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s s :? s s i s i s i s s B! fa M FOR FLORIDA Generally K &tj 81 fair Sunday and Monday. 3: ' ' -tf ssssssssasssssssa TODAYS1 .VOL. XXIL NO. 157. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA. SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 8, 1919. PRICE FIVE CENTS CE CONFERENCE COUNCILS RELATIVE SANITARY STATUS OF FOOD SUPPLY STORES IN CITY CONTINUE TO WORK BUT SET NO DATE FOR FIAL, ANSWER SHOWN SCORES MADE PUBL! ESII Germans May Get Reply to Counter Proposals Mon day or Maybe Later in the Week. GENERAL STRIKE IS CALLED IN BERLIN Disorders Reigns in Munich arid Nuremburg Whence Reports of Machine Gun Fire Are Unaccounted For., The peace conference commissions And councils continue work hastening completion of the reply, to the Ger man i counter proposals. Indications ire lacking', however, as to when the answer will be ready. No date for handing the reply to the Germans has been set, although It was reported earlier In the week that Monday would ee the reply transmitted. The council of four again Saturday considered the German counter pro posals especially the western frontier of Poland. Count von Brockdorff Rantzau, head of the German delega tion. Is' at Cologne,, one reports says, In connection with the Rhlneland sit uation. ' ' Berlin, Friday A general strike was called here today and the independent socialist organ. Die Friehelt. opened up an editorial broadside, as result of the execution of Levine Nissen. the Bavarian communist leader. It be came evident today that another Spartacan attempt against -the gov ernment may be a further result of the execution. .' The Spartacan movement has been In eourse of preparation the last sev eral weeks because of the outcome of the trials of the slayers of Dr. Jjietoknecht and Rosa Luxemburg, the escape of military officers imprison ed for killing -Spartacan leaders and the stern rules of GUstav Noske, min ister of national defense. The situa tion has furnished independent so cialists, Epartacana and extremists with bandy ammunition. Followers of Hugo Haase were today said to be predicting the overthrow of Ebert and Scheidemann within eight days. Disorder reigned in Munich all night, according to advices from there today. Machine gun firing was heard intermittently. The reason was un known when the dispatches were sent. Newspapers are unable to appear and the inetal workers strike in Munich has. extended to Nuremburg and FueVth. Berne, Friday. French wireless service. In a counter effort against the Rhenish republic movement, the Berlin, government has appointed Kari Trlmbom, leading clerical, as region al president of Rhlneland. Trimborn has been an active worker for the Rhenish Republic which would be a component party of Germany. Paris, June 7. The Turkish govern ment has appointed a delegation to the peace conference under the lead ership of Damad Ferid Pasha, a dis patch from Constantinople states. Da inad Ferld is at present prime minis ter. The other members are Tewfik 5asha, Tewfik Bey, Rlza Tewfik Bey iind Rechid Halim Bey. 'Foreign trade export group being formed "Washington, June 7. "With a view, cf quieting the unrest in Europe by hastening the return to normal eco- romlo conditons, financial interests in TJew York, with the assistance of the fsderal reserve board, are considering the formation of a group of export corporations for woool. copper, steel tobacco and other American products similar to 'that organized to handle tie foreign sales of cotton. It Is planned to give the group cor porations the backing of the Central Securltes Corporation which would Jraw its funds from the investing public, furnishing perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars to finance ship ment of raw materials to countries lately at war, so they may return to work and pay off their debts to this country. EXAS GOVERNOR WANTS TROOPS SENT TO BORDER I"- Washington, June 7. -Decmnng the Vexlcan situation so critcal that a larger force of troops on the border is necessary to protect the lives and p-operty of citzens. Governor. Hobby, sf Texas, requested Secretary Baker to call into federal service the first ud. second brigades of the Texas cav il ry and mobilze them at a convenient Int. The war department tele paphed the commander of the south rn .department, asking his views on e request NATION-WIDE STRIKE IS SET FOR WEDNESDAY Western Union President Says Order Will Amount to Nothing; Only 147 Would Go Out He Says. Chicago, III., June 7. A nation-wide strike of telegraph and telephone op erators who are members of the Com mercial Telegraphers Union of Amer ica, was ordered today by S. J. Ko- nenkamp, international