Newspaper Page Text
IS s Lccal thunderstorms Wed-. X nesday and Thursday with gen- i tie to moderate northeast and M east winds. M Read the Tournal ad- s vertisemerits. They have 55 2 a message for you. 8 EBggsISSISgliJSSSta VOL, XXIL NO. 1607 PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 11, 1919. PRICE FIVE" CENTS NATE FIGHT He's on Trail of Bomb Throwers CATTS VETOES MORE LAWS OF LEGISLATURE DIGGERS WOULD HEAD ROTARIANS BUSINESS MEN DETERMINED ON DOCK PROJECT Daughter of Taf t College President COMMISSIONERS PLAN TO SELL HIGHWAY BONDS i ER LEAGUE PLAN IS ACUTE A V t $ . - '' - 1 Knox Resolution Would Give Conference At Paris Formal Notice of Opposition. ACTION IS EXPECTED BY END OF THE WEEK Proposed New Plan Would Deal Strictly With War Issue and Obligate U. S. to Protect European Peace Washington, June 9. The senate fight over the League of Nations; was brought to a more direct issue today with the in troduction of a resolution by Senator Knox proposing that the senate give formal notice to the peace conference of the opposi tion to be expected should the peace treaty be submitted for ratification in its present form. While declaring lor immediate conclusion of a treaty dealing with th direct issue of war only, the resolution contains a far reachin;r proposal which would lay it down as a policy of Ameri can government that whenever the freedom and peace of Europe is threatened the United States will consider it obligatory to as sist in removal of that menace. The resolution was referred to the foreign relations committee, and Knox hopes to bring it up for consideration by the end of this week. Washington, June 9. Representa tive Dyer, republican of Missouri, cabled President Wilson today ask ing him to issue a proclamation de claring -war time prohibition void, in view of the apparent determination of congress to let the law stand. Representative Dyer in his message stated that public hearings had gone far enough to satisfy him that repeal measures had no chance with the house judiciary committee. Hope was expressed that the president would take action on his own authority. Washington, June 9. The senate late today passed the Kellogg bill for the repeal of the law authorizing gov ernment control of wire systems. The measure, which now goes to the house, would continue existing telephone rates ninety das. The house interstate' commerce com mittee agreed to report legislation end ing government wire control June 30, next. The house, today passed and sent to the senato the bill authorizing $750, 000.000 for use of the railroad adminis tration operating government controlled lines. TELEGRAPHERS TO GO ON STRIKE AT 8 A. M. TODAY Chicago, June 10. The Commercial Telegraphers union tonight was ready to strike at Eight o'clock tomorrow morning tl roughout the country, Presi dent Konenkamp said. He estimated sixty thousand or more telegraph and telephone workers would be affected and expressed himself a satisfied with the futlook. HUN OFFICERS WILL BE SENT HOME IN JULY Washington. June 10. The return to Germany of about two thousand form er officers and sailors taken from Ger man vessels when the United States seized enemy shipping at the outbreak of the war will begin about July 13. Thosu to be released now are held at forts McPherson and Oglethorpe. STRIKERS HAVE A BATTLE WITH SOLDIER POLICE Winnipeg, June 10. A large crowd of strikers and sympathizers gathered between city hall and Portage avenue this evenintr and assaulted the return-, ed soldier oonstables. Missiles were thrown by the crowd, the police re taliating by the free use of their clubs on the heacs of the demonstrators. wtl r. tax. vriTcryivir: Flynn, for 20 years head of the U.4 S. secret service, has bee nengaged to direct the ferretin gout of anarch ists responsible for lecent bomb plots in many cities. During the war Flynn aided the department of -justice in. running down spies and disloyalists. BIG FOUR AT PEACE TABLE I DISSENTION Clemenceau Holds Out Against Any Modifications in Terms and Other Dif ferences Are Indicated. Reports from Paris are that all is not going smoothing in the council of four regarding a definite settlement j of points relating to the German peaco treaty. rotable among the points on which an. agreement has not been reached, according to reports, is the Silesian question and' the matter of the 'Polish western frontier. Added to this is the implacable stand of the French premier, Clem enceau, against any modification in the terms contrary to the attitude of President Wilson and Lloyd George who are declared to have recognized a necessity for lessening somewhat the demands In certain clauses of tho treaty, which would not fundamentally affect the severity of the document as a whole. Paris, June 10. Frank P. Walsh and former Governor Dunne of Illi nois, representing United States Irish societies, have obtained an appoint ment with President Wilson for to morrow. They will ask him for a definite statement of his attitude re garding permission for the Irish Sinn Feinn