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Y!7 s x s ' Read the Journal ad- 38 a vertisements. They have K s a message for you. m S H SESgalgSllgiyigx 81 Local thundershowers Thurs K day and Friday with gentle to X moderats east winds. SC. M SSgggSSSgggggs VOL. XXII NO. 161. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 12, 1919. PRICE FIVE CENTS -ess, WL TREATY LEAK TRACED TO ITS SOURCE Members of J P. Morgan Banking House Got Cop ies Through Red Cross Heads in Paris. SENATE COMMITTEE MAY END PROBE NQW Indications in House Are That Standing Army Will v Be Cut to Three Hundred Thousand Men. Washlngto i. June 11. How the peace treaty reached private hands In New York 'uras established today at two hearings before the senate for eign re?atlons committee. Senator Lodge revealed that copy he saw was shown him by Ellhu Root; Root tes tified he got the copy from Henry P Davidson, it ember of the Morgan banking house and head of the Red Cross. Davilaon testified it was giv en him in Paris by Thomas W. La mont, another Morgan partner attach ed to the American peace mission. Davidson taid he obtained- the copy In connection with the status of the Red Cross under the League of Na tions and never used it in a financial way. J. F. Morgm and Frank A. Vander llp also appeared before the commit tee and said they never had seen the copy of the treaty. The committee adjourned without setting a date to continue the hearing, with members on both sides of the treaty controversy saying privately that the Investigation apparently was over. Washington, June 11. Further re duction in size of the army for the next fiacal year was tentatively agreed upon by the house today in deciding to base appropriations for pay and maintenance on an army of three hun dred thousanl instead of fur hundred thousand recommended by the house military committee. The war depart ment recommended five hundred and nine thousand. Washington, June 11. After a short period of comparative quiet, the sen ate fight over the League of Nations appears certt-ln to be resumed tomor row or Frids.y with a fury that may eclipse all previous struggles in the controversy. The fight will be around Senator Knox's resolution proposing to put the senate definitely -on record re garding the revised league covenant, supporters of. which hope to gather enough strength to warn the Paris conference that the treaty cannot be ratified here in Its present form. Paris, June 11. Distinct progress was reported tonight on the reply of the allied anl associated governments to the German counter proposals and indications are the reply wll be ready for delivery I'riday. The Germans will be given five days limit for ifnal ac tion, which therefore would come on or before June 18. The main feature of progress in the reply was the agreement regarding reparation terms which has been a sub ject of sharp controversy during the pjgut. ten days. A settlement of the Si leslan question was also reached but the question of Germany's admission to the League of Nations is still un der discussion but it is reported with a pendency ta accord. Paris, June 11. President Wilson to day told the representatives of the Irish societies in America that he would unofficially bring the Irish question to t ie attention of the other commissioners. Announcement of the president's promise was made by Frank Walsh and Edward F. Dunne, representing Irish Americans, after they had a 30 minute conference with Wilson. Dunne and Walsh eaid they went over the situation in Ireland generally with the president. REBELS CLASH WITH FEDERALS NEAR JUAREZ Juarez. Mexico. June 11. The ad vance forces of .General Felipe Ange les are repcrted at San Augustin., Just half way between Juarez and Guadalupe, cr sixteen miles east of Juarez. Two detachments of federals, consisting of a hundred men each, -Vleft n the direction of that place on )a reconnaizance. The entire Juarez garrison was showing signs of actlvKy late this afternoon. There were re ports of a skirmish a few miles east of Juarez. Four hundred Mexican cavalry, well armed, left Juarez at 8:30 tonight, moving eastward. Reliable informa tion is that unarmed Villa and An geles men have been trickling into Juarez durinj the evening. -f 1 r S"r': ' '7 J, " ' -i CATTS DENIES HE IS AGREED WITHFLOURNOY State Executive Says He is Too Busy to Think About Politics But Gives Out Statement. Tallahassee, June 11. Announce ment that he had entered into an agreement with any candidate for his support during next year's primaries was positively denied today by Gov ernor Sidney J Catts. Especially em phatic was ,. the governor in denying he had any previous knowledge ot ura intention1 of W.. W. Flournoy, of De Funlak Springs, to announce his can didacy for the United States -Senate in opposition to DUnaari U. Fletcher. A Jacksonville paper announced yesterday that Governor Catts would support Mr. Flournoy in his race for the senate and would do everything to turn to Mr. Flournoy the vote that would go to him in the even he were to aspire to the office. "I have been too