president, ef fective next Wednesday morning, at 8 o'clock standard time. The order applies to employes of the Western Union, American Telephone and Tele graph Company and Postal with its associated institutions. It was estimated at headquarters here that the strike would affect be tween sixty and a hundred thousand lndlvduals, of whom nearly twenty five thousand were said to be mem bers of the telegraphers' union. Out side of union ranks, it was said, many wire workers had pledged themselves to support the strike. , New York, June 7 The nation-wide strike called by the Commercial Te legraphers' Union "will amount to nothing," la the view of President Carlton, of - the Western Union, ex pressed In a statement. He said tho company had questioned all Its em ployes as to whether they would strike and only a hundred and forty-seven out of 28,000 In the territory where the strike is to be extended, answered af firmatively. Atlanta, Ga., June 7. Representa tives of both the Western Umon nd the telegraphers' union expressed sat isfaction tonight with the situation growing out of the strike of keymen in the southeast. Union officials reit erated their claim that 3,000 Western Union employes are out. General Man ager "Worthen, of the southern divis ion of the Western Union, on the oth er hand, reported 315 employes out. and said business was moving In first class shape. Detroit. Mich., June 7. Street car service here stopped tonight when motormen and conductors struck to enforce demands for increased pay. PROPOSED DRY DOCK CAN LIFT THE "CUSHNOC" In Fact, It is That Any Ship Entering This Port Could B e Accommodated O n Structure. "How is it possible for a 5,000 ton dry dock to lift a 9,000 ton ship." This is the question which has frequently been asked since local interest ha3 been so aroused in the construction here of a dry dock of that capacity by the U. S. Fleet Corporation, co operating with the Bruce Dry Docks company. In answer, to the question. In a man ner to make it plain to people wno know more about many other lines of business and industry thanships. Thos. H. Johnson, of the dry docks company, begins in the "Yankee" manner, by asking what is tonnage. He says: "Tonnage, speaking In dry dock lan guage, means a dock of 5,000 tons will lift a vessel weighing 5,000 tons. The 'tonnage' used by the shipping board means a vessel of 9,000 tons is rated to carry that amount of cargo, m, ets., the ship tself weighing less than 4,000 tons. "The new dry dock proposed for Pensacola, using the shippng board's definiton of the term 'tonnage, will lift a ship of 12,000 tons carrying ca pacity, which means this dck. can lift any vessel constructed under the shipping board's shipbuilding program including those now being built by the Pensacola Shlpbulding company. "This proposed dock will also bs capable of handling the Texas Oil company tankers, and steamers of the Mallory, Munson, Mengel & Company and United Fruit Company lines, in additon to vessels of other Important steamship lines expecting to make this port for cargo when this iiwv facilty is installed here. m Locally the campaigrn for mem bers and associate members will be f orr.anr Mnutr-m i . meeting to beheld tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock at the San Carlos hotel. Citizen s generally, who are interested in the proper training of the American boys of Escambia county, are urged to at tend and to participate In the actlvi- ties throughout the week. ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF LEGISLATURE by Herbert! felkel. Tallahassee, June 7. Some of the accomplishments of the 1919 regular session of the Florida legislature, that ended yesterday, can be briefly sum marized as follows: Federal road aid was met, a two mill tax for roads imposed, the con victs placed on the public roads, re etrictons were thrown around the state highway department, traffic on the roads was regulated by law and a constitutional amendment was sub mitted to the people provifling that the legislature may bond the state for not exceeding five per cent of the total tax valuation of Florida at the time of issue for meeting future federal road aid. - The state was not reapportioned as to legislative representation, nor was a constitutional convention called. The automobile tax refund bill, to pay to the people all licenses unlaw fully collected in 1918, passed both houses, all amendments being agreed to. - Salaries of the cabinet officers were not raised. - The compulsory school attendance bill passed both houses." The 'chattel mortgage bill, making it possible for banks to loan money on livestock, passed. State-wide compulsory dipping was killed in the senate. The sheriffs' fees were