delegates to appear before the peace conference, in view of the United States senate resoltion urging th4s Step. London, June 10. Bela Kun, the Hungarian communists foreign minis ter, replying to a message from Pre mier Clemenceau, according to a Bud apest wireless dispatch, agrees to stop hostilities with the Czecho-Slovaks. although he claims the Czechs are to blame for the fighting because they disregarded the frontier fixed by the allies. Bela Kun suggests that a commis sion be appointed to settle the differ ences between the Czechs and Hun garians. He alsp expresses satisfaction that the allies have invited Hungary to the peace conference. Omsk, June 3. The congress on the constitutional democratic party ad journed tonight after adopting a feso lution denouncing Bolshevism and de claring regeneration of Russia possible only through co-operation between Russia and the allies. Washington, June 1 Propaganda disseminated in Poland and elsewhere in Eastern Europe to show the United States advocated tire Jew against the Poles, has been the cause of much re sentment and distrust in that region, American Minister Gibson at Warsaw reported to the house foreign affairs committee today. Gibson declared stories of Jewish massacres had been greatly exaggerated. MEXICO SEEKS ADMISSION TO LEAGUE NATIONS Washington, June 10. Geueral Can dido Aquillar, son-in-law of Presl denc Carranza, who is now in Wash ington came to the United States to enlist the aid of the American govern ment in obtaining admission for Mexi co to the league of nations, according to Mexico City advices today. From Washignton Aguilar will go to Paris i to see President Pioncare in an ef fort to Influence France in Mexico's idon hoping fully to restore diplomat behalf. Later he will visit London hop ing fully to restore diplomatic relations with Great Britain Riparian Rights Legislation is Among Measures Kill ed Yesterday By Execu tive. . KINDRED MEASURES ALSO ARE VETOED Governor's Veto Leaves Un changed Discharge of Ad min trators and Other Es tablished Laws. Tallahassee, .Fla., June 10. Gov ernor Catts vetoed the following bills today: Senate bill No. 499. an act granting and confirming the riparian rights and submerged and filled in lands. Briefly stated the governor's reasons for vetoing this bill are as follows: "The effect of this act is to vest an absolute title to riparian owners of all lands between the high water mark and the edge of the channel along the rivers, bays, harbors and coast line of this state and to give such ripar ian or water front owners authority to prevent the encroachment or use of such waters and water bottoms by any other individual. "Under the laws of our state all our water bottoms are the property of all tho people to be used by them for purposes of boating, bathing, t'.sh ing and other lawful pursuits but to approve this bill would, in my gudg . tnent, vest the few riparian owners with nower to do with such water bottoms as they saw fit and to pre vent the use of them by another citi zen for such uses. I do not think any law should be enacted that would work a hardship on the masses ot our Iiople in the use of such public righis and .benefits .as . are herein en ametSted. .Vor the reasons as aboe statid the gover nor has also vetoed senate bill number 525, an ac; to amend and supplement an act inacted at this se5-B-'cn. entitled ".An act granting and confirming riparian rights and suo- merped and filled in - lands." Also house bill, No. 678 an act relating to assessment and collect ou of revenue. Also renate hill No. 4'H, -an act to amend section 1807 of th-3 general stat utes of the state of Florida of 190(1 relating to grants of rijiht of way through state lands to railroaJ and caral companies, also t?nate bill No. ?.5. "An act making ic a mlsdcnio.mor f-r M y conductor or engineer or other perron in charge of rsslroad or log ging trains '.a this state to cause or permit such tra.n or cars or locomo tives tc remain a-jrofn any public real or h'ehway in this state for more .'ian "ten minutes at any time, and prescribing a penalty therefore. " senate bill No. 421, "An act in relating to the creation and estab ishment of county depositories in and for the several counties of the state of Florida of chapter 6967 of the laws of Florida relating to special school tax district depositories, approved June 3, 1915 and providing for de positing the funds of special school tax districts" in the county school de positories." Also senate bill No. 133, an act pru- 'viding a method of obtaining final dischargeand settlement by executors and administrators and for the s'ving of notice thereof. The governor ob- jects to this bill for the reason that if it became a law it woula bar any person from bringing suit against any person or persons who had been execu tor or administrator of an estate af ter one year had elapsed from the date of final discharge of such execu tor or administrator. The law as it exists at this time allows five years from such date to lapse before any such suit is