
Discriminated Against.
i Atlanta, Ga.. May 31. The dispute
between the Southern Bell Telephone
and Telegraph company and certain
of its employes which the latter as
sert may result , in a nation-wide
strike Monday of comemrclal teleg
raphers, telephone and electrical
workers, has been referred to the
government , board. New York, which
controls the wire companies, Presi
dent Brown, of the Southern Bell,
said today.
Asserting that fourteen local switch
board operators were discharged for
joining the union, the union commit
tee today presented an ultimatum to
the company demanding reinstate
ment with the alternative of a nation-wide
strike Monday at three
o'clock. President . Brown denied the
In a brief statement. President
"Brown said: "Six out of 550 telephone
operators employed by us In Atlanta
have been discharged since May 1,
each one for. inefficiency or infrac
tion of rules without regard to wheth
er or not they were members of the
We don't know, who are . or who
are not members -of the union. We
make no distinction between union
and .non-union employ; ' r ..
'Members of the; eofor'tUtee ? which
presented " the ultimatum said the
next step was to make a report at
the union meeting tomorrow night.
The strike, if called, would ' involve
900,000 commercial telegraphers and
telephone . workers' throughout the
United States, union leaders said, and
later might involve 200,000 telegra
phers. '
Officials of the Southern Bell Tele
phone and Telegraph company and
other wire companies at Atlanta de
nied this morning that any ultimatum
had been presented to them by the
representatives of the International
Commercial Telegraphers' Union, in
which a naMon-wIde strike of union
workers was threatened.
According to company officials none
of their employes have been dis
charged from alleged union affilia
tions and so far as they are aware,
they assert, there is no ground for
such an ultimatum as was reported
from Washington.
Pending Measure is Aimed
to Correct Faults of In
stallation . and Insulation
in Wiring.
A general bill in which there is more
than usual local Interest because of
its origin in Pensacola with the'Flor
ida Electrical Safety League, passed
the senate yesterday, according to a
telegram received from Senator John
P. Stokes by City Electrician Len
LeBaron. It is believed the measure
will.be put through the house before
the closing date on next Friday.
The pending bill empowers the
county commissioners of any county
in the state to form such rules , and
regulations with "reference to installa
tion and Insulation of electrical wir
ing and electrical devices as will af
ford best protection possible to life
and property. In ; the formation of
such rules and regulations the bill
also authorizes the board of commis
sioners at any time deemed expedi
ent, to call Into consultation any ex
pert eletcriclans desired.
The bill was prepared with toyh
painstaking by representatives of the
Florida Electrical Safety League, the
home of which organization is in
Pensacola, with a view to safeguard
ing not only the lives and physical
welfare Of electrical workers, but
those of the general public as well.
The Caro bills, passed by the house
some time ago. proposing to place
the firemen, street employes and po
licemen of Pensacola on an eight
hour day basis, passed the senate
"The eye of Asia Minor" they call Smyrna, where American Marines have
been landed following disturbances when Greek soldiers were put ashore.
The Greeks were Janded in anticipation of .the announcement of the peace con
gress that Greece is to rule this portion of former Turkish territory. Smyrna
was founded by Greeks centuries ago and the region about it is occupied by
Greeks. In the days of Roman conquest it was the ecnter of art and learn
ing. Its population is 250,000 and it has annual imports of $15,003T000 and
exports of $20,000,000. It is 200 miles from Constantinople, connected by rail.
It is the western terminus of the two chief railroads of Asia Minor.
Higher Taxation or Another
Bond Issue -Are Being
Considered 'By Ways and
Means Board
Washington, May 31. -It ia going
to be necessary to float another issue
of Victory Bonds for about three bil
lion dollars or increase the taxation
by that amount to meet the ordinary
expenses of the government for the
next fiscal year the leaders of- tha
house of representatives decided to
day. '
The probable" revenues "and ex
penses of the government for the next
fiscal year were gone over carefully
today at a conference between the
leading republicans and democrats
of the ways and means committee,
which considers the means of raising
revenues and the appropriations com
mittee which provides for its expendi
ture. It was found that the probable ex
penses of the government for the next
fiscal year will be approximately nine
billion dollars, after allowing for re
ductions that will come when the va
rious federal departments get nearer
to a peace time status.