increased. Tho state mlllage for the board of health was not reduced, the bill be ing vetoed by the governor. The senate passed the measure over the veto, b it the house failed to do this. The Singletary bill to sell the Ever glades died, the two branches failing to agree on the matter. Xothing was done to bring womm suffrage nearer in Florida. Primary suffrage was withdrawn and the amendment to submit a state consti tutional amendment failed in the house. The federal suffrage amend ment was not ratified. A farm colony for feeble-minded was established. The Calkins revised general statutes were approved and appropriation made for publishing them. . All of the state institutions, at Tallahassee. Gainesville, St. Auguc tine, Chattahoochee, Ocala and Marl- anna were liberally appropriated for. Two new judical circuits, the 17th and the 12th, were created. Liberal appropriations were passed for. hog cholera serum, citrus canker eradication and university extension. , Federal aid for agricultural ana in dustrial education was met. No normal schools were estab lished. A new revenue bill was passed, but the franchise or corporation tax bill failed. A constitutional amendment was submitted providing for the taxation of intangible property such as money deposited in banks and the assessment of all property according to Its ability to pay. The Bryan primary law was Undis turbed. The child welfare or mothers' pen sion bill became a law. Iogs will be taxed, males a dollar and females two. . hill prohibiting the making of whiskey was passed and former pro- . M , iK S3 m 38- "Si :k! n 'SI a st. St SI S! SJ SI ST S" St Sf SI tat S! s St SI SI S! SJ H! S! Si Si, S! si SI SI s UNUSUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR PORT DEVELOPMENT FACES PENSACOLA Pensacola is facing one of the greatest opportunities for development ever presented to-this or any other port. Through the unflagging in terest of a few progressive Pensacolians working with the co-operation of Senator Duncan 'U. Fletcher, contracts have been executed with the United States Shipping Board, Emergency Fleet Corporation, for the construction and operation of a 5,000 ton lift capacity floating dry dock, to be operated by the Bruce Dry-Dock company of this city. The Rrpency Fleet Corporation has agreed to put into this develop ment $4S.,l-)00.00; if local subscriptions are taken to the amount of $200. 000.00. of Which the Bruce Dry Dock company has agreed to take $82,000, which this company: will carry In addition to their present holdings, rep resenting an Investment of approximately $175,000.00. Business men of Pensacola Interested in its development are confident in their belief that the remaining amount of $11S,000.00 will readily find sale on the local market. Plans are Rolng forward for eliciting local Interest in this important movement which will have so tremendous an influence on this entire section, and it is hoped to secure th necessary subscriptions within a few days, with a view to beginning additional construction work as soon as possible. s oun The proposition on the part of the fleet corporation is most liberal and shows its recognition of the importance of this port. This Is the second time that such an opportunity has knocked at Pen sacola's door. It is hardly probable that such an opportunity will come again, if this is rejected. At the close of the navy yard, during the secretaryship of Von Meyer, the floating dry dock at navy yard was sold for a song. Later it was resold to a New York company a member of which a few years later told one of The Journal staff, that the dry dock, after some necessary repairs, had netted his company hundreds of thousands of dollars, and would be eventually worth millions to them. - At the time that this dry dock slipped from Pensacola's grasp. The Journal urged that Pensacola business men form a company for its purchase. Had this been done, by this time Pensacola would havo port facilities far ahead of any ports of the south, for other improvements would have followed In logical sequence. Pensacola -should not mis this opportunity, which will not only prove of value to the port, but will be an investment to increase in value in ratio to the port's progress. S! V si SI 35 hlbtion laws were strengthened. Xumerous other measures, many of them quite important, were killed or passed. Countless (at this time) local bills were enacted into law. A true, final history of the work of this ses sion cannot be written now because it Is not known what the governor will sign and from which measures he will withhold his approval. Numbers of bills are in the governor's office awaiting action by that official. He has ten days in which to approve or veto them. If he does neither they become law automatically. . In a few days this newspaper will publish from its regular Tallahassee correspondent a full list of all the bills that have been approved togeth er with those that are on file in the executive offices, and from time to time during the following ten cTiys the action of the governor on the lat ter will be reported, as he approves or vetoes the various measures before him. . 