barred. ASK AMERICAN FLEET TO AID FOREIGN TRADE Buenos Aires, June 11. La Montana, one of the three small newspapers which is making its appearance not withstanding the lockout, says In its issue of today that President Irigoyen and other officials are considering measues which are to be taken as a result of the reported action of the manager of a big cereal export house in cabling to the United States gov ernment, asking, that a squadron be sent to iiuenos Aires to guarantee commerce against boycott. The cablegram is reported to have alleged that the Aregentine government was unwilling or unable to protect business interests against agitators. ILLI'NOIS FIRST TO RATIFY THE SUFFRAGE ACT Lansing, June 10. The Michigan legislature today ratine the federal woman suffrage amendment, following a similar action earlier in the day by the Illinois and Wisconsin legislatures Illionis was first. 8 Annual election o officers featured the weekly luncheon of -the Rotary Club, which met yesterday at the San Carlos. Hunter Brown having been chosen to head the local organization, with W. B. Logan as vice-president. Mr. Brown and Mr. Logan leave to day for Salt Lake City, where they will represent Pensacola at the an nual convention of Rotarians. Other members of the board and of ficers elected at yesterday's meeting were: "E. R. Malone, I. 11. Aiken. John A. Merritt, J. L. Hendricks and "W. "H. Wtason, the retiring president. J. L. Hendricks was elected secretary and George Emanuel .treasurer, both having been re-elections. Rotary Convention. The Pensacola delegates will meet the Atlanta delegates in Birmingham and will go on with them to Salt Lake City on a Rotary speeial. TV. D. Biggers, of Detroit, Michigan, is candidate for president of the In ternational Rotary Association of Ro tary Clubs, and has some strong ad herents among the members here. Mr. Biggers, who is president of the De troit Rotary Club, and a former inter national vice-president, is well-knovrri in Pensacola. In business life he is secretary and general manager of the Continental Company, the largest manufacturers of window screens and screen doors in the world. He is related by mar riage to Irs. Robert Biggers , f ormer-iy-trf-Perakola,! 'jut ngw mklrsts taer home in Detroit. Mrs. Robert Biggers was Miss Evelyn Maxwell, daughter of Judge and Mrs. E. C. Maxwell. Western Trip. Mr. Brown and Mr. Logan, after at tending the international convention of Rotarians. will, go on to the Pa cific coast where they will spend some days, being absent from the city about three weeks. 23 Sg BRIEF SUMMARY ACTS : M- OF LAST LEGISLATURE & sgiiiii'Siigiiigia (BY MARY MEGINNISS) Tallahassee, June 8. (Special Following is a complete list of the bills of a general nature, passed by both houses, which have up to the time of its adjournment, become laws: An act regulating the payment of the per diem and mileage and expenses of members of the legislature and per diem of employes of the legislature. An act making available the un spent balance of appropriations made by the legislature for expense of the national guard of Florida and Florida naval militia when called out to pre serve the peace ande xecute the law. An act authorizing the justices of the supreme court to call to their as- sistance one or more circuit judges to aia jn the preparation of opinions and the disposition of causes in the su- preme court. An act providing for the acceptance and disbursement of money received from the United States which was ap propriated by an act of congress en titled "An act making appropriation for the support of the army for fis cal, year, ending June 30, 1919," as an allotment out of the sum of one million dollars set apart by the said act for the prevention, control and treatment of venereal diseases. An act amending section 1 of chap ter 6895,. laws of Florida, acts of 1915, entitled "An act making it a misde meanor to keep or maintain surface closets or privies used for the deposit of human excreta within incorporated towns which are not fly-proof in con struction and are not in conformity with plans recommended and approved by the state board of health and pre scribing a penalty for the violation of the provisions of this act." An act to amend section 1123 of the general statutes of Florida, relating to the making of rules and regulations by the state board of health. An act to amend section 2780 of the general statutes of the state of Florida and 2732 and 2792 of the general sta tutes of the state of Florida as amend ed by chapter 6945 of the acts of 1915. relating to surety companies, their supervision and authority to transact business in this state. An act to require insurance com panies to procure licenses for their agents and regulating the issuance and cancellation of same and providing a penalty for the violation of any pro vision of this act. A memorial to the congress of the United States, asking that the cotton Continued on page two) Headquarters for Campaign to Raise $118,000 Stock Opened At 107 South PaV afox. LARGE