busy to even think of politics," said the governor tocray, "and have no reason to change mv answer to all inquiries as to my fu ture political or business intentions. "The demands upon me as chief ex ecutive are such that I would feel that I was truant to the trust of the people to, at this time, give any of my time to preparation for making a contest for office. Some over-zealous friends have taken the liberty of stating positively that I will make tne race for the senate. While I appre ciate the spirit in which they make such an assertion, . I must reiterate that they' have no authority for such a statement. "At this time I believe the people of Florida should be given a rest and be allowed to readjust themselves to after-war conditions as well as to adapt themselves to such changed conditions as may result from recent legislative enaptments. We have had enough of politics and other disturb ing conditions, at least for at present, we all have work to do and I for one will devote myself to the tasks ir hand." BOAT ENGINEER GETS DRUBBING IN FIST FIGHT Harry McClellan, engineer on the launch Okaloosa, was found by Police Officer Milford with his face badly beaten up at the Palafox street wharf shortly after midnight this morning. He was brought into the station by the officer and . Commissioner Hin richs in the latter's car, and with him a negro. Bill Bailey, for examination. According to Bailey's story, which was told in a straightforward manner, and was the only intelligible account of the affair that could be obtained, considering McClellan's unsteady con dition, the latter and a chief petty officer in uniform had been at the place of Mabel York, where Bailey is employed, and becoming disposed to fight, they were put out and went across the street into a vacant lot full of weeds, just north of Ray's warehouse, where according to Bailey, the officer proceeded to give McClel lan a terrible drubbing. Bailey and two other negroes interfered, separat ed the two men and carried Mc Clellan to his boat, and . notified Watchman Axel, of the Aiken "Tow boat company's plant, the latter promptly notifying Officer Milford. It was feared on preliminary ex amination that McClellan's jaw was broken.' his eyes were badly battel c and his lips split, and his face other wise mutilated. He was given first aid at the station by Mr. HinricSs, awaiting the arrival of City Physician Nobles. Law Maker by Day, Revivalist at Night There's a new thing under the sun ire the house of representatives a con gressman who spends his spare time trying to convert people to Christi anity a la Billy Sunday. He Is Will D. Upshaw of Atlanta, Ga., a cripple since boyhood. He is now holding revival services in a "Washington church. BIG EVENT OF SCOUT WEEK BE STAGED TODAY Prof, and Mrs. Charles But ler Will Assist in Enter tainment of Crowds At 5:30 At Postoffice. This afternoon at 5:30 the big event of Boy Scout Week will be staged in front of the post office and it is an ticipated that the biggest crowd of boy friends the city has ever seen will be there to see what the btays can do. Practically all the Scouts in Pen sacola have spent this week camped In army tents on the lawn of the fed eral " building, primarily " to stimulate interest in the drive for associate members, incidentally to afford the boys a bunch of fun. Fun they have had galore, cooking and sleeping out in the open, fighting the mosquitoes and , the heat, and enjoying life as boys only can. At 5:30 today, however, all foolish ness will be ofT, for the boys are to give an imposing demonstration of scout work. Many of the best stunts found in the manual and taught to all the scouts by their scout masters, will be shown before the admiring public. A trained boy scout is a young ster well trained in many Interesting fetatures of handicraft, games, and na ture lore, and those who- know the local scouts confidently expect to see them put on an exhibition well worth while. 'Prof. Charles Butler, the singer and entertainer . who has charge of the music at the gospel meetings of the First Baptist church, and his talented wife,will add strong, features to the entertainment. The Boy Scout Week was recom mended by proclamation of President 'Wilson, who is honorary president of the order. Former President Taft is a vice president. Former President Roosevelt was a vice president of the scouts and one of its most enthusias tic boosters. ; The scout oath, talten by every mem ber, is interesting. It reads: "On my honor I will do my Best to do my duty o God and my country, and to obey the . Scout . Law; to help other peo- ple at all timeS; to keep myself phy- isically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight." Their law is this: i"A scout is trustworthy, loyal, friend - ly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful. thrifty, brave, clean reverent." GOVERNOR CATTS VETOES THE BOOK COMMISSION BILL . Tallahassee. June 11. Governor S. J. Catts today vetoed senate bill 243, amending sections 9 and 10, acts of 1911, to create a state school book commission, and