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SO S3 Ixcal thunc ershowers Monday IS S and Tuesday with gentle eaat M 11 and eoutheaat winds. M X gEssCESissas s's E s g a A ij. ra i: S5 a Read the Journal ad- a a message for you. E5 s VOL. XXI NO. 159. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA. TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 10, 1919. PRICE FIVE CENTS liy ilfao wCo r iA it in 1 1 I! i if if f ru iu r FPEAC PHUCMERL rTin i mil r.T nnnx n mi Copy o Document Publici ty of Which is Being Probed, Supplied By Newspapermen. EARLY RETURN OF TROOPS DEMANDED Both Democrats and Re , publicans in the House Want Americans Brought Back Hone From Over seas. Washington, June 9.- Senator Borah and his supporters today after a five hour fight, forced a .... i i j. 1 copy of the poace treaty into tne public record of the senate after . j. ji ''many attempts to prevent its publication had been beaten on record votes. The copy was furnished by Chicago new. paper men, Borah said. After voting to print the treaty, the opponents sought by motion to re:onsider, to defeat publication by keeping. the mo tio nbefore the senate until ad journment, lorah met the chal lenge by beginning to read the hundred thou sand word treaty. After reading an hour, his op ponents capitulated by permit ting a vote on the motion which was beaten. At the same time the senate got under way an investigation of how the c spies have reached private handa in New York by summoning to testify half dozen of the country's leading fian ciers. The effects of the day's history-making developments was to clear the air on the much debated subjjct of publicity for the treaty as to the text and to widen the breach between the president and. the senate major ity. The early return from Europe of American troop was demanded by democratic and republican member in the house today during a general de bate on the army appropriation bill. Various means were . suggested for bringing this about, but the method - hich gained the greatest support pro vided a reduction of army strength to 400.000 Instead of 609.000. asked by Secretary Baker. Repreaentatlvo LaGuardia. republi can, of New Tcrk. announced that he would offer an amendment reducing the number of :!00,000. saying the war department woUd have no trouble reaching this i.verage for a year if -it did not have the money available r.'hich Its flngei itched to spend." The bill to repeal the law authorizing federal control of wire systems was taken up in the senate late today and agter a brief explanation by Chairman Cummins of the senate Interstate com mrce committee, it went over until to morrow with pus sage expected within a few days. Ths house committee also considered repeil legislation but took no action. ROBBERS HELD UP GREEK .MERCHANT LAST MIDNIGHT A robbery occurred at midnight last night at the store of Vasso Katak, a Greek merchant, at 140 Kast Govern ment street, wien three white men. two of them a:med, took Katak un awares as he was putting his receipts for the day in the safe. He was or dered to hold up his hands, but while doing so yelled lustily, and attracted the attention of Officer "Williams, who was standing or. the next croner. The robbers ran out the door -as they fceaid Wil lams coming, and two of them completely eluded the officer. The third, however, was comnCanded to halt, and not doing so. the officer fired two shots at him. Thereupon Katak also began fire on the robber, but he disappeared in the darkness, and it is not known whtther any of the shots took effect or not. Katak fumis'ied a partial descrip tion of his assailants, one of whom was said to be a tail man with a long nose. Only fiv-s dollari in pennies was secur ed by the hold-ups before they were frightened away by the officer. EIRE ATY SHADE KG AND HEATED I LED BY BORAH CATTS VETOES NEW LAWS OF LEGISLATURE Jerry Carter is . Appointed State Hotel Commission er Four Years to Succeed A. L. Messer. Tallahassee, June 9. Governor S. J. Catts today vetoed the following gen eral acts: House bilFNo. 