COMMITTEE WILL WORK TODAY Business Men Are Manifest ing Great Interest in Emergency Fleet Corpor ation Proposition. ' Pensacola must not she cannot afford to lose the opportunity offered her for procuring a dry dock of "large capacity." The foregoing - statement heard in many quarters among Pensacola busi ness men yesetrday summarizes the concensus of opinion and the general attitude of local business men in the matter of the subscription campaign started yesterday to sell stock in the amount of SllS.OO in the Bruce Dry Docks Company, this amount in addi- tion to what the com,pany has agreet'iC to carry, $82,000, being the stipulated sum to be raised to meet the propo sition of the Emergency Fleet Cor poration to construct the floating dry , dock here at a cost of approximately $450,000. This is in addition to the investment of the Bruce Dry Docks Company. Headquarters for the campaign were opened during the day at 107 South Palafox street and a number of local business men volunteered their ser vices to act as a soliciting committee in the sale of stock. The be'adquarters office is in charge of Thomas II. John son of -the Bruce Dry Docks Company, who gladly explains the proposition, to prospective investors. Maps and blue prints, fully descriptive of the project are also on exhibition. A still larger committee will be working today in the interest of the subscription and will continue until it is put over. As soon as, the limited amount of stock is sold arrangements will be made im mediately for the beginning of actual constriltcion work on the floating dry dock, in accordance with the proposi tio nof the fleet corporation. Committeemen working yesterday re ported a goodly stock subscription from men seen by them and asserted that they found sentiment unani mously in favor and approval of the ! project. Besides what the enterprise means in the direction of 'greater de velopment of the port of Pensacola, it is being looked upon by those who have inquired into the proposition as a bona fide investment opportunity. BOND ISSUE INJUNCTION ISTAIKEDOF Mayor Sanders Says He Run Down Report and Found There Was No Real Foun dation For It. There was a persistent report about the city yesterday to the effect "that steps were being taken by certain citizens to enjoin the city commis sioners from proceeding to spend the $90,000 bond Issue, on the ground that the election was not held in legal form because citizens generally and not property owners exclusively were per mitted to vote. Mayor Sanders, when questioned about the matter in his office, stated that there was no foundation whatever to the story; that he had run it down to the parties supposed to be taking the action, and had learned that they are not contemplating the action'! charged. He stated that Ci.y Attorney John B. Jones had passed on the regulary( of the election and that he believed the legal opinion of Mr. Jones would stand the test. It was demonstrated on the date of the election that notwithstanding the short time voters were given to in form themselves concerning the prop osition of diverting the $90,000 issue for purposes other than for which it was voted at first nearly a year ago, a comparatively large number of bal lots were cast against it and there have been numerous expressions - of opposition, and it was perhaps due to these expressions that the injunction proceedings talk , emanated. J i ti-sKiX ft V 4 Atv EL"EN Another member of the Taft family attains scholastic distinction. Miss I'elen Taft i sto be acting president of Bryn Mawr College the coming years. The president, Dr. M. Carey Thomas, is to make a tour of the world. SELMA SCOUTS r OP HERE ON in W TO CAMP the C v cal Boy Scout Camp Post Office Lawn 1 il Remain At Perdido Days. .Twenty-five husky "Boy Scouts" om Selma. Ala., arrlvort In Vcc l , ' - . . . . vuavuia tte yesterday afternoon in charge "of A. T. Vaughn, scout master, and O. K. Earhart, scout commissioner. They' paid a fraternal call to the local Boy Scouts in camp on the lawn at the govel-nment building. - The Selma Scouts were en route to Perdido beach where they will spend ten days in camp on the Fred Scott place, to which they proceeded last night after spending a few hours in the city, making the trip via Lillian on an auto truck. Returning they ex pect to spend some time In Pensacola and will visit Bayview and other re sorts here'. At Perdido the party will be joined by T. Osborn.