to procure for use in the public schools of the state a uniform series of text books, and to define the duties and powers of said commission, and providing penalties for violation of same. Briefly stated, the governor's ob jections are that the title of the bill does not show its true purport: that contracts now In force would have to be nullified; it provides for the mak ing of five year contracts which are in force and will be until late in 1922; it would render every book dealer and Others handling school books lia ble to prosecution under the uniform text book law; it would work a hard ship on parents of children of Taylor and Marion counties. It would cost the people of Florida not less than $50,000 for this bill to become a law. COMPLETE TIE UP WIRE LINES IS FORECASTED Union Leaders Declare First Day's Response In dicates Crisis in Just Three Days. OFFICIALS CLAIM , STRIKE A FAILURE Electrical Vorkers Will Go Out 6 n Nation-Wide Strike .Next Monday Say Union Contenders. Chicago, June .ll. Union leaders declared tonight that the first .day'sresponse to the call fof a 'nation-wide strike of com mercial telegraphers gave prom ise that the tie up would be complete in three days, despite claims of the company officials that the strike has failed. Reports received by the Asso ciated Press from many towns in various sections of the coun try indicate that the commer cial telegraph business is, not seriously interrupted in most districts. President Konenkamp of the telegraphers' union tonight stat ed that his' reports indicated a ninety per cent response from the Postal employes, and seventy per cent fromthe Western Un ion. A statement by President Carlton of the Western Union that only about one hundred and sixty-six persons, a hundred and twenty-one of them opera tors answered the strike call, brought from President Konen kamp of the telegraphers' union the remark that more than that number of Western Union em ployes in Chicago alone had joined the strike by noon. "The east has shown up sur prisingly well and in the south east alone the number of strik ers now exceeds 3,000," said KonenkamprThe telephone workers have added to the strikers' numbers in Philadel phia, New Orleans, Columbia, S. C, and Brunswick, Ga. When electrical workers go on a nation-wide strike Monday, addi tional telephone workers also will go out. Railroad telegraph ers in all parts of the country are refusing commercial business and trouble anew is pending in Canada because of the refusal of Canadian telegraphers to handle American business." The companies against which the strike today is called include the Western Union Telegraph Company, the Postal Telegraph Company, - the American Telephone and Telegraph Company and a number of smaller telegraph companies in various parts of the country. Union officials estimated sixty thou sand telegraphers would leave their keys during the day and that on June 1C more than one hundred thousand electrical workers would, join the strike, while officials of the telegraph companies asserted no such numbers of employes were involved. "Western Union officials said only a few of their employes were members of the Com mercial .Telegraphers Union of Ameri ca and that business over their lines would not be materially affected by the strike. LABOR FAVORS HEAVIER BEER . AT CONVENTION Atlantic City, Juae 11. The Ameri can Federation of Labor session to day adopted a resolution opposing war time prohibition and favoring the ex emption of beer containing two and three fourths per cent alcohol from the federal prohibition amendment. ADVOCATES OF CITY AFFAIRS CHANGE ACTIVE Return to Aldermanic Form Through Creation of Charter Board is Contem plated. LEGAL STATUS OF , PLAN IS OUTLINED It is Pointed Out That Change Could Be Made in 240 Days From Time Pe titions Presented. That advocates of the return of the city government to the aldermanic form may launch the. movement with in the next few jdays and that they may endeavor to bring about the change by procuring provision first for a charter board with a view to facilitating the change, which is now allowed -under sections of the charter that provide that commission govern ment must be given a six years test, has become known. The six years test period ended during the early days of the present month. Those who have interested them selves In the legal status of the mat ter have found that it would be possi ble to return to the old democratic Instead of the existing so-called "au tocratic" form of government within a period of 140 days under act of June 4, 1915. The plan is outlined sxa follows: , A petition, or separate petitions, asking that an election be called to elect a charter board, should be ad dressed to the city commissioners, ana signed by 20 per cent of the qualiflel voters of the city. One of the signers of each separate paper must make oath that each signature to the paper is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be. 