The present war revenue bill, after
the luxury taxes and several other
particularly obnoxious taxes have been
repealed will bring in about four bil
lion dollars, it was estimated.
The conferees estimated that import
duties, sales of public lands and in-
tAnstr on the loans made to the allies
will bring In about two billions more.
This will leave a deficit of about
three billion dollars and the" house
leaders began today looking about to
see how it can be raised.
Treasury' department officials ara
to be asked to come before the ways
and means committee and the appro
priations committee to present to con
gress their estimates of receipts and
expenditures for next year.
The repeal of the luxury tax which
puts a levy of 10 per cent on soda
waters and ice cream, which if passed
will take 121,000,000 more from the
Mr. Kitchin, former minority lead
er, and now ranking democratic mem
ber of the ways and means committee,
agreed that the prospective revenues
for the next fiscal year will fail to
meet the expenditures by three bil
lion dollars, and said It must be
raised by a bond issue or increased
taxation. -
Chairman Fordney, of the ways and
means committee, reached the same
"The survey we have made of the
probable receipts and expenses of the
government for the next fiscal year
proves conclusively that the republi
cans in congress must cut the appro
priation bill to ' actual necessities,
slicing all extravagance, said Con
gressman Moore, of Pennsylvania, a
member of the ways and r"" com
mittee. .
"With this condition apparent the
people must let up for the present
in their demands for repeal of the
various war revenue taxes. Further
more, they must prepare to meet still
heavier taxation unless enormous
economies in government can be ef
fected or the apparent defcit raised
through another Victory Loan.
Notwithstanding Fury of
' Weather Several Large
Donations Were Gathered
in and Work Continues.
The Salvation Army drive parti led
by Col. Hughes, Lt. Bricon, Chairman
Hancock and Hervey, Manager Green
and the Fort Barrancas band, re
turned from the automobile trip to
Century at eleven o'clock last ntght
"soaked to the skin", having encount
ered a violent rain storm, but delight
ed beyond the power of words to ex
press the royalty of the reception ac
corded them by the people of Cen
tury, and declaring that if they could
do as well every day they would visit
Apparently every resident of Cen
tury and vicinity was out to welcome
the party; when forthwith the storm
of the physical elements broke in
fury and the crowd disappeared not
to return, thus seriously disarranging
the program to finish the drive during
the visit. Several large subscriptions
were made, however, and a large com
mittee of leading citizens was formed
to make a systematic canvas of the
mill and the community Monday, and
make a first class job of it.
The Alger-Sullivan Lumber Co. sub
scribed $500, and Edw. A. llauss and
A. W. Ranney each gave $50. The
committee which will make the can
vass Monday includes J. II. Jones, O.
E. Smith, J. D. Alexander, C. II. Ab
bott, Mr. Cochran. Mr. and Mrs. V. S.
Hamblin, Mr. Cobb( Mr, and Mrs. J. D.
McCurdy, Mr., and Mrs. John W. Tay
lor, Miss Eva Vaughn, W. D. Mc
David, Dr. J. S. Turbeville, and Dr.
J. A. McDonlad.
A most enjoyable tea was served
to the visitors at the Century club
and nothing was omitted to impress
the hospitable nature and enthusiasm
of the people of Century. Speeches
were made by Lt. Bricen, Col. Hughes,
Messrs. Perkins and Jones and Mr3.
Reports from over the zone were of
an encouraging nature. P. L. Rollo
wired that Bay county had declared
itself in need of no assistance. A new
Interest is repotted as stimulated at
Chipley which will take "Washington
county over. . The ministers of Mari
anna have undertaken to put that city
and county with its large quota over
during Sunday.
The same party which visited Cen
tury yesterday will visit the plant
of the Southern States Lumber com
pany at Muscogee Monday.