30 MILLIONS IN WAR FRAUD; DRAW JURY INDICTMENT "Washington, June 7. Indictments by a grand jury at Detroit today against Captain Sartorios Nicholson, of "Washington, connected with the ordnance department. Grant Hugh Brown, a millionaire sportsman, and Fred C. Collins, vice consul of Greece, and a United States army officer now in France, was the first step by the department of justice in a campaign against the alleged authors of fraudu lent plots to defraud the government of $30,000,000 worth of munitions supplies K S' 1 w s r jg, jL. -:-S 'if !if "u" S! S1 ! 5? :rf To Si S IS) S! s Si i S1 s CHARTERS TAKEN FROM UNIONS AT WINIPEG, CAN. "Washington, June 7. Martin F. Ryan, president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Carmen, has revoked the charter of two local unions of that order at "Winnipeg and a third at Edmonton. Canada, on the ground that the action of their members In appropriating money for organizing "one big union" which has led to strikes now progressing in "Western Canada, is in disregard of union laws. Other heads of international unions are said to be preparing simlar or ders affecting their crafts. YAQUI UPRISING IN SONORA, MEX. REPORTED ACUTE Nogales. Ariz., June -7. More than 40 Americans and Mexicans have been killed by Taquis and bandits in La Colorado district of Sonoro, Mexico, during the last two weeks, according to a statement of nine American min ing men who arrived here from that neighborhood tonight. The party of Americans, whose homes are In Arizona. Colorado, and California, have sent a statement on conditions -in that district to the state department at Washington, with copies to Senators Thomas, of Colo rado, Johnson, of California, and Marcus Smith and Henry F. Ashhurst of Arizona. gss's H NEED OF ALL TIE HEALTH OFFICER URGED County Commissioners Hear Tax Payers and Health Experts at Length on Prposition. At the regular weekly meeting of the board of county commissioners Saturday morning it was decided to pospone action looking to advertising for bids for the $160,000 county time warrants recently authorized by the legislature until the meeting next Tuesday morning, to allow Oounty Attorney Reese time to complete the necessary resolution iji legal form. As certain definte sums were designated In the law for each of the improve ments, with the proviso that a sur plus from any one project that a sur applied to another, it was stated by Attorney Reese that considerable pains in making the essential mathe matical calculations regarding the re demption of the warrants would make postponement of action necessary. The board took its first definte ac tion regarding the employment of an all-time county health officer at this meeting, when on motion of Commis sioner Soderlind, a comnultee Z three was appointed by Chairman White to canvas the propositon and report at next Tuesday's meeting. The com mittee is Messrs. Soderlind, Hardy and McCurdy. Most of the session Saturday, like that of a week before, was taken r; with the discussion cj the necessity if having a health officer. In view of the fact that the state has already put up $1,000 for a health officer in Kscambia county, contingent upon the furnishing of a like sum Dy the coun ty commissioners and by the city government, in the nature of a co- i operative project for the employment I of a single officer to represent sta.ie, county and city, much Interest at taches to the action of the commis sioners, and it is thought by some that their ultimate action was indi o ted by expressions made durisg yes terday's meeting. Dr. Turbeville, of Century, ad dressed the commissioners, he said, in the capacity of a physician and taxpayer of the county, and entreated the board to favorably consider the Considerable excitement prevailed for a few moments late yesterday aft ernoon in the police station, when a soldier, W. E. Jennings, was brought in by officers, charged with threat ening with a gun. A crowd thronged (Continued On Page Two.) COMMISSIONERS REORGANIZE AT iEET MONDAY There Will Perhaps Be No Change As to Mayor Nor In Departmental Heads of City. Considerable interest is being ex pressed in the regular annual reor ganization meeting of the city com missioners to be held at the city hall tomorrow and there