892, an act to authorize the board wf commissioners of state Institutions to sell the power boat "Sea Foam; house bill No. 242. an act relating to dogs and the pro tection of livestock and poultry from damage by dogs and. authorizing inir destruction in certain cases, providing for the protection of licensed dogs and for dogs temporarily imported - xor trial, show and breeding purposes, prescribing certain privileges for hunting -dogs and dogs owned or used by the state in the apprehension of criminals; providing for the assess ment, of damages dne by dog3 and payment thereof by the proper county to the owners of livestock and poultry and of damages to licensed dogs; Im posing powers and duties on ceria.n state, .county, city and town officers and employes. The governor also vetoed senate bill No. 453, on the ground that the same is a duplicate of senate bill No. 371, which he has heretofore approved. ; . "Jerry on the Job." , Jerry W. Carter was appointed state A. Jj. Messer, whose term expired yesterday. . Soon after, his inaugura- I tion,' Governor Catts removed Mender I from orfice. ana appoiruea warier io succeed him. When the extraordi nary session of the legislature con vened, however, the: senate faild . to concur in the suspension of Mr. Mes ser, who was theeby ' automatically reinstated in office. . The legislature at the same session passed, a bill for his relief which re sulted in his receiving the full amount of his compensation during such sus pension. Mr. Carter will serve under his new appointment for a term of four years. MY: MAY fflTTEB T TO LEAGUI Germany, if she signs the peace treaty, and gives satisfactory guaran tees that she will establish a stable government and loyally carry out pro visions of the treaty, doubtless will be permitted to become a member of the League of Nations. The council of four has this subject under considera tion. ' The council of four is also busily en gaged going over reports of commis sions which have been examining Ger many's counter-proposals. It is felt in Paris it will be possible to give the Germans the final word late in the present week. It is said five days will be given the Germans to answer whether they .will sign the treaty. Paris, June 9. The movement to ad mit Germany to the League of Nations is due mainly to a desire to avoid the possibility of the formation of another group composed of rival powers which would embrace Grmany, Russia ? and the old Teutonic group. Evidences reached the conference leaders lately that influences are working in Ger many and Russia to establish relations as a bisis for a combination of the powers not in the league. While not regarded as ImmlneM, it was felt the danger of such a combi nation would be always present while Germany was outside the league and admission to Germany, therefore, was recommended as a means of subject ing her to the same obligations as the allies under the league. Geneva, June 9. Signing of an arm istice by the Austrians and Jugo-Slavs is reported in advices reaching here. The armistice was agreed upon fol lowing the occupation by the Jugo slavs of Zollfeld. Invasions of parts of Carinthia by Jugo-Slav troops was reported in dispatches last week. COURT UPHOLDS WARTIME TAX ON MUNITIONS Philadelphia, June 9. The govern ment's war-time ta xon the profits of munitions manufacturers, contested by the producers of shell parts who claimed the impost was intended to apply only to completed articles, was upheld by the circuit court of appeals here today. GEI BE AD YE 'tegi ' "'i' -S' DEPARTiWS; ALL RETAINED Local Authorities Say Im portant Health Measure is Being Rapidly Com plied With Over City. In a session lasting barely 45 min utes, the city commissioners yester day afternoon wound up the business of the year, adjourned sine die, re assembled as a new board, with George H. Hinrichs sworn in for hi new term of three years, reassigned ) themselves to their old positions, and re-elected the entire slate of depart ment heads of the city, except the re corder. It was evident to all that the machinery of the city government was well oiled. The only discordant note in the pro ceedings was struck just before the vote was taken on a resolution filling all the appointive offices at one sweep; and this was sounded when Commissioner . Hinriches arose and emphatically stated that he wished to go publicly on record as protesting against the reasignment of H. Riera as chief of the fire department. Aside from this, the action of the board was unanimous in every particular. Action regarding the recordership was postponed. This was the only office for which there was more than one applicant, three persons having presented applications for that office, A. Zelius, Sr., Don McLellan. and the incumbent, M. E. Morey. Mr. Morey, in his petition for reassignment, laid stress on the fact that during his in cumbency the fines assessed against offenders had 'exceeded estimates bj $10,000; and that he had the endorse ment of 28 members of the bar asso ciation in formal petition. Clarence J. Stokes make application for ap pointment as recorder pro tern. The following is