Philadelphia, May 21. The Annap
olis navy crews proved superior to
their collegiate rival3 today in the
feature races of the fifteenth annual
regatta of the American Rowing As
sociation over the Schuykill river
course, i They won the varsity eight
oared race over Pennsylvania, out
rowed Pennsylvania in a race for 150
pound crews, and captured the junior
collegiate eight-oared event from
New County Officer A. R.
Towse Will Begin Duties
in Bridge and Road Work
Health "Vork in Schools isf
Emphasized in Strong;
Talks By Drs. Cox and;
Harrington and Miss Mc
At the weekly meeting of the board
of county commissioners yesterday,
A. R. Towse was elected county en-
gineer for roads and bridges at
salary of $300 a month, and two no
tarial bonds were approved; after
which the commissioners listened fo
nearly tw hours to reports on ticW
eradication and health promotion pro
jects, and an appeal for a contribu
tion to the Salvation Army drive.
From the atmosphere of the occasion
one might have thought the assem
blage was one for the promotion of
moral and scientific reform, rather
than for the transaction of cold-
blooded business, and it was remarked
after the adjournment that the devo
tion of eo much time by a political
unit to such considerations is a strong
Indication of the trend of the tims.
On the election of Mr. Towse, lt
was explained that he has had 1
years of all-round experience; that
his salary will be paid out of the
bridge time warrant money; and that
he will be Kubject to call nt all times
for any kind of engineering work the
commissioners may have for him. H
will begin his duties Monday. Mr.
Tow? was unanimously chosen to th
Report on Cattle Dipping.
Mr. Brown, in charge of cattle dip
ping in Escambia county, reported
that there are 1753 owners of cattle
in the county; that 26,640 head of
catlle were dipped during the past
month; that there are now 70 dipping
vats in the county, and that during
the first month of dipping it was
found that 88 per cent of the cattle
had ticks; while' during the last
month S3 per cent were found fre
from ticks.
Both Dr. Brown and the commis
sioners deplored the failure of the
legislature to pass the state-wide corn
dipping law, and Dr. Brown pointed
out that an Escambia county farmer
under the now existing , conditions
can go to Baldwin county, Ala., and
purchase cattle cheaper than he can
get them right across the river in
Santa Rosa county, Florida, because
Baldwin county is tick free, meeting
the requirements of Escambia county,
while before cattle can be brought
acrorfs the Santa Rosa line the pur
chaser must build a dipping vat, dip
tho cattle twice and hold them . in
quarantine seven days, which is a
process so expensive as to be prohib
itive. The -failure of the legislature,
therefore, is indicated to be hostile
to Florida's own interests ,and favor
able to trade with other states.
Dr. Brown reminded the commis
sioners of the necessity of reviving
local dipping legislation before the
legislature, in view of the failure or
state-wide legislation, and on his sug
gestion. a committee was instructed to
wire the Escambia county delegation,
at Tallahassee urging them to press
the measures of local interest regard
ing dipping, providing funds to con
tinue the work, begun.
Bond interest Money Available for
Regarding the disputed matter of
the application of bond Interest money
to the road payroll. County Attorney
Reese presented a telegram from
State Comptroller Ernest Amos, which
read as follows:
"Position taken by you correct. All
proceeds are to be applied to the pur
pose for which bonds were sold. See
This was interpreted by the com
missioners as establishing their right
to use the interest money in question
on the road payroll, and it was de
termined to so apply it during the
Postmaster B. S. Hancock present
ed U. S. Marshal James B. Perkins
to the board and the latter made an
earnest appeal for an appropriation
of $500 to the Salvation Army drive
now in progress. Each of the com
missioners expressed himself as favor
able to the proposition of helping the
army locate a $25,000 home In Es
cambia county, but explained that
under the budget system they were
lagally stepped from applying any
funds in s-uch manner sooner than
the time when the new budget Is
made, which will be in October. The
commissioners left the impression that
they might undertake to allot $500 In
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