'x no petitions are then presented to the city commissioners, and the city clerk compares the names on the petitions with the registration books. This comparison must be completed within ten days. If the number of names Is found not sufficient, the petitions are retained by the clerk and 30 days additional time Js given in which to secure addi tional names. If the additional names raise the number to 20 per cent The commissioners must forthwith call an election to be held In not less than 40 days nor,more than 90 days to elect a charter board, composed of fifteen members, who shall, with 15 days after -their election, meet and organize and within 90 days after organizing must complete their work and finally adjourn. This charter board has power to "change the numbers, powers, duties, compensation, terms of office, and the time and manner of election or ap pointment of any anj all officers and boards, . . . . to abolish any and all offices and boards, . . . and to create such officers and boards as may be deemed proper, .... and to provide the manner of their election or appointment by amending Its charter or adopting a new charter." The new charter or amendments proposed by the charter board shall be Submitted to the voters at a time to be designated by the board, which shall be within 60 daytj after final ad journment. The new charter or pro posed amendments must be published once each week for four consecutive weeks before the election. If the voters at the election ratify the new charter or amendments, it or they shall become effective at the time designated therein, or, if no time is designated, then at the end of 90 days after the election. If the members of the charter board were elected on the definite under standing that they would recommend a return to the aldermanic form, and would inject no other proposition In the new charter, and would fix the time to elect new officers within 40 days after the vote on the charter, then it would be possible to again be in operation under the aldermanic plan within 140 days. If, however, the city commissioners "lagged on the Job" it might take 220 days. If the petitioners proceed under section 40 of the present city charter and ask the city commissioners to call an election to decide the question, -Shall the city of Pensacola abandon its organization under the provisions of law providing a commission form of government, and assume its former aldermanic form of government? then, if the election results in the af firmative, the aldermanic form will not become effective Until the gen eral city election to be held on June 1. 1920. One or more of the city commis sioners could be recalled under section 17 of the city charter, but this would merely have the effect of substitut ing another commissioner for the one recalled, and would leave the city still operating under the commission form. Umpire in Congress Is Parliamentarian . o, - f l " i"- CLARTHCt: CANNON untmrrf Cannon is a Mississippi democrat, and the first democrat to be named parliamentarian of congress by a re publican congress. He succeeds Ben net Clark, son of the former speak er. HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING TO BE MODERN Large and Commodious Structure Will Occupy Site Former High School East Side Lee Square. Pensacola will have an imposing ad dition to Its landscape and a most valuable enlargement of Its civic equip ment, when the new high school build ing to be constructed facing east front of Lee monument, is finished, accord ing to plans exhibited in the office of the architect, Walker H. Willis. The building will occupy the square bounded by Guillemarde, Jackson and Gadsden streets and Lee Square, and will face the west. It will be built of the unit type, so additions can be made on Jackson and Gadsden streets without interfer ing with the unified appearance. When the plans, based on the now avail able funds are completed, the build ing will have the effect of the letter T with the base omitted. When the first units are added, as greater funds become available, affording an audi torium and gymnasium, the building will assume the shape of the letter K; and when all units included in the ul timate plan are added, the effect will be that of the hollow square, af fording light and ventilation to every room. The ultimate plan provides for from 35 to 40 class rooms which will not now be constructed, besides the auditorium and gymnasium, which are not now possible. The building will be fire proof throughout. The exterior will be of gray pressed brick twlth all cornices and trimmings of green terra cotta. It will consist of two stories and a so called basement, although the latter will be a full story above the ground there being no excavation provided in the plan. Access to the main floor will he by a broad flight of steps leading from the side walk. At the entrance will be the administrative offices, rooms for the principal and the faculty. Ad jacent to these will be a large li brary and a librarian's work room. The class rooms on this floor will be four for the commercial department and two for mathematics. The main lockers and toilet rooms will be at the rear on this floor. The