-Y. M. C. A. physical director of Selma and other members of the Selma Scout troop and during the ten days outing the boys will be put through a regular set program of physical training and other educational work. The Scout party embraced, besides the officers named, Stanford Driskel, Galvin Young and W. DeBardeleben. patrol leaders and Privates Edward Coe, Bleauet Coe, Robert Walker, Ad ler Rochild, Julius Max, George Quarels, Fred Ilillman, William Ja cobs, Steven Ball, Walter Fowlkes, Benard Tepper Robert Lapsley, Joe Farrington, Lamar Powell, Howard Jones, Henry Burtin, LeGrand De Bardeleben, Lee Scales, Hubert Hill man, Andrew Blalock E. Billmore, Wil liam Gait and David Risser. NEWS IN BRIEF J FROM ALL OVER 58 M TUT2 UNIVERSE Archangel. Monday, June 9. The last units of American troops on the fighting front south of Archangel, ex cept the 310th engineers were with drawn today and will sail for home next Sunday. The engineers probably will sail July 1. ' Jacksonville, June 10. Jacksonville was selected for the nineteen twenty convention of the American Legion at today's meeting here. Other than selecting the place little business was transacted. Miami and Orlando were formidable contenders for the next convention. About a hundred were present. Jacksonville, June 10. The local fire department notified the city com mission today it intended to strike at six-thirty tomorrow evening be cause of the suspension of five firemen, 'constituting a grievance committee. The commissioners called for a hun dred men to man the fire stations. , Atlantic City, June 10. Proposals that organized labor insist upon pub lic ownership of the railroads of the country was submitted today to delegates attending the reconstruction convention of the American Federation of Labor by Glenn E. Plumb, coun sel for the Railroad Brotherhoods. He asserted thtat government owner ship would save him four to six hun dred dollars annually in interest of costs. -1 4 4 Having Engineer On Hands With No Way for Him to Travel Gives Body Hours of Worry. BUT LITTLE IS DONE AT LONG SESSION Proposition of All Time Health Ocer is Again Held Up, This Time Indefinite ly Perhaps. The board of county commissioners met yesterday for a five hours session. The time warrant resolution, provid ing for the sale and final redemption of the ..160,000 issue recently author ized by the legislature for bridge and road work in Escambia county, as drawn by county attorney R. P. Reese, was passed. About an hour was spent in passing on the bills payable by the county for the last 30 days and the remainder of the time was spent in an apparent ly fruitless discussion as to the basis for paying the recently chosen county engineer, A. R. Towse, It was proposed by Commissioner Soderlind that in addition to the $3, 600 salary to be paid Mr. Towse, the county also urchase an automo 'bile to carry him to his work, and furnish him with a set of engineers tools 'at an expense of about $800. Other commissioners could not agree to such liberality and after the hour of 4:30 had arrived, it was decided to again take up the matter next Sat urday. ' -L..A. Godwin, of Fifteenth and Scott streets, asked the county to reimburse him for the death of a cow in dip ping. The matter was referred to Dr. Brown for an opinion. It was generally expected that the board would decide at this session whether the county would match the appropriation of the state for a full time health officer; but no action was 'taken. Chairman Soderlind, of tho special committee to which the mat ter was referred at the last meeting, stated that the committee required: more time to look into the merits of the proposal, and by common under standing the additional time was taken. Dr. Cox, who was present, asked when the committee would report, and was told it was uncertain. He asked the privilege of advising with thfs committee, and was Informed that tha committee would call for him if it required assistance. GREATER NAVY WAS TALK OF SECY DANIELS Annapolis, Md., June 10 Secretary Daniels, in an address at the graduat ing exercises at the United States naval academy, declared the closing of hostilities did not mean the United States navy could "rest on its oars," but that it must surpass its great rec ord during the war by a "greater rec ord in peace." The 454 members of the graduating class, the largest in the history of the academy, were urged by the secretary to apply all their initiative and energy In the great task of developing the ef ficiency of the navy. "You are coming into the navy in a period that will challenge all your re source and initiative," said Secretary Daniels. "You must not imagine for a moment that because the war is ended the navy will or can rest upon its oars. All your force and energies are needed, for we are determined the navy shall not, as it did after the war between the states and the Spanish American war. mark time for a de cade. Our policy must be that it shall not only not decline, but shall move constantly forward, improving in every element of efficiency and making new records and new discoveries. The navy has made a great record in war. Let us make a greater record in peace." Secretary Daniels reviewer the rec ord of the navy's inventive enterprise and will to overcome obstacles mani fested during the war as a vital con tribution to the final result. This rce- ord, he said, challenged the enterprise and inventive genius of American naval officers for all future time. "We want men who will think the unthinkable, and solve the unsolvable," declared the secretary, "who will dare tackle the problems that have so Ions puzzled the world."