the list of re-elected city department heads: , City Attorney John B. Jones. : " " Clerk and Treasurer L. E. Hein berg. Comptroller J. O. Walker. Tax Collector John G. Welsh. Tax Assessor James R. Largue. City Marshal A. C. Ellis. Chief of Fire Department H. Riera. Electrician Len LeBaron. Superintendent of Watei Depart ment J. L. Sweeney. Physician Wm. D. Nobles. Plumbing Inspector E. E. "Wolfe. Registration Officer John A. Kirk patrick. Superintedent of Parks E. A. Kemble. Street Superintendent W. A. Shackelford. Engineer Frank Jarrett. TheOrdinance introduced by Com missioner Pou at the last meeting, prescribing and distributing the duties of the board among the respective commissioners, passed its second reading, and was passed on its regular Continued en Page Nine) INTERRUPTING HIS SIESTA a w M 58 M 13 SI a m WITHDRAWAL OE TRADE MISSION Mexico City, June 9. The juexican government has or J dered the mithdrawal of Mex 5T 5? a" 5? rf g 3' 5f k B! M -a !X' can delegates from the American commercial cojasress as a protest against j speech recently "mJAJfofefjjt congress by Speaker Gillett, of the house of representatives, criticizing the Mexican government. Mexico City, June 9. The city of Chihuahua, which Villa was reported to hold, was en tered Saturday ' by federal" troops, it was announced last night from the offices of Presi dent Carranza. si m x M SSISISS8I88S1SSI ss-a 5 NEWS IN BRIEF J J FROM ALL OVER jj THn UNIVERSE 1 a - Si Birmingham, June 9. Under new, tariffs approved by the railroad ad ministration, 2,000 tons of coal n four barges started yesterday 'from Cordova, on the Warrior river, for Xew Orleans. " Xew Orleans, June 9. Three hun dred delegates to, the thirtieth annual convention of the Travelers' Protec tive Association., of America, which opens here tomorrow, had arrived to day. Representatives from 37 states are expected. Washington, June 9. Rebel activity in Southern Mexico, especially in the region of the Isthmus of Tehaunte pec railroad, has grown much more serious, official advices from Mexico City today said. All traffic on the railroad from Vera Crux to Tierra Blanca was suspended Some days ago and had not been resumed after Gen eral Damy, federal leader, was killed. iXew York, June 9. Xewcomb Carl ton, president of the Western Union, declared in a statement here today that "an official at Washington" sug gested to S. J. Konenkamp, president of the Commercial Telegraphers Un ion, "the creation of an acute situa tion" by the telegraphers' organiza tion in order to bring about govern ment interference with" telegraph af fairs. Carlton declined to name the officials. Cleveland, O., June 9. A nation wide strike of telephone workers In volving operators and maintenance and construction repairmen, was call ed today, effective next Monday, ac cording to C. Sickman, local business agent, and J. H. Groves, financial sec retary of the Electrical Workers Un ion, who said the orders were received from international headquartes Jn Sprinefieia. IVm. . - w n if 1 r "BOY scour drive mm OVER TODAY Thirteen Teams Will Con duct Drive in City Lady Volunteers Wanted a t Two Booths. Thirteen business men, all j Boy Scout "enthusiasts, will captain as many teams In putting over the city and. county campaign today, accord ing to plans made at the ciyzena meeting held , yesterday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the San Carlos hotel, in accordance with a call of Postmas ter B. S. Hancock, chairman ot cne local citizens committee, in the nation wide Boy Scout movement. Some of the teams got busy yester day immediately after the meeting and quite a sum was raised. Among the largest single contributions noted up to last night was a check for 50. With all the teams working today, confidence Is felt that the drive will be put over. Indications are that each of the teams will experience no diffi culty in raising $100 or more eacn i just a few hours work. It was stated last night among those who worked yesterday that they did not meet with a single refusal. t Another meeting will be held tomor row morning at 10 o'clock at the San Carlos for the purpose of comparing notes and tabulating the returns from the campaign. .,-A call is issued for volunteers from among the ladies of the city to take charge of booths to be located today at the postoffice and in the San Car los hotel for the purpose of receiving contributions. . TLocslI Scout Master C. F. 