corridors will be very commodi ous, with ample light and ventilation, and throughout the building will be furnished with sanitary drinking foun tains! Two broad stairways will lead from the main floor corridors to th second floor and two to the basement. On the second floor there will be three history class rooms, one for mathematics, three for English classes, one for modern languages, and one science lecture room. On this floor also will be a physical laboratory with a dark room and an apparatus and supply room ; also a chemical labora tory with aparatus and supply room. The science department will be" mod ern in all its equipment, furnished with electricity, gas, water for dem onstrations, etc. One special feature of the second floor will be the health clinic and ac companying rest rooms. The clinic will be for the exclusive use of the health officers for purpose of exam ining the pupils, and will be open only when in such use by health offi cers. The rest rooms on either side, however, one set for girls and one for boys, will be opn at all times for emergency cases, and will be equipped with hospital cots and first aid kits. The basement' will have three dis tinctive features, the lunch sectn, the domestic science rooms anSO.he manual training spaces. The large lunch room will be provided with am ple kitchen and store room for ma terials. The domestic science depart- (Continued on Page Three.) TRADES COUNCIL WILL AID DRY DOCK PROJECT Strong Resolutions of En dorsement Were Adopted At Enthusiastic Meeting Last Night. WHAT IT MEANS TO PORT EMPHASIZED Interest in Subscription Campaign Increases As Movement Progresses Amount is Over Half Sub scribed. At a very enthusiastic meeting of the Central Trades and Labor Coun cil held last night the project to pro cure for Pensacola a 5,000-ton capacity dry dock through the co-operation of the government Emergency Fleet Cor poration and the Bruce Dry Docks Company of this city, was unanimous ly approved by the delegates present and the following resolutions adopted: "Be it resolved: Whereas the Bruce Dry Dock Company has secured the contract for the construction of a 5,-000-ton dry dock for the port of Pen sacola to cost over $400,000, and "Whereas the Dry Dock Company is securing rubscriptlons for $118,000 of 8 per cnt stock, which we consider an Al investment, therefore be it "Resolved, that the Trades and La bor Council hereby endorse this move ment and urges its members to back this project by subscribing for as much of the stock as possible. Be it further "Resolved that these resolutions be given the public press." (Signed) "II. S. Kieley, President. "R. V. Lament, Secretary." Members ot-the council atatsd to the Journal after the meeting that the dry dock project means too much for Pen sacola and the working people of the city to permit the subscription cam paign to lag and that they stood ready to take off their coast and get into the campaign on call with a view to put ting it over. In other words. It is made plain that the local labor organizations are fully aware of the importance of the project and are willin gto give it their full backing. Big Sum Subscribed. At the campaign headquarters last night it was stated by Thos. M. John son that workers yesterday, after hav ing seen about 22 per cent of a list of prospective stock takers, reporter a little more than $25,000 of the stock subscribed in addition to the $82,000 carried by the Bruce Co. lie also stat ed that quite a number of men who were not on the original list came In voluntarily and after making inquiry into the proposition subscribed for Stock, which was gratifying. He atso stated that as the campaign pro gresses interest visibly increases Just as was evidenced by the action taken last night by the Trades and Labor Council. Full assurance is felt that the required amount will be raised, very probably by the end of the week or earlier. , Discussing what the project means to Pensacola, members of the Labor and Trades Council assert that in ad 'dition to what it will mean to the port ! In the way of attracting more ships for the movement of freight cargo and to the development of the port, it will mean a pay roll of approximately 100 men, most of whom will be of the higher class of skilled workmen. Of course the attraction of more ships for cargo means more work for more longshoremen. BANKHEAD WOULD STOP SALE OF MERCHANT SHIPS Washington, June 11. A bill pro hibiting the shipping board from sell iny any vessel whlcn it purchased, constructed or commandeered during the war, was Introduced today by Representative Bankhead, of Alabama, and referred to the house merchant marine committee. BRITISH SUB IS MISSING IN THE BALTIC SEA London, June 11. The admiralty an nounced today that a British subma rine operating in the Baltic had been missing since June 4th and was to have been lost with all hands. TERPENTINE IS STILL SOARING IS NEAR RECORD Savannah. June 11. Turpentine quotations of the Savannah market today were at hundred seven and three quarters which is the highest prica ver attained here.