are numerous speculations as to what changes may be made, if any, as to the present departmental positions of the com missioners themselves and in the heads of the various departments. There has been persistent belief in some quarters that there will be a shifting among the commissioners themselves, but from the best infor mation obtainable at present, it seems this belief is without proper founda tion. It is also indicated that there will be no changes In the heads of the various departments. In connection with the numerous discussions of reorganization and oth er features of city affairs a visibly increasing manifestation of interest in returning the city government to the aldermanic form, as permitted under the charter after six years is to be observed. The six years is up and it was stated yesterday by a group ot interested citizens that it Is virtually positive that circulation of petitions for the necessary 20 per cent Of voters for the call of an election on the prop osition will begin with a few days. 1 While Conditions Are Much Improved There is Still Great Roor- for Further Progress. NONE OF MARKETS ICO PER CENT CLEAN Many Places Serving Food Products to Public Score Less Than 50 Per Cent, in Sanitation. Importance of sanitary inspection and scoring of eating places and plaCts serving food or otherwise cat ering to the public in a capacity that places patrons at the discretion and mercy of those serving as to purity, wholesomeness and health, is ugai-i strongly emphasized In the following interview given the. Journal by Dr. O. II. Cox, government specialist, act ing in conjunction with the local pub lic health service: "Pensacola has a cause for self congratulation when the facts wivicn underlie the following scores of mar kets and other places handling food are fully understood. ' "To those who ha'' i followed the work of inspection and sanitation !t is known that a wonderful improve ment has taken place. But to anyone who has lived her any length of tlm it must be apparent that u change for the better has occurred. There may be those who yet oppone anything the kind. The old refrain of "what is the use, it won't be kept up' can still be heard once in a while. "Of course, it won't bo kept up if nobody makes it his business to keep after the sanitary back -slider und tho generally shiftless. There is One moU effective way and that is to build up public opinion for better thaings in such a way that the dealer's won't dare go back because it will mean loss of business. Unscreend, and im cleaned places ought to soon beejumJ ". a rarity. I 'There have been a few objectors ' to having their places scored. But the majority have almost hung on the methods of the inspectors as the .. lowed the details of the score sheet. It is not difficult for one to imagine t that some lessons have been learned. "The other day a former citizen of Pensacola returned for a. visit after only a short absence. His comment was that we 'have it all over Mobile in screening and food protection methods.' We wondei it he could have said that a few months ago. And could it not be considered a pretty good advertisement for the town? "We have many visitors and from what they say and think others will come or Stay away. Does sanitation pay. Ask the food merchants.'" Place of Business. Ccor. Zelius Market ; Sprinkle Market 85 Mindell Market ...,84, Verdickia Market 84 Sieger and Rogers Market McVoy's Market 82,,a Cathes Market 82 Stringers Market 80 Sprinkle Palafox Market 79 Stearns Market "3 Stamita Market 7S, Geeker Market 78 Mathis Market 78 Henderson Market 78 Mitchell Market 76 Means Market 75,,i Peters Market . 74V3 Lee Brothers Market 74 V Petty's Market 73 Constantine's Market 73 Alexander's Market 73 Ca.motis Brothers 73 Johnson's Market 72 Vi Kelson Market 7 Us Long's Market 71 Banaman Market 71 Horn's Market 71 Harry's Market 70 , Phillips Market 70ft Harris' Market 70 Brown's Market 69 Scott's Market .....S3 Cress Market 68 Capres Brothers 67i Owen's Market , 67 Alexander Brothers Market 67 Vasso Market 67 Petsume Market 67 Athey's Market ....67 Hobbs Market ...63 Hardy's Market .64 Hollisfield Market 64 Davis Market 63i Person's Market ...61 Cook's Market 53 M Klein's Market 59 Elliott's Market 58 Malamo's Market 58 Parlor Market ..57 . Columbus' Market 55 V Trickaoras Market 4Si It is becoming a general source of conversation how the food handling , places in Pensacola, like restaurant, soda fountains, fruit stands and sim ilar places, have cleaned up and ma'fe other wonderful improvements. Of course, the credit lies mostly with the men who own the business concerned. They saw that "clean business Is good business." It will Continued on page two?