'Zeek is city treasurer for the drive and Jas. A. White is county treasurer. The team captains are Messrs. C. F. Zeek, Felo McAllister, JameS A. White, J. I Massey. Morris Levy, Dr. Ackerman, C. B. Hervey. B. S. Han cock, P. I. Rollo, . Col. J. I Hughes, Julian Olsen, Secretary Moore, of the Y, M. C A-, and E. E. Vickery. GEORGIA HAS FOUR MEN ON U. S. RIFLE TEAM names of forty riflemen who will rep resent the United States in the inter allied rifle and pistol competitions beginning here June 23, were an nounced today. They include First Lieutenants RoIIin W. Smith, of Co lumbus,' Ga; H. P. Ferris, of .Augusta, Ga., James Coppedge, of Barnesviiiw, Ga.. and Lt- CoL C H. Hodges, of Perry, Ga. Newton, Mass, June 9. Charles M. Hoffner, of the Philmont Club, Phila delphia, shot a fine seventy-two over the Braeburn course today and led the field of 132 starters In the first eighteen holes of play in the national open golf championship." THURSDAY IS fflT DATE SANITARY LAW City Commissioners Go Through Annual Reor ganization Process With Slate Unbroken. HINRICHS PROTESTS AGAINST FIRE CHIEF Three Want Job of City Re corder and Appointment is Held Up, Leaving Morey On Bench. Attention is again directed by tha local health authorities as a last call and notification that Thursday, June 12, is the latest date allowed under the city sanitary ordinance for Pen sacola residents to comply with the law looking to the elimination of ail surface closets and for "setting their house in order," sanitarily speaking. Further concerning the purpose and intent of the law the health authori ties declare that delay is too danger ous and that the few remaining prop erty owners who have not complied with the ordinance yet still have time in which to do so before Thursday. In this connection the following state ment was issued yesterday by Dr. O. H. Cox: "It is about time for everybody to comply with the,sanltary privy ordi nance. According to the terms of the ordinance June 12 is the thirtieth day from the date of passage. It is the duty of every owner to put his house in Order. It is the duty of every ten ant to demand a sanitary privy right now. Not because It is the law, which is reason enough, but because no hu man being in a supposedly civilized community should tolerate the bad conditions which did exist almost : erywhere in the city limits, and so far have been only partly remedied. "We . would strongly recommend that every person who rents a place where an insanitary surface closet exists, demand, as man to man, from the one of whom he rents, that the proper- repalnte made fortnwitu- at once, without delay. "This 9 no new thing which will blow over in a few weeks. The local ordinance is based on the state sani tary laws. These have been on the' books for years. They have not been completely enforced because enforcing power has not been set to work by the voice, of the people. Now new and better things are demanded by me people from their governing officials and to Use a slang phrase -f--.rre you me"' they are going to have what they pay taxes to obtain. "All the work of sanitation which has been going on in Pensacola is be ing done because the proper majority really wants It. If there is any oppo sition to progress in measures which are designed to lessen disease and promote health, it is always found to come from disordered .or nearly as bad. half informed minds. It is to be sincerely hoped that the spirit of antagonism which has reared its head -several times lately will no longer continue to throw impediments In the path of progress.'' GOMPERS SAYS TYRANNY NOT . BE TOLERATED Atlantic City, N. J., June 9. Tyran ny, whether in political or Industrial life or nation, won't be tolerated by organized labor, Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, told delegates at the open ing of the thirty-ninth session of the organization here today. Governor Runyon, of New Jersey, speaking before the session, referred to the meeting in New York last night of radicals, asserting, "these men threaten that unless things are set tled their way, chaos will result." He paused, then declared, "I know that American labor and this convention fraught with such potential conse quences, have no sympathy with any ideas not constructive. REVERSE DECREE DUVAL JUDGE IN TELEPHONE CASE Tallahassee, June 9. On the author ity of the decision rendered by the United States supreme court last Monday In the telephone rate case re cently argued In the court, the su preme court of Florida has today re versed the decree rendered by Judge Simmons, in the circuit court for Du val county, in the case of the Soutn ern Bell Telephone and Telegraph company, appellants, vs the State of Florida, upon the relation of the rail road commissioners, appelee. Judge Simmons had granted the pe tition of the railroad commissioners to restrain the telephone company from using the advanced rates recent ly authorized by the postmaster gen eral before the supreme court. The telephone company was represented by Hon. W. A. Blount, of Pensacola, and Hon. F. T. Myers, of Tallahassee, and the railroad commissioners by Hon. Dozier A. Devane, special coun sel for the railroad commissioners. PENSACOLA'S NEED OF DOCK IS STRESSED Government Engineer Ex plains Value of Dry Dock to City and Urges That it Be Built. ' BUSINESS MEN WILL SELL NEEDED STOCK Bruce Dry Docks Company Makes Liberal Proposi tion to Meet Emergency Fleet Aid Promised. It. Y. Patterson, who was. during the war, assistant chief engineer of the United States shipping board, port and harbor facilities commission, was in the city yesterday, and at the request of a Journal representative, gave his views on the location of a 5.000 ton dry dock in this port. Mr. Patterson stated that the port of Pensacola is badly handicapped be cause of the lack of sufficient dry dock facilities and that we need this pro posed dock in order to be able to suc cessfully compete with Mobile, New Orleans and Galveston. He also stat ed, that the selection of this port by the shipping board for the loca tion of this dock clearly demonstrates their faith in the future of Pensacola. Pensacola, he said, cannot afford to lose this opportunity offered her by the shipping board and with her pres ent coaling facilities, oil bunkering fa cilities and installation of ithis pro posed dock will take her place as a first class gulf port and ships . will call here for carg and repairs which now go to other ports. Mr. Patterson's connection with the Emergency Fleet Corporation and port and harbor commission, included the study of dry docks and repair fa cilities of the ports ot the United States as well as other1 port facllitieH and placed him in a position to know the real necessity for this facility o Improve Pensacola's opportunity for the development of her, harbor, A committee of Pensacola lulne meri'bave offered-their-time and t-er-vices to secure subscriptions to raise the $118,000.00 necessary to locate the 5,000-ton dry dock in this port, and will begin their campaign this morn ing by calling on the business men for their subscription i. As previously announced The Bruce Dry Dock company is required by the shipping board to raise $200,000 for adltional plant improvements. $82,000 of which has been subscribed. The company agrees to issue 8 per cent, preferred stock and the subscribers to have 30 days in which to make the first payment of 25 per cent in 90 days. 25 per cent in 150 days and the balance when needed. fflGHSCHOOL BUILDING PLAN IS AGREED ON At the regular meeting of the coun ty school board last night, a sketoa of the new high school building, drawn by Architect W. G. Willis, was accepted, and on recommendation of" the building committee, it was voted that plans and specifications be drawn by the architect in harmony with the accepted sketch. A resolution was passed providing for advertising in the papers for seal ed bids on the sale of the time war rants for $150,000 authorized by the legislature for the construction of tha school building, the advertisements to appear for the first time in tomor row's papers, and the time for the re ception of bids to end at noon on June 28. The final plan for the new building omits the auditorium, as not sufficient money is available to provide the nec essary study rooms complete and an auditorium. The plan has been so made, however, that the building will appear complete without the auditor ium, and yet the latter room can be added at a later date without intei fering with the unity of th5 struc ture. The members of the board feel that the plan agreed upon provides both for the present and the future , as well as provision could possibly be made under the circumstances. An almost Incalculable amount of labor has been expended by the board in Its efforts to get an Ideal building with the funds provided, a school house that will answer to the needs of the city and be a credit to the com munity. The board also agreed to erect four rooms additional to the present struc ture at school No. 11. formerly 74. and also four rooms at the N- B. Cook school. In each case the four room a will be of a substantial nature, and are intended to be the first unit ot a large and up-to-date building which will ultimately replace the present wooden structures, when finally com pleted